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Happy Holidays!


Looking for a last-minute holiday gift? Give someone more time to read, write or draw!

If you're looking for a last-minute holiday gift idea: why not give someone time to read, write or draw by offering to help babysit for a couple of hours? Or pick up the kids after school? Or by offering to do the dishes for xxx number of meals? Or other housekeeping chores? Other ideas: offer to pay for takeout, provide xx number of "just heat up and serve" homemade meals, doing the cooking and cleanup, running errands, doing the groceries.

Click here for a print-ready gift certificate.


Print-ready winter holiday season note cards now available


Click image above to download the print-ready template for cards shown above

Save money on holiday season cards AND show some kidlit love with the winter-themed note cards above, featuring characters from I'M BORED and NAKED!, two picture books I illustrated, written by Michael Ian Black and published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers.

For the I'M BORED Ski Girl & Gift Card template, click here. For the envelope template and assembly instructions, see this page.

Here's what the free print-ready template for the I'M BORED/NAKED! theme combo looks like (prints on 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper or cardstock):


Download print-ready (8.5" x 11") card template.

Before cutting, doublecheck to make sure you are cutting along the right line (NOT the fold line). Like this:

Folded card is approximately 5.5" wide and 4.25" high, and should fit in a standard greeting card envelope. 

For other print-ready stationery and bonus activities, do visit my I'M BORED Bonus Page and NAKED! Bonus page.

Happy Holidays!


Print-ready "Turn It Off & Read A Book" posters free for download

I now have three options of print-ready "Turn It Off & Read A Book" posters you are free to download and print. Each should fit on a regular 8.5 x 11" sheet of paper. Click on any image below to download the print-ready PDF:



Peace And Zombies

I hadn't been planning on sending out cards this year. But then I was doing some Christmas shopping yesterday and came across a 50%-off sale targeting people like me. I could not resist the opportunity of vandalizing a few cards before sending them out.