People and companies in Japan traditionally send cards for New Years rather than for Christmas. New Years cards are often printed with a photo of the sender or a picture of an animal from the Chinese zodiac. (This year, it's the Ox). Some cards are quite humorous.

Best card of 2009 — Dentsu Razorfish:


2008 was the year that "Dentsu | Avenue A | Razorfish" renamed itself "Dentsu Razorfish" and spared me the frustration of finding the vertical line symbol ||| on my keyboard every time I want to write about them.

The Greetings Card contains a set of fish shaped adhesive notes and a fish pen. So I won't forget the company's new name in a hurry.

I would have given this card a KISS award…. but the pen doesn't work.