I really can't wait for everyone to meet these tiny guys!! I'm hoping to pitch a graphic novel for them soon, and this is the first step of my master plan (the plan being ((as it usually is)) ... draw them ... a lot 😜)
The card is primarily for family and friends this year, but if you make a ko-fi donation I'd be happy to send you one too! The zine will come in January, once I'm finished with some other merch ... More news soon!
Day 04 - Mouse’s Christmas Gift – Mindy Baker and Dow Phumiruk
When a small
town’s Parson falls ill and cancels his beloved Christmas eve service, a church
mouse worries that Christmas will be ruined! Mouse lights a single candle in
the church window in hopes that the town will be inspired to think of one
another … soon, a young boy makes a wreath for the church door … some neighbors
decorate a tree outside with bits and bobs … and so on and so on until the time
for evening service arrives; unsurprisingly, the town isn’t deterred to find the
church cold and empty, and sets to work filling it with warmth and fellowship.
I do love this story for its direct and very Christian message. It does a wonderful job at showing just how far a small act of inspiration and kindness can go, and more than that, it encourages us to remember Christmas isn't really a Huge Song And Dance sculpted around lavish gifts and ceremony. The real magic comes from sharing and remember time together! This story illustrates this beautifully by showing the townspeople caring for one another in small ways.