Part of the fun of the holidays is designing the Boyd family Christmas card. Last year's card was a fun little experiment, as I had just begun working in Photoshop and experimenting with graphics. So, with another year under my belt, I have come up with this little ditty:
It is Jacob and I playing instruments and singing, which does not happen in real life. But for the purposes of our Christmas card, I found it quite charming.
This is a slightly modified replica of an illustration created by long-time Disney background artist Ralph Hulett. This guy was amazing. Here is the original artwork created by the man himself:
Before two weeks ago I had probably 2 framed photos in our apartment, tops. But we decided that we need more family photos around the place, to brighten up our home and remind us of friends and family.
So now we have a few framed photos, slowly making our way to several, and then on to many, in due time. We even got a little table at Canton last week to set some on! Now this is what you see when you step through our front door:
Ah, Christmas decor. Its funny how just a few strands of lights and some garland can really liven up a room.
Here are our Christmas stockings, hung by the chimney with care (they're ice skates!):
And our artificial Christmas tree, which is tiny, so we put it on stilts. Note the mixture of holidays, as we have stuffed pumpkins beneath the tree in lieu of gifts. We also have itty bitty stockings as our topper::::
It has been a trifle busy around these parts during this holiday season. Lots going on at work, lots going on at home. More info later...
But for now, here is a photo that I took this morning at First Mondays in Canton... Jacob and Jeff found some gnarly shades. We sure froze our booties off, but Jake and I scored some Christmas stockings and a new table... and a couple of Christmas gifts that we shall not describe in detail here.
We hope everyone is having a merry Christmas season!
The Boyd family was established 08.16.2008. Jacob loves orange juice and is good at sports. He also likes to read and write, and is an avid movie watcher. He loves to play water volleyball. Amanda loves apple juice and is good at drawing. She creates graphics and videos for a living. She loves sweet potato fries. We love our friends and family and hope to give them an account of our ongoing adventures through this blog.