Family Tradition

December 21, 2012 4 Comments

Every year I create a new illustration for my family's Christmas card. It is a tradition we've kept up now for about twenty years. Here is this year's design, featuring our beloved dachshunds, Eloise and Jemima.

I thought I'd feature this today because Eloise needs some good press right now. Over the past eight years, Eloise has developed a wicked sweet tooth. She has managed to consume various deserts, always in epic quantities, always leading to family emergency code red panics. And today was no different.

Today she undid the wrapping paper, opened the packaging and consumed the entire contents of a box of peppermint chocolate candy resulting in a trip to the emergency vet to prevent an early morning death-by-chocolate.

So I thought I'd share our card design to remember that while she may be a menace to sugar everywhere, she still is pretty cute. And Jemima too.

Merry Christmas from The Haynes Family!

Posted in christmas card, dachshunds, eloise and jemima, family card, Inslee By Design, Inslee Haynes, The Sketch Book


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Julie Leah
Julie Leah

July 25, 2014

Awwww, poor baby!! They are certainly precious pups! Love the antlers! Merry Christmas, Inslee!

Mary
Mary

July 25, 2014

How adorable! I love the giant antlers on the girls!

Nancy Bennett
Nancy Bennett

July 25, 2014

Happy to report Ellie Bellie is doing fine and looking forward to the arrival of Innie!!

Emme
Emme

July 25, 2014

Poor thing! Hope she is feeling better. This drawing is just too adorable!

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