Japan Post has issued 3.82 billion New Year's cards with lottery numbers this year.Similar to Christmas cards in Western countries, sending New Year's cards is one of the traditional Japanese customs to celebrate New Year.
To Japanese people, the New Year's Day is the most important national holiday. We exchange New Year's cards to our friends, relatives and business acquaintances to wish them a happy New Year and catch up on recent news.
Soon I'm going to prepare for the cards; buy postcards, decide the design which probably bears the image of the next year zodiac animal, dragon.
If you like to experience the true Japanese New Year's card, I'll send you one. Please let me know your address by e-mail directly. firstname.lastname@example.org
In Japan, New Year's cards should be delivered on January 1 if you post them by December 25. But I don't know when they will be sent to you in your country.
PS: In case you win the lottery next January, you'll need to find how to get it.