Ever since, I was a kid, I got into the habit of designing my own Christmas card. First, I sent out my own to my pals at school(printed in the art room at school), then I designed cards for my family, and before long, I was designing cards for local businesses in my little home town.
It is a habit that I have been unable to break. Even if I try to not send out cards, my friends write me scolding letters asking where their Christmas card is.
This complicated process involves designing the card, getting it printed, signing the cards, then addressing the envelopes and attaching postage (lately, I have taken to designing my own stamps for the North Pole Post Office) can take up a great deal of time at a very busy time of the year. But I dedicate cozy evenings to the process, putting on Christmas music and burning evergreen candles, that have become a very inspiring and fun time.
I have attached several of my cards from over the years. Some of these feature characters from books that have been released in that past year.
Once this is posted, I will get back to my desk where a pile of envelopes and cards are waiting for me.
The earliest of these date back to 1996 and the most recent is this card inspired by my little red poodle, Ogbert.
By the way, happy holidays and I hope that 2017 is a terrific year for each of you!
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