Monday, 17 December 2007

The card of Christmas future

Once upon a time there were three types of Christmas card. The traditional one, the unfunny attempt at humour one, and the stupidly long ‘Christmas family newsletter’. Personally I would rather spend my precious time eating actual lard than read how well your daughter is doing in the police force, or how many awards your ridiculously intelligent son has won at school. I might be interested if the ‘newsletter’ had some truth and went something like this…

“My husband slept with his 21 year old secretary, James. My daughter has taken more drugs than she has confiscated in the police. And although my son has won many awards, he has barely any social skills and will no doubt one day be seen on the 9 o’clock news.”

I’m glad to say Christmas cards have changed. This little number from Glue London takes our number 1 spot. The gluers are attempting to ride the distance to Lapland live online. The viewer can watch their progress, send words of encouragement and donate to charity. Although not all words seem to be that of encouragement, they are funny. We think a card that makes you genuinely laugh and take time out to interact with is a winner. Plus with the added good will gesture of doing it for charity, it hits the Christmas nail on the head.

Take a look for yourself here

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