- This past Saturday, hundreds of 20 and 30-somethings filled the streets of Manhattan dressed as Santa. Apparently they were somehow raising money for “Toys for Tots” by bar-hopping in the Santa uniform (many of them very makeshift). I don’t know how it worked, though it felt a bit like the Christmas version of St. Patrick’s Day (without the parade.) A lot of white guys inebriated.
Regardless. The proliferation of Santa’s, however, reminded me of a Christmas card I did back in 1978. The card was picked up by Steven Heller and used in a book he edited called Artist’s Christmas Cards. (I always thought it should have been called Illustrator’s Christmas Cards, though I have to admit that I’d call two or three in the book “Artists”.) There was no pay for it, but there was the enjoyment of having my card connected to some great company.
I thought it’d be interesting to post a few of the cards in the book. So here we have them:
Here’s MY card that reminded me
of Saturday’s funfest.