My FAVORITE Christmas card of all time
December 1, 2018
I first found "THE Timmy card" in some funky little shop uptown in Austin about 15-20, maybe more yrs. ago, and immediately bought every one that was there in the rack. After sending out all of those, I couldn't find the card again, not anywhere, and I looked all over, because everyone I sent it to got a major grin out of it.
One buddy loved it so much that he said he go in with me and buy some in bulk directly from the outfit that made them, Noble Works. This was back in the mid-1990's--no Google or Amazon or the like--so as a publisher/printer of the cards, i.e. a wholesaler, Noble Works had no system set up to deal with individuals like me. The smallest order they shipped was something like 5 boxes, each containing something like 20-25 cards, so my buddy and I were making good money and decided, 'What the heck!' I took 3 boxes and he took 2.
Even though I was sending out 50+ holiday cards a year then, I had enough "Timmy" cards to last 3-4 yrs., as I recall. When I finally did use hem up and called about ordering more, I believe the number of boxes required for an order had increased to more than we were up for buying, so I eked out the last of "THE Timmy cards" (which, BTW, I learned when placing my 1st order, was how folks working there at Noble Works referred to this card--as "THE Timmy card--likely due to its popularity).
Not until just a week or 2 ago did it finally occur to me that Noble Works must surely have a Web site these days, so I Googled it, and bingo, sure enough, within a couple of clicks,I was looking at my all-time favorite Christmas card, for sale individually and, what's more, at a lower price than I think I paid before.
A couple of more click, and a box full was headed my away and when it arrived, sure made my day! Right away, I pulled out a card (noticing, incidentally, that I think it's also printed on stouter paper stock, too--something I appreciate after having retired from publishing after 30+ yrs.), and I wrote my 1st Christmas card, which I sent out earlier than I've ever sent one--to my old buddy, of course...who replied yesterday that he was going to be placing his order pronto!
Thanks for keeping my favorite card alive, even if there's not much that you can do for Timmy, unfortunately, now that he's seen Santa.
Seeing "Timmy" again, much less being able to order as many cards as I want, sure has made for Happy Holidays on my end, and for the folks I'll be sending them to. as well.
ProsVERY much appeals to my twisted sense of humor, and to the same on the part of my friends and family--in short, funniest damn Christmas card I've ever seen
Printed on top-notch paper stock in rich color and detail
Easy to order as many cards as the customer wants