UPDATED – Send Fr. Z your snail-mail 2022 CHRISTMAS CARDS!

UPDATE: 13 Jan ’23:

Another batch of cards has been forwarded. I’m grateful to those who check my old P.O. box.

Livingston, MT (OL Rockies!)
Okotoks, Alberta (amazing, kid art from each, and photos)
Brooklyn, WI (thanks, friends… what a year)
Hampshire, UK
Livermore, CA
Mission Hills, KS (lovely card!)
New Hope, PA
Norway? Wiesbaden? (yes, I did, but after I got home, and you would not believe what I have heard Roman tour guides say… ignorant bigots doesn’t even begin…)
Escanaba, MI
Kenai, AK
Fort Collins, CO (home of WWV)
Nashua, NH (nice)
Ashford, Middlesex
Portsmouth, NH (your envelope was opened but I think it had KID ART!)
Atchison, KS (St. Philip Neri… great saint!)
Baldwin, NY (yes, we must PERSEVERE!)
Colorado Springs, CO (wow… quite a photo!)
Österlånggatan, Finland
Las Vegas, NV (thanks)

I’ll try to post some photos of kid art later… right now I’m watching U-MN hockey against detested Notre Shame (with 7 players from MN).  ITE RODENTES!

UPDATE: 4 Jan ’23:

Another batch of your cards arrived! Whence?

Calabasas, CA
New Orleans, LA
Melbourne Beach, FL
Atlanta, GA (thank you)
San Mateo, CA (nice card!)
Appleton, WI (I like that St Joseph)
Wausau, WI (good luck!)
St. Paul, MN
Harrisburg, PA (thanks!)
Falmouth, NS
Menomonee Falls, WI (KID ART!)
Arlington, VA
Saint Mary, MO (yes, I remember you and many more in my Masses)
Lincoln, NE (KID ART!)
Philadelphia, PA (R.I.P.)
Liberty Lake, WA (glitter… o{]>:¬( … but KID ART… I’m so conflicted… o{]:¬/ …)

UPDATE: 3 Jan ’23:

I have some new cards!

Cuhardy, NY (every year!  LOL!  love it)
Covins, CA (please do… go to confession)
NYC, NY (I hope to be back soon)
Savannah, GA
Wichita, KS (thanks)
McKenzie, TN
Fort Calhoun, NE
Shelbyville, KY (the CSC is GREAT!  More Catholic sites should use it)
Thousand Oaks, CA
Sidney (nice martini… I will)
River Ridge, LA (beautiful, I’m so glad)
Fairfax, VA
W. Fargo, ND (lovely)
Lod Angeles, CA
Marion, IN (thanks)
Flushing, NY (thanks! was there not long ago, alas my restaurant wasn’t as good)
Orlando, FL
Millersville, MD
Roselle Park, NJ
Montgomery, AL (thanks)
Bethesda, MD (great baby name!!!)
Alliston, ON (wow, thanks and thanks)
Kuna, ID
Kenosha, WI (thanks)
Fort Wayne, IN (my condolences and thanks)
Orlando, FL
Lost Nation, IA
Lake Side, CA (73 and agree)
Plano, TX
Tiverton, RI (thanks, friend)
Ave Maria, FL (I’ve thought about it)
Hanover, CT (thanks)
Carlisle, MA (ongoing thanks)
Mount Victoria, NSW (KID ART!  Thanks, LIA! Thanks, J! And kudos.)
Windsor, ON (golly, of course, prayers! and thanks)
Upper Brookville, NY (lovely)


UPDATE: 25 Dec ’22:

I received more cards yesterday, which were a joy to open today. And there was kid art!

Mesa, AZ
Ashburn, MA (stamps!)
Hollister, CA (good!)
Hudson, MA (thanks!)
Billerica, MA
Ashburn, VA (thanks for the kind words)
Kingston, ID (kid art variant)
San Juan, PR (thanks and prayers)
Dorchester, MA
Louisville, KY
Huntington, WV
Buca Raton, FL
Appleton, WI
Calais, VT (congrats!)
Irving, TX
Bottesford, Leics. (I’ll try to remember)
Deptford, NJ

Keep them coming! They take a while to get to me since they are collected and forwarded. If there is something pressing, drop me an email.

UPDATE: 20 Dec ’22:

Another batch of your cards arrived! Alas, only one piece of kid art. I believe it is the Bugatti I mentioned in the first post.

Newport, NH (ha ha)
Washington, DC* (octogenarin convert!)
Story, WY (fancy card)
Brea, CA (great news! It helps to know that.)
Olathe, KS
Balham, London (thanks, Father!)
Indianapolis, IN
W. Warwick, RI
Watervliet, NY
Malone, NY (thanks)
Rochester, MI (Masses, thanks)
Albuquerque, NM (thank you very much)
Fort Washington, MD (12 kids!)
Bowie, MD
Valdosta, GA (73!)
York, PA (23 grandchildren!)
OVerland Park, KS
W. Warwick, RI
Atlanta, GA* (thanks – prayers for that priest, RIP)
Brooklyn WI* (thanks!)
Bowling Green, MO* (thanks)
Ocala, FL
Chula Vista, CA (masses, thanks)
Loganwille, GA* (thank you)
Wokingham, UK
Fort Worth, TX
San Antonio, TX
Wading River, NY
Kent, England
Independence, KY (glad to be of help)
Stamford, CT
Lubec, ME
Dillsburg, PA (cute)
Dayton, OH
Rapid City, SD
Berkey, OH* (thanks)
West Salem, WI (finally! kid art!)
San Francisco, CA* (thanks)
Beaumont, TX*

UPDATE: 12 Dec ’22:

I am delighted to report that I received a first wave of forwarded Christmas cards. Here are the locations I could figure out.

Windsor, ON*
Gravesend, Kent (still enjoying Patum)
San Diego, CA
Dearborn, MI (I love that about your 97 year old grandmother’s hand missal – and fun  stamp)
W. St. Paul, MN
Vero Beach, FL
Livingston, MT*
Frisco, TX*
Staten Island, NY (you are welcome)
Reeseville, WI* (many thanks)
Arbor Vitae, WI (nice grandkids)
San Antonio, TX*

No kid art yet, but I am hopeful.

I look forward to the next round.

Originally Published on: Nov 27, 2022

I always enjoy your Christmas cards.  The notes and letters which describe the year people have had are interesting and, often, moving.  I read them all.

And drawings by kids are great!  I’ve included two from last year.

If you would like to send me Advent/Christmas greetings or cards, please send by snail mail (if possible with really cool stamps).

Remember mail?

As I have done in years past, I’ll try to post all the places whence they were mailed from around the world.  Keep in mind that if you don’t include your address, at least your city, I can’t easily do that.

I have a US PO BOX address.

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

That is the P.O. Box of the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison

Someone will regularly check the P.O. box for me and forward everything.  NB: That will add a little time to how long it takes to reach me… but they do reach me.

If you want to send something time sensitive, or perhaps expensive – like keys to a Bugatti – contact me. HERE   We might be able to find you a much faster address!  If you’ve been a regular benefactor and we’ve had contact, you might consider that option.

Please DO NOT send perishable food items. I am sure they would be wonderful but, please, just don’t.

If you put glitter in the card, I’ll recite the Maledictory Psalms against you.

If  I receive something threatening or illegal, I will immediately turn it in to law enforcement.  I’m sorry I have to write that under such a cheery topic, but this is the world we live in, especially in this dreadful craziness going on.

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  1. redneckpride4ever says:

    You only want a card? And here I was ready to get you a five year subscription to America magazine.

    At least I’ll be able to save money.

    [Could you throw is a couple years of Fishwrap? Although kid art is usually of a higher quality and more theologically sound.]

  2. OzReader says:

    If you want Fishwrap, I’ll speak with the local fish & chip shop.

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  4. redneckpride4ever says:

    I dropped you one in the mailbox on Saturday when the post office was already closed. Not sure how long it takes to get from NH to WI and then to you but I think we have time enough before Christmas gets here.

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  6. redneckpride4ever says:

    All my joking antics aside, over the years how many US states have you received cards from?

    I’m thinking next year it’d be cool if we, your readers, can go grassroots and get a card sent to you from every state plus DC.

  7. Liz says:

    Well, ours aren’t even printed off…nor edited. (Even after edited. I always see things later!) It will be in a later wave but I do want to get more stamps before the price goes up! Have a lovely end of advent and a Merry Christmas, Fr. Z. You are in our prayers!

  8. cmfzed says:

    My contribution would undoubtedly be mistaken for kid art. I will stick to a card.

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