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  • Girl who lost parents in fire wants Christmas cards

    12/08/2015 5:37:32 PM PST · by blueyon · 12 replies
    ABC13NewsNow ^ | 12/08/15 | Brie Schwartz, Redbook
    This year, as we proudly hang our seasonal greeting cards, displaying the smiling faces of our loved ones (and yes, sometimes their dogs), it's easy to forget that for many people, the holidays aren't all candy canes and carols. For five-year-old Safyre, the sole survivor of an arson attack that killed her family, and left her homeless, Christmas can be a painful reminder of what she's lost
  • Imagine the outrage if those vulgar Christmas cards poked fun at Islam instead

    12/18/2014 2:22:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:33 EST, 18 December 2014 | Stephen Glover
    Hollywood dubbed the life of Christ “The Greatest Story Ever Told”. But actually the title would serve perfectly for the birth of the baby Jesus in the stable at Bethlehem, surrounded by his parents and beasts of the field. […] Whatever you think, whether you believe the Gospels or not, this is a story that has spoken to the hearts of men for 2,000 years, and still speaks to many of us. Who could ruin it? Who could want to ruin it? One answer is a stationery chain called Scribbler. It is stocking, by my count, some 50 Christmas cards...
  • Keeping Wounded Vets Safe From Christmas Cards

    12/31/2013 9:06:36 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies ^ | December 30, 2013 | Donald R. McClarey
    From FNC (where there is also video): Boys and girls at Grace Academy in Prosper, Tex., spent most of last Friday making homemade Christmas cards for bedridden veterans at the VA hospital in Dallas. Fourth-grader Gracie Brown was especially proud of her card, hoping it would “make their day because their family might live far away, and they might not have somebody to celebrate Christmas with.” “I’d like them to know they’ve not been forgotten and somebody wanted to say thank you,” Gracie told Gracie’s card read, “Merry Christmas. Thank you for your service.” It also included an American flag....
  • Todd Starnes: American Legion outraged over VA Christmas censorship

    12/27/2013 8:15:41 PM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    fox news ^ | december 27, 2013 | todd starnes
    The national commander of the American Legion is demanding answers from the Veterans Administration after hospitals in three states placed restrictions on Christian volunteers, including a group of schoolchildren who were told they could only perform Christmas carols from a government-approved list. "Every Christmas, every religious holiday, Christians are more and more often targeted for censorship and restriction at VA facilities," American Legion National Commander Daniel Dellinger said. "Veterans in these hospitals fought to protect such freedoms." In Iowa City, American Legion members were told they could not hand out presents to veterans if the wrapping paper said Merry Christmas....
  • VA hospital refuses to accept 'Merry Christmas' cards

    12/24/2013 8:10:14 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/24/13 | Todd Starnes
    Boys and girls at Grace Academy in Prosper, Tex., spent most of last Friday making homemade Christmas cards for bedridden veterans at the VA hospital in Dallas. Fourth-grader Gracie Brown was especially proud of her card, hoping it would “make their day because their family might live far away, and they might not have somebody to celebrate Christmas with.” “I’d like them to know they’ve not been forgotten and somebody wanted to say thank you,” Gracie told Gracie’s card read, “Merry Christmas. Thank you for your service.” It also included an American flag. But the bedridden veterans at the...
  • Sending Religious Christmas Cards Like Sending Mel Gibson A Hanukkah Card [Joy Behar-The View]

    12/14/2011 7:40:01 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 32 replies
    TheCivilRightsMovement ^ | DECEMBER 13, 2011 | DAVID BADASH
    Joy Behar on The View says that if she were Jewish, sending her a religious-​themed Christmas card would be like sending Mel Gibson a Hanukkah card. Then, Sherri Shepherd offensively, I think, tells Barbara Walters, who’s Jewish, that she prays for her, as if Walters needs it?
  • The History of Christmas Cards

    11/05/2011 1:33:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Aquinas and More ^ | November 4, 2011
    Christmas Cards, official items printed with a Christmas message and sent to wish others a "A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You.", were first printed in England in 1843 making them as old as the opera Don Pasquale, the United Free Church of Scotland, the British colony of Natal, a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and your grandmother's fruit cake. Sir Henry Cole commissioned John Callcott Horsley to create the first Christmas card. Sir Cole must have had a lot of friends and a lot of free time since he had 1000 printed. Unfortunately, he didn't...
  • White House Christmas Decorations? Yes. White House Christmas Card? No.

    12/10/2009 3:55:00 PM PST · by Justaham · 15 replies · 843+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12-10-09 | Todd Starnes
    A Republican lawmaker with a mission to save Christmas is aiming his latest salvo at President and first lady Obama, who've followed in a recent tradition to eliminate the mention of Christmas in the White House holiday cards. The card selected by the Obamas announces: "Season's Greetings." Inside, it reads: "May your family have a joyous holiday season and a new year blessed with hope and happiness." But Rep. Henry Brown, R-S.C., said abandoning Christmas at Christmas is just plain wrong. On Tuesday, he introduced a resolution calling for the protection of the sanctity of Christmas. So far, 44 lawmakers,...
  • Send a Christmas Card to the ACLU! (why not tweak their marxist noses?)

    11/27/2008 7:40:38 AM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies · 793+ views
    Free republic ^ | 11-27-08 | dynachrome
    ACLU 125 Broad Street 18th Floor New York, NY 10004
  • Holiday Cards to Wounded and Recovering Soldiers

    12/13/2007 5:21:54 AM PST · by SoldierMedic · 60 replies · 1,042+ views
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center cannot accept packages, letters, and holiday cards addressed to 'Any Wounded Soldier' or 'A Recovering American Soldier'. The U.S. Postal Service is no longer accepting "Any Service Member" or "A Recovering American Soldier" letters or packages. Mail to "Any Service Member" that is deposited into a collection box will not be delivered. However, through a unique partnership between the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc., communities across America are invited to mail cards along with personal messages of support to wounded service members at military hospitals around the country. With the support of the...
  • *Cards for troops program to stop in Barstow- MAF "Honoring Heroes Holiday" Tour Barstow Article*

    11/28/2007 8:08:21 AM PST · by Syncro · 21 replies · 770+ views
    Desert Dispatch ^ | November 27, 2007 - 5:17PM | AAron Aupperlee
    November 27, 2007 - 5:17PM Cards for troops program to stop in Barstow By AARON AUPPERLEE, city editor BARSTOW — A cross-country trek collecting cards to send to troops who will be overseas for the holidays will stop in Barstow on Wednesday afternoon. The Honoring Heroes at the Holidays Tour, sponsored by Move America Forward, a pro-troop organization, will pull its flag-painted tour bus into the Barstow Outlets at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Catherine Moy, the executive director of the group, said the group will set up places for people to make cards and collect cards. The group will then...
  • **Honoring Heroes at the Holidays--Tue Nov 13th, Noon Sacramento Pro-Troop Event**

    11/09/2007 2:25:55 PM PST · by Syncro · 18 replies · 457+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | November 9, 2007 | Move America Forward
    Honoring Heroes at the Holidays Tour Tuesday November 13th - NoonSacramento Pro-Troop Event! ***SPECIAL EVENT IN SACRAMENTO: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 12:00 Noon*** Tuesday November 13, 2007 Noon - 3:00 PM ::Sacramento, CaliforniaPro-Troop Rally & Card Making Event for Our Troops Bring your family, we want to get hundreds of people out for this very special day! Bring flags and signs that thank our troops, express support for our troops. Location: Land Park Amphitheater -CLICK HERE for MAPNew Radio Ad - Listen Here!
  • NJ Eagles Up group to collect holiday cards for Move America Forward's tour

    11/06/2007 8:41:07 PM PST · by JoyjoyfromNJ · 10 replies · 432+ views
    Eagles ^ | Nov 4, 2007 | USMCdaughter1
    Ladies and gentlemen: The Eagles and Protest Warriors of Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey cordially invite you to join us on Saturday, December 15th, for a rally for our troops at 12pm. We will be collecting holiday cards for the troops at Ft. Monmouth beginning Saturday, November 10. These cards will be hand delivered to Move America Forward when they come to Ground Zero in NYC on December 16th. If you cannot make it to the Fort to deliver your cards, please mail them to the address listed at the bottom of this post. Honoring Heroes at the Holidays Tour...
  • Christmas Cards From The Christmas Haters Of The Left

    01/04/2007 9:09:52 AM PST · by Sam Hill · 36 replies · 1,996+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | January 4, 2007 | N/A
    Before we pack away Christmas for the year, perhaps we should reflect on what it means to some of those of the liberal persuasion.If you Google for "liberal Christmas cards" the first site you will be directed to the bizarro world that is Progressive Holidays: The sentiment inside the last bizarre card reads: "George W. Bush terrifies me. Happy New Year!"The card with the night photo of a tree in the snow celebrates the winter solstice. The card with the people bowing down before a demon says: "Happy Holidays."The site offers seasonal bumper-stickers too: One can almost understand their juvenile...
  • Send Christmas cards to the ACLU!

    08/28/2006 6:43:18 PM PDT · by LibertyGrrrl · 36 replies · 1,345+ views
    Email | 8/28/06 | Email
    Christmas cards! Yes, Christmas cards. This is coming early (really early) so that you can get ready to include an important address to your list. Read on........ What a GREAT idea! Fun with the ACLU...... Want to have some fun this CHRISTMAS? Send the ACLU a CHRISTMAS CARD this year. As they are working so very hard to get rid of the CHRISTMAS part of this holiday, we should all send them a nice, CHRISTIAN, card to brighten up their dark, sad, little world. Make sure it says "Merry Christmas" on it Here's the Address, just don't be rude or...
  • Joshua Sparling Update: Special Call to Michigan FReepers

    01/07/2006 1:39:24 PM PST · by Coop · 105 replies · 4,586+ views
    I had the privilege of meeting Joshua Sparling's father and brother at yesterday evening's FReep. (History of Joshua here.) They came down to meet us, and Joshua was kind enough to send some candy and other goodies down for our supportive vigil. More details will be in the weekly AAR, but I wanted to touch on one point. Although the response to Joshua's predicament has been absolutely overwhelming, they have only received six cards - total - from Michigan. Why is that such a big deal? It's Joshua's home. And he's been featured in several newspapers, including Lansing's publication. I...
  • Some are seeing fewer Christmas cards than usual

    12/29/2005 3:16:08 AM PST · by beaversmom · 28 replies · 1,566+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | December 21, 2005 | Stephen Kiehl
    It began to dawn on Kimberly Forsyth last week: She wasn't getting as many Christmas cards as she used to. "Usually by now my mailbox is full of them," said Forsyth, 42, a business consultant who was at the main Baltimore post office recently, sending Christmas packages. "By now I usually have 40 to 50 cards. This year I have about 10." Of course, Forsyth wasn't sending as many as usual, either - about 50 this year, compared with 150 in previous years. She writes a personal note in each of her cards and said she just doesn't have the...
  • Gun-Toting Santa Featured on Christmas Card

    12/23/2005 9:56:50 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 7 replies · 712+ views News (Canada) ^ | 12/23/05 | Nathan Burchfiel
    Gun-Toting Santa Featured on Christmas Card By Nathan Burchfiel Dec 23, 2005 ( - The latest reason for gun control and gun rights activists to sharpen their rhetoric is a Christmas card released by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The card features an armed Santa Claus attempting to shield three children from a terrorist. The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) sent the card to members of Congress, President Bush, and others who support gun rights. The terrorist portrayed on the card is wearing a turban and trying to...
  • Have a Little Faith in the 'C' Word(MERRY CHRISTMAS!)

    12/24/2005 6:27:20 AM PST · by kellynla · 1 replies · 193+ views
    Times Online ^ | December 24, 2005 | Jack Straw
    THE CHRISTMAS CARD I sent out as Blackburn’s MP is a proper one. It was designed by Anna Souroullas (Year 3 of Holy Souls RC Primary School), who won a competition that I organised with some Blackburn schools. But it also has a proper message inside. “Best wishes for Christmas and the new year”. I claim no pride of ownership in this message. After all it’s what one should expect of a Christmas card. But I have just noticed — alas, for the first time — that the card I sent out in my capacity as Foreign Secretary has the...
  • Send a Christmas Card to our American military heroes

    12/22/2005 6:32:24 PM PST · by WJHII · 5 replies · 221+ views
    William John Hagan ^ | 12/22/2005 | William John Hagan
    This email was sent to me by Judy Goddard of the Georgia GOP: A SPECIAL REQUEST I'm sure many of you are currently writing cards to friends and family. If you can, please send an extra one (or 10, or 20) to our American military heroes who are recuperating from wounds this Christmas Season. Please enclose a short note thanking them for their service and personal sacrifice. They are the protectors of our freedom, we must let them know. Your small act of kindness will be greatly appreciated. Here's the address... A Recovering American Soldier c/o Walter Reed Army Medical...
  • Send the ACLU a Christmas Card

    12/23/2005 5:50:59 PM PST · by alienken · 4 replies · 355+ views
    From e-mail | 12/23/05 | alienken
    > "Hey, wanna have some fun this Christmas? Send the ACLU a CHRISTMAS CARD! As they are working so very hard to get rid of the CHRISTMAS part of this holiday, we should all send them a nice, CHRISTIAN, card to brighten up their dark, sad, little world. > > > > Here's the address, just don't be rude or crude (It's not the Christian Way ya know!) Two tons of Christmas cards may freeze their operations because they wouldn't know if any were regular mail containing contributions. So, spend 37 cents and tell the ACLU to leave Christmas alone."...
  • Governors shy away from using 'Christmas'

    12/21/2005 5:58:52 AM PST · by smithone · 14 replies · 502+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/20/05 | Albert Eisele
    President Bush isn't the only government leader taking the politically correct step of not wishing friends and supporters "Merry Christmas" instead of the more secular "Season's Greetings" or "Happy Holidays" in his yuletide cards this year. Only ten of the nation's 50 governors are using the word "Christmas" or "Christ" in their cards, according to a survey by Thirty-six others are sending "holiday" tidings while four others fall in the "bah, humbug" category, including Louisiana's hurricane-battered Kathleen Blanco (D), and aren't sending any official cards.The ten governors offering "Christmas" wishes include two Democrats - Brad Henry of Oklahoma and...
  • Latest 'Choice on Earth' Cards Raise Outcry From Pro-Life Groups (4th edition this year)

    12/13/2005 11:56:38 AM PST · by Kimmers · 4 replies · 530+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | 12/2/2004 | Susan Wang
    Since the first production in 2002, Planned Parenthood’s “Choice on Earth” holiday cards have generated controversy between pro-life and pro-choice groups. The recent release of the third edition
  • Vanity - Anti-PC Christmas Poem for my Cards

    12/10/2005 10:20:53 AM PST · by 50sDad · 3 replies · 599+ views
    Self | 12/10/05 | 50sdad
    This is for my Christmas newsletter in my cards this year, and I wanted to share it.
  • No room for Jesus at mega-churches: Kevin McCullough slams decisions to shut down worship services

    12/10/2005 1:53:19 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 127 replies · 2,270+ views ^ | Saturday, December 10, 2005 | Kevin McCullough
    I had just hung up the phone with the Washington Post religion reporter Alan Cooperman. He interviewed me this week looking for a reaction to the fact that the White House Christmas card, for the fifth year running, had no mention of Christmas on it. I am after all a natural to ask about it. I am the one who is trying to spearhead the effort to get ardent fans of Christmas to send Christmas greetings to the scrooges at the American Civil Liberties Union's national headquarters in New York City. I told Mr. Cooperman I was disappointed with...
  • A Democratic Party "Christmas" card

    12/09/2005 12:35:51 PM PST · by Manfred the Wonder Dawg · 17 replies · 1,537+ views
    The Federalist Patriot ^ | 9 Dec 2005 | The Federalist
    Amidst all the hustle and bustle at this "holiday" time of year, we at The Patriot received a nice Christmas card from President Bush. From a few conservatives arose such a clatter, that we opened it up to see what was the matter. As it turns out, the card does not actually say "Christmas," though it does include Psalm 28:7: "The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him." It certainly qualified as a Christmas card, thank you! Now...
  • "Holiday" Cards Ring Hollow for Some on Bush's List

    12/06/2005 10:23:51 PM PST · by libertyman · 103 replies · 1,681+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 12-7-05 | Alan Cooperman
    What's missing from the White House Christmas card? Christmas. This month, as in every December since he took office, President Bush sent out cards with a generic end-of-the-year message, wishing 1.4 million of his closest friends & supporters a "happy holiday season". Many people are thrilled to get a White House Christmas card, no matter what the greeting inside. But some conservative Christians are reacting as if Bush stuck coal in their stockings.
  • 'Holiday' Cards Ring Hollow for Some on Bushes' List

    12/07/2005 7:18:46 AM PST · by indcons · 416 replies · 6,468+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2005 | Alan Cooperman
    What's missing from the White House Christmas card? Christmas. This month, as in every December since he took office, President Bush sent out cards with a generic end-of-the-year message, wishing 1.4 million of his close friends and supporters a happy "holiday season." Many people are thrilled to get a White House Christmas card, no matter what the greeting inside. But some conservative Christians are reacting as if Bush stuck coal in their stockings. "This clearly demonstrates that the Bush administration has suffered a loss of will and that they have capitulated to the worst elements in our culture," said William...
  • Thank You, Joshua Sparling (Hate Christmas cards being sent to soldiers at Walter Reed)

    12/05/2005 7:31:15 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 64 replies · 3,412+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Monday December 5th, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    THANK YOU, JOSHUA SPARLING By Michelle Malkin   ·   December 05, 2005 09:53 AM Lots of readers watched Fox & Friends this morning and e-mailed about the disgusting greeting card a wounded soldier received while hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Hospital. Thanks to reader Shari for taking these cell phone camera shots of the card displayed by co-host Brian Kilmeade: The card front, decorated with patriotic and holiday stamps, was deceptively innocuous: But take a look at what was inside: Yes, that's right. It says "P.S. DIE" in the lower right-hand corner. According to Kilmeade, who visited Walter Reed on Friday,...
  • Greeting cards made especially for inmates

    12/03/2005 6:54:51 PM PST · by fat city · 13 replies · 1,661+ views
    Aki Tymes was living in Dewey Beach, Del., in 2003 when he learned his cousin had "gone back into the system" for selling drugs. At first, Tymes, 33, was angry. His relative was raised to know right from wrong, he said. But anger quickly gave way to compassion and the desire to reach out to his cousin. "But guys don't write letters," Tymes said. A greeting card seemed like the perfect solution, but Tymes said the selection at the stores was either "mushy" or inappropriate. "The only cards you have to choose from are sympathy cards. But usually the cover...
  • One of First Christmas Cards Auctioned

    12/03/2005 10:32:23 PM PST · by ncountylee · 7 replies · 480+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | December 3, 2005
    LONDON (AP) -- A 162-year-old Christmas card - one of the first ever printed - sold at auction Saturday for $16,000. The hand-colored card, which shows a family celebrating around a table, is one of about 10 surviving from an original batch of 1,000 printed in 1843, auctioneer Henry Aldridge said. The cards were commissioned by Sir Henry Cole, a Londoner who is generally recognized as the inventor of the commercial Christmas card. The card was bought at the auction in the town of Devizes in southern England by Jakki Brown, editor and co-owner of "Progressive Greetings" magazine and general...
  • Christmas Greeting Cards from our Friends in Pakistan

    12/25/2004 6:31:57 AM PST · by Snapple · 18 replies · 568+ views
    Daily Times (PAkistan) ^ | December 25, 2004 | Santa's Elves in Pakistan
    Daily Times (Pakistan) Wishes its readers a Happy X-Mas! Here is a Christmas Card and a Picture of Chritmas decorations and a star of Bethlehem. Please post them for me if you know how.
  • Bush is first president to choose yule card with a Scripture

    12/20/2004 2:48:40 PM PST · by velocityguy · 12 replies · 2,442+ views
    Bush is first president to choose yule card with a Scripture THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS About 2 million friends and supporters of President Bush found something in their mailboxes this month that no other president has offered: A holiday card with a Bible verse. This card has a line from Psalms, 95:2: "Let us come before him with Thanksgiving and extol him with music and song." Presidents have been sending season's greetings since Calvin Coolidge wrote "Merry Christmas" on White House stationery in 1927. And many presidents issued proclamations about faith-related events varying from the National Day of Prayer to...
  • Happy Holidays from the Big House! (Martha Still Delivers Her Christmas Cards..)

    12/20/2004 9:14:46 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 2 replies · 278+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/21/04 | Jeanette Walls
    Happy Holidays from the Big House!Martha Stewart isn't letting a pesky inconvience like federal jail time keep her from proper holiday etiqette.The imprisioned domestic diva has sent out Christmas cards to friends and family from the West Virginia federal prison where she is serving her time.The cards are, of course, quite tasteful and understated, according to one reciepent.A photo of a red wreath adorns the front of the card, then on the inside, in red type-face, are the words: 'Happy Holidays/My Very Best Wishes to You and Your Family/Martha Stewart/Alderson, West Virginia.'Seems like she could have left the location off,'...
  • School district backs down, will allow Christmas cards

    12/15/2004 12:04:19 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 368+ views ^ | Wednesday, December 15, 2004
    After the threat of a lawsuit, which was to be filed today, a school district in Wisconsin has backed down from its policy prohibiting Christian students from distributing Christmas cards that include the religious origins of the candy cane. According to a statement from Liberty Counsel, a religious-freedom law group representing five students, the West Bend Joint School District late yesterday changed its policy, thus averting the filing of a federal lawsuit. West Bend High School students Jeffrey Weigand, Rebecca Voigt, Danny Garris, David Daniel and Kara Waala are members of an on-campus Bible study and prayer group who decided...
  • Planned Parenthood's Pro-Abortion Christmas Cards Ready

    12/08/2004 10:49:48 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 15 replies · 614+ views ^ | November 30, 2004 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood's Pro-Abortion Christmas Cards Ready to Offend Again Email this article Printer friendly page by Steven Ertelt Editor November 30, 2004 Washington, DC ( -- They're back. Planned Parenthood's "Choice on Earth" Christmas cards that are panned as offensive each year are returning once again. The redesigned card features the same slogan as previous years. This year's card features bubblegum pink snowflakes on the outside along with the infamous tagline. On the inside, card buyers can go with Planned Parenthood's bland holiday greeting, "Warmest wishes for a peaceful holiday season," or purchase blank cards and create a greeting...
  • Happy Non-Sectarian December Holiday

    11/26/2004 7:56:12 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 30 replies · 856+ views
    raccoonradio | 11/26/04 | raccoonradio
    Tough finding a card that says "Merry Christmas" instead of just "Happy Holidays", isn't it?
  • CHRISTMAS CARDS and LETTERS for our TROOPS in IRAQ and AFGHANISTAN (send one here)

    11/06/2004 9:26:41 PM PST · by patriciaruth · 644 replies · 28,963+ views
    self | 11-05-04 | patriciaruth
    We have APO's for five units in Iraq and two units in Afghanistan, which means several thousand soldiers to whom we would like to send Christmas cards and letters and Hannukah cards and any other kind of holiday card you think a soldier there would like. Our troop supporters and patriots ping lists number about 200 FReepers, so we are asking all who can to respond with one or more card or letter and also to ask your friends and neighbors and other FReepers to send a card or letter. I have around 200 sheets of holiday paper decorated variously...