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Groundhog's Day Cards

In 1988 we hit on the idea of giving ourselves an extra month to do our Christmas cards. Groundhog's day being a favorite "holiday" of mine made a natural choice. The delight of several friends (especially Katherine Hahler, JoAnn Davis and Fran Dixon Zabawa) has kept the tradition alive. Here are examples of every year that we sent out.


1988:"If its those people about the shadow, tell them to come back in 6 weeks."


1990: Groundhog Brand Shadow Remover


1991: Punxatawny, Pennsylvania is the home of the official groundhog.

1992
Inside caption: "The Shadow does"


1993


1994: The greeting was drawn on a large piece of cardboard and leaned against the cabinet.


1995: Collage by Ruby


1996: Potato print


1997: "Who knows where lurks the Groundhog's shadow?"


1998: Can you tell we were planning a trip to France?


1999


2000: "I can't see my shadow. It must be spring!"


2001
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2002: Johnson, I'm not sure that's what we had in mind...


2003: G-Hog Tracy tracks down the notorious villain, Flat-Hog.


2004: A Groundhog Family Newsletter. See PDF version for full text.


2005: A simple greeting card featuring the artists.


2006: Will Punxatawny Phil hit the snooze alarm for 6 more weeks of rest?


2007: All the dirt we could dig up for Groundhog's day. (see full PDF version)


2008: I'm doing virtual shadows this year

2009: Haiku seemed like the perfect addition to this simple design.
Good Haiku might have been even better.

 

2010: Our special groundhog's day dessert recipe

2011: Happy Groundhog's Day from David and Ruby.

(For the curious, our groundhog officials are played by two of my cartoon characters: The Wandering Borzoi and the Duke of Earwig. The groundhog is played by himself.)



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