It’s been a tradition since I moved to New York City in 1994. Back then I’ll admit it was a bit of a marketing tool and perhaps an ego-stroker. It instantly became an annual obsession, with the process beginning as early as July. Finding the right tone and topic is tricky. Inspiration comes (and goes) in the middle of the night, on the commute, over the grill and across the dinner table. We start over, iterate, start over again. The one must: the card has to include us in the art; not so much for ego as for story.
Some of the final products are wince-inducing in hindsight, others I still find fresh and on-target (see last blog post for examples). We’ll see if this one stands up to time. For now, I think it captures our little lives within the big, fast-changing world around us — without diving too deep into topics that don’t really have a place on a Christmas card.
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Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, and a Happy New Year!