|Tidings of Joy! 2001|
Here is the first one I created back in 2001. I used a shot of an angel I took at a local cemetery and stuck my face on it. Not particularly original or anything but it was heartfelt.
|Merry Christmas! 2003|
The print is from a wood cut by Thomas Nast that first appeared in Harper`s Weekly newspaper on January 1, 1881.
I love it because I interpret Santa`s rosy cheeks and twinkle coming from several cups of egg nog ...heavy on the rum. And whatever else might be smoking away in that pipe of his, ha!
And then our second and probably most successful digital card. This one is based on the original illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith for Dickens Children.
|God Bless Us Every One ! 2004|
|Canada's Christmas! 2005|
Because 2005 was our first Christmas season in Qatar I decided to go with a Canadian theme.
|Detail of 'elves'|
My husband was very patient with my requests for various facial expressions. I wanted all those accompanying elves (or whatever they are) to be different.
|Let Nothing you Dismay! 2007|
I have found reference to a digital card I was working on featuring myself and husband as M&Ms (the candy), but, alas, it has been lost...if indeed it ever existed. I have my doubts.
Just your luck though, I do have a copy of the card for 2007. The original is from a book of vintage Christmas images I have.
Inspired by thoughts of misrule!
In 2008 we spent the holiday in Qatar where I was inspired by the gift of a snow globe featuring two camels. I took a LOT of photos of this globe trying to achieve the perfect combination of clarity, falling snow crystals, and light....Oi!
|Christmas Miracle! 2008|
|Three Kings! 2009|
In case you're unsure of the cultural reference or who's who here is the link to the original photo and a hint....the cat is Harry Potter.
|Magical Yule! 2010|
Of course, depicting her as one of the wise men above and as Harry Potter here does not help clarify things, does it? But she's a cat with no opposable thumbs and so is at the mercy of my capriciousness nature.
2011 found us back in Canada and so I sent real cards (see related post here). Then last year I wasn't well and THIS year, well, to be perfectly honest I've kind of lost interest :(
But you never know...