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Leena, 28 weeks.

Leena - 28 weeks

If Santa really did have elves, then you’ve got to believe that this is what they’d look like. Short, adorable and happy – with perhaps more than two teeth adorning their pixie-like smiles.

I’ll be in and around over the next few days and hopefully will have time to put together a slide show of the year’s illustrations before the end of the year.

Leena and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday – whichever works best. May it be joyous and safe and wonderful.


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  1. Karen Weston says:

    Thanks for the Christmas card Leena and Granddad! She’s the cutest little elf I’ve ever seen. Hope you and yours have a blessed Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year, Mario! I appreciate all you do here to keep us sane — especially during this mind-boggling fiasco that was 2012!

  2. Arthur L. says:

    Thank you, Mario. A Merry Christmas to you and all.

  3. Sydney says:

    Wishing little Leena a very merry first Christmas. And you have yourself a nice one too grandpa.

  4. Stella says:

    She’s adorable, Mario. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas. I look forward to a new year of your thoughts and graphics. All the Best in 2013.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hey, Gramps…Aren’t grandkids WONDERFUL? I got three of them.

    Mario, my wishes for you and your family to have a Happy & Sane 2013. :)

    Your daily posts help remind us the world isn’t completely full of insanity, hate and greed.

  6. Carol says:

    As we face this holiday season with an undeniable heaviness tucked in the corner of our collective heart, your adorable Leena gives us strength and resolve for the future…her future, which we will fight to KEEP safe and happy for all.

    To you and yours Mario, and all who “live” here with you, a safe and merry holiday.

  7. Charlie Sommers says:

    Wishing everyone the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of New Years.

  8. Mario, Leena & Mario’s family of friends posting here –

    I hope the Holiday brings all of you and your families great cheer and sincere peace and the New Year brings you the bright promise of better times to come.

  9. Janet says:

    Hey Mario, everyone,
    sorry I wasn’t here to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I got cut off of my internet service a few weeks back. Just got back on tonight. I could use a tablet, but I was never able to get into this site with it.
    Love the little elfin. She is as cute as ever, Mario.
    At least I can wish you all a Happy New Year!