An Irrationally Exuberant Christmas

My mother used to recycle Christmas cards. This was back in the 1950s before recycling was fashionable. No, she didn’t put them in a recycle bin, she would send one relative or friend another’s card and include a “dear folks” letter giving everyone the “news” of our family.

Her rationale was that her relatives and friends should get to know each other. Of course, I just blamed it on being cheap but now see it was an early form
of social networking.

Like many of our parents habits, I now find myself repeating her behavior.

Click here twice to download my favorite card of the year (525 kb) from Bruce Dravis, an attorney with Downey Brand LLP. Bruce is also the author of The Role of Independent Directors in Corporate Governance, which I consider a “must have” reference for every corporate director.

The card, addressed to boys and girls, starts out with the following:

Many of you have questions about presents, and Santa Claus, and Christmas. You would like to be assured that the fundamentals of the gift giving system in place through Santa Claus are sound and are not materially negatively affected by current economic fluctuations.

I am here to provide you with answers.

He goes on to discuss restoring balance, special accounting rules, outsourcing, a special branch of the Federal Reserve, efficacy of distribution systems and gifts to Wall Street executives. So, here I am picking up one of those embarassing habits from Mom… and my blog posts for the year are hundreds of pages longer than her two page, single spaced “dear folks” letters.

And to to add to the celebration click here for fun version of the Hallelujah Chorus. Happy Holidays!


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