October 17, 2011

Swistle Cards for the Holidays

I have been very busy and flustered this morning, because I got an email from Zazzle that holiday cards are 50% off today and through October 20th (code is CARD4HOLIDAY) [edit: new sale is 60% off through November 4th with code UPTOSIXTYOFF], or 75% off if you order more than 75 (code is JOY2THEWORLD) [this one I don't know if it has a new code/expiration, but I don't think so] and I've been meaning since LAST Christmas to update the Holiday Card Scoring System card (it ties in to this post), so that I'd be poised to order more for THIS year as soon as a deal like this came along. LAST year I made the "Swistle's Holiday Card Scoring System" card---but then when I ordered some, I realized it didn't really make any sense to have my name on there. So on the new version I've taken that out. (The old version is still in the shop, so don't get confused.) Here's the new version:



The inside says "Happy/Merry Holidays," and between the word Merry and the word Holidays is a list of holidays. I went back and forth on whether to include Eid, because it's not always at the same time of year as the others---but then I thought, really, I've already got things kind of messy by having the "pre-Dec 1st" and "post-Dec 25th" part in the rules (hmm, I wonder which holiday Swistle herself celebrates!), and leaving it out might look like exclusion for reasons other than timing, so perhaps this is a time when inclusiveness can be prioritized over making sense accuracy.

I ordered some myself, and because I bought more than 75, I got them for 76 cents each including the shipping, which I'd say is PRETTY ROCKING considering they're $2.95 each without the sale.

And I'm posting it in case you are still looking for holiday cards for this year, because I think we all have some people on our card list who could stand to review the rules.

10 comments:

Bibliomama said...

Wait, you MADE THAT CARD UP PERSONALLY? That is, like, SO COOL. I think Zazzle was not great for shipping to Canada, but I'll have to check it out, because, omg, SO COOL. Unlike me, obviously.

Swistle said...

YES! It is so fun! I even chose the EXACT COLOR OF MY BLOG! Then I copied and pasted a bunch of the rules from the post and dithered ennnnnnnnndlessly getting them to fit the card format, and choosing a font that looked like the blog font, and so on!

(There's also a little Swistle skirt on the back of the card!)

Doing My Best said...

REALLY?! A Swistle skirt on the back?! I DIE!!!

Lippy said...

Childrens Place has a similar, not same skirt on clearance in the girls section. Only in size 6 and 10. Love the scoring system.

Superjules said...

So if someone sent you this card as a holiday card how many points would they get?

Swistle said...

Lippy- I think I bought it! Is it the mixed-print one with a small floral, then diagonal plaid, then a bigger floral? In, like, orange and magenta and blue? Elizabeth is in size 4 or 5, but I bought it in 6 to set aside!

Swistle said...

Superjules- HA HA! Oh, man. That would have to be a pretty high scorer, wouldn't it?

Anna said...

BRILLIANT! I love it! Nicely done, my friend.

Saly said...

I am pleased my "Before December 1st" addition made the cut.

Alice said...

UBER HEART this card. i have 1 day left!! *runs to the internets*