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There's really not much to say about me. I love video games. If you're reading this, I assume you do too! My favorite game of all time is Half-Life 2, with Half-Life being in a close second. My gaming platform of choice would be either PC or 360 (depends on the game).

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This year I took it upon myself to make my own Christmas cards and send them out to friends and family. It took me a week or so to think up of what I wanted on the cards, how big to make them, etc. I ended up making a single sided 8.5" wide card with a gaming themed picture and pun on the front. Since I wasn't able to send out cards to everyone this year, I figured I'd share what I made here on the C-Blogs. So without further ado, here they are!

Coming up with a Skyrim themed card was hard. While the image was easy, writing a a pun related to Skyrim on the front was the part that stumped me. I eventually came down to making it into a dragon shout. I wanted to put a description of the shout on the card like the shouts in Skyrim, but I also wanted to keep it simple. The description was going to be something like "Spreads holiday cheer across Skyrim for 24 hours."

The Zelda one was another easy design, yet hard to write card. My roommate (who has recently made himself known around here as Shredded Angel) came up with the perfect quote, and I ran with it. I had two designs, one of my face being regular, and the other being watercolored. The watercolor seemed to be the best choice, since it fit in with the card best. Unfortunately it's not as easy to see on the digital version as it is on the printed version.

Half-Life 2 is my favorite game ever, so why not make a card based on it? I basically just took my header image and put a Santa hat over the hat in the image, and put the quote on. This one was the easiest to do. The quote came to me almost immediately.

And that's it for the cards! I'm hoping to make some new ones next year and to be able to send them out to more of my Dtoid community peeps! Hope you all like them!
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