Rachel Getting Merry: Holiday Cards (+ a giveaway!)

by Rachel on December 8, 2011

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, I realized…it’s time to get on my holiday cards! While I loved my card last year and I usually get into doing creative homemade cards, I just didn’t have a killer idea this year. So I decided to purchase cards from those people who have had killer ideas this year.

I found a great letterpress studio on Etsy for a boxed set of cards (which I’d rather not share until I mail them out!) and then I headed to Flytrap for some additional cards to send to my friends. I blogged about Flytrap right around Valentine’s Day and I knew I’d be hitting them up for some awesome cards and possibly some stocking stuffers come December.

Yesterday, I was faced with the difficult task of choosing just a few cards. There are so many good ones. (“Jesus is coming…and he’s pissed off nobody got him any presents for his birthday.” “Santa is coming…Christ, I hope he doesn’t get any manjuice on my Christmas tree.”) Eventually, though, I was able to narrow things down and pick appropriately inappropriate cards for all my loved ones.

After I picked out cards, I started looking at the other products, including the sticky notes, which I have to recommend as a stocking stuffer or a perfect gift for your office Secret Santa. There are tons of funny ones to choose from; I’m really loving the “Do not eat my poison food” sticky notes for your items in the office fridge.

As I was placing my order, I e-mailed the wonderful woman behind Flytrap to ask her a quick question, and this led to her offering up some more free products for you all! (I swear I didn’t get her drunk first; she’s just that generous. Or she was drinking in the office because, well, holidays have to be a stressful time for card makers.) So…here we go with another giveaway!

I have three prizes to give away to three different winners.

1. Five greeting cards

2. Four sticky notes

3. One journal

Within those categories, all the products will be winners’ choice. To enter to win (we can only ship to US residents so only enter if you have an address they can go to), just leave a comment on this post letting me know what your favorite Flytrap product is. It can be a specific holiday card or birthday card or maybe it’s one of the sexy Littles…whatever strikes your fancy. You have until Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST to enter and I’ll pick three random winners from there.


{ 73 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Audrey December 8, 2011 at 1:32 pm

The greeting cards are awesome!!!


2 Laura December 8, 2011 at 1:39 pm

All of the sticky notes are hilarious. I also like the Hanukkah card about eating bacon!


3 Maureen December 8, 2011 at 1:44 pm

After a tumultuous 2011, I’d love to get the LAUGH journal. It’s just what I need!


4 Katie December 8, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Ooh I hadn’t heard of Flytrap before! I’m liking the inappropriate coworker Christmas card…though I just started a new job so I don’t think the humor would be appreciated just yet ;)


5 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat December 8, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Love the “Tis the Season to Be Jolly…” cards!


6 Catherine December 8, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I like the “I love everything about you — especially your dick” card


7 Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy December 8, 2011 at 2:06 pm

The “I am not your servant” sticky notes really speak to me. I need them.


8 Heather December 8, 2011 at 2:12 pm

OH MY! I Looooooooooooooooooooooooove Flytrap! Their site has me LLOL just about every product I stumble upon when online browsing [read: procrastinating.]

I think my favorite of late is the “the other Christmas story” card. Hilarity!


9 Meghan December 8, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I love the Flytrap cards. My favorite is definitely “I’m so glad I found you…instead of Jesus.” I would love to get some!


10 Lauren December 8, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Those sticky notes are awesome. Would def. come in handy! Very cool stuff!



11 fluke December 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I pretty much love all their cards. but my recent favorite is the – Funny Facebook Card “Everyone is Hiding You on Facebook”. I can’t stop laughing.


12 Sarah December 8, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I LOVE the greeting cards… appropriately inappropriate is the perfect description. My favorite that I’ve seen was the valentine’s day card that said “Thinking of You” on the outside, and on the inside: “… Naked.” So simple, so funny! All the cards are great, but that one made me LLOL.


13 Rachel December 8, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I love the Laugh journal! And the greeting cards are adorable too : )


14 Emily H. December 8, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I LOVE these card…my fave http://www.shopflytrap.com/ecom-prodshow/CATH021.html
would be perfect for my sister


15 Manon December 8, 2011 at 2:40 pm

The “I love everything about you — especially your dick” has Manon written all over it! Love the sticky notes too! I could go NUTS on this site!


16 Lauren Elizabeth December 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Loooove the card about Santa being fat because he eats screaming kids. I also like the “I am Important” sticky note.


17 Bethany December 8, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Never having heard of Flytrap before (but checking it out based on this post because I’m a sucker for free stuff), I clicked over to check it out. As soon as I saw the heading “Get your snark on right here,” I knew I would fall in love as saracasm is basically my life. My coworker and I then spent the next 20 minutes yelling them to each other and dying of laughter, much to the annoyance of our fellow office staff, I’m sure. If I had to pick a favorite product (although I would probably have to make a list of favorites to be entirely accurate with this), it would be the “You Park Like An Idiot” post-its. I think I would probably be able to use these daily and maybe they would help calm my desire to fly into a blackout rage everytime I have to park somewhere.

Thanks for sharing such a great site that is going to become my new go-to place for cards!


18 Blair December 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Love the sticky notes! The “almost useless without a pen” one is great!


19 Sarah H. December 8, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I love all of their greeting cards. Sarcastic cards FTW.

I especially love the ‘i love everything about you… especially your dick.’ seriously, who can’t get behind that! :)


20 Grace December 8, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I love their sticky notes! So much fun, and perfect for the office


21 Ellen December 8, 2011 at 3:11 pm

LOVE the sticky notes. So awesome.


22 Julia December 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm

i’m a fan of the “jesus was born today… they think maybe” haha. awesome gift ideas!


23 Howdy from NYC December 8, 2011 at 3:33 pm

The sticky notes are sarcastic and brilliant. “You know you want me” Love it!


24 Sara December 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I love the TO-DO Lists!!


25 Tracy December 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm

HAHA I think the Boink Journal is so cool!


26 Courtney December 8, 2011 at 4:19 pm

the holiday brag letter is hilarious !! esp for all overly nosy relatives


27 maria December 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm

i love flytrap! i found out about them thru you in february, and since them, they are my go to for cards!! i hide the sexy littles in my boyfriend’s pockets, car, lunch ,etc. LOVE them :)


28 Maggie December 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm

I love the journals!


29 Stephanie @ LoveLaughterLight December 8, 2011 at 5:13 pm

The poisonous food stickies are pretty funny! What’s not so funny is that people eating other people’s food happens all the time at the hospital.


30 Ana December 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I need the don’t eat my food sticky notes. I have a special diet, and roommates with friends who don’t know to ask first.


31 Nicole December 8, 2011 at 5:46 pm

The cards crack me up–I think my favorite (and it was hard to choose!) is the one that says “I hope baby Jesus gives you lots of loot!”


32 looloolooweez December 8, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Oooh, a new shop to browse through! For some reason the “My parents never loved me enough to give me a pony,” sticky notes are cracking me up right now. Keeping my fingers crossed!


33 Ellen December 8, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I’m torn between the “Love” guided journal (because the “Sex” one would be preachin’ to the choir) or the “I’m so glad I found you instead of Jesus” card.


34 Laura December 8, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Hilarious sticky notes! Thanks for sharing – I think I know how I’ll contribute to this year’s secret santa at the office ;)


35 Eunice December 8, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Oooooooooooh. I want everything! My favorite are the You Park Like an Idiot sticky notes. My road rage is serious and with all the senior citizens around here, I need a steady supply of these!


36 Morgan December 8, 2011 at 7:17 pm

The anniversary cards are hilarious!


37 Melissa December 8, 2011 at 8:07 pm

The holiday brag card is seriously hysterical. There are so many people I’d like to send that to.


38 Eirinn December 8, 2011 at 8:12 pm

favorite: “you park like an idiot”

this would be useful no matter where you are from but i live in boston. massholes. enough said.


39 Becca December 8, 2011 at 8:35 pm

I love the “Reasons You Should Do Me Notes”. My boyfriend would love it if I hid those around the house!


40 Bridget December 8, 2011 at 8:53 pm

My favorite product is their Valentines Day card that says “I’ll be in my room crying”

But I am loving the Christmas greeting cards. Really, Sarcastic is the way to go for the Holidays!


41 Allison December 8, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Ohh, I ordered a couple of those “Little Notes” back when you first blogged about them — love them!


42 Helen December 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm

My favorite card is the “Killing my boss” friendship card to give to my favorite coworker. Thank you so much for introducing me to these. Hilarious. Have you heard of Bald Guy greeting cards? I think you would love them too!


43 Morgan December 8, 2011 at 11:00 pm

I am buying the Littles- Alternative tips to hand out at work. We love being inappropriate in the HR department, it keeps us sane.


44 Danielle December 8, 2011 at 11:55 pm

I love the “I am very important” sticky notes!


45 Michelle December 9, 2011 at 5:00 am

My favorite product is the guided journal, particularly the Laugh one.
Also love your ninja-gingerbread!


46 Joy December 9, 2011 at 6:46 am

I love the idea of Guided Writing Journal, “Laugh”


47 Stephanie December 9, 2011 at 9:52 am

I love the Chanukah card featuring the pig that says “I wont tell anyone you eat bacon” because someone NEEDS to send me that card. I am a Chanukah celebrator who proudly eats bacon, yum!!


48 Ashleigh December 9, 2011 at 10:50 am

I love all the cards in the “Sarcastic” category, especially the “8 inches can make a difference” card. Hilarious!


49 Tina December 9, 2011 at 11:48 am

I love the fake parking ticket sticky notes. Since I live in a city with limited parking, sometimes all I want to do is stick those on people’s cars when they double park!


50 Carrie December 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I’m a fan of the mystery food identifier post-its. A funny and not passive-aggressive way to help my roommates (okay, and myself) remember to toss our leftovers once they’ve reached the point of “no one is every going to eat that again.”


51 Mel December 9, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Love me some FlyTrap and of course I’m all over the Hannukkah cards! “Thanks for killing Jesus”? Classic.


52 Carrie @ No More Tomorrows December 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Those stickies are definitely cute but my favorite is definitely the Love Journal. All the journals are great ideas. The sex one is a close 2nd, but the Love one is my favorite.


53 kate December 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I’m not sure I know anyone Jewish but if I did I’d surely send them this “Hanukkah: You Eat Bacon” card


54 Laura December 9, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Love the “Santa eats babies” and “Better presents than Jesus” cards!


55 Hilary December 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm

The one that has the bragging holiday newsletter on the front is hysterical. My stepmom (who hates me) tends to send newsletters out highlighting all the annoying things that have “blessed” our family this year. They live on a golf course and travel internationally several times a year… I’m sure everyone just loooooves receiving news about THAT in the recession!


56 Janet December 9, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I love the “you park like an idiot” sticky notes. I’m known to leave notes, pennies, excessive amounts of soy sauce packets, etc… on the cars of people who park like idiots. Having them handy would hasten my get away.
On a side note, I wish Flytrap had more Chanukah swag, I’m a real sucker for it.


57 jen December 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm

i love the “do something you love” birthday card – would love to get it for my friends!


58 Jessie Spraggins December 9, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Love the “mystery food” sticky notes. Funny, and scarily enough, practical.


59 Angie December 10, 2011 at 12:38 am

I love the parking sticky notes. There’s a girl who lives in my boyfriend’s apartment building and she parks like an a-hole every day. I’d love to leave her a note from these!


60 Bizzle December 10, 2011 at 1:46 am

Totally need the poison food stickys. I’ve got mad food foragers in my office!


61 Holly December 10, 2011 at 1:46 am

The “why are you still wearing clothes?” one MUST be given to my boyfriend: http://www.shopflytrap.com/ecom-prodshow/CLVS004.html


62 Jennifer December 10, 2011 at 9:53 am

I love the stickies! Especially “you park like an idiot!”


63 Erica K. December 10, 2011 at 10:06 am

I’m loving the greeting cards! are so adorable. I would love to score a few of them <3


64 Lindsey December 10, 2011 at 10:38 am

I love the Little Saucy Coupons! The greeting cards are hilarious too. I need to remember those for Christmas cards next year!


65 jessica December 10, 2011 at 11:44 am

So many fun treats! I think I’m partial to the greeting cards


66 Katie December 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I love the Littles. They are so funny. How great would they be to leave in strange places.


67 Rachel December 10, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Ooooh, I LOVE giveaways! And I really like Flytrap thanks to your recommendation. The romantic/lovers section particularly cracks me up. I really like this one:

Front: Sometimes I picture us together when we’re old.
Inside: And I think Christ, I don’t want to see those wrinkly, old farts shagging! Make it stop!

HA, too funny. I’d love to get me some Flytrap this season : ) Thanks Rach!


68 Kristin December 11, 2011 at 8:42 am

The mystery food identifiers are hilarious!


69 Crystal December 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm

All of their greeting cards are hilarious! I’d love if someone sent me one because anyone with the sense of humor to send a card that funny is top-notch in my book. But of course I’d love to send one too!


70 Kavi @ lab to fab! December 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Cracking up over the “I love you” hearts card! These products are great!


71 Ashleigh December 11, 2011 at 3:21 pm

LOVE the “inappropriate rubbing” coworker card!!!


72 [SMASH] December 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

Those cards are cute!

I found the most awesome, crude Christmas card at Target that I’m mailing my 24 year old brother today.

You better watch out.
You better not cry.
You better not pout.
I’m telling you why…

Because Santa hates pussies.
Merry Christmas.

I consider it the find of a lifetime!


73 Rachel December 12, 2011 at 10:30 am

I saw that on your Tumblr and was so surprised that Target would sell a card like that…but pleasantly surprised for sure!!


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