My cards for 1993 were quick poster-paint (gouache) paintings in a vaguely Chinese style. Unlike any of my card sets before or since, I did the picture on each card by hand rather than by mechanical (photocopier, photography, computer printer etc.) duplication. I painted them in 1993 based on a more detailed version I did in 1992.
From the responses I had to previous years' pictures, I realised that the art rather than the humour was what people liked in my cards so I painted pictures on cards that year. As I made 40 of them, I needed something that I could paint or draw quickly. The year before I had painted one simple mock-Chinese picture of a person fishing when I saw examples from a Chinese painting course my mother was on. I realised that, as the technique was based on simplification & quick brush strokes, I could simplify the picture further and do it quickly in bulk. I added the mass-production technique of doing the same part of each card together rather than one card at a time (this also allowed drying time between colours). I spread the blank cards around my bedsit on the floor, desk and any other available surfaces and started speed-painting. The 40 cards took only 2 hours.
Of course the exact picture varied between cards. The scanned is the one I kept for myself for reference and is representative, neither the best nor worst, of the set. I have edited out the crease-marks that resulted from the fold on the left hand edge.
Card assembly instructions to duplicate the original (well, but to produce a printed copy that is; to really duplicate the original, you would need to get painting!):
For the rest of my Christmas cards, go up to my Christmas card gallery page.