Every year, Shannon and I make our own Christmas cards. Neither of us are great artists, but we sure have fun doing it. We buy a bunch of stickers, stencils, glitter, cardstock, glue, and so forth… and go nuts. Some of the cards are pretty, but mostly we just go for the surreal. My favorite way to make cards is to combine Christmas stuff with non-holiday themes. This year, we bought stickers with sharks, medical equipment, Scrabble tiles, “family values” slogans, and inspirational quotes for marathon runners.
I started yesterday. So far, my creations include:
- a shark eating Santa (with the slogan “The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist.”)
- Christmas sperm in festive colors, with a google-eyed egg
- a holiday fruit basket that says “Just Add Kids”
- Santa entering a porn star’s chimney (“If what you’re working for really matters, you’ll give it all you’ve got.”)