Happy Turkey Day!
November 28th, 2013 by slangon
Today’s the day that millions of us Americans get together with our families and sit around and stuff obscene amounts of turkey and stuffing and potatoes and candied yams and green bean casserole and biscuits and gravy and pumpkin pie and turnips and glazed carrots and peas and whatever other traditional Thanksgiving dish your family usually serves into our pie holes.
That wasn’t always the case, of course. Time was when only those living in New England did that. It wasn’t until one woman started a feverish letter writing campaign that spanned 5 presidencies that every American was compelled to ingest at a single sitting what most third world villages eat in a month. This here is a card sharing the story of the woman who wrote to the president who gave birth to the holiday.
Have a great holiday, everyone. Don’t eat too much.
(Programming note: Although I will probably occasionally post actual cards from time to time around here, it seems like this (and this) is kind of the new format around here. I’ll be focusing my attention on a wide variety of custom cards that suit (or don’t) the occasion. I’ve also accepted the fact that designing and building custom cards takes a little longer than scanning some pieces of cardboard and writing about them, so posts won’t coming as frequently as they once did. I’m okay with that. I feel like part of what burnt me out and made me stop posting for 7 months was I got to the point where I started posting because I felt like I had to rather than I had something to say. I’ve also deliberately made the decision to actually physically make the cards as opposed to just posting an image of the artwork. That was for two reasons. First, I never really liked how flat and lifeless the customs looked when shown in that way, and second, I’ll end up building a little stockpile of custom cards that perhaps can be utilized in some sort of giveaway down the road. I’m not sure yet. We’ll see what happens. Anyway, go eat some turkey and watch some football.)