It’s Christmas! Which means its Christmas card time, yawn right?...doesn't have to be with a rude Christmas card
Chestnuts may be roasting and sleigh bells may be ringing, but nothing says Christmas is coming quite like the apologetic sound of the tills declining your credit card for the hundredth time. Oh, and the sound of Christmas cards falling onto the mat, I suppose.
That’s when you know the holidays are fast approaching (coupled with when you finally see the Coca Cola advert on TV) and you really need to get your ass in gear as far as Christmas cards are concerned. So stop being a Scrooge, set down your eggnog and get into the holiday spirit you miserable bastards!
Everyone from schoolchildren to pensioners send cards at Christmas, but why do we spend hours upon hours of our precious time writing, addressing and sending Christmas cards to people we normally wouldn’t even piss on if they were on fire?
Well, the custom of sending Christmas cards first began in the UK in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole, a civil servant (gets every single statutory holiday off, always talking about ‘flexi-time’, yes one of those pricks) who helped to set up what is now known as the Post Office. He was tasked with trying to get more ordinary people to use the Post Office, so came up with the brilliant idea of an illustrated card that people could send to each other over the holidays. He got his pal John Horsley to design the first ever Christmas card, which they decided to sell for 1 shilling (about 5p in modern money).
As transportation and printing methods improved over the years, these Christmas cards become increasingly popular, with tedious things like snow scenes and robins being amongst the favourites. Typically enough, the Europeans and North Americans soon stole the idea and the custom spread across the world.
That’s a lovely image isn’t it? Families and friends all over the world coming together through the giving and receiving of Christmas cards, Tiny Tim limping through the Dickensian streets clutching a card covered in holly and mistletoe… Thanks to Sir Henry this tradition was passed down through generations, but let’s face it: tradition is one thing, but the bold break tradition – the bold give cardshit.com Christmas cards.
Gone are the days of snow scenes and robins and happy families smiling around the dinner table. It’s time for a Christmas card revolution; it’s time to start giving out cards with a bit of fucking personality!
Are you sick of the sight of boring, generic cards adorning your home, just filling up space until Christmas is over and you can finally dump them in the bin? At cardshit.com we have cards that you can really appreciate, from the heartfelt sentiments of “Merry Fucking Christmas” to the historically inaccurate “Happy Birthday Father Christmas”, we have the perfect Christmas cards to match you and your friends sick sense of humour.
Forget images of Old St Nick waving jovially from his sleigh, I mean, who wouldn’t rather have a “Hope Santa empties his sack all over you” card? And for the religious? A “What did Jesus do for you?” card never fails to raise a smile.
Over 45% of all cards sold are Christmas cards and it’s our mission to ensure that they aren’t all mind-numbingly quaint and cosy, but that they actually pack a punch. No self respecting man wants to send a card with a glittering ‘Seasons Greetings’ splashed across it, but somehow “Hoe’s,hoe’s,hoe’s – that would be a merry Xmas” just seems right.
So as the holiday season descends upon us, send a cardshit.com Christmas card and wish all your mates a truly “Merry Cuntmas.”