We all know that one person who probably waits for New Years’ more than Santa himself. Apart from our respect, these people deserve something more – a bunch of countdown letters, each leading to 1st January.
Each letter is numbered so that they can open the first letter on the 25th of December, second on 26th and so on. You can choose to have the entire bunch sent to the special one or hand one letter yourself each day!
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6 days to go:
This has been a fairly awful year, hasn’t it? Don’t nod your head so vigorously or it might fall off. But in just 6 days, 2020 will officially be over. I know you’ve probably been keeping a count of the ‘number of days until 2021’ since March, but the wait is finally over. Almost. I promise that 2021 will be much better…. (contd)
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5 days to go:
This is a fairly gentle reminder (not that you need any) that you are going to be leaving this nightmare called 2020 behind. In five days, a newer, and hopefully a better, year will come into our lives. So now that you know that I am as excited about 2021 as you are (maybe even more), you can quickly share the list of ALL the things you want to do next year…. (contd)
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4 days to go:
Four days to go for d-day!
I hope you woke up feeling great about this last week of 2020. Congratulations on surviving it (so far). Make sure you don’t let anyone sneeze on you. Not for the next 4 days at least. So I considered buying a genie lamp to make all your wishes come true. I must have rubbed over 600 lamps so far and the only thing that came out was a spider and some dust (you can never trust things from China)… (contd)
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3 days to go:
Just THREE days to go!
I tried kidnapping Ricky Martin to wake you up this morning and sing ‘Un, dos, tres Un pasito pa’lante María.’ But that plan didn’t work out so you might want to consider playing it on Youtube instead… (contd)
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2 days to go:
Here we go again – another letter!
2 days to go for a new year (not like you, of all people,need a reminder). So how does it feel to say goodbye to2020 forever and ever and ever? By now you must have figured out that this ‘letter ritual’ is going to continue everyday till we are done with this nightmare of a year for good. In case you aren’t particularly enjoying these letters, too bad…(contd)
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I’ve got good news!
I recently wrote to the Government of India, urging them to treat 2020 as Year Zero and to not add this year to our Birthdays. Since we didn’t really use the year, there’s no point adding it to the age, right? If the bill is passed, you can be the same age you were in 2019. Consider it my New Year’s gift to you…(contd)
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OMG! OMG! OMG! I AM SOOOOOOO EXCITED MY LUNGS MIGHT POP OUT. I wanted to buy you the Eiffel Tower to celebrate this day in, but I couldn’t find a gift wrapping paper big enough to wrap it with. Do you have any idea how excited I’m getting about 2021? Imagine a hungry monkey, swinging from tree to tree, who just got access to an unlimited amount of bananas forever. … (contd)