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?

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    I adore this style I really adore it
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    http://www.etsy.com/shop/baritaria another favorite
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    Nope, the Tommy looks like a girl. It’s very pretty though and a nice thought.
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