What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Etsomnia™ Volume 69*: Holiday cards


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Merry Christmas from your college roommate. By YeaOhGreetings

*I’ll bet you thought I was going to do something dirty for the 69th Etsomnia, didn’t you?

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)

Our poor mailman. Not only do I do 90% of our holiday shopping online, but this time of year, he also has to deliver pounds and pounds of paper to our mailbox daily. When we get home every night, the thing is absolutely stuffed to the brim. Okay, mostly with doubles of every catalog in the western world, but also with holiday cards.

Like the people who send them, holiday cards come in all shapes and sizes. Some are funny, some are a little too hip for their own good, some are doggedly religious, some are minimal, some are way over the top, and some are just plain ugly. I think a holiday card really tells you a lot about the sender, and we have a great time in my house matching the cards with the people who chose them. And like everything else, Etsy’s holiday card selection definitely makes a statement.

As usual, links to the items for sale appear below each picture. However, today, we’re doing something new. Instead of commenting on the cards, I’m linking to the people who I think would send them.

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So cute! If I hadn't already bought four different designs (because I kept forgetting I had already purchased some), these would be going out to our people. By DeanPenn

If I hadn’t already bought four different boxes of holiday cards (because I have been Etsy shopping drunk again), these would be coming from me! By DeanPenn (who also makes a really wonderful baby announcement)

Oooh, grrrl! By seasandpeas

Merry Christmas from this guy. By SeasAndPeas

Merry Christmas from Agnes von Catbeard. By StupidAnimalShop

Merry Christmas from the third shift IT lady. By StupidAnimalShop

Happy holidays from the weird family down the block. By CastleMcQuade

Bestie is SO getting one of these. By SadShop

Merry Christmas from your big sitter, er sister. By SadShop

This pretty much sums it up. By TheLovelyUgly

Happy holidays from THAT cousin. By TheLovelyUgly

That's not what I hear . . . By SpicyCards

Merry Christmas from your judgy neighbor. By SpicyCards

Seasons Greetings from the Clutterbuck Family. By QuiteGoodCards

Happy holidays from your cousins in Nevada. By QuiteGoodCards

If the sender of this card sends you cookies, don't eat 'em and drive. By TurtlesSoup

Happy holidays from the guys in 4C. By TurtlesSoup

Happy holidays from the Raphael Family. By SweetGeek

Happy holidays from the your son’s classmate’s family. (“Why can’t I go? Theo’s parents let HIM go to conventions.” “Well then go live with Theo’s parents!!!”). By SweetGeek

Seasons greetings from the neighborhood cat lady. By GretaJanePaperCo

Merry Christmas from the family drunkle. By StuffInTheBack

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ Volume 69*: Holiday cards

  1. Superb collection! My 8 year old is going to want the Elvis card and my 6 year old is going to want the Elf pugs. My husband, however, might just buy the Star Wars cards because he is such a massive SW nut that I fear he might need therapy if the new movie does not meet his expectations.

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  2. They are really awful Donna and for me a strange kind of Christmas cards, but fun 🙂

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  3. As usual, Etsomnia delivers massive belly laughs.


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