Earlier this week, Hyperallergic published an article by Jason Li, a Hong Kong-based cartoonist and designer who wrote about how protesters in Hong Kong are subverting the holiday season with Christmas cards that convey their political message of freedom and democracy.
In a long Twitter thread responding to Li’s article, hundreds of readers from Hong Kong have shared their favorite radical, creative Chrismas card ideas under the #freehkxmascard hashtag.
The cards, rife with protest memes and slogans, were too impressive not to share. See a selection of our favorites here below.
We hope we will win in the battle for democracy & justice…
And we hope our brothers & sisters in detention/prison can celebrate with us next year for a truly joyous & worry-free Christmas.
We’ll remain hopeful & fight on! pic.twitter.com/sVRTbHIyyQ
— Janet 😷 (@JanetTeddy111) December 18, 2019
— Toast Lover 😷 from 🇭🇰 (@hk_toast_lover) December 18, 2019
Hkgers are writing christmas card to the detained protesters.
we want to tell them we never forget them and want to wish them merry Christmas . pic.twitter.com/Lm3ZzKURpE
— katie (@katie57716360) December 18, 2019
— Chelsea😷🕯️ (@Wintericecccc) December 18, 2019
I love this one pic.twitter.com/8YLKqnJeGP
— 😷 Phyllis (@chongtingon) December 18, 2019
— 😷StandAsOne (@senoritatea) December 18, 2019
— SoHa (@Liberat68088432) December 18, 2019
— imak🖐🏼 (@akholic) December 18, 2019
We have written many christmas to our fellow protesters who are still being detained… hope they’ll feel some warmth and love during this time of the year 😔 pic.twitter.com/ydRkoWT8zM
— Vanessa Law (@Fatpigvanessa) December 18, 2019
— Tiki-taka (@tiki12737664) December 18, 2019
— CM (@Cacainor) December 18, 2019
— Walter chau 147 (@147Chau) December 18, 2019
We’re still need to fight on! pic.twitter.com/FVu8N0sb76
— Winnie Yip (@WinnieYip6) December 18, 2019