I designed a Christmas wallpaper, for my computer desktop, just for fun. I liked the idea of creating the illustrations myself, and experimenting with the textures associated with Christmas, crumpled wrapping paper, and a textured paper that looks like snow.
I then turned it into a Christmas card, and a month on the calendar I designed as a personal project, which was available to print free from DeviantArt. I printed the card and and sent them out as my Christmas card. The idea for the back part of the card (which was also the days section of the calendar), was to be an advent calendar where you cross off the days. I also turned the design into a sign for the Christmas stalls where I sold gingerbread houses, bags with prints I designed, chutney and other things.