Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Rudolph

Today's post is brought to you by my Christmas countdown series I'm hosting on Instagram. Head on over to check it out if you haven't been following along so far :) You can find it under the tag #lingsxmascountdown

And if you're confused as to why I'm doing this series, here's a quick overview: last year I created a cracker-sized piece of art each day in December leading up to Christmas as a fun little spontaneous project. I enjoyed and learned so much from it that I thought I'd continue a tradition of pushing myself creatively with another Christmas countdown. This year has a unifying theme of holiday-related trivia for each day and an associated illustration or gif and today's trivia is about Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer. 

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was not actually part of Santa's original team: retailer Montgomery Ward commissioned Robert L. May to create a story for a booklet to be handed out for their Christmas shopping season in 1939. They had previously purchased & handed out coloring books in past years and decided to create them in-house that year. More than 2.5 million copies of the Rudolph story were distributed in its first year of publication. 

If you right-click on the image, you can download it and/or send it to print so you can actually color it :)

Enjoy!