New Year's Day
No, indeed, though it is only fair to say that rubberstamping is addictive and that you may soon find yourself prowling stationery stores and perusing catalogues with a glazed look in your eye. There is no documented case of anyone taking out a second mortgage in order to buy another really marvelous set of alphabet stamps . . . though there are rumors.
"Let us begin our holiday section with the Fourth of July"
We digress. Let us begin our holiday section with The Fourth of July. Invitations to a barbecue can be uniquely yours with stars, flags, Liberty Bells (magic marker supplies the historic crack).

This is one occasion when you might even apply the stamps to persons who wish to sport a star on one shoulder, or whatever. Should these be young persons (i.e., children) restrict this to those who bathe willingly and well, because by Halloween the star will be considerably less attractive.

Memorial Day
The July 4 theme will adapt very nicely to Labor Day, Memorial Day and other festive national holidays. Should you wish to limit yourself to a single stamp, a frog, stamped in red and blue on white paper and circumscribed Hoppy Fourth of July might capture the mood.

On Halloween, when witches ride, stamps can personalize the trick-or-treat bags, adorn the party invitations, and even decorate your door. Witches, cats, pumpkins, and brooms fit the mood, and white shelf paper taped over your door will welcome visiting goblins. Even our friend the frog will work: stamp him in black, then draw (or stamp) a simple witch's hat behind or below him.

Feathers, Indians, a Pilgrim silhouette, a turkey - wrap your hostess gift for Thanksgiving Day in plain white paper stamped with a symbol of the occasion. It is not easy to fit our friend the frog to this occasion, but another very useful, very versatile stamp, Perfect for the day is

Christmas, Hannukkah, and New Year's come replete with symbols - stars, candles, trees. Those same stars that in red and blue decorated your 4th of July invitations can reappear in red and green on the packages you wrap, the gift cards, the Christmas cards themselves, even on fabric for napkins or tablecloths. Now, about the frog. This is realIy hokey, but red and green frogs leaping about your wrapping paper, with Hoppy Holidays written here and there among them, do capture the slightly wacky feeling of the festive season.
New Year's Eve
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