Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Fake Christmas Greetings Cards

Last week whilst whiling away the day looking at the 'best of the Mumsnet talkboard' weekly round-up email and noticed the following thread had been highlighted as one of interest: so I dived straight in and I'm so glad that I did.  Truly brilliant.  Basically it's a bit of a practical joke: sending a card pertaining to be from an unidentifiable couple called 'Janet and Roy' or maybe 'Pierre et Sylvie' if one has a continental background.  So I thought I'd join in by purchasing a set of 'three for £1' card from my local cheapo shop and penning the robin one to my parents (a round robin inserted into a card decorated with a robin: scary.) 

I shall ask one of my colleagues to post it from her home location tomorrow as Mother would smell a rat if it was postmarked London.  I can imagine Mother now, ruminating on who could have sent such a greeting and indeed if she's missed somebody important off of the Christmas Card list, which tends to diminish as every year goes by anyway.  I will also write something cryptic such as 'So nice to see you back in September, we must meet up again in March'.  God I'm evil at times, but I'll let you know what happens anyway.


  1. I absolutely love this idea. I used the send my mother letters where the writing was partly illegible and partly clearly written and signed by Joan or something like that. I used to find it hugely amusing watching her trying to work out who it was from and what it said! Maybe an Aspie SOH?

    1. It's so funny isn't it? The sentimentality which surround Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries really seems to go over my head. I just love the fact that older relatives sit in their Parker Knoll easy chairs, scratching their heads in confusion!