The holidays can be a great time of year — full of exhilaration, exciting plans, and welcome surprises. And they can also be bummery. The Christmas music is everywhere. The airports are crowded. And the people? They’re all grumpy. And so for all the fun and feel-good vibes we expect to get from now until the 25th,, there can be an added element of seriousness created by all our hysterical efforts to make things feel WONDERFUL! with a capital W. It’s enough to squelch all the good humor and Christmas cheer we work to cultivate.
I guess what I’m trying to say is this: that even during this most jubilant month of December, there are times when we just need a good belly-laugh. An LOL. Hell — even a seldom used ROTFL.
And this is why I like the greeting cards of Paul Michel, an artist of staggering humor and candidness from Denver. Upon returning to his home state of Colorado from Austin, TX Paul decided to make art full time in 2011. And so Mountains vs. Plains, a line of super acerbic, off-kilter greeting cards was born. I especially like ‘How Hard Would Jesus Be Working?‘ and ‘Negativity Scene‘ for the holidays.
But really, nothing goes better with the holidays than a hefty dose of humor, so consider the full Mountains vs. Plains assortment as arsenal for this season’s upcoming gift-mageddon.