2 Dec 2009

Hanukkah card special mention in Most Unusual Christmas Cards

Posted by Moshe Mikanovsky

What would you call a Hanukkah card sneaking into an article for Christmas cards? I would call it Chutzpah! Otherwise, I guess the design just works….
Let me start from the beginning. Couple of months ago I have seen a request from greeting cards designer Kate Harper to submit unique cards to her, for a special article in her blog, featuring unique Christmas card designs. I have been following Kate’s wonderful blog for sometime, and it was just after I finished creating my Hanukkah and Season’s Greetings cards for Zazzle, so I thought “why not?” (that’s where the Chutzpa kicked in…)

So I sent to Kate all the designs, and waited to see what will happen.

Hanging Hanukkah Candles card

Hanging Hanukkah Candles card

Then I started getting from Kate lots of excellent advise. So I figured she noticed my designs… or maybe it was my blog. Or all of the above (Kate, you can comment on this :-) ) Kate was the one that planted the idea in my head to create the List of 66+ websites for artists to build online presence. She was instrumental also with spreading the rumor – suggesting to add the number (66) in the post name, directing me to several LinkedIn groups that I was not a member of and post it there as news item, telling me about DesignNewz, and today also blogging about the article in her blog. THANK YOU Kate for all the help! It’s really amazing to have talented people like who who share it with other and help us so much!

greeting-card-badgeSo, going back to the Chutzpah story – Kate published yesterday the Greeting Card Designer Blog’s MOST UNUSUAL CHRISTMAS CARDS. And out of over 250 submissions, and 20 cards selected, my “Hanging Hanukkah Candles” card is featured as SPECIAL MENTION HANUKKAH. This is very exciting for me. Thank you Kate for selecting it.


Hanukkah is starting next Friday night, December 11th. It is still not too late to check my Zazzle store and order this award winning card, and other products featuring the “Hanging Hanukkah Candles” artwork. And as always, these items are fully customizable. If you are looking for another Zazzle item that does not feature my art, just send me a quick note and let me know. Don’t forget to use code HOLIDAYSHIPS to recieve free holiday shipping!

Yours truly,


Here are some useful links:My Zazzle Store

Hanukkah and Season’s Greetings items in the store

Kate Harper’s blog Greeting Card Designer for Artists and Writers

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7 Responses to “Hanukkah card special mention in Most Unusual Christmas Cards”

  1. Hey Moshe

    very interesting story.
    Wishing you Bhatzlacha Raba.




  2. Great post, Christmas is my favorite time of the year.


    Ty Franklin

  3. Toda Raba Benny :-)


    Moshe Mikanovsky

  4. Thank you Ty
    Happy Holidays


    Moshe Mikanovsky

  5. I found your blog very interesting


    Brian Madden Coath

  6. Thank you Brian
    Hope you keep coming and reading and participating


    Moshe Mikanovsky

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