With our Chinese bankers dining at the White House, it seemed fitting to let you know how to celebrate the next Chinese New Year.
After all, the U.S owes China a lot of money, so maybe Americans will need to be nicer to the Chinese, learn a few Chinese words and phrases, and pick up some facts about Chinese New Year. When’s the celebration and what critter is this year named after?
Ni Hao Ma Via Email
To be honest, I’m having a tough time learning Chinese on my Mac. English? Check. Spanish? Check. Chinese? All I know is that we (America) owe them a lot of money, and it’s the Year of the Rabbit.
To celebrate Chinese New Year, number 4,709 (I think they got started before we did) aMacIsland presents the decidedly inexpensive 4709 Stationery Pack for your Mac’s Mail.
That means you can celebrate by sending email to all your friends that will remind them of our new Chinese overlords.
If that bothers your red, white, and blue-blooded friends, there’s also a Condolences Stationery Pack (but I couldn’t find a template with a Sorry About That theme).
Celebrate With A Bang
From what I can tell, Chinese New Year is celebrated pretty much the same as New Year celebrations everywhere else. Lots of noise and fireworks.
The Chinese New Year 4709 Stationery Pack gives you a bunch of templates to use when you send out email messages. But hurry, rabbit fans, February 3, 2011 will be here quicker than the year of the rat.
Stationery is easy to setup in Mail.
In fact, Mail comes with a bunch of pre-installed stationery templates. Click New Message in Mail. Then click the button Show Stationary. Select the Stationery template you need and you’re good to go.
The folks at aMacIsland obviously have too much time on their hands. They have Mail stationery packs in stacks.
Feeling bad about how much we owe China? There’s an America Stationery Pack. Worried about the economy or your job? There’s a Butterflies Stationery Pack.
Some of the stationery packs are free. Download and install.
There’s packs for Fruits and Vegetables. For Flowers. For Beach Life. And for Stains.
Seriously. Stains?. I told you they have too much time on their hands. There are packs for holidays; Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, May Day, Cocktails, and the Cannes Film Festival.
And Daily Moods. The Zodiac. And Zen. Dozens of Mail stationery packs from cheap to free. Fittingly, the Condolences Stationery Pack is free. The Chinese New Year Pack is not.