I always try to make hand drawn holiday cards for my family and a few friends. Since my day job is being an artist, people expect handmade cards. I admit, I would love to do this for everyone I know, but if I did, I would be making Christmas cards ALL YEAR LONG. It’s become a tiring task, and frankly, the last few years I have abandoned the Christmas card tradition. I just don’t feel like drawing that much during the holiday season.
This year I got a great idea. I’m just going to draw the cards, scan the images into the computer, and then print them off. I can “hand color” the images at night, when I am watching Star Trek or something. (Yes, I am a Trekkie.) Maybe I’ll make my Editor color too. Hehehe. (For those who do not know, I am married to my editor. We share the same family and friends.) For the first time in many years, I am sending out cards.
Now, I have this second idea. What if I wrote a short-short to include with my cards? I know they always have greetings and well wishes included on the inside, but to me, that is so dull! Of course I wish you well! If I hated you, I wouldn’t be sending you a card. Duh. I think a neat little piece of short fiction would be so much better. I think this will be great. It won't take up too much time away from my novel, yet it will be a welcome break.
So, that’s my project for the weekend. I’m going to get started on these cards, ASAP!!!