At the end of Michaelmas 1963 OUHG printed its own Christmas card – or rather, a birthday card for Jesus: it read on the outside Happy Birthday Jesus! and on the inside 1963 today! The cards (“printed in heaven”) were used internally but some, with envelopes and a pencilled ’1/-’ price, were inveigled into the rack at W H Smith’s in the Corn.
Cards were sent to the press, and Atticus in the Sunday Times reported on 15 December 1963 [transcript of these cuttings here]:
One was also sent to the Pope and – as Atticus in the Sunday Times reported on 15 March – was politely acknowledged:
OUHG followed up with a greetings card for Easter:
Isis noted this on 14 March:
The News of the World was next:
Next term, Cherwell (29 April) picked this up:
which led on a week later to this in Cherwell (6 May):