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'I Found Our Christmas Tree!'

2014. Pen & Ink.

My daughter Rachel is like me in that she is logical, skeptical, and practical. My daughter Ellie, like her mother, tends to be more adventurous, spontaneous, and unpredictable. I thought this illustration for our 2014 Christmas card summed up their personalities rather succinctly. It's worth noting that we didn't actually cut down a live tree that year; from 1997–2016 we used an artificial tree (less hassle). But in 2017 my daughters requested that we get a real tree again, so we did. But we didn't cut it down ourselves; we just went to a lot.

  • Skating
  • Skating
  • Skating
  • Snowball
  • Making Cookies
  • Running Behind
  • Snowhorse
  • O Tannenbaum
  • Sant’a Treat
  • Early Risers
  • Reading the Christmas Story
  • Hanging the Stockings
  • Cookies for Santa
  • Stringing the Lights
  • The Creche
  • Pleasant Surprises
  • Hey, Jesus Is a Lightbulb!
  • Ho ho... uh oh
  • Parish Magazine illustrations
  • Parish Magazine illustrations

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