• http://smithshack71.blogspot.com/ SmithShack71

    Tell me you didn’t broadcast your address on that envelope.
    The card is lovely.

  • Tracie

    Heather – it’s lovely but did you mean to leave your address visible on that last photo? Maybe it’s not your address and you’re way ahead of me or maybe I’m on my way right now! WA HA HA

  • Patti

    Guessing that’s a pretend address because in my experience most SLC addresses are full of crazy numbers, like 5000 S 2360 W. Love the card, will have to check out Zazzle this year.

  • Katrina A Raplee

    Duh, she needs more cards to decorate! It was a subtle hint to get those cards going her way! LOL!

  • Heather Armstrong

    That’s a UPS store where I have all my mail sent. It’s on my contact page. But, yes. Most addresses look exactly how you described. It seems confusing but it makes finding places sooooo easy.

  • Heather Armstrong

    Look at my contact page.

  • Heather Armstrong

    Take a look at my contact page.

  • mdhinnefeld

    its her post office address :)

  • http://smithshack71.blogspot.com/ SmithShack71

    I got you. I didn’t want a peek anyway. I actually knew better, but your writing hand is something akin to my eyes. Not good. I squinted at that and thought – Girl… No she di’int.
    And you’re welcome!

  • Karen

    I am one of those crazy people that bring my holiday cards that I purchased last year on sale to the pool or beach and write them out there. Everything ready to go by August – one year totally forgot to mail them though.

  • Jennifer Wysokowski

    Very pretty–I always love unposed shots for cards, but I do not enjoy the holiday card season. Bah!

    I skipped last year (and was called out on it by someone I know–what is it with people and holiday cards?) Debating whether to send them this year.

  • RzDrms

    Oxford comma, *Oxford comma*! GAH! Rest in peace, Oxford comma. :-(

    I was hoping there’d be a discount code Zazzle would’ve given you for us to use? I’ve been looking for a place to print Christmas cards, but $1.90 a card seems high. Even a 10% discount for the traffic you’re sending their way would’ve been cool. Ah well! :-)

    Love your pretty holiday cards; the girls are so charming. :-)

  • Tracie

    Ok, heading home.

  • Rita Zimmerman

    The card and the girls are lovely. Congratulations on creating your first card. Zazzle is a great resource and I’ve used it a couple of times myself. Have a great holiday season Heather.

  • Cathy

    Oxford commas deserved to die!

  • Cathy

    Lovely card! I also have problems with sending Christmas cards. I work for a nonprofit where our Decembers are VERY busy with year-end appeals. My husband, the one who cares about sending cards in the first place, knows he is in charge of sending them. He’ll buy them in early December, but never write messages, address or stamp them. We have an entire filing box full of unused Christmas cards that he’s bought over the years. Sigh…

  • http://ferryfolk.com Danalan

    We have a couple dozen boxes of Christmas cards, each box missing a couple that we actually managed to use. In an ideal world, we’d know where to find those boxes so that we wouldn’t buy more cards each year.

  • OrangeLily

    Did you just show the world your home address?

  • Kathleen

    A good example of when you may still want to use an Oxford comma, courtesy of Mignon Fogarty:
    “We invited the strippers, JFK and Stalin.”

  • Beth Purdue

    Very pretty card. I was just looking at my summer vacation photos to see if there were any possibilities for a Christmas card. Will definitely check out Zazzle.

  • Heather Armstrong

    Thank you, Rita. You, too.

  • Flora

    Beautiful card Heather, I love the design and the photo you chose! x Flora

  • issascrazyworld

    I always wait too long, wanting photos that seem Christmasy. Yeah…maybe if I did them now, with photos from last weekend, they’d actually get done.
    Love that photo of your girls.

  • CM

    Heather–love the photo of your girls! I tried looking for the first card above (the chalk board one) on the Zazzle site, but cannot find it. Can you share a link?


  • Stephanie

    For a minute I was like, I need to tell her MY address. Maybe then this year I’ll get a Christmas card from someone! But now, now you may just get one from ME!

  • Heather Armstrong
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  • Amanda

    In sincerity, and without snark, I’m wondering if you are you really impressed with the color quality of the cards they sent you? I love seeing real life examples of services like this because of course they make everything look good in an online gallery. It could be the felt paper, but I think the coloring is way off, and really blown out! Your original photo is rich and warm with nice contrast, highlights and healthy kid cheeks. I don’t see the same in the card. I know this is sponsored so maybe you can’t be too critical? Am I crazy? AM I TOO CRITICAL? Interneting is so hard!

  • Stillangelic

    That card is breathtaking. I literally teared up and placed a hand over my heart. It makes up for all the years you didn’t send any.

  • MazMonroe

    Crikey! I think $1.90 for personalised cards is fantastically cheap! Great selection to choose from and really well made. You should come live where I do, in the UK. Then you’d know all about high card prices. (And everything else! I don’t know how we manage here.)

  • HeatherNC

    if I sent you my address and a card, will you send me one?

  • SurprisingWoman

    Cards are 50% off. There’s a code on their page, it’s only good through tomorrow. Hurry!

  • Mel

    I used Zazzle recently for my Wedding Invitations, RSVP, Wishing Well & Thank You cards. They all turned out superb!
    Great choice Heather :-)

  • Happy Mama

    Hope I’m not POINTING OUT THE OBVIOUS (your capitals) but you’re trying to sell holiday cards for Zazzle on October 22nd. However, it is an awesome photo. And I bought the Chuck calendar. Very nice quality.

  • Bee Butler

    I might sell my soul to receive a card from you in the mail, Heather.
    ESPECIALLY this one.

  • Janie T

    yeah, this ^^^

  • maggie wilkin

    I love Zazzle! Use it every year for something. THat reminds me I better get moving on my cards;)

  • Eliza Twist

    Thanks for sharing! If I ever get back to sending holiday cards (2013 was my personally granted year off), I’ll give zazzle a try.

  • http://oddlovescompany.com/blog/ Katybeth

    Lovely card! Your friends and family will love it. Zazzle is easy to work with and provides excellent service. The company I use to use is now impossible with pop-ups jumping out at each click and a hard to navigate web site. My dear boy told me when he was about 6 that he thought it was SO RUDE to put his name after the “and sign.” Did not think this one was worth the therapy dollars so I started using the ~ to separate name. Wonder if Marlo will notice :-D

  • Beth Horton

    YES! I love Zazzle, too! I used them for my wedding invitations, reply cards, photo cards, and custom stamps. I know there was something else in the past year, too. I have been looking for an excuse to make something new. Thanks, Dooce! And to the current top comment, how have you not learned to Google for coupon codes by now? Zazzle has sales CONSTANTLY.

  • http://grampoo.com/ Grampoo

    That looks fantastic! lovely cards

  • samixie

    Hey, there’s a coupon code on the website! =)
    It’s Holiday Card Time! 50% OFF ALL CARDS & BONUS 10% Off All Products ! Use Code: MAKEYOURCARD Details

  • Aundrea

    Wait. You went from NEVER sending holiday cards to getting them ordered by the end of October?! You really are the valedictorian of LIFE. xxoo
    Gorgeous cards. Imma check them out… in a state of panic, oh, around December 10th.

  • Heather

    This is me, to a T. I have never sent holiday cards, although I’ve intended the heck out of doing it. Zazzle might get a sale from this sponsored post. Great design, and it looks super easy! Will they also compile a holiday card mailing list for me?

  • Ann

    She got paid to do this…