I’m not really all that big on Christmas cards. Every year I receive a few, but never really get around to sending any. I’m not sure if it’s because I can be lazy and forgetful at times or if it’s because, when facing a mostly blank card with pen in hand, I tend to freeze up and not know what to write. “Merry Christmas!” followed by signatures seems a bit too terse. The “family year in review” newsletter seems a bit too impersonal. Coming up with something special and unique on each and every card feels overwhelming. Such is my dilemma with Christmas cards.
Putting all of that out of the way, I thought I’d share one of the most awesome cards I’ve seen. ariock sent this our way a few days ago:
And if you don’t get the references, shame on you. Go out and get yourself a copy of Portal. If me, the guy who plays two computer games a year (the other was Bioshock) can play it, you can too.
You may be wondering why he didn’t sign the card? He did–it’s just that the note and signature are out of frame in the blank area on the inside of the front flap.
 Yes, I call them Christmas cards instead of Holiday cards. At this point in time, the holiday is political and commercial and no longer terribly religious. Hey, wasn’t Christ born in July? Aren’t decorated trees Pagan? It’s a federal holiday and I’ll call it what it is, political-correctness be damned. And get offa my lawn, you crazy kids! I would have gotten away with it if it wasn’t for you and your meddling dog!