Today’s the day. The day I received my first promotional plastic bag from a political party standing in European Parliament election in Slovakia. And the contents?
1 plastic bag
1 promotional newspaper
9 leaflets/brochures: 1 brochure introducing all the MEP candidates for this party, 4 brochures promoting a particular candidate (2 of them exactly the same—a mistake or a strategy?), 1 brochure introducing the priorities of their party group in EP, 2 leaflets inviting for a public discussion with candidates and politicians (again both the same—repetition is the mother of not forgetting, isn’t it?), and 1 leaflet inviting for a protest gathering against cancellation of the Special Court in Slovakia
1 token for shopping trolleys
1 candy with expiry time April 2010 (like I could wait so long…)
1 poster with an excerpt of the Slovak Accession Treaty to the European Union in 2004
1 red ribbon tying up the poster
1 minibook (3,1 cm x 2,5 cm) with the text of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
1 packet of forget-me-not seeds (produced specially for the election)
There are some ideas that I have really appreciated: my favourites are candy (though I haven’t unwrapped it yet—I hope it won’t taste bad…), poster (no smiling faces but an official treaty!), minibook (though it had been published by European Union, yet this party has spread it to people), and seeds (I can’t wait to plant them in our garden).
May your election day be sweet and blossoming. And forget-to-vote-not!