I remember being eight years old and wanting desperately to get a musical birthday card. You know, one of those cards that starts playing Happy Birthday every time you open it? I'm not sure why I wanted one so badly, but I begged for one until my aunt Claire finally bought one for me. I still have it to this day, I might add. However, this card has nothing on the shipment of cards that came into work this week.
Imagine a head-on collision between Dayspring and CCM, with a tinny sound quality thrown in for good measure. Enough said?
For those of you who have been looking for a birthday card that sings Indescribable by Chris Tomlin, look no further. Want an encouragement card that plays some nice, soothing Casting Crowns music? You've got it. Now your friend can praise Him in this storm. As for the friendship card, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that it plays Friends by Michael W. Smith. Because friends are friends forever, if the Lord's the Lord of them. They may never have any contact with each other after graduation or the last day of camp, at least this side of heaven, but they're friends forever. Want to give your significant other a Dayspring card that tells them just how much they mean to you? How about one that plays Kiss Me by Sixpence None the Richer? Is it just me, or should musical cards be limited to jokes. They kind of seem to fall flat on romantic occasions.
But my absolute favourite- the piece de resistance, if you will- is the "no particular occasion" occasion card that plays Jesus Freak by DC Talk. That's right, Jesus Freak. Clearly they just wanted an excuse to work that song (and a wonderful song it is, too) into a musical card. I seriously considered buying the card for myself before giving myself the "Christina-you-need-to-watch-your-finances" lecture. But if anyone out there wants to send me a card for no particular reason, from one Jesus Freak to another, I'm open. In the meantime, I had to youtube the music video to Jesus Freak to bring back memories. "People say I'm strange, does it make me a stranger? My best friend was born in a manger." Good times....