Art Deco Christmas card
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Fiiiiive Golden Rings
…or my take on it. :-)
Celebrating the Christmas truce of 1914 is a tradition in our home. Neither Lawrence nor I are religious, so the holiday does not mean much to us in the spiritual sense, but the truce and everything wonderful in humanity that it represents means a great deal around here. Last year I printed WWI Christmas cards from as many different countries as I could find and hung them all in garlands next to each other around the house - German and English, French, Canadian, Italian, Russian. We usually wrap our gifts to look like packages sent to the front and watch Joyeux Noël.
So for the coming season, I wanted to draw this. Time completely got away from me in terms of making greeting cards for Halloween, so I wanted to get as much of a head start on Christmas as possible. Closer to the holidays, I’ll be printing these up and putting them up for sale on Etsy.
I know that’s a rather clean looking trench and field there, and I know most of the Christmas truce was spent finding and burying each other’s dead across No Man’s Land… But I decided to refrain from drawing torn up limbs and blood-stained churned up snow in a Christmas card.
Also, is it just me or did the tommy kind of end up looking like Downton’s William?
Detail of Now it’s Christmas Again (1907) - Carl Larsson
Buddy Rogers and Mary Brian kiss under the mistletoe with Baron the German shepherd between them c.1929
via corbis images
When Duncan meets Amanda and Rebecca for the first time.
This is one of my favourite Highlander scenes ever!
At this point, Duncan wasn’t even 50 years old, and was less than 20 years immortal. Both Amanda and Rebecca were over ten times his age (Amanda was about 650 at this stage, and Rebecca was almost 3,000 years old.) And, while Duncan was too young at the time to realise how lucky he was, I’m sure he realised many years later, that if the two female immortals he’d met were of a less kindly nature, he’d have been dead.
I think it was the moment that he accused them of being English that they realised that he was not only young, which I think they pretty much guessed in the first few seconds, but practically an infant by Immortal standards to make such a rookie assumption - Amanda was actually from Normandy, and Rebecca was Mycenae.
What happened next was what I always think of as a form of Immortal hazing!
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