Christmas cards over the years!

Over the years I have made several photographic

christmas cards. Here are most of them.

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TOF Christmas cards starting from the mid-1980s

In the early 1980s one of my photography students, Miriam Aiken mentioned that their was a nicely decorated Christmas tree on the Capitol's west lawn. A day or so later I was there to photograph it. The following year that photograph was used for the first card in the series and is at the bottom of the list. The more recent cards are at the top of the list.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Good Yule, Happy Saturnalia, and Happy Birthday Mithra. I tried to include everyone.


2017 Hilton Head S.C.

Hilton Head SC


2016 Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia


2015 Gaylord Hotel - National Harbor - South of Washington DC

Christmas card - Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, MD


2014 Santa, Rudolph and Olive Near the Pole

2014 Christmas card


2013 Kennywood Amusement Park near Pittsburg, PA

Kennywood PA


2012 National Harbor - South of Washington D.C.

National Harbor


2011 A Visit With Santa - at Tessmer of Fairfax

A visit with Santa at Tessmer of Fairfax


2010 National Harbor Gaylord Hotel



2009 Brookside Gardens



St. Petersburg, Russia



Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia



Arts Square, St. Petersburgh Russia


Off Nevskiy Prospect, St. Petersburg Russia


General Staff Building, St. Petersburg Russia


Rochester, NY


Montreal, QC Canada


Reston, VA



Skaneateles, New York



Reston, Virginia


Cleveland, Ohio


Prince George County, Maryland



Cleveland, Ohio



Reston, Virginia


Prince Georges County, Maryland


Sunrise Christmas morning, old town Alexandria, Virginia


Washington, East Georgetown


Washington, East Georgetown


Union Station, Washington, DC


White House, Washington, DC


Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC


Mormon Temple



South East Georgetown



Potomac River, Alexandria, VA



US Capitol, Washington. My first photograpic Christmas card