Happy Holidays

Another year, another Christmas, and another mad rush trying to put a card together. I probably should take care of them in July or something, but you know how it is… I’d miss the mad rush! Have fun making some sense of that. Of course, as artists and creators yourselves, you’ll know that sometimes a mad rush can lead to better results. I’ll let you be the judge in this instance. I rather like the colours at least; it rather makes me think of Quality Street wrappers and the “homemade 3D glasses” effect. The cool kids will know what I’m talking about.

I must admit to not feeling overly festive this year, but then, I feel like I’ve said that a lot in recent years. Perhaps it’s because these are trying times, or perhaps I’m turning into a grumpy old sod. I’m kidding, of course. I may be a grumpy sod, but it’s perfectly okay to not really be feeling it of a given year. The main event has yet to come and could change everything, and even if it doesn’t, we’ll be here again before you know it.

Of course, my malaise has not put me off Christmas music, which infiltrated my listening at the start of the month in its usual effort to inject some festivity, but is just a case of enjoying some good, warm music regardless. It had been quite a few years since I heard this classic – thank you, Spotify. Enjoy, and best wishes, from me to you, for the holiday season and beyond.

    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Cindy! Merry Christmas to you too πŸ™‚


  1. Brandin said:

    I’m feeling rather festive this year, I’ve enjoyed decorating my Gameshow models with all the light up trees and present boxes πŸ˜„ Merry Christmas Jay! Can’t wait to see more of your work next year 😊 πŸŽ„

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    • Jacob said:

      Aha, yes that can be fun – lot of work, though! It’s quicker to decorate the house for real! Merry Christmas Brandin, hope to see more of your work next year too. πŸ™‚

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  2. For Tyeth said:

    Hello and Happy Holidays Jacob! I think your card turned out great as it does remind me of “better times” in past years with the big tin of Quality Street and Xmas movies (with glasses). In fact Quality Street are responsible for me being the Jedi that I am. One year I got a lightsaber for my birthday (which is in December) but it was basically a torch with a tube and shone white. But Luke Skywalker’s was green….however whilst eating a pile of chocolates I noticed something glinting green – a discarded QS wrapper. It was also transparent and I had a flash of an idea – I could flatten the wrapper into a sheet then stretch it over the bulb in my saber to form a colour filter and Ta-Daa…when I switched the saber on I had a green blade! I was THE cool kid that year as no-one else had a saber like mine!
    Anyhoo…hope you and your folks have a happy and peaceful time and here’s to a better 2023!
    (Oh yes and I best finish off my card quick…..)

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    • Jacob said:

      Aha, brilliant! So many applications for those old wrappers, that’s one of the coolest I’ve heard. I’ve heard others say they used to watch black and white films through them. Christmas will never be quite the same now they’ve changed to paper wrapping…

      Thanks, FT! We keep saying next year will surely be better, we have to be right eventually! Let’s hope 2023 is it. Happy Holidays and best wishes back to you.


  3. Spira said:

    Merry Christmas Jacob.
    Best wishes!πŸŽ„

    (The creator’s mood is the fuel of their creativity…festive or not,)

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  4. Beautiful card! Doesn’t betray your feelings. Have a wonderful time whatever you do in the next few days πŸŽ„πŸ€Ά

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    • Jacob said:

      Thank you! Perhaps the Christmas spirit is in there somewhere, biding its time πŸ™‚ Best wishes back to you!


  5. Merry Christmas Jacob and to all your readers. Love the card… I too am a long-time fan of Quality Street, and am happy to report they are popular in France and come in the same traditional tins for Christmas time 😊

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Ford! That’s cool. Funny how a tin of sweets has become part of the fabric of Christmas for seemingly everyone. Back in the day our grandparents would give us the tall boxes – Quality Street for my brother and I; Roses for my sisters. And then mum would get all the ones we didn’t like πŸ™‚

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      • I remember those tall boxes too. And also Roses. Yes, lol, the ones we didn’t like would go to mum 😁

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