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)


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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.)


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


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)


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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!


Very nice.  Thanks!

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

Arlington, VA
Santa Fe, NM
Columbia, PA!

Nice notes, too.

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


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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