Valve's Christmas Gift

I decided to do something special for Christmas 2009 and bought both sets of Valve's Left 4 Dead Holiday Cards. After filling them out for family and friends, I still had a bunch left over (there were a lot of cards), so I started filling out cards for things that don't fall under "family and friends", like Giant Bomb and Valve. Yes, I sent a Left 4 Dead themed Christmas card to Valve. This one, in fact:

The Left 4 Dead Christmas card I sent to Valve in 2009.
I even drew a picture on the left side. What's on the right is none of your business! Not that it's anything personal - I just believe a message in a Christmas card should only be read by those it was sent to.

I even drew a picture on the left side. What's on the right is none of your business! Not that it's anything personal - I just believe a message in a Christmas card should only be read by those it was sent to.

To my surprise, I received this envelope shortly after. Apparently they got my card:

What Valve sent me in return for the Christmas card I mailed them.

So, what was inside? Why, Left 4 Dead bumper stickers, of course! The fact that they sent something back in return is pretty awesome:

Soon. Soon everyone will know your face.

Soon. Soon everyone will know your face.

Here's what I sent to Giant Bomb, back when they were in Sausalito!:

I picked this one specifically because it had Bill on it.

I picked this one specifically because it had Bill on it.

Deep.

Deep.

Man, Christmas 2011 needs to hurry the hell up! I hope it gets cold in this part of North Carolina. If only Jack in the Box still carried taco nachos, I could celebrate Christmas just as I did then... by watching Giant Bomb content and eating delicious, greasy fast food.

Good times.

Here are the rest of the cards:

 

The Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 Christmas cards I bought.

And here is White Fluffy Kitty attacking the cards:

White Fluffy Kitty attacking the Left 4 Dead Christmas cards.

And here is White Fluffy Kitty making amends for attacking the cards by licking my hand:

You are forgiven, Fluffy.

You are forgiven, Fluffy.

 
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