Sunday, December 16, 2012

[CONTEST] Win a Set of Occult Christmas Cards

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED! Thanks to everyone who participated.

Sean Tidy was unsatisfied with the same old Christmas cards he saw in shops, so he decided to make his own. He said, "They are a fun twist on classic Christmas themes, with a little black metal, church burning sprinkled on top." These are definitely not your average Christmas cards. They have skulls, skeletons, and some dark occult elements that remind me of other culture's Christmas stories. Sean wants to share his unusual Occult Christmas cards with you all. He's giving away a set of 5 cards to one lucky Skull-A-Day fan!





PRIZE INFO: One set of five Occult Christmas cards (one of each design). Each card comes with a brown, ribbed envelope, and they are individually wrapped in cellophane.

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment below telling us what unusual Winter holiday traditions you do. For example, my family opens all their presents on Christmas Eve vs. Christmas morning. "Santa" brings the kids more presents the following morning.

CONTACT INFO: If you win, we need to contact you. With your comment, please include your email, or make sure your Blogger profile has a working email link for you on it. Entries are only valid with this information.

WHERE TO ENTER: All entries must be made on this blog post, on Skull-A-Day.com. You CANNOT enter this contest by commenting on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

CONTEST CLOSES: 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time Saturday, December 22nd.

NUMBER OF WINNERS: One

PRIZE SHIPS: This contest is open to all skull lovers around the world.

IF YOU DON'T WIN: Don't fret. Sean's Occult Christmas cards are available for purchase in his store. The are available in sets of 5 and 10, or sold individually. Also, you can see more of Sean's artwork on his Website and Facebook page.

45 comments:

Dr. M said...

Every year we take a family photo of all of us kids on the steps as we come down for Christmas morning to see the tree and presents. We are not allowed (by parental order) to come downstairs until the photo is taken. We have been doing this now for 37 years. The youngest of us is 31.

Our newest Christmas tradition is only 10 years old. We call it Drinksmas. It involves a lot of booze and making cookies with the radio blaring on Christmas eve.

In another older tradition on Christmas Eve, we try to get the dogs to talk at midnight...there's some thing about animals getting to talk at midnight, I don't know where it comes from, but we like it. One year the Lab said "ham." So she got a piece.

amanda(dot)rachelle (dot) warren (at) gmail (dot) com.
(I WANT THOSE X-MAS CARDS!!)

Tiki said...

My dad immigrated from Germany when he was a child, and decided to keep the tradition of Saint Nicholas Day for us. When we were young, my sister and I would leave our shoes outside our bedrooms on December 6 and in the morning we would have a small gift - presumably from Saint Nicholas.

lynne said...

We open one gift each on Christmas Eve, then eat Christmas cookies for breakfast and wear our PJs all day on Christmas :)

lynnewalter@hotmail.com

Robyn Asselin said...

We live in a 120 year old church, and we love skulls...We have a black tree with red lights and skulls all over it right in the front entryway!

LBabroski said...

The kids, my sister, her kids and I 'Christmas Light Look' until 1 in the morning on Christmas.

lindsaybabroski@aol.com

badbonz said...

When i was younger,my mom would make me wear or hold everything i got from family,and as she took pictures i would peel away one by one the things i got.That way she would sent pictures to those family members that sent me things.

ragamonster said...

OMG NEED. Every year on Xmas Eve we do a Silent Night Deadly Night Marathon. It's not a holiday at my house without gore. :)

Erin.oconnor@pearson.com

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blasfemme said...

we actually celebrate the winter solstice. because it is the longest night of the year and while being the beginning of winter, it signifies the earth moving towards longer days and the warmth and rebirth of spring. we stay up all night and play games, tell stories, watch old movies and eat delicious fare. we trade gifts and share thanks. it's quite fun.

radia.clark@gmail.com

Lisa Durham said...

We do an old-fashioned Wassail, and take it caroling.

Helvis Presley said...

i celebrate decemberween.

BobM said...

We always get everyone in the family a new pair of pajamas that we open on Xmas eve and wear to bed that night.

That way we're not wearing ratty old PJs for our Xmas morning pictures. :)

email: deleriyes [at] gmail.com

Auntie Karen said...

Christmas Day is my birthday so we grew up doing Christmas on the 24th and my birthday on the 25th. Most folks give me one present for both, which really sucks. Between that and having worked retail my entire adult life I really have grown to hate Christmas.

These cards would go a long way toward brightening my holidays.

dridlon said...

Our family over eats in style. Breakfast, little lunch, big lunch, dinner, and then another little lunch, ending the day of gluttony with lots of dessert treats. Gotta love it!

situnormalfedup said...

we have fondu & open gifts on xmas eve while drinking champagne then on xmas day we go see a movie.
situnormalfedup@gmail.com

Lindiz said...

For few years now, I've had most of my Christmas decoration of color black.

Lord Robert Ray Smithee said...

I like to put the hat on the tree like Stan and Yosh Shmenge-- but do not participate in "the exchanging of the [just worn] socks."

Scott Schluter said...

Not too unusual, but we open one present at a time so everyone sees what everyone else got. Santa in our house is just stockings in the morning, small toys, not big presents and nothing under the tree. We have a tortiere on Christmas Eve.

Ryan Kinney said...
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Ryan Kinney said...

I always make sure I say a Merry X-mas to my ex-wife and her family. Personally, I loathe the holidays, but make sure that on the holidays all those I knew as family are still thought of and remembered.

I have a disjointed family. Every year for Christmas Eve we would have a family party at my Grandmother's house. She was a miserable, horrible woman who caused much harm to her children, in particular my mother and her first 2 children from her first marriage. She died this year and I feel free to be rid of this obligation. Thanks to this grandmother I have no relationship with my half sister. I will miss my heroine addict cousin's children (whom I call her 7 deadly sins, as there are 7 of them), but no one else.

So, I usually have pretty bittersweet holidays. I put more thought into the people I wish were there than the ones who are. Each year it seemed as though I lost more and more family. However, this year I get a chance to change all that. This year, I have a 5 month old son, I have a reason to care about this holiday. For once, I have more family, not less.
-Ryan Kinney, cuchulain666@yahoo.com

kerosene said...

I send out cards and otherwise try really hard not to let the pressures of consumerism get to me.

Lisa Vollrath said...

I don't have any Christmas traditions, because I don't celebrate it. In my family, the nearest thing to a Christmas tradition was when my mother burst into tears, and screamed that my father and I always ruined everything. Ho-ho-ho.

amy said...

i don't have any traditions. i hate christmas.
oh that's a lie, i do have a tradition. every year i buy some shit that i can't afford for my kids and then listen to my mother bemoan how i never invite her to my home.
then i get slagged and call my brother and we take turns acting out my mother's behavior.

i want to win.
my email is amymcdonald_xo@hotmail.com

MeezerCatMom said...

Our Christmas tradition happens mid December. We always go to the Dedication of Lights at the Siamese Cat Rescue Center where we volunteer all year long. It is the one time of year that the volunteers get to socialize and catch up,as well as say thank you to the Directors, and honor our own kitties, as well as remember those that have passed. Alianalways@aol.com

Jenn Rodriguez said...

all the ladies in our family give each other christmas kitchen towels. my kitchen towel collection is like 95% christmas themed.

skullandbones15 said...

Those are the most awsomest xmas cards I have ever seen... my boyfriend would love them... if I won of course id have to share them with him!! Skullandbones15@gmail.com

debilee said...

We watch Nightmare Before Christmas every Christmas Eve. Sometimes our kids join us, most times they don't... We decorate our "decemberween" tree with purple lights, skulls, skeletons, and a variety of beautifully macabre ornaments. :) (These cards are awesome!!!)

Email: debilee71(at)gmail.com

Lisa said...

Every December I make all of my own holiday cards. I use different kinds of paper, magazine cutouts of photos and art, and I've started using different fibers, too. That's my favorite part of the holidays, aside from boozing it up with my family and husband. :) Also, my husband and I watch as many Christmas-themed horror films in December as we have time for. I love this time of year! :) And I make some creepy holiday cards, but those are amazing!

EasterBIO said...

every year on the first day of snow i light up a cigaertt and smoke it in my yard

JaneDoe said...

Simple I want those cards because I love Satan

katfantom@gmail.com

Kristie said...

We play a bastardized version of a cake walk where we hide 1 present per person around the house and have a present hunt, the last person to find a present has to hand out all the gifts.

Alma Geddon said...

I remember Xmas times as a child in the 70's. I'd get put to bed on Xmas Eve, by about 4am on Xmas morning my dad couldn't take the excitement any longer & would put the record player on FULL BLAST(& full of distortion!) playing Jingle Bells then run upstairs shouting "SANTA'S BEEN!"
I'd get up & we'd open our gifts.
Xmas was considered a day for children, so I never had to help with setting the table, making the food or clearing up after. I've continued with this into my adult life, I now go out for my Xmas dinner & never have to cook or wash up on Xmas day.

My Xmas these days(for the past 15 years) begins on Xmas eve each year, I go ice skating in the open air ice rink in Edinburgh. Then I get a bit giddy at the German market on Glue Wein. I'm sure if my dad was still around he'd approve of this.

johnhinkle said...

Pretty sure if I send these to people they will finally get that I don't celebrate x-mas in the manner they do!
bleufishh (at) yahoo (dot) come

DeeSpookyOne said...

we go shopping together that way we buy what we want get what we want it fits then take it home and wrap it by the time xmas come we almost forgot what we got, we start in october because thats the best time to get halloween/gothic stuff

WitchHazel said...

My family parties on Christmas Eve and then opens gifts at midnight. Then everyone gets to sleep in the next morning since we're all usually pretty hung over ;p

Michael said...

Its inevitable that every Christmas eve we talk about how we might better incorporate our Halloween decoration into our Christmas d├ęcor.

dyedinthewool said...

I don't know if it's unusual but the tree and other decorations only go up at the solstice at the earliest but usually Christmas eve. We also do the whole 12 days of Christmas thing and keep the tree up until the 6th of January.
dyedinthewoolster @ gmailDOTcom

Misty Smith said...

We always pick out a new Hallmark ornament every year. Now since we have a baby we pick hers out too. Until she gets old enough to pick out her own.

Bumblebutt92 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Honora said...

These are amazing.The Catholic church's idea of Christmas has clouded too many minds. I am all for representing indigenous beliefs. I try to honor the Pagan as well as the Season. That Jesus kid was really born in April, according to science and religious scholars. We can celebrate then too!

phinner said...

I spend Christmas by myself. The first time was because of conflicts, ever since because its preferable
: .P

Happy Holidays!

phinner00atyahoodotcom

Melanie Wallace said...

Every year my family makes the 8 hr trip to the center of hell, called Arizona, where the rest of the family lives. We do the Turkey/Ham feast the night before Christmas and open one gift after dinner. The following morning gifts are exchanged and family bonding time begins.

Dennis Mead said...

When I was growing up, we'd save our bottles, cans, and jars up all year, and after opening the presents Christmas morning, we'd going out to the gun range at the dump and shoot them all up. I miss that......

Melissa said...

Santa Does not want cookies from us. We were told he gets cookies at all the other houses. So we leave him a crab sandwich made of locally caught Dungeness crab. This year will be a challenge because teh season is delayed until after the New Year. He may have to have an Oregon Dungeness crab sandwich instead of a Humboldt Dungeness crab sandwich....

LunaChick said...

We usually do the, "So what do you want for Xmas?, Update your Amazon list for me." game. This year some of our surprises got ruined by phonecalls updating their statuses. But usually we can make it until Xmas.

Melody Magpie said...

My family's biggest Christmas tradition is decorating the Christmas tree. Each ornament seems to have some kind of story or history to it! We always give ornaments as gifts on Christmas day, to add to the collection.
katelyn.coyle@gmail.com

TinaW said...

We open all presents Christmas eve - Santa comes while we are out of the house for some last minute errands. Magically, the presents are arrayed under the tree when we get back.