A History of Holiday Art

My Mom (professional artist Joyce Wimer) had been creating beautiful holiday cards to send out for the family long before I was born. That's what I knew growing up - and then she handed the job off to my three brothers and I. We took turns (my siblings all amazing artists in their own ways) once we turned 10, and when I left the nest and was living overseas it was a great way to stay connected with friends and family stateside. I haven't missed a year yet. I typically don't share so much personal stuff online, but a lot of these are fan faves for my family and friends.

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 Rankin-Bass characters mashed-up with cultural touch points have been so popular the previous years, I had to revisit this again. This year, the villains star in the famous police line-up movie poster from the cult classic The Usual Suspects. The printed card was decent size, but still too small to actually see the crazy detail I put into the characters, so enjoy it here in its digital glory!

Rankin Bass animated Christmas characters hanging out in the Nighthawks cafe created by Edward Hopper, while Santa can be seen reflected in a window. A timeless, subtle Christmas card.

 Rankin-Bass characters playing poker were so popular the previous year, I had to return them in a mashup in the famous Edward Hopper Nighthawks piece. The printed card was decent size, but still too small to actually see the crazy detail I put into the characters, so enjoy it here in its digital glory!

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Christmas Cards (get it? poker cards...) A nod to Rankin-Bass and their timeless animated holiday characters and the famous (or infamous depending on your taste) "Dogs Playing Poker" by C.M. Coolidge.

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Christmas Cards (get it? poker cards...) A variation on my earlier work that now adds other Christmas animated characters to the Rankin-Bass villains and their timeless animated holiday characters and the famous (or infamous depending on your taste) "Dogs Playing Poker" by C.M. Coolidge.

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You Got Yours, I'll Take Mine

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A Meesters Christmas

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Eschering in A New Year

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Santa and the holidays carrying the load for businesses and the economy.

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Elves Hard at Work

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Pizza Hut Holidays

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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The Nutcracker Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

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"So, How's Your Year Been, Kid?"

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