Happy December 1st! To me, December 1st means the start of my favorite time of the year: Christmas time! I love Christmas, but it could also be because my birthday is on December 27, so each year I have a lot to celebrate. This whole month I love to decorate my home for the holidays and to celebrate the season every day by doing fun, Christmasy things. I turn on my Christmas lights every night, I listen to Christmas music while I work, watch Christmas movies like ‘Elf’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, and I paint with lots of red, gold and sparkles!
December 6 is also St. Nick’s in many parts of the world, including Romania where I grew up. St. Nicholas is the Christian Orthodox patron saint of Romania (as well as Greece, Russia and several other countries). He’s celebrated by all the kids cleaning and polishing their boots really well and putting them out the night before, so St. Nick can fill them up with presents - very similar to stocking stuffers. And you’d better clean those boots or else he’s going to leave only a stick for those naughty kids :)
It’s no surprise that, in the holiday spirit, your December calendar is Christmas Girl, and she’s wearing a festive red dress, fully accessorized with gold ;) She’s ready for the holidays with her presents and wreath, all dressed up, on her way to a fab Christmas party. Sign up to get her at any time during the month of December, and she will arrive immediately in your inbox. I’m sending her your way along with all my wishes for a healthy, happy holiday season, no matter what holidays you celebrate this time of year. Because even though to me Christmas is extra special, no matter what our beliefs, one beautiful thing we all have in common is that at heart we all hope, dream and wish for the same things all year long, and especially so during the holidays: to be happy, healthy, and to have those we love around us.
The calendar is size 8.5" x 11", and can be printed either in color or black and white. Please keep in mind: the artwork is copyrighted ©Cristina Tudor Art. The calendar is for your personal use only, cannot be duplicated or redistributed, and it is not for resale. Feel free to share my website cristinatudor.com with friends and family if they wish to subscribe for a free copy of my monthly calendar of their own - if they sign up for the calendar at any time during the month of December, she will arrive immediately in their inbox. Thank you for respecting copyrights and supporting creativity 🙏
And will you please do me a favor? Take pics of your Christmas Girl in the space where she inspires you daily and share them with me on Instagram: use the hashtag #ctudorcalendar and tag me @thecristinatudor so I can see them! It would make my day, and I would love to feature your pics on my Instagram!
With the best of wishes, and all my love, have a happy and safe holiday season full of joy and love!
I'm Cristina Tudor, a Beverly Hills fashion illustrator. I paint live illustrations at fashion, retail, entertainment, bridal and lifestyle events for clients such as David Yurman x Galia Lahav, Badgley Mischka, Bloomingdale's, Warner Bros. Studios, Diptyque Paris, Ted Baker London, Eric Buterbaugh x Beverly Hills EB Florals, and Survey Monkey, among others.
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