Over the last few years it has been a tradition for His Majesty the King of Thailand to send “homemade” New Years greetings cards to his loyal subjects. The first one of this kind was released in December 2005. There has been one every year since. Each card portrays His Majesty with one or more of his favourite dogs. The card for New Year 2013 features His Majesty the King in casual dress flanked by his favourite royal pet dogs, Khun Thongdaeng and Khun Mali. It contains a poem bearing a royal message, and a royal blessing to the King’s subjects.