Holiday Cards. From Dictators.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Dec 24, 2009
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I don’t send cards…I send a mass text with a corny photo of Redford (my dog) and I to my dearest friends and family…much greener and just as cheesy. Still, when I read this in the Sunday Times last, well, you know, Sunday, I was tempted to send good old fashioned cards for the first time in years. They’re brilliant.

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Need to wish someone well? “The Greatest Happiness,” reads the front flap of one seemingly tender note, is “to vanquish your enemies, to chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth, to see those dear to them bathed in tears, to clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters.” This second bit, courtesy of Genghis Khan, reveals itself only once the card is open. 

The brainchild of Glenn Nano and Steven Klein, friends who may have caused Machiavelli (yes, he’s a featured politico) to turn over in his grave, the stationery gig began as a funny notion cooked up over brunch…

…And a paranoid pal might take Benito Mussolini’s advice — “It is good to trust others,” reads the front… “But not to do so is much better” — literally.

For more, go to the NY Times.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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