Greeting Cards

Police in Canadian city send special Santa greeting cards to criminals

The greeting card criminals will get in Abbotsford. Photo: AFP

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.

7 May 2015 - 4:43pm

... 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

'Tis the season to be charitable

E-cards may be the most modern method for sending greetings, but snail mail still retains some of its charm, especially for those wishing to add a personal touch at Christmas.

The Children's Heart Foundation and the Children's Cancer Foundation have both launched sets of Christmas cards to raise funds in the run-up to the festive period.

12 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

SMS greetings become flood

Mainland residents greeted the Christmas holiday season with a flood of e-greetings and mobile short messages.

An analyst who tracks China's mobile-phone trends noted a surge in mobile short messages, while an article on the mainland Web portal said the number of short messages sent via Internet went up 80 per cent on Christmas day.

29 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Tidings of great joy for e-card providers

Electronic Christmas card providers are enjoying a boom as companies switch from traditional to e-greeting cards to save cash.

The general manager of one Internet service company, Paul Cheng Kwok-leung, said his firm had seen a three-fold increase in orders for e-cards compared to last year.

15 Dec 2001 - 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

Season of e-wishes on the cards


The usual array of Christmas cards has landed on desks this year but e-cards have saved many from the hassle of putting pen to paper.

22 Dec 2000 - 12:00am