Christmas Card

Here's wishing you a wicked Christmas

Wildlife market in China. Photo: Reuters

Do people still do Christmas cards, or is it just me? The festive imagery in the most unusual of the few that I have seen this year is truly strange, depicting the temptation of St Anthony the Great. What this has to do with Christmas was not immediately apparent.

Monday, 24 December, 2012, 3:58am

Christmas inspiration

1 A4 paper

Paper is cheap, yet practical. We're always given unwanted gifts anyway. A pile of blank paper would be a good choice. Everyone uses it.

Elise Choi

2 A hug

A hug is invaluable. It is free of charge and let us share our warmth and feelings with our friends on a chilly Christmas Day.

Ng Lok-yan

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


Dress your home up to celebrate the festive season with this selection of ornaments, cards, candles, baubles and traditional Christmas stockings

13 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

In search of goodwill

It would appear easier this Christmas to play the role of Ebenezer Scrooge than that of one of Santa Claus' helpers.

24 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Post's 'modern and cyber' feel

I refer to the letter from J. Leong headlined, 'Cards were dreary, unimaginative and tasteless' (Sunday Morning Post, December 31).

We appreciate your correspondent's views on our Year 2000 Christmas-card design. We would like to explain the rationale behind the design of these cards.

21 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Christmas wish list

Hello Kitty toys, Pokemon and spending less time on homework and more time with parents topped the wish lists on 3,000 Christmas cards from Hong Kong children to Santa Claus. Once a year, the Post Office sends out its own cards to children who have written to Santa.

22 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Baffled by postal delay

In the past week I have received e-mails from friends thanking me for their Christmas cards, unfortunately they have just received them.

25 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Be friends with the Earth this Christmas

Christmas is a time for celebration, for families and friends to get together, for exchanging greetings and gifts. It is also a time of great waste. Unwanted gifts, excess packaging, discarded Christmas trees and wasted food.

Christmas was never meant to be like this. With a little thought and care, you can still enjoy the season of peace and goodwill.

24 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Fun cards greet the New Year

New greeting cards bursting with jokes, cartoons and colour aim to push aside stuffy traditional cards for Lunar New Year.

Many young people see Lunar New Year cards as old-fashioned, something only parents and business people buy or send, but one company is trying to give them a more modern image.

20 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

$400,000 cyber greeting windfall

COMPANIES that sent Christmas greetings via the Internet rather than the post are expected to raise $400,000 for the environment.

Green group Friends of the Earth said 33 companies, 54 government departments and 39 hotels had sent e-mail cards and had pledged the money saved to caring for the environment.

3 Jan 1999 - 12:00am