Tuesday, December 02, 2008

christmas 88

christmas card no.2--1988

in 1988, i was still in california and missing home quite a bit--especially with the holidays coming on. i missed my family, missed the snow, missed the hudson valley. homesick tends to make you very nostalgic and i went back to those late christmas eve nights as a child, s'posed to be in bed, but instead parked at my bedroom window looking for any hint of a red light in the skies that would herald santa's arrival.
i'd always fall asleep before he came.
this one was a rush job and the zip-a-tone has yellowed a lot over the years.


my uncle sent this to me yesterday.
when i read it i spit diet pepsi all over my computer screen.

Gracie Allen's Classic Recipe for Roast Beef

1 large Roast of beef
1 small Roast of beef

Take the two roasts and put them in the oven.
When the little one burns, the big one is done.


Christian D. Leaf said...

Nice use of shadows and light on this one, Todd. (Always wanted to mess around with zip-a-tone, but could never find it.)

That roast recipe is the bee's knees.

Leanne said...

I'm really liking these cards! I think it's a great idea to post them. Love the mood in this one, though I do miss the reinpigs.

And I'm sending that roast recipe to a few people. That was great.

Matt Wieringo said...

That's a great card! Very nice design.

Warren said...

I'm loving your cards so far. They're just... nice!

And it's been a long time since I've thought about Burns and Allen. George never took the credit for the duo's success, but gave it all to Gracie. Their show was great; like Jack Benny's show, it was a little bit surreal. Metafiction before metafiction was cool.

Adam Hutch said...

Cute card Todd. I like it.

Scott Weinstein said...

Wow, I missed a few entries over Thanksgiving.

Congrats on post #500, and all the others since.

All those covers looks fantastic. And those Christmas cards are fantastic. Let's see more.

Heywood Jablomie said...

hey man these are great! can't wait to see the progression in them.

and that recipe seems solid! lol

Brian said...

Wonderful card Todd as it really captures the spirit of Christmas through the eyes of a child.

As for George and Gracie, Carol Ann and I both enjoyed listening to tapes of their shows in the car when we had to go for our longer drives. Those two were/are great.

renecarol said...

Those are great Christmas cards Todd - can't wait to see them all.