Anne Taintor – Holiday Gift Guide

On the forth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

I love retro and every time I walk in to a store, if there is an Anne Taintor display, I am always drawn to it. Time usually flies quickly as I lose myself while reading all of the fun, witty captions.

I first shared my love of Anne Taintor with you in a post last year and I am so excited to share these designs with you again.

They carry everything from stationary to shot glasses and although my favorite item is no longer available (a passport cover that said “We all have our baggage.”), I have my eye on a lot of their magnets and lip balms.

Their holiday cards are a great item to have and send to loved ones over the holidays. The package I received said “all she wanted for Christmas was a nap”. I can’t wait to send these out to all of the hard working ladies I know. Send your holiday greetings out in retro style this year with Christmas cards from Anne Taintor.

Anne Taintor has generously offered one lucky This Bird’s Day reader packs of Christmas cards as a giveaway (ARV $50).

TO ENTER (MANDATORY ENTRY): Go to Anne Taintor to look at all of their captions, then come back here and leave a comment at the end of this post telling me what is your favorite Anne Taintor phrase. *You must do this for any additional entries to count.

After you have completed the first entry, you can enter an additional comment one time only for each of the following:

This contest is open to both Canadian and US residents and runs until 10pm MST on Friday, November 19 2010, 2010.

*I received holiday cards for free to complete my review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine only and are in no way influenced by any outside factors.

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  • Carolyn Nov 19, 2010, 9:56 pm

    “Can I Retire Now?” That’s Great!!!

  • melissa n Nov 19, 2010, 1:12 pm

    i like the ‘all she wanted for christmas was a nap’

  • Cathy Nov 16, 2010, 11:12 am

    CathyWench US&CAD: Enter to win 2 packs of Christmas cards from Anne Taintor @ThisBirdsDay @

  • Michelle Kafka Nov 14, 2010, 12:01 pm

    My favourite Anne Taintor phrase is “someone called… about something…”

    Thanks for having this giveaway.

  • andalene Nov 13, 2010, 2:24 am

    “he fully appreciated the eroor of her ways” Interesting.

  • corey Nov 13, 2010, 2:23 am

    “an attitude is a terrible thing to waste” – just for my daughter

  • Caitee Nov 12, 2010, 12:20 pm

    I think my favourite phrase has to be I’m going to be the most popular girl in rehab! but I also love Gay apparel was putting it mildly for Christmas cards.
    I used to have postcards from Anne Taintor on my cupboards in my first apartment.

  • Cara D. Nov 10, 2010, 6:45 pm

    i love the saying…..”she was one plum pudding from a yuletide meltdown”

  • missbobloblaw Nov 10, 2010, 2:13 am

    I don’t suffer fools gladly… but I do gladly make fools suffer

    LOVE IT!

  • cathy harlan Nov 9, 2010, 9:55 pm

    I liked bite me


  • Pam D Stensrud Nov 9, 2010, 3:45 pm

    This one sounds so fitting for a single mom like myself…

    …and then the children cleaned their rooms, got mommy her drink, and went straight to bed. The End.

  • AnnieO Nov 8, 2010, 11:39 pm

    LOL … I really like “why don’t you go Xerox your ass?”

  • Julie Nov 8, 2010, 7:24 pm

    “Stop me before I volunteer again” is my choice.

  • Michelle Nov 8, 2010, 4:07 pm

    I’ve been coveting the Xmas cards with the caption, “”gay apparel” was putting it mildly.”

  • trish Nov 8, 2010, 11:18 am

    My favorite Anne Taintor is really hard to pick…love LOVE her xmas cards…but this is one of my favorites all around…

    …and then the children cleaned their rooms, got mommy her drink, and went straight to bed. The End.

  • Kristen Nov 8, 2010, 9:18 am

    “can I retire now?”

  • Carla Nov 8, 2010, 7:05 am

    do I ever question your lifestyle?

  • Marlene V. Nov 7, 2010, 11:34 pm

    I really like the quote:
    did somebody say “open bar”?
    Thanks for the chance to win

  • Naomi Nov 7, 2010, 5:05 pm

    My favorites are “what’s a nice girl like me doing without a drink in her hand?” and “stop me before I volunteer again”

  • Cathy S Nov 7, 2010, 4:49 pm

    My favourite Ann Taintor phrase is “frugal is such an ugly word”. Thanks for this great giveaway!

    catshaw14 at gmail dot com

  • Michelle Franczek Nov 7, 2010, 4:43 pm

    My favorite is
    had she really hit Reply to All?!?!?
    too cute

  • Aliya D. Nov 7, 2010, 1:05 pm

    I LOVE Anne Taintor… I have these Christmas Cards from a few years ago that I keep in my box (refusing to give them away), because they’re hilarious… I had a great time browsing the site and chuckling at the cards. My Holiday favourite is: “Fortunately, she had remembered to stock up on the Prozac before going home for the holidays” also loved “She was one plum pudding from a yuletide meltdown” …

    Aliya D.

  • Mel Nov 7, 2010, 10:22 am

    I like the comment, because I’m a mother…that’s why.

  • Kristen Nov 7, 2010, 9:50 am

    “Choosy moms choose beer”. So true!

  • Julie Nov 7, 2010, 7:49 am

    Gotta love ‘Domestically disabled’ – didn’t know Anne Taintor could describe me so well!

  • Doreen Ballou Nov 7, 2010, 7:42 am

    It’s so hard to pick as I like so many of the captions but I think I’m going to have to go with “Why yes, I am that kind of girl”.

  • Claudia C. Nov 7, 2010, 6:25 am

    as promised, she served him his balls on a tray

  • crystal evanisky Nov 6, 2010, 8:40 pm

    favorite saying….i dreamed my whole house was clean…i wish!!!

  • Dawna Nov 6, 2010, 2:12 pm

    ta-daa! now let’s have a cocktail…

  • Bridget Roy Nov 6, 2010, 8:22 am

    My favorite!!she was one cocktail away from proving his mother right

  • SuperMel Nov 6, 2010, 8:07 am

    “Choosy moms choose beer”… LOVE IT!

  • Mary DeBernardo Nov 6, 2010, 6:26 am

    “I love NOT campimg”!

  • Sherry P. Nov 5, 2010, 10:36 pm

    “all I want for Christmas is a nap”


  • MandyB Nov 5, 2010, 7:48 pm

    “as promised, she served him his balls on a tray” as well as “domestically challenged” cuz that is so me!

  • Zera Nov 5, 2010, 6:39 pm

    “hell yeah, I’ve been naughty!”
    “I cheat at reindeer games”

  • Mercia Nov 5, 2010, 6:20 pm

    Frugal is such an ugly word

  • Katie Nov 5, 2010, 5:12 pm

    “An attitude is a terrible thing to waste” is my current favorite.

  • Cheremie Nov 5, 2010, 2:25 pm

    My new fave for Christmas is-
    “the mistletoe wasn’t the only thing that was going to get hammered”
    I laughed out loud!

  • Susan Nov 5, 2010, 1:45 pm

    I like “I love not camping”. Friends will tell how true this is of me.

  • sean pynaert Nov 5, 2010, 12:27 pm

    armed and dangerous

  • Sierra Nov 5, 2010, 12:09 pm

    I have so many favorites! “High maintenance doesn’t begin to cover it” “Honey, you couldn’t handle half of me” “She was one cocktail away from proving his mother right”. My holiday fave is “Hell yeah, I’ve been naughty!”

  • Kelli MW Nov 5, 2010, 12:06 pm

    My favorite is “Choosy Moms Choose Beer” of course!! :)

  • Natalie Nov 5, 2010, 11:47 am

    There are so many phrases that I love, but this one defines me, “oops! I spent the grocery money on shoes again…”

  • amy wasserman Nov 5, 2010, 11:39 am

    “domestically disabled” totally applies to me. i’ve been an anne taintor fan and friend since before the world knew who anne taintor was. in fact, i have at least one of her earlier collages that she made by hand. now that’s OLD.

  • Aimee Nov 5, 2010, 1:49 am

    My favorite phrase for is, “Fortunately, she had remembered to stock up on Prozac before going home for the holidays.”

  • Wehaf Nov 4, 2010, 11:26 pm

    My favorite is definitely “fortunately, she had remembered to stock up on Prozac before going home for the holidays”. Makes me think of my in-laws. :)

  • nadine Nov 4, 2010, 11:07 pm

    I like – frugal is such an ugly word!

  • edmontonjb Nov 4, 2010, 10:54 pm

    I like “You’re never too old…to try something stupid.”

  • Leanne M Nov 4, 2010, 9:48 pm

    I meant friend

  • Leanne M Nov 4, 2010, 9:46 pm

    I like “it’s called a “condom”, Daddy…write it down”

  • itsmewhoelse Nov 4, 2010, 7:37 pm

    The key word is “alleged”
    Favorite saying :)

  • Pam R Nov 4, 2010, 6:46 pm

    Each new caption I read found me a new favourite! I really like the “You saw Mommy kissing no one, understand!”

  • Susan Nov 4, 2010, 2:11 pm

    I have many favourite captions, but loved this one: “why, I’d be delighted to put my needs last again”

  • trish Nov 4, 2010, 1:50 pm

    “the mistletoe wasn’t the only thing that was going to get hammered” this one really cracks me up, nothing like an extra glass or two during the holidays!!! i love all of anne taintor’s stuff!

  • Amy Brown Nov 4, 2010, 1:44 pm

    These are great! this one is hilarious:

    martinis… they’re not just for breakfast anymore

  • tina lagrotteria Nov 4, 2010, 1:15 pm

    I like the themes portrayed on the cards that is the women back in history. It is retro alright!

  • Dara Nov 4, 2010, 12:53 pm

    These are all so cute. I really like the Christmas sleep one, but even more I like the “whoever said laughter is the best medicine had clearly never tasted scotch”!

  • Jen Nov 4, 2010, 11:23 am

    All I want is an umbrella in my drink is a good line!

  • Debbie W Nov 4, 2010, 10:47 am

    Sorry, I’m backtracking here.
    I got so excited about this.

    I love the saying
    “high maintenance” doesn’t even begin to cover it

  • Carla Nov 4, 2010, 10:07 am

    Wow, I get to give birth and change diapers. That about sums it up for me right now!

  • sheila Nov 4, 2010, 9:13 am

    I like the “Because I’m the mother that’s why” :)

  • CanadianMama Nov 4, 2010, 8:35 am

    I like your blog!

  • CanadianMama Nov 4, 2010, 8:34 am

    “choosy moms choose beer”

  • Susan K Nov 4, 2010, 7:53 am

    One of my favorites “and to think that I’m only using one-tenth of my brain!”

  • JANE Nov 4, 2010, 5:23 am

    I enjoy retro as well and Anne Taintor is the best!

  • Mya Nov 4, 2010, 4:43 am

    I LOVE Anne Taintor!! Fave phrase is “are you certain you want to interrupt my coffee break?”