This Guy's Christmas Card 'Hack' Is The Most Hilarious Way To Save Money

The presents are unwrapped, the tree has been thrown on the curb, and life continues into the new year until next holiday season. But between now and then there are a whole lot of other holidays and special occasions to be celebrated. If you’re the sort to send cards, you’re probably looking for the perfect illustration and sentiment to convey your feelings via the U.S. Postal Service.

But Twitter user Joe Heenan has another idea. Just use whatever you got! Heenan shared his altered Christmas cards that have been spruced up with nothing more than a black marker and some ideas. It’s a very economical way to celebrate the people you love in life:

Perfect for any occasion—except you should know, Joe, that same sex marriage is just called marriage now, especially if you’re congratulating somebody! But otherwise, a total hit:

A few people even had their own examples:

A wood burner is really reaching, but why not find all sorts of things to celebrate? Goodness knows I have enough unused cards lying around.

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Cole Sprouse Sends His Twin Brother Unsettling And NSFW Christmas Gift—And Everyone Has Questions

Former Disney stars and current beloved social media favorites Dylan and Cole Sprouse grew up right before our eyes. They’re not Zack and Cody anymore, they’re big adults who give each other extremely adult gifts, apparently. And it’s a bit alarming.

On Thursday, Cole tweeted a text conversation he had with his twin, Dylan, about a Christmas gift from the former. Dylan seems more confused than mad, but Cole claims he didn’t appreciate this present. 

It’s a bisected penis drawing.

Huh, that is what this is, isn’t it:

Very informative! Sort of threatening as well. 

Naturally, folks have questions, though they’re not all about the anatomy lesson:

My question is, “Does the d*ck joke get more sophisticated when it’s anatomically correct?”

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Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Breaks Billboard Top 10, And Carey Just Responded

Christmas albums are a guilty pleasure. If you play me some Yuletide songs from December 26h until November 30th of the following year, I’ll roll my eyes and dream of the different ways I can drop-kick you into oblivion.

However, from December 1st until the 25th, I’d really love it if you could just blast Christmas songs all day. I don’t even care what they are, I don’t care how slow they are, I don’t care how old they are, I don’t even care what language they’re in – I wanna hear them.

I mean everything about the song: the music video, the lyrics, Mariah’s Christmas pajamas and the bell sounds in it are nothing short of perfection.

And as it turns out, there are tons of people who agree with me, I mean how else would a song that debuted in 1994, somehow, 23 years later, make it to the Billboard Top 10 chart, if it wasn’t absolutely adored?

That’s right: The holiday staple beat out a bunch of new releases to break into the top ten play chart because it’s that friggin’ good.

Mariah Carey was super thankful for the resurgence and let her fans know.

And apparently they’re called lambs, which is about a good a name as any, I guess? Unless Maybe Carey really likes shawarma or something.

Is it an indication of our generation’s obsession with everything ’90s?

Or maybe it’s because Carey is somehow viewed as a plucky underdog who had to persevere the test of time?

I mean that can’t be right, it’s not like the song wasn’t successful when it debuted. 

People started taking a stab at how they thought Mariah was taking the news.

While others brought up irrefutable points.

I mean come on, it’s not like they’re wrong, are they?

Apparently there’s a movement now to bring “All I Want for Christmas Is You” out of the top 10 and into Billboard’s Top 5 category.

I mean, why stop there? Why not make it gun for that number one spot? 

Let’s make it happen people. Let’s do it for Mariah. No…not Mariah – for CHRISTMAS.

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Airbus Test Flight Spends Five Hours Drawing A Christmas Tree Over Germany

The holiday season is fast approaching, and to get us all in the mood, Airbus decided to give one of their test flight crews based in Hamburg, Germany, a pretty bizarre flight plan for their five hour test of an Airbus A380. 

Why did the flight plan have them going in circles? Because they were drawing a Christmas tree, as this flight data from air traffic website Flight Radar shows…

And yes, they did add a tree topper. Which just happens to cover the length of neighboring Denmark. 

One concern social media users seemed to have was the amount of carbon dioxide emitted drawing the tree. 

Flight Radar explained that the flight is actually a test for the Airbus A380, so it would be up in the air even if it wasn’t drawing a Christmas tree.

They also shared the flight data from a similar test flight across the United States, where the route drew a plane. 

In general, people on social media seemed to think it was pretty cool. 

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We All Knew This Day Was Coming–Starbucks Releases Christmas Tree Frappuccino

Last month, Starbucks released their new Christmas cups and were quickly met by outrage from people who seemed to think that the cup featured a lesbian couple holding hands. Yes, it was a pretty bizarre piece of outrage, but this is the Internet, after all. 

In a less controversial move, Starbucks has announced that they’re adding a new item to their holiday menu  — the Christmas tree frappuccino.  

But if you want to grab the latest item on the holiday menu, you’ll have to be quick, because the item is only available for five days. The frap will be available from the 7th, and is essentially a Peppermint Mocha Crème Frappuccino topped with Matcha whipped cream. 

There’s also some crushed fruit and caramel on the top, to make it look a little like its namesake. 

And as is usually the case, there’s already a bunch of photos on Instagram, in case you’re afraid the promotional shots are fluffed up. 

Are you going to try one?

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This Student Is Dressing Like A Christmas Tree For The Entire Semester

Kelsey Hall posted a photo of her wearing this adorably ridiculous Christmas tree outfit, complete with an indifferent expression about donning such a cheery garment.

With the photo, she penned a vow to wear the tree to all of her classes for the rest of the semester if it hit a thousand retweets.

And, at the time of writing, Hall’s original post hit over 4,600 RTs, so…yeah.

Hall wasn’t all that excited about keeping her promise.

She was out to dinner when she realized she had to put up or shut up, and her friend caught a snap of her incredulous face.

Again, she really, really didn’t want to go through with it.

But her adoring public egged her on…

…and Kelsey had no intention of ever backing out of the bet.

She ultimately pulled through, and there’s plenty of on-campus evidence to prove it.

A fact that she wants everyone to be aware of.

Students were ecstatic at the prospect of seeing Hall rocking her Christmas class outfit in person.

And, in the true spirit of Christmas, she made it happen.

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PSA: Christmas Joy Is Finally Coming To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

PSA: Christmas Joy Is Finally Coming To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

The Harry Potter universe is already a pretty magical place, which is why it made perfect sense to make a theme park based off of it: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You’ve got all sorts of Hogwarts and J.K. Rowling-inspired enchantment surrounding you at every turn.

But what if there was a way to make the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter even more magical? 

Well there totally is, and Universal Studios found a way to do it. 

Because they’re planning on decking out the park in a Christmas theme this Holiday season. I know: Hold onto your Nimbus 2000s.

From Universal:  

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will give guests a special opportunity to see, feel, and even taste what it’s like to celebrate the magic of Christmas in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.”

This is what the Hogwarts Castle will look like at night when you visit the Florida park in the evening.

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Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley will be tricked out with all the Christmas bells and whistles like boughs of holly and lights.

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But the decor isn’t the only thing at the Wizarding World that’ll be getting a facelift.

Dining menus, drinks, and shows will all get a healthy dose of Christmas cheer.

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There isn’t much more news as to what Potterheads can expect on the menu, but the books and films are rife with some delicious meals that provide plenty of inspiration for the cooking staff to get creative with.

Imagine a festive feast like this?

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Or what about dancing around in your very own Yule Ball?

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Here’s Universal’s official announcement of the cool things coming to their park. Check it out below.

Have a Happy Wizarding Christmas.

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This Clever 6-Year-Old Ordered $200 Worth Of Christmas Presents While Her Mom Slept

Thanks to all the glories of modern technology, we can order holiday gifts with the touch of a button. The simplicity is beautiful — all the phone needs to bring you holiday joy is a fingerprint. Security and efficiency; what more could you want?

As it turns out, even a touch ID can’t protect you from the conniving mind of a 6-year-old. 

6-year-old Ashlyn Howell from Little Rock, Arkansas surprised her parents this Christmas — by racking up a huge Amazon bill on their account. 

Ashlyn’s mother, Bethany Howell, knew trouble was afoot when she received 13 confirmation notices from Amazon about recent Pokémon-themed purchases. At first, she and her husband believed their account had been hacked, but their daughter made sure to clear things up for them: while Bethany slept on the couch, Ashlyn gently took her mother’s thumb and used it to unlock the Amazon app on her phone. The 6-year-old preceded to order $ 250 worth of Pokemon paraphernalia. 

This seems particularly enterprising for a young child — perhaps she’d ordered it by mistake? “No, Mommy, I was shopping,” Ashlyn confirmed.

Ashlyn’s little shopping spree is indicative of a larger problem. 

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A 6-year-old’s ability to break into her mother’s account emphasizes just how simple it is for people to hack these online retailer apps. 

Luckily, the Federal Trade Commission is trying to crack down on companies like Google, Apple, and Amazon to put in place a more secure system to avoid these kinds of hacks. In the meantime, the commission suggests wearing gloves while you nap. 

…You never know when an enterprising toddler will try to steal from you. 

So, what happened to all the Pokémon gear?

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The Howells were only able to return four of the items (and returning too many items will get you banned from Amazon, FYI) so it looks like those toys aren’t going anywhere. Ashlyn’s mother, however, informed the future hacker that Santa would not be delivering all those presents this year. (h/t KENS5)

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People Love This Little Girl Who Dressed Up As Cindy Lou Who For A Grinch Christmas Party

T’was 2 days before Christmas,
And all through the night,
Folks kept retweeting this,
Because it made them smile bright.

But what @BigAnt_Szn couldn’t have known,
Was that her tweet would go viral,
Due to the photos shown.

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A photo for reference,
For those who do not know,
Why so many on Twitter,
Loved her costume so.

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But there was one user,
Who was rather perplexed,
By how this little girl,
Managed to do this to her head.

That’s when @BigAntSzn replied to the dude,
Despite his phrasing being a little bit rude,
As far as how they managed to get her hair to stand up,
It turns out that they simply used a small cup.

Pretty neat all around.

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A Total Stranger Paid For This Woman's Christmas Shopping When Her Card Was Declined

Zara Chowdhury from Manchester in the United Kingdom was shopping at LUSH recently when she got to the checkout and her card was declined. After waiting ten minutes, the cashier tried the card again and it was declined for a second time. 

Chowdhury asked the cashier to keep her basket behind the counter while she ran to an ATM to take cash out. But when she came back, she was shocked to find that someone had paid for her items, at the cost of £43 ($ 52.)

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Chowdhury took to the LUSH Facebook page to thank Bethany for her generosity:

“Hi my names Jemma I’d just like to make an appeal to say thank you to some one who done something very generous.”

“I was out shopping at Trafford centre with my son getting a few gifts from LUSH when I was ready to be served my card declined so I waited 10 minutes to try again but unfortunately it declined again so I told the woman behind the till to leave the stuff behind the till whilst I go cashmachine which was 10 minutes from the store by the time I come back the woman come from behind the till with a bag which had the stuff I was going to buy in it she said some one has brought it for you and left a note!!!”

“I was in shock and asked her who the woman was I went round looking for her which I couldn’t find her I just wanted to say thank you and I really appreticate what she has done!! Goes to show there are some really nice people in the world.”

“CAN EVERYONE PLEASE SHARE SO I CAN FIND OUT WHO SHE IS AS WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU PERSONALLY XXX SHES CALLED BETHANY BY THE WAY.”

Bethany’s gesture has been shared over 11,000 times, with commenters offering praise.

“Bethany has given everyone seeing this post that lovely Xmas feeling knowing lovely people out there,” one commenter wrote.

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