Heathen Holiday Card of the Day! (12/13)

Guys.  You are all so clever!  I’ve been receiving lots of really awesome cards from you and giggling my butt off at all of them.

Here’s today’s card brought to you by reader Tom Brauer:

Hot damn, I loves me a good acrostic.

Well done, sir.  Well done, indeed.

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Jessica Bluemke grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Ball State University in 2008 with a BA in Literature. She currently works as a writer and resides on the North side of Chicago.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Heresy! I must object to those eight-pointed snowflakes.

  • Gus Snarp

    Very clever. I wonder if I could get away with using that one…..

  • http://snigsfoot.blogspot.com/ Rob Crompton

    Nice one! Must say I’m just a little bit tempted to see how many of my Christian friends would even notice. :)

  • Reginald Selkirk

     On the plus side, it might shorten your card list for next year…

  • Joan

    I had to look up “acrostic” before I got it.

  • SecularPatriot

    This is going on my Facebook right now. Who do I attribute?

  • Tom Brauer


  • jdm8

    Decades ago, this probably would have passed without notice as a nice card. It seems like it’s only recently when we have some religionists counting the times “Christ” is referenced would anyone say anything. This isn’t even rejecting religion explicitly, it’s just not loudly declaring religion.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    This isn’t even rejecting religion explicitly

    Someone else who doesn’t know what an Acrostic is.

  • jdm8

     Yeah, you’re right.

    But the headline did say heathen.

  • http://twitter.com/WCLPeter Rob U

    Is this something that someone made up as a joke, or can you actually buy these?

    I know a few people who would get a real good chuckle of these.

  • Dan

    Is there a high quality version? I may print a few copies for my friends & relatives.

  • MariaO

    They are of course mythological snowflakes!

  • Birdie1986

    Where can I buy a package?  :)

  • Birdie1986

    jdm8 – You need to look more closely at the card to get the heathen part.

  • jdm8

    I’ve already read it three or four times. I really don’t buy it.

  • Gus Snarp

    I’ll just spell this out for you then: Read down the first letters of each line.

    Or are you just nitpicking over the definition of heathen?

  • jdm8

     I don’t really understand why I need this snip.

    YES, I didn’t see the first column. I have a hard enough time reading heavily stylized letters as it is, and I don’t tend to read in columns either.

  • Gus Snarp

    I don’t fault you for not getting it. Nor for having difficulty reading it, I had to work at it a bit myself, which I think is the point. But, yes, I was having a bit of fun at your expense. Do you deserve it? I don’t know, but you could have saved yourself the problem by googling acrostic when someone mentioned it. Unless you still can’t read it, in which case you’re completely in the right and have a difficulty with reading through the obfuscation that I should be more sensitive to, but you could let me know that. And it spells out: “It’s a myth”.

  • jdm8

    My mistake. I had a case of delayed insight. It just took me a while to understand the meaning of the word and connect the dots, and I *really* misunderstood an article I read on it. I guess my week was worse than I thought.

  • A Reader

    I didn’t even notice it was an acrostic until I read it a few times–and even then I had to say it in my head a few MORE times to figure out what it said. Well done ;)

  • Linette G.

    Nice job, Tom! Very impressive!!!