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Monday, December 06, 2010

The Spirit of the Season ...?

So I walked in to the school office to sign in for volunteering this morning, and noticed one of those photo Christmas cards taped up on the cabinet for the faculty. Under the photograph of the happy couple, the card had printed:


Wishing you keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

Merry Christmas.



I was inspired, touched, by this sentiment of good will offered by my kids' school principal and her husband during this season commemorating of the birth of our Savior, bless their hearts. I realized that my typical Holiday greetings are severely lacking in warmth and meaning. Things like, "may you and your family find peace and happiness," or, "wishing you all the joy of the season," just sound trite and old fashioned.

I have a lot to do today to help my mother and get ready for my brother-in-law to arrive, but I'm setting those things aside for the moment to brain storm for a better tag line for our annual family Christmas letter. How about:

Let us all remember that the secret of success is sincerity.
Once you can fake that you’ve got it made.

Happy Holidays!


OR:

If this special time of year gives you lemons,
but does not also give you water and sugar,
you're going to have some crappy Christmas lemonade.

Ho Ho Ho!


OR:

If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you even tried.
Mele Kilikimaka!


But I think I may go with:

Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that, who cares?
He'll be a mile away and shoeless.
Joyeux Noel!

I don't know. Do any of you have any ideas? Maybe I need to go find my good old book of Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey. Nothing says Feliz Navidad like SNL snark.

6 fishy comments:

Heidi said...

Hee hee--they're all hilarious but I like the one about the shoes the best. Very unique and clever.

Jenn said...

LOL!!! I can't believe the principal would really put that on her card. People are nuts.

2busy said...

I love your sarcasm. Too funny, and truly sad that the Principal even put out a card like that...

Mele Kalikimaka

Annette Lyon said...

Those are awesome. I especially love the lemonade one.

Heatherlyn said...

Oh Mina, you make me smile. Christmas messages are difficult to put together. I always hate to do them. I've never been able to be witty and clever (that day is coming ... one of these days). And I don't want to be all here-are-the-perfect-moments without all the challenging moments to balance the good ones out. And I'm not about to put all my personal challenges in a Christmas card. But I feel the Christmas message is a good way to communicate about one's family life too and most people are at least generally interested. And then, the point is really to convey good-will towards those who are receiving the message anyway!

You made me laugh. I hope that you have a fantastic season, filled with family and friends and good health--and lots of yummy food. :)

Lara said...

They actually all sound like things that have probably been in our Christmas letter, thanks to my dear husband. But I love it.

I think you should use the lemonade one! :)