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Greeting Cards

Police in Canadian city send special Santa greeting cards to criminals

Gangsters in one of Canada's most crime-ridden cities can expect a special greeting card this Christmas - from a local police chief dressed as a jolly Santa Claus carrying a machine gun and wearing SWAT gear.

Thursday, 13 December, 2012, 5:35am

Merry Christmas, mates!

The official Christmas cards for the Australian Consulate-General are rather special this year: they were designed by Hong Kong students. The Consulate-General's Merry Aussie Christmas Card competition asked for artwork that represents either how Christmas is celebrated Down Under, or the friendship between Australia and Hong Kong.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Greet expectations

It's the last shopping day before Christmas, and the clock is ticking. Luckily for the complacent, forgetful and downright slothful among us, we still have time to send a Christmas card.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Dreaming of a green Christmas

Christmas is coming. What's your favourite part? The beautiful Christmas decorations? Yummy Christmas dinner? Exchanging Christmas gifts with your friends?

Here's something to think about: the things you do at Christmas that may not be environmentally friendly.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A personal touch to Xmas greetings

Christmas cards are sold in many shops, but they are not as popular as before because a lot of people now send e-cards and text messages.

16 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Christmas cards bring out our caring, creative side

In this fast-changing, technological world it is the things that remain constant that bind us. Christmas, for example, remains a festive time for believers and non-believers alike. Far from dampening the spirit of the season, economic doom and gloom has sharpened our anticipation of it, even if it has made us spend a little more carefully.

21 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

... but not political correctness

Hong Kong people are celebrating Christmas with gusto - whatever their religious beliefs. That is how it should be. But in parts of the world where the festival has much deeper roots, Christmas is in crisis. It is suffering from a lack of seasonal spirit and an outbreak of political correctness.

25 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Holiday now just a little less merry

There is something wrong with the year-end holidays in America. The true Christmas spirit is missing.

Not that Santa Claus is stuck in the chimney with his bulging gift loads, nor is Rudolph the reindeer's red nose losing its shine.

21 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Stocking up

It's time to deck the halls, stuff the turkey and arrange those beautifully wrapped presents for loved ones under the tree

12 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Goodwill to all men

Despite all the hype, the traditions of giving, caring and sharing with family and friends have survived

3 Dec 2004 - 12:00am