Christmas Card 2018

Whilst sitting on a bus in the summer, I got an idea for a Christmas card.  I am not sure why such an unseasonal image would ‘pop’ into my mind on one of the hottest days of the year, but I wonder if it’s because I was secretly wishing for cooler weather.  I am definitely not a hot-house orchid, I am much more akin to a polar bear.

I imagined doing a Christmas card on the theme of the number 18, which I could personalise and send out to my closest friends (unless they are called Peter Masscharis, who actually got a polar bear card 😉 )18 names and cards
18 Christmas cards
18 scampI scribbled a quick scamp into a little drawing pad that my good friend, Cherry Balme, had lovingly made me in 2013 and pondered on the idea until an opportunity came to create it on the computer.  I managed to do a good few of these cards (maybe about a dozen), before I realised that it wasn’t possible to do many more, being busy at work and planning on returning to teaching in the autumn.  There’s only so much a graphic designer/illustrator/teacher can do…

I received some lovely comments on the Christmas card and I think people are expecting me now to do it every year…  Well, I am not so sure about that…but who knows…watch this space.

I would like to wish all my readers all over the world and here at home (in Great Britain) a very Merry Christmas and every best wish for 2019 x

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2 thoughts on “Christmas Card 2018

  1. Those cards do look great, Michael, but I’m very happy with my Polar Bear, bringing Christmas joy. As a matter of fact all kinds of bears bring me Christmas joy, so it’s probably not a surprise why most of my Christmas cards are “bear-themed”. Anyway, you have a great Christmas too and an inspired 2019.
    Hugs from Peter & the bears

    • Hi Peter, I just had to send you a card with a bear on it – nothing else would do 🙂 I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and the bears the very best of everything in 2019. I hope it’s a great year for you all, Michael

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