Oh, no! Using humour to drive home the importance of using the Oxford comma? That can only mean one thing…it’s National Grammar Day!
I’m not only a witty child, I’m also an incurable dork. For the ongoing happy mail swap I take part in, I decided to turn last year’s Punctuation Saves Lives calendar into notecards to send out.
Start with one calendar:
Cut a few 8.5″ x 11″ pieces of cardstock in half, then score and fold each half to create a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card (A2 sized):
Affix the thumbnail images from the calendar onto the cards. When I first did this, they looked really stark, so I gussied them up a bit with co-ordinating washi tape.
To be extra-resourceful, I then trimmed each full page from the inside and then scored them to make co-ordinating envelopes.
They’re just waiting to be signed and addressed before they can start winging cheerful geekiness all over the place.
Thanks for looking…and remember, always check your punctuation! 🙂