The Number 1 complaint is that the recipient's name is misspelled, something I would never do. Here is list, ranked from 1 to 20.
|goo ranking on whatjapanthinks.com|
Numbers 3 and 7 seem particularly bad since nengajou are generally customized to include the zodiac sign of the New Year.
Number 11 is significant in Japanese culture.
I'm guilty of Number 13.
I am the opposite of Number 16.
Numbers 8 and 19 are things I hate about Christmas cards I receive from some of my American friends.
Number 20 is bad?
Look at this blog I found by a New Zealander named Alessandra Zecchini. She posted this entry on December 8, so she's organized. She has stamps of the Chinese zodiac! She even made labels for her Christmas presents with her bunny stamps. I need to be as proactive as Alessandra Zecchini. Next year (or at the end of this one), I'll have stamps and card stock ready by the first of December so I won't commit Number 5 on the goo ranking again.
Before I can think about next year's nengajou, I need to get to do this year's. Hmm, maybe instead of hand-writing them, I'll break with tradition and send this pre-made Pan-kun nengajou.
What do you think?