Hello owl lovers! It’s Karin here with a special update for you.
A friend recently asked me to design a non-denominational greeting card for her family’s holiday celebrations, I dove in with the anticipation of what this would look like. She literally painted the picture for me, “We celebrate by having a Christmas tree with a Star of David on top, a menorah in the window, and… we all like owls.”
niki owl to me is an Ambassador of Free Thinking and Good Will. Even when I created his first handmade owl cards as a teenager – which were typically commissioned by friends and people in my community – they spanned a variety of themes. One of the greatest times was the Christmas season!! This was based on the family tradition I grew up with and relate to most. However, having friends all around the world from different walks of life, I wanted to be able to share niki owl with them too. I appreciate learning about other cultures and their celebrations. Especially how we all relate to this marvel of a creation we live in!
With this in mind, and inspired by my friend’s request, niki and I created an expansive December greeting card. I trust you’ll find the humor and connection in this new design, and spot the various references. Here’s niki checking out the design just after I finished it:
niki is owl about keeping an open mind, embracing diversity, and remembering that we are all seeking the same thing no matter which traditions or cultures we abide by:
We’re OWL for LOVE.
niki owl’s mission is to share love and joy with the world, so here’s to that!
Wishing you and yours the most OWL-inclusive holiday season, wherever you are in the world and however you choose to celebrate.
Karin & niki