Happy New Year!
In Canada, people send Christmas cards to their friends, and spend Christmas Day with their family. On the other hand, Japanese people send New Year’s greetings cards to their friends, and spend New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with their family. As I have both Canadian friends and Japanese friends, I combined two cultures in the illustration below. In Japan, people typically use the Oriental Zodiac of the year on New Year’s greetings cards. The year 2013 is the year of Snake. Daikokuten is one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Japan. He carries a big sack and brings wealth. …I know this is kitsch, hope you understand and enjoy it.
I with everyone good luck for the year 2013.