11 December 2020

Planning a collective greeting card for 2021

I first tried something like this in December of 2009 as a Christmas card, then revived the concept in 2017 and again in 2018 as a New Year's endeavor, which is what it will be this year.

Here are the instructions on how to participate:

1) In the comment section of THIS post, give me a LINK to a photo (or a bit of artwork or other image) that you have in your blog, or in your Flickr photostream or in some other online storage site. Don't email me the photo - just give the link and I'll go there and copy/repaste it.*

The picture can be of you, or your family, or your computer, or your cat, or whatever - it doesn't matter.  It should belong to you (not a commercial image with copyright issues).

2) In your comment with the photo link write a brief (25 words max) greeting, directed to the other readers and visitors.  This is to be a greeting to other readers, not a comment to me or about TYWKIWDBI.

3) Sign with the avatar name you use in commenting here, or in your blog, or your real name if you wish. This is not a venue to be used to say "Hi from anon."  I totally recognize that a number of regular readers here prefer to leave comments anonymously - which is fine - but this greeting card is for identifiable people.

Note - as various trolls have realized and bitched endlessly about, for this blog I am the "autocrat at the breakfast table" and reserve absolute right to control the content.  For this venture I may edit comments for length and trim pictures if they are too big.  I may limit the number of entries if there are too many, and I will absolutely vaporize anything that hints of spam or might be offensive to other readers.

*Addendum: I do realize that not everyone has online places to store photos, so I'll try this year to let you email me a photo/text/name if you have no other option.  You can send it to the blog's address: retag4726(at)mypacks.net.  But please send smallish pix (compress them with JPEG if needed).  I don't want to have ten people send 5 MB photos and thus have my emailbox overfull so that I can't conduct my regular life.  Thanks.  I'm looking forward to seeing what arrives...


  1. https://www.flickr.com/photos/dutchman11756/37157419914/in/album-72157687412703081/

    Happy xMas & Merry New Year to all!
    Remember "pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate" and keep it all simple.


  2. https://img.comicfury.com/comics/197/45847a1597028016b73602f1777819709.png

    The stars shine brightest on the darkest nights.

    Happy Holidays.

  3. https://www.flickr.com/photos/dvconner/49921295011/in/dateposted-public/

  4. https://tinyurl.com/beanbowl
    Even in a Plague Year, one black bean in April becomes a dinner's worth by October.
    Happy New Year Everyone: April 2021 is just round the corner.

  5. https://www.flickr.com/photos/misscellania/5637682032/

    Congratulations to everyone for making it through 2020! Thank you to everyone who worked to keep the world going during the pandemic, and to those who did what they could to fight the virus. Best wishes to all, because 2021 will be brighter and better.

  6. For 2020 a wish from a familiar Christmas tune:
    Someday soon, we all will be together, if the fates allow /
    Until then, we'll have to muddle through somehow


  7. Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday, a Happy New Year and an uneventful 2021!


  8. I hope 2021 brings you the audience who'll appreciate you. https://imgur.com/a/17gd3BP

  9. https://skeetmotis.blogspot.com/2018/03/five-windows.html Five windows

    Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and maskless New Year!

  10. https://www.flickr.com/photos/191521267@N04/shares/4C665N

    (you can see our reflection, I learned that silence never helped anyone. I had this made for me). May 2021 soften our hearts.


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