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  1. Fuji
    February 14, 2013
    02/14/13
    6:56 am

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    Fuji said...

    Kung Hei Fat Choy!

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  2. Buckeroomama
    February 14, 2013
    02/14/13
    7:39 am

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    Buckeroomama said...

    It is still ‘done’ to give out Chinese New Year felicitations beyond the first week, up till the 15th day (or so I was told).

    I love the (handwritten) style of calligraphy in the stamp you got.

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  3. Jan’s Sushi Bar
    February 14, 2013
    02/14/13
    7:52 am

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    Jan's Sushi Bar said...

    Thank you for the reminder that cards aren’t just for the holidays and birthdays. I love the stamp.

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  4. hostessofthehumblebungalow
    February 14, 2013
    02/14/13
    8:06 am

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    hostessofthehumblebungalow said...

    I appreciate cards but honestly a hand written letter at a random time cheers me up no end.
    Happy Valentine’s Day Lisa!

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  5. MJ
    February 14, 2013
    02/14/13
    8:13 am

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    MJ said...

    Well, if that isn’t brilliant, I don’t know what is. Totally beats me sending Xmas Cards in January, with “oops, Happy New Year!” written on them too….

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  6. Sandy
    February 14, 2013
    02/14/13
    9:17 am

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    Sandy said...

    Now what a great idea. That’s original thinking! Outside the box kinda thing. I’m afraid to make that vow, but glad you did.

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  7. Sarah @ Belle on Heels
    February 14, 2013
    02/14/13
    9:31 am

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    Sarah @ Belle on Heels said...

    Love the persistence and creativity! I have a girlfriend who sends Valentine’s cards instead of Christmas cards. Her theory is that it’s a little more special since you get so. many. cards. at Christmas, but few people send Valentine’s anymore. So fun!

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  8. pve
    February 14, 2013
    02/14/13
    9:35 am

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    pve said...

    Oh how wonderful. I love how you did not let another year pass by – those cards and your lucky timing are nothing short of high wasp genius.
    pve

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  9. Patsy
    February 14, 2013
    02/14/13
    10:25 am

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    Patsy said...

    We got Chinese New Year e-cards from my Dad! He must have scheduled them in advance, since their power was out due to winter storm Nemo and their generator quit a few hours into the storm as well. It was actually kind of spooky – lol!

    Happy New Year!

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  10. Cécile
    February 14, 2013
    02/14/13
    10:31 am

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    Cécile said...

    I like it!!! Vey , very out of the box! Will copy you next year!!

    Have a great day!

    Cécile

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  11. Parnassus
    February 14, 2013
    02/14/13
    10:34 am

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    Parnassus said...

    Hello Lisa, Happy Snake Year to you, too! As you point out, Chinese New Year is the third chance in a row to send greetings. It is especially easy-going because the holiday lasts for two weeks.

    You can even use your ‘Happy New Year’ stamp to enliven the next batch of January First New Year’s notes.
    –Road to Parnassus

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  12. magpie
    February 14, 2013
    02/14/13
    11:19 am

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    magpie said...

    Xin nian hao to you too, Lisa!
    That stamp idea is worth a MILLION. Need to get my hands on one of these for next year for sure. Good bye, years of not keeping in touch with distant relatives!

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  13. materfamilias
    February 14, 2013
    02/14/13
    11:57 am

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    materfamilias said...

    The French send out their cards in the New Year, and that approach always seems more realistic than trying to get them out at Christmas. That said, I’ve given up on cards at all over the last decade or so. And I miss them — I love stationery and all its wonderful accoutrements. You’re making me want to haul out my box of stamps and see if there’s any more life in the inkpad . . . Happy Snakes to you!

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  14. Marcela
    February 14, 2013
    02/14/13
    1:36 pm

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    Marcela said...

    …and if all else fails, there’s always the possibility to get inspired by Mad Hatter and send cards for unbirthdays! Snail post always make me happy and I have vowed to send paper cards to everyone that has been there for me, knowingly or not, during the very difficult year of the Dragon (talk about karmic years!).
    Also, I looooove your stamp!

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  15. sera
    February 14, 2013
    02/14/13
    6:59 pm

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    sera said...

    sooo, what you’re saying is that it isn’t too late for me to send Happy New Year cards. genius!!!

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  16. Highland Fashionista
    February 15, 2013
    02/15/13
    9:33 am

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    Highland Fashionista said...

    My hat goes off to you. My husband and I are the absolute WORST about stuff like this. I love the idea of these things, but they just sit there, and I end up throwing them away….then I feel guilty….its a vicious cycle. Apparently we are both in denial.

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  17. Duchesse
    February 15, 2013
    02/15/13
    9:55 am

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    Duchesse said...

    That stamp is so delightful, could be used for DIY wrapping paper or to make your own stationery.

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  18. Susan
    February 15, 2013
    02/15/13
    12:05 pm

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    Susan said...

    I love this Lisa. Our son’s girlfriend is from a town north of Shanghai. They celebrated the new year in London. I love the stamp! And, I love how you keep your promises.

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