Ok, I'm going to be a bit outspoken here.
I'm on the attack against the Bah Humbug Brigade. The finance director who cut the Christmas Card budget because times are tough, it cost a few hundred quid and it was too much bother anyway. And the marketing manager who decided that it would be "greener and more socially responsible" to just send everyone an email instead.
Boo. Boring. Where's your Christmas spirit guys?
Sure, Christmas cards are still a bit out of fashion.
But I can think of no better way than a creative, well designed card to send a message of Christmas blessings and genuine thanks to all the people who make our working life so fulfilling and full of laughter and fun.
By all means give a donation and/or your time to charity too (big plug here: the Construction Youth Trust is doing some awesome work to get disadvantaged young people into the UK construction industry and it's a great cause to support if you really want to give something back to benefit the future of the industry).
But we also believe in the huge power of a Christmas card and the message of love and laughter we can send out every year.
That's why this year's card is a Ration Book. (Download a copy of the PDF by clicking on the picture above or the link below)
Liz Male Consulting has joined forces with the Ministry of Austerity to bring you a carefully rationed package of silliness and satire. A seasonal allowance to offset against cuts of any sort. Plus a collection of outrageously disrespectful low carbon recipes for the construction industry, and a carol with a twist.
We hope our card brings a bit of a giggle amidst the gloom. As the warning poster says: LAUGHTER IS IN PERIL. DEFEND IT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT.
Our thanks go as always to Mike Spike, designer of our Christmas card for many years (see our earlier versions on the Fun Stuff page).
We also thank you, clients, suppliers and friends for all your support this year. Have a very, very Happy Christmas.
Ration_Book2010.pdf (3.50 mb)