UPDATED Send snail-mail Christmas Cards to Fr. Z – 2016

UPDATE 13 Jan 2017:

I’ll now let this scroll off, but before it goes into history, a few cards are still trickling in:

  • Sri Lanka
  • Poland
  • Lawrenceburg, TN (clearly a 2nd Amendment family’s photo of 8 kids, 3-20 in age, all holding firearms and prayers for that priestly vocation!)

Just because the Christmas card season is over, that doesn’t mean that you can’t send cards.

UPDATE 7 Jan 2017:

  • Monheim/Rhein, Germany (thanks again for the TMSM donation!)
  • St Paul, MN (Latin and St John of the Cross)
  • Columbia, IL (not sure about the piece of cardboard… but, thanks!)
  • Singapore (With 5 yr old Joseph’s art – Singapore – I’d like to visit there some day)
  • NY, NY (a lot of activity packed on that card!)
  • Lincoln, NE (novena of Masses – long letter – 11 kids?)
  • Stockton, CA (book)
  • Dawson Creek, BC (Mile 0 of Alaska Highway? The internet is very cool.)
  • Spokane, WA (thanks!)
  • San Jose, CA (moral patch! Nice Batman stamp.)
  • Kenai, AK (Alaska stepped up!)

UPDATE 3 Jan 2017:

  • Oakland, CA
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (thank you and cute kids!)
  • Fairfax, VA (NRA!)
  • Vero Beach, FL
  • Coon Rapids, MN
  • FPO AP (card made by Carmelites in Tokyo… very cool)

UPDATE 31 Dec:

  • Fredricksburg, VA (lots of kids!)
  • Port Washington, OH (unlike some people, I appreciate spiritual bouquets!)
  • East Berne, NY (prayers for the not-yet born)
  • Vienna, Austria (prayers)
  • Battesford, England (yes, perhaps a hat)
  • Valencia, CA (time machine!)
  • Madison, WI (book)
  • Yankeetown, FL
  • Broken Arrow, OK (I’m speechless)
  • Hutchinson, MN (Ham! – 73)
  • Easton, PA (vocation? prayers)
  • Åbo, Finland (lovely image on the card)
  • Markt Schwaben, Germany (prayers and cool card)
  • Košice, Slovakia (nifty stamp!)
  • Surrey, BC (hope to see you soon!)
  • East Elmhurst, NY (bookmarks)

UPDATE 29 Dec

  • Orleans, MA! (revert!)
  • Grafton, WI (you are welcome for the PODCAzTs)
  • Prince George, BC (confession.. good)
  • Kingston, ON (you are welcome)
  • Bethesda, MD (nice kids)
  • Pamplona, Spain (great penmanship)
  • Forest Hills, NY (thank for ongoing help with that nut bar)

UPDATE 28 Dec

  • Huntsville, AL
  • Vienna, Austria (You are welcome!)
  • Morrisville, PA, (Masses)
  • GP Farms, MI (card within a card)
  • Westminster, MD
  • New Paltz, NY (great stamps and polaroid!)
  • Faribault, MN (cute kids)
  • Mt. Clemens, MI

UPDATE 27 Dec

  • Madison, WI
  • Summit, NJ (Thanks, Sisters)
  • Janesville, WI (lots of great kids)
  • Alexandria, VA (stamps!)
  • Dundee, MI (Masses)
  • Wylie, TX
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • La Mesa, CA (nice wall)
  • Providence, RI (Thanks, Father)
  • Castor Valley, CA (great note)
  • Icarai, Brazil (cool cut out thing popped up)
  • Carlsbad, NM! (prayers!)
  • Falmouth, NS
  • Alexandria, VA (JAG)
  • Broad Run, VA (cute kids)
  • Maysville, KY (SAHM)
  • Rochester, MN! (1st Communion photo w/ Card. Burke!)
  • Indian Trail, NC (seminarian card -thanks)
  • Hopewell, NJ! (Masses)
  • Tempe, AZ (you are welcome)
  • NYC, NY (NYPD!! – For the Thin Blue Line? Anything.)

UPDATE 24 Dec

More cards today.

  • Cudahy, WI ($2 bills!  Cool stamps!)
  • Seaford, NY (prayers)
  • Clifton Park, NY (Northeast Catholic College)
  • Austin, TX (gift card)
  • St. Paul, MN!
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Travelers Rst, SC (Thanks, Sister!)
  • Iowa City, IA
  • St. Thomas, VI (Tridentine Mass Assoc. Virgin Islands? We need an exchange with the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison!  Perhaps in… January or February.)
  • Austin?, TX  (nice family photo)
  • KC. MO (Semper Fi!)
  • Bothwell, WA
  • Mesa, AZ

UPDATE 23 Dec

I’m back and I found the PO Box jammed!

  • River Ridge, LA (book!)
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Mt. Clemens, MI
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Louisville, KY (name of a famous pitcher)
  • S. Jordan, UT! (gift card, check, novena of Masses and advice about being old)
  • Menoken, ND (cute kids)
  • NY, NY (GLITTER? REALLY?… if I knew who you were, anonymous sender, I’d excommunicate you and … it did NOT fall out.  HA!  Thwarted, you fiend!)
  • N. Fort Myers, FL! (novena of Masses)
  • Covina, CA (reminding us to GO TO CONFESSION!)
  • Santa Paula, CA (novena of Masses)
  • Carrigaline, Cork – Ireland (novena of Masses
  • Newton, MA (quote of Benedict XVI)
  • St Petersburg, FL – (ham!)
  • Atlantis, FL! (novena of Masses)
  • Harrisburgh, PA (mote cute kids)
  • Dayton, OH and.. Switzerland (novena of Mass and, no, not a Bugatti)
  • Dallas, TX
  • Aurora, CO (Chesterton quote)
  • ___, MI (thanks, Father)
  • Holyoak, MA! (interesting quotes)
  • Berkey, OH! (nice family shot)
  • Brooklyn, WI! (thanks for everything… truly)
  • Portsmouth?, England (great bishop!)
  • St. Paul, MN
  • Wilmington, NY
  • Dennison, MN (even more cute kids)
  • Peosta, IA (cute kids abound – must be some of those rigid trads)
  • Kailua, HI (cool family notes – kudos)
  • Chicago, IL (beautiful card from St. John Cantius)
  • San Antonio, TX (all sorts of stuff)
  • Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Oak Park, IL
  • Schenectady, NY (all sorts of stamps)
  • Howard Beach, NY
  • Atherton, CA
  • Loganville, GA
  • Scarsdale, NY
  • Orlando, FL  (on zone defense)
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Mankato, MN (Latin)
  • Kansas City, MO (I haven’t forgotten the wine)
  • Voorhees, NJ
  • Minneapolis, MN (prayers)
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Farmington Hills, MI (cool stamps)

UPDATE 16 Dec

  • Ave Maria, FL (an envelope with blank Christmas cards – odd, but nice)
  • Spokane Valley, WA (thanks for the Masses)
  • Chula Vista, CA (thanks for the Masses)
  • Thaxton, VA (with a poem)
  • South Woodchester, Gloucestershire  (great note)
  • W. Lafayette, IN (wax seal!)
  • Albany, NY
  • Sabattus, ME (a ham!)

If I am able to begin some travel tomorrow, I won’t be able to check mail for a few days.

UPDATE 15 Dec

  • Pasadena, MD
  • Bridgewater, MA
  • Gilbert, AZ (interesting card  – donkey carries a tabernacle with a ciborium!)
  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • Tampa, FL? (thanks for the gift card)
  • Tisdale, SK (Vatican II, ha ha, very funny)
  • Arlington Heights, IL (again!)
  • Menomonee Falls, WI
  • FPO, AE 09834 (great inculturated image of Mary and Child)
  • Palm Beach Garden, FL

UPDATE 13 Dec

  • Kingston, ON – 73! and thanks for Masses
  • NY, NY
  • Shawnee, OK
  • Natrona Heights, PA
  • Summit, NJ

Lots of custom made cards with photos this year.

UPDATE 12 Dec

  • Greer, SC! – thanks!
  • Grawn, MI – thanks for the remembrance in the Rosary
  • Delmar, NY! – with a donation for vestments HERE
  • San Francisco, CA – even had some Latin
  • Fresno, CA
  • Elysburg, PA – music CD

UPDATE: 7 Dec:

Pine Grove, PA – nice old fella

One came in without a locality, but it was spiffy.  It was a large card printed on glossy stock and the stamp featured a photo of the undersigned!

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Very nice.  Thanks!

UPDATE: 6 Dec – Cards have started to arrive. So far…

Arlington, VA
Santa Fe, NM
Columbia, PA!

Nice notes, too.
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With the whizzing of your planet around your yellow star, we’ve come again to Christmas card season.

If you would like to send me Christmas greetings, please send a card by snail mail, if possible with really cool stamps.

As I did last year, I’ll try to post all the places whence they arrived from around the world.  Also, I find the notes and letters which describe the year people have had to be interesting and, often, moving.

I have a US PO BOX address.

Fr John Zuhlsdorf
Tridentine Mass Society of Madison
733 Struck St.
PO BOX 44603
Madison, WI 53744-4603

PAST ADDRESSES ARE VOID

If you need to send anything that requires a signature, such as gold bars, a Bugatti Chiron, bearer bonds, cases of Pappy Van Winkle, complete Pontifical Mass vestment sets … you know, the usual stuff, get in touch with me for an alternate address.

Please! DON’T send perishable food items. I am sure they would be wonderful, and mostly neither poisonous nor hallucinogenic, but, please, just don’t.

If you put glitter in the card, I may recite the Maledictory Psalms against you.  Thanks in advance for your kind cooperation in this matter of great importance.

Have a wonderful Advent!

PS: I have also located and dusted off my Tactical Christmas Stocking.

The moral patch, by the way, is from my unit in the SciFi books in which I am a character.  I will put it out again soon in the hope that people who pass by will load it up repeatedly with mag and ammo… and stuff.

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