As I have been scanning the correspondence that science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke received over his lifetime, a constant staple of correspondence always crops up near the end of a year. These being the abundant number of Christmas cards Clarke would get around the holidays. Most of these would be from people that Clarke had regular contact throughout the years like Wernher von Braun to governmental officials like the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Outside of the usual holiday correspondence that Clarke received, he would sometimes get Christmas cards from the most surprising of places. One example being a card he got from Lucasfilm (Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC) in 1981. The front of the card depicts Yoda dressed as Santa Claus.
No matter the source of the cards that were sent to Arthur C. Clarke, they all wished him a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year.
Please enjoy a selection of holiday cards sent to Clarke below.