Merry Christmas, friends!! When thinking about what to create for today’s animation, I wanted to give you the gift of Christmas! Today isn’t just about the pretty bows & presents that you receive. It’s about the holiday traditions & joy that surround you. My inspiration for this piece is the shining star that you’ll see nestled in the mountains. It’s a symbol of holiday tradition in my hometown of Boulder, Colorado. On the foothills of the Rocky Mountains this huge lit up star is shining bright every night throughout the holidays. It’s been there my entire life, and ever since I was a kid I eagerly wait for it to shine. It brings a smile every year and a warmth to Colorado’s winter. So from my hometown to yours, I wish you a very Merry Christmas filled with love, joy & traditions! And yes…that’s totally me as the ice skater! ;)