Congratulations!

✱ ✲ ✻ ✼ You cracked the code! ❆ ❅ ❄ ✽

Here’s a pristine version of the ciphertext in case it was too difficult to read from the card:

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By the way, the code (really more of an encoding) is called Base26, or B26 for short.

We wish you a wonderful holiday and a fabulous 2023!

–The Cryptographer, December 19, 2022