Christmas card feature image

2021 Christmas Greetings

topdogArt and Design

Every year at this time, I send out our very own Merryman Christmas Cards to all friends and family on our list. It's a tradition that goes back thirteen or fourteen years, I can't remember. Nobody is counting anyway.

Each year is a bit of a challenge. Some are more challenging than others. For instance, last year's card was brutal and dark, much like the way I felt about 2020.

This year's card is bit more happy and festive, though with my uniquely bent perspective.

Here is this year's Merryman Christmas Card:

Christmas card 2021 cover


Christmas Card 2021 inside

Inside (these cards are big, they fold out to 6" x 17.5")

If you would like to add your name to my list for future Christmas cards, use my contact form to send me your mailing address.

NOTE: You can view six of my previous dog-centric Christmas cards in my online shop. YES! I have an online shop! Didn't know that, did you? That's because I just created it a few days ago. Right now it only features my Xmas cards and true to my impeccable sense of timing, I posted them too late for this year. I will be adding items as they are created. I eventually hope to have a mix of original art and prints for sale, as well as links to my work with third-party Print-On-Demand suppliers.

But enough shop-talk!

Here's wishing a Merry Christmas to you and yours, and health and happiness in 2022.

About the Author


Topdog is Steve Merryman, a graphic designer (retired), and illustrator. Living in the woods, Steve can often be found working on portrait commissions. In his spare time he paints, writes, shoots guns, cuts trees, hikes with his dogs, savors a beer or two, and searches for the perfect cheeseburger. He studiously avoids social media and is occasionally without pants.