Monday, December 30, 2013

Greeting Card Campaign: 12-24 National Egg Nog Day

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National Egg Nog Day
. Since my wife and I moved 2300 miles from our home in East Texas, I miss having rum free Egg Nog every year with my daughter. It got to be something of a tradition with us since her mom and brothers didn't care much for Egg Nog. It was something she and I used to share and it was probably more special to me than her. She used to go shopping with her mom and they'd get a bowl of chili together just before Christmas. Egg Nog is a seasonal holiday drink and is usually available premixed between Thanksgiving and New Year.  Christmas Eve is the night the most Egg Nog is consumed. Nobody know who created National Egg Nog Day. For that matter no one really knows who invented Egg Nog but it may have originated in East Anglia, England. It likely developed from posset, a medieval European beverage made with hot milk. The "nog" part of its name may come from the word noggin, a Middle English word for a small, carved wooden mug used to serve alcoholic beverages.  The English version was called an Egg Flip. English barkeeps used to flip the mixture between two pitchers to mix it up. 

Egg Nog was popular among the upper crust in England in the 1700s - those who could afford milk, eggs, sugar and rum. During the early1800s it crossed the Atlantic to America during the 1800s and became a popular holiday drink. Egg Nog even caused a riot at the US Military Academy on Christmas Eve 1826 when cadets smuggled a whole bunch of whiskey into the barracks to make egg nog. Things got out of hand and 20 cadets were expelled.

Tell your sweetie she's puts the Egg in your Nog with this free printable, downloadable National Egg Nog Day card.  Just click on the caption below the picture of the egg nog.  The link will take you to a pdf file in Google Docs.  Download the file. Don't try to print the file from within Google Docs. I use a lot of fonts and Google Docs doesn't seem to like them very much.  Instead, click on "File" in the upper left corner, then select "download" and copy the file to your own computer. Open it with Adobe PDF Reader or whatever PDF reader you prefer.  Print the card from there and it should be fine.

This is a side fold card, so when you print it, be sure to select "landscape" and if you have two-sided printing, choose "flip on the short side" so that the inside of the card is the same way up as the outside.

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