Entries Tagged as 'holiday spirit'
Cristina in California had to smile when she saw the thank-you note her son composed to his friends. How’s that for subtlety?
And before you start in on “kids today” — I found a thank-you note my own father wrote to his grandparents circa 1958. Check out the P.S. on the back!
related: (It’s my first fang.)
Tags: birthday · Christmas · kids
Well, it’s that time of year again…time for heartless hooligans to smash pumpkins (and with them, the hearts of small, gourd-loving children).
David in California spotted this sign next to a small field of corn and pumpkins located next to a popular public jogging trail.
related: It’s hard out there for a pumpkin.
Tags: California · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · Halloween · stealing · Won't somebody think of the children?
Aaaand the back:
(Thanks to Jada in Knoxville, Tennessee for submitting!)
related: A Mother’s Day Report Card
Tags: kids · Mother's Day · Mother-daughter notes
If you found yesterday’s post too saccharine for your taste, well, here’s a different sort of mother-daughter exchange. Hannah found this card nestled among a basket of Easter eggs that her mom gave her.
related: I can has guilt trip?
extra credit: “Family’s Easter decorations have neighbour hopping mad” [cbcnews]
Tags: Easter · U.K.
Christine from Buffalo says her 7-year-old daughter, Mary, was curious as to whether or not the Easter Bunny pooped chocolate. Yet when this note showed up next to a pile of “droppings,” little Mary was unwilling to taste a sample to find out.
P.S. Is leaving carrots for the Easter bunny a thing, like leaving cookies for Santa? I totally didn’t know that was a thing, if it is a thing. Is it?
P.P. S. We can all agree that mall Easter bunnies are totally creepy, right?
related: The Easter bunny is a passive-aggressive little bugger
Tags: Easter · Moms & Dads
“I messed up and forgot to get something for my long-distance girlfriend for Valentine’s Day last year,” says Kyle, a college student in South Carolina. Soon after, he got this card in the mail…evidence that his girlfriend had morphed into some unholy hybrid of a 9-year-old girl and @horse_ebooks.
related: Public Displays of Long-Distance Affection
extra credit: Radiohead or Horse_ebooks?
Tags: crazypants · most popular notes of 2013 · sig o · Valentine's Day
Rachel in New York City says one of her students proudly presented her with this card, adding, “I think it speaks for itself.”
related: Happy Valentine’s Day to the groaner upstairs
Tags: heart · kids · most popular notes of 2013 · New York · schools & teachers · signed with love · Valentine's Day
While at his parents’ house in Indiana for Christmas, Jay says his mother passed this card around to everyone, saying, “Can you believe this?!” The awkward part: Terry (not that Terry) is their next-door neighbor.
related: Happy Holidays! So glad we’re not together!
Tags: Christmas · holiday spirit · Indiana · neighbors
So far this year, we’ve gotten no missing Baby Jesus reports. (Yet.) However, it looks like it’s still hard out there for a giant candy cane.
Just ask Anderson in Huntsville, Alabama:
Gina in New Philadelphia, Ohio:
The Bishop Family in Genoa, Nebraska:
or David in Florence, South Carolina:
related: The circle of Hell Dante forget to mention
Tags: Christmas · holiday spirit · stealing · vandalism
While admiring the neighborhood’s holiday decorations with his family, our submitter in Denver came across this “bokeh of Christmas joy.”
Noticing a folder of photocopied flyers labeled “please take one,” our submitter did so, and while his daughter stared in awe at the abundance of LED-powered holiday cheer, he gawped at the Grinch-like screed that accompanied it.
related: Merry Christmas…with an emphasis on the “meh”
extra credit: How much does it cost to decorate your house with Christmas lights? [boingboing.net]
Tags: Christmas · Denver · holiday spirit · neighbors · pointlessly self-censored profanity · vandalism