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: 
  

 
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: 
 
 
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. 
 
 
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. 
 
 
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:

  
  And here is White Fluffy Kitty attacking the cards: 
 
 
And here is White Fluffy Kitty making amends for attacking the cards by licking my hand: 
 
You are forgiven, Fluffy. 
 
 
 
 
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<------StreetPass 2: Giant Bomb Staff Edition 
Motion-Controlled Molestation: A New Form of Griefing------>
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Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

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: 
  

 
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: 
 
 
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. 
 
 
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. 
 
 
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:

  
  And here is White Fluffy Kitty attacking the cards: 
 
 
And here is White Fluffy Kitty making amends for attacking the cards by licking my hand: 
 
You are forgiven, Fluffy. 
 
 
 
 
------- 
<------StreetPass 2: Giant Bomb Staff Edition 
Motion-Controlled Molestation: A New Form of Griefing------>
Edited by Kyreo

That is pretty awesome of Valve to send you some stuff in response.

Posted by BaconGames
Posted by Daniel_Newton

Fluffy is always forgiven. 
Sweet Boomer drawing.

Posted by Video_Game_King

Did you pressure Giant Bomb into giving you free shit? Perhaps by mentioning what Valve gave you?

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff
@Newten: Indeed she is. And thanks! :D 
 
@Video_Game_King: I didn't get the chance as I sent the cards all at once!
Posted by Ub3rSlug

Those cards are actually on sale for 75% off right now, if anyone is looking to stock up on holiday cheer in the form of Left 4 Dead Chrstimas cards, now is probably the time!

(Also, you should probably stock up on Taco Nachos, which sound delicious.)

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff
@Ub3rSlug said: 

(Also, you should probably stock up on Taco Nachos, which sound delicious.)

They were! They were my favorite fast food item of ALL-TIME. I apparently am one of the few to like them, though. They were discontinued a while back. :(
Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Oh man! I miss taco nachos and Jack in the Box! Bring 'em to my area, you corporate duders, you!

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Posted by Dalai

Bumper stickers!? The least they should've done was send you pills.

Posted by Manhattan_Project

@Vito_Raliffe: Do you have that envelope framed? Because that shit is strangely awesome.

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff
@Sparky_Buzzsaw: NEVER 
 
@Dalai: I ate them all. 
 
@Manhattan_Project: It is safely kept in the same folder the cards were sent in. It has protective cardboard!
Posted by Deusx

Vito, I can't help but think of you as the most friendly and polite person in this world. Nice to know people who are actually nice on the internet. Those Christmass cards are awesome!

Posted by Gav47

What just one cotton pickin minute, your real name is Vito Raliffe?

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff
@Deusx: Thank you! 
 
@Gav47: No, but it might as well be a legal alias. I've used it for over ten years!
Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

@Vito_Raliffe: EVER?

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Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff
@Sparky_Buzzsaw:   
Posted by ReyGitano

Now I'm starting to better understand your furry fetish. I feel like I'm trying to reverse engineer Batman here.

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff
@SlashseveN303: They're so fluffy ^___^
Posted by ReyGitano

@Vito_Raliffe said:

@SlashseveN303: They're so fluffy ^___^

Well, it is fluffy. Your logic wins you this round sir.

Posted by Manhattan_Project

@Vito_Raliffe: I want you to know that I spent the last half-hour listening to OutKast. Damn you.

Posted by JCTango

Wow that was pretty cool of them to send you back a card :D.

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff
@Manhattan_Project: My plan worked!