Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Groundhog Day

I like Groundhog Day because it's funny, because it's obscure and mostly not celebrated. I also like it because it's right in the middle of cold dark days of winter.

And especially if you are in the working world of 9-5, there are no holidays between New Year's Day and Memorial Day; so why not celebrate Groundhog day -- just because you need a holiday!

When I worked in the DIY industry in the late 1990s, I realized that many designers sent out their own creatively designed holiday cards to editors, vendors, and customers. I barely got holiday cards out to friends and family. Besides if everyone else was sending holiday cards, it would be easy to be missed in the mix. So, I decided on Groundhog Day cards.

I had the whole month of January to come up with the design and get them sent -- and no one was expecting a greeting card on the first of February. They were a hit -- for my work, as well as for friends and family. So much so they are expected. So I continue the tradition. I've posted a few of the early drawn designs.

When I retired, I want to get back to creating so I've pulled out a few old designs and added new ones that can now be found on Zazzle as cards, stickers, and t-shirts.

Coincidentally, I am now forever linked to Groundhog Day -- my first grandchild was born on February 2, 2000.

Looking forward to another great Groundhog day! Enjoy!

NOTE:  This is republished from 2016 blog. post.

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