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Christmas eve belongs to Silke aka [ profile] paperflower86, as usual. This has been a long and only slightly sordid tradition, started with Nutcrackers back in 2004, if memory serves. Twelve years? I think?
The fandom has changed a lot since then, and isn't quite what it was at it's height. We've done a whole lot of themes and even a series and, well... this is probably going to be the last year for Christmas cards.
We discussed it between us, and it just feels like it might be time.
And thank you, m'dear for putting up with some of my stranger ideas.... we had a good run.
Not to say that I'm walking away from the 12 days necessarily, but probably not sending cards next year, so this is likely the last of the Silke/Sunhawk Christmas art cards, so.... Happy eve of! Hope everyone is having a good holiday! :D

Christmas 2015 - Silke photo card2015_low_res_zpsqfm9jmz8.jpg

Date: 2015-12-25 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aw, I will miss these so much. Silk always does such cute chibis ^-^ So full of life and all the little details. I've saved every one, but now I'll have to go back and make sure my collection is complete! Thanks again for making life so much brighter! And I sincerely wish all the best of everything for you and yours this year and always! *hugs*

Date: 2015-12-25 11:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can't even remember if I mailed them out that first year, but the file is dated 2004. And I'm pretty sure a tradition was born. lol
Merry Christmas! I hope good things and a good new year and for all to be right in the world. *hugs*

Date: 2015-12-25 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's sad that this will be the last year for the cards, but eventually all great things come to an end. Thank you for sharing over the years. This year's card is as adorable as always :) Hope your holidays are bright and all the best in the New Year!
Edited Date: 2015-12-25 02:18 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-12-25 11:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It was starting to get hard coming up with new and different chibi scenes, and Silke is SO busy now and it just seemed like we should stop while we were still going strong.
Merry holidays and happy New Year to you too!

Date: 2015-12-25 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Awww.. the chibis are so cute! Silke always does such a good job on them. Sad to see that tradition go, but all good things come to an end. Just don't leave us behind completely!

Date: 2015-12-25 11:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Love that little smudge of flour on Duo's face. ^_____^
I hope to still be around next year, but will just have to fill Christmas eve with something else. Maybe a long, sappy, sentimental thing... :D

Date: 2015-12-25 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow! I'm going to have to check my files, I think I only have these from 2005! But as always, o so cute and cuddly (I pity whomever has to clean up Duo) and a good way to end.

Date: 2015-12-25 12:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can't remember if I actually mailed them that first year, or just posted on-line...

Date: 2015-12-25 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wibbles. So throw some yay at us, then bash us down again?

Date: 2015-12-25 12:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, it's been an up and down kinda year? :D (Hey... I spared you guys the two really DARK fics... )

Date: 2015-12-26 05:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So... We're still getting them, right? I mean, Christmas is over now.

Date: 2015-12-27 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm debating keeping the one for next year. >_>

Date: 2015-12-27 01:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL Going lazy on me?

Date: 2015-12-25 05:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Very beautiful Gundam Wing Art. Sent my compliments to the artist.

Thanks for all you've done for us and Merry Christmas.

Date: 2015-12-25 12:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Merry Christmas! I'm sure Silke will be by to see the comments and will be most pleased. ^____^
Wishing you a better 2016!

Date: 2015-12-25 05:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Very adorable! It melts my heart. Silke does the cutest chibis!! I'm going to miss the cards. They always make me smile. Thanks for a great 12 years!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Date: 2015-12-25 12:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Merry Christmas to you too. *hugs* Hope you are having a lovely holiday season and wish you a bright New Year.

Date: 2015-12-25 08:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for the all the lovely cards over the years, this one has been my favorite since we bake gingerbread cookies every Christmas. :D

Date: 2015-12-25 12:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We tried to make it a gingerbread Gundam, but it just didn't work out. :D Glad you enjoyed.
Hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas!

Date: 2015-12-25 11:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Your Christmas cards and Kracken's have been part of my holiday tradition for so long. Thank you for sharing them with us all these years. You and Silke have come up with so many cute images. You've made a great team.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Date: 2015-12-25 12:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's a little bit sad to let it go, but the fandom has faded so much, and we'd been doing it so long, we decided to stop before it got to be a chore. Most of the credit goes to Silke... she always stepped up and came up with ideas even when I was scratching my head going, 'Uh.... I dunno.... what should we do THIS year?' :D
Hope you guys are having a wonderful holiday. And Happy New Year!

Date: 2015-12-26 05:13 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
routhier says:

duo so totally looks like he's hatching plans and talking smack, yo...

Date: 2015-12-27 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That is flour on his cheek! FLOUR! LOLOL

Date: 2015-12-27 02:08 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I love these pictures! I'm going to miss them, they have always been sweet and very well done! I totally understand your point of view, and thank you to you and Silk for all these years! I wish you have a wonderful year.

Date: 2015-12-27 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We're both a little sad, but it seemed like the right time to wrap it up. Been a pretty good run, and we didn't want to start duplicating ideas or for it to turn into a chore. Glad you have enjoyed!

Date: 2015-12-27 03:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*squee!* such gorgeous colors and cute chibis!

Date: 2015-12-28 03:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Merry Christmas! (^_^)
I built (bought a kit) my first-ever gingerbread house this was very messy (=_=)

Date: 2016-01-01 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks everyone for your lovely comments on our Christmas cards. It's sad of course to quit drawing them after all these years, but like Sunhawk has said the fandom has changed so much and we just feel it's the right time to go out on a high note. Thanks again tot all of you <3

Date: 2016-03-12 07:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
WAH! Say it ain't so *give big chibi eyes and a quivering bottom lip*

Date: 2016-03-17 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*pets* Sorry man... but all good things come to an end...

Date: 2016-03-22 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I guess that means I'll have to gather them all up, sort them by year, and have them matted and framed.
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