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.