This was our first year in New Orleans and this card commemorates Laura finishing her masters and me working at Tulane. It’s the third Christmas card I’ve done since getting married.
In the mornings I walk Downtown from the Lower Garden to get to work. The neighborhoods give way to commercial buildings and many of them have flourishes of art deco in the trim or stonework.
Unlike the two previous years, I started out designing this one to be printed in a large format and then scaled down for the cards. The end result was a really nice 11×17 with lots of detail and a so-so card with fewer of the details making the transition.