Two years ago I featured the gorgeous animal art of the super talented illustrator Ashley Percival. His animal illustrations have a kind of laid back, magical quality that would work so well in a nursery or kid’s room (or grown-ups room too – I’m a big fan of this one!).
I was so happy that Ashley got in touch last week to let me know that he had a bunch of limited edition prints available on his Etsy store. They are, of course, so lovely and would make a great inclusion in anyone’s art collection. Oh and they are perfect Christmas pressies too. Want to win one? Keep reading!
This one has been exhibited on the London Tube!
Owl of the Night.
Christmas cards too!
Ashley has also designed a range of Christmas cards featuring his animals that will be sold online and off (the range will be hitting Paperchase very soon).
Win! Win! Win!
Ashley has graciously offered to send 4 limited edition prints (of your choice) to one of you very lucky readers! There are a few ways to enter so get cracking! (Ashley will send the prints anywhere in the world too. Thanks Ashley!)
Before Grandma passed away it was tradition that we would all go to her house christmas lunch, we all brought one thing each to eat, my thing was pavlova 🙂 Now that she has gone my new tradition is to decorate the front yard with as many solar lights as I can possibly fit and I have got my neighbours following suit, its soooo pretty , Grandma would have loved it and so it makes me think of her ????
We still do some of the old Christmas traditions – like all taking a stir of the Christmas pudding while making it , then putting in the lucky coins wrapped in greaseproof paper to be discovered on the day when eating. Newest one is making a new Christmas decoration every year so I will eventually have a tree full of hand made decorations.
On Christmas Eve, my family goes to a candle lighting ceremony at my Grandma’s church. It is a calm, quiet time that helps us all to reflect on how we are blessed and the new year.
we always do:
putting the tree up and decorating the house
go to see lights on houses
go to santaland where there are tons of lights
trail of lights in austin
have an awesome meal
make reindeer food to put out the night before
mail santa a letter and leave him cookies and milk
go to see santa claus
take family pictures with the photographer we always use
there’s so much!
I put a coffee cake in the oven to bake right before we get the kids up, so that the yummy smell can permeate our home while we open presents. We usually have a fire in the fireplace and christmas lights on and some soft music. Gifts from Santa are unwrapped. We go through stockings first and then we open gifts one at a time so we can see enjoy what everyone opens. By the time we are done the coffee cake is usually ready and we enjoy it together. Later in the day we usually meet up with extended family and hang out. This year each family is going to bring a crockpot of soup and we will have a baked potato bar.
I love your blog and Ashley’s art. <3 Happy Holidays.
I sadly do not have Christmas traditions. My family has usually gathered together in some form but it is never a happy occasion, therefore I don’t really look forward to Christmas. This saddens me as I love to entertain and would LOVE to have a group of friends over on christmas day and put on a gorgeous feast, have laughs and cheer. Sorry it’s a depressing post, but reality!
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