Christmas is weird. It used to be even weirder. This is proof.
I started collecting vintage Victorian Christmas cards years ago and sharing them with friends online, and the whole thing exploded. This site began with a tumblr blog (http://weirdchristmas.tumblr.com/), but there were stories to tell about those images, and Tumblr’s not the best for text. So here we are.
Then I decided I didn’t enjoy having free time, so I started a podcast.
A very brief FAQ:
Do you actually own all the cards you post?
If only. No. I do collect vintage Christmas cards, and I have a lot of them. But the most popular and weirdest ones are hard to find now. Krampus cards in particular go for at least $30 each online. So if you’re looking to start your own collection, expect to spend some serious cash.
Is your name really Craig Kringle?
Are you serious?
Where can I hear the podcast?
Search your favorite podcast delivery thing like iTunes or Google Music or whatever. If you search and can’t find me on your favorite one, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll spank them until they get it on there.
Can you send me a link to that one card I remember that you posted two years ago and that I can only vaguely describe?
I’ll do my best. I don’t mind requests like that, and I get them a lot. But my organizing system is pretty idiosyncratic, and I can’t remember when I’ve posted anything. If you saw it on Tumblr or Twitter, I have it somewhere, but it may take me awhile to find it. (One of my long term goals is to make a searchable, well-tagged collection of all the cards…but that takes time and effort, and I don’t get paid for this, you know. Moochers.)