Isn't it wonderful when you go to the mailbox and are delightfully surprised?
Jake and I had ordered an art print from friend and fellow illustrator Ward Jenkins to give as a Christmas present. I can't post a picture of the print here, unfortunately, because I don't want to chance the person who's getting the print viewing my blog and seeing their Christmas gift early. But... you can still visit Ward's website and get an idea for his style.
Anyway, I got a notice that we'd received a package, so I went to pick it up, and when the lady handed it to me, I actually laughed.
How often do you get mail that looks like this?
I know, it's really only one little illustration on the side there, and a couple of thought bubbles (I erased out the addresses for the pictures), but it makes a big difference, doesn't it?
It had me smiling.
And then I smiled again when I turned it over...
Another little guy, peeking out at me.
I love getting happy mail. Such a pleasant change from bills.