I have to admit that I love to design things for the holidays, but there is often just not enough time between all the different projects to get going in time. Since I was feeling a bit under the weather recently and had to rest in bed, I spend my time wisely on my laptop coming up with some new designs for mugs. From traditional to whimsical the mug collection in my shop is now slowly growing.
I have a stack of papers I have collected over the years and also access to online subscriptions services like Canva where I can download all sorts of material. Then it is just a matter of figuring out what goes well on which product and making the files fit the objects they need to get printed on. It can be a bit tedious at times, especially when the reference photos need a lot of fixing, but overall I do have a lot of fun with it.
Another favorite of mine is this Nutcracker mug. It reminds me of when my kids were little when I took them to the Nutcracker ballet. I miss those days when I would still be able to dress them up in holiday outfits and bring out the holiday cookies and see their little faces light up in delight.
You can find all my mugs designs here