Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas 2000 - Stock Market Crashes

I was extra ambitious in 2000 and did a card for family/friends and one for co-workers.  Both cards were done with dip pen and colored on the computer, and the family card I used computer to do the lettering.

Of all the cards I've done I think I hate this one (above) the most.  The theme is fine, there are just a lot of mistakes that I see that maybe most don't.  The theme came from the experience we had the year before where we bought a tree way too big for the room.  When we first stood it up it was bending on the ceiling.  We thought our loft ceiling was higher and didn't account for the exact spot the tree would go which was where the ceiling started to decline down.  I had to buy an extra stand, made multiple cuts to bring the height down and even then in the end I barely could reach the top to put the topper on, hence the theme.

This above card is one of my favorites and is the only time I've done one for co-workers.  I was a branch manager for a large brokerage firm at the time.  It was a play on the stock market crashing in early 2000 when the tech bubble popped.  If you were a market trader you would recognize the shape of the tree is essentially the shape of the charts of the market up to that point...straight up from 1995 to 2000 and straight from the 2000.  For those not in the know NASDAQ is the over the counter electronic stock market.

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