Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
And what is the lovely little Christmas rhyme inside?
To each an individual, hand written message, along the lines of 'Happy Christmas', but subject to variation. For instance, the one to my patron will say something like, 'Please do not die before I do', or words to that effect.
Oh lovely! Perhaps 'With many good wishes this Festive Season that you may outlive me' for that traditional air?
I think the even more traditional, "May you live to be one hundred" should cover it. His medical care is a lot better than mine. I'm not the only one dependant on his longevity. There must be thousands of the bastards.
I have just finished writing the 100 cards I send and I really think next year I shall have a rubber stamp made before my hand drops off.
You could have the rubber stamp fixed to your forehead and bang your head against the desk at the same time, Weave.
I'm planning on sending out cards this weekend. I don't have that many to send these days. I also like to put individual notes in each one.
I've often been tempted with a fake Round Robin - "Little Johnny has finally taken up methadone as a replacement for heroin, and Matilda has made great efforts in securing her pitch outside the best club in Manchester..." etc.
Oooooo , you beat me to it Tom …… I detest round robin letters in Christmas cards ….. the whole family is always SO successful … high achieving children, exotic holidays and a glossy painted picture of modern life. with all of life's troubles airbrush out !!!!!Thanks so much for your virtual Christmas card ….. it's beautiful, it's Tom and shows your artistic and individual nature. XXXX
Jacqueline…..you must know Frank and Alison as well! ( names have been changed to protect the innocent) We get one every year since their kids were tiny…..makes me sick! Love Tom's idea of the fake.
Ugh, no, I don't do those Round Robin notes! Just a "we're still on the planet," and telling things that would interest the recipient (e.g., former teacher who for many years owned a boat enjoys hearing about my sailing adventures). For the landlubbers on our list, I skip boat stuff and mention what I managed to kill in the garden or what succeeded despite me.
I've printed it off. How many kisses do I have to put on the back?
If you're sending it to Jack@, then more than strictly necessary.
I still draw my own cards for Christmas, as shown on my blog. And today I start baking cookies.
I have just been given a cake from the man who cooks all of them for one of Britain's biggest charities, but I am not sure if I deserve it.
Does it say Cherubs with Goblet and Snowstorm on the back? Are you sending me one with one of your personal messages?
No and no.
No surprises there then.