Architectural Christmas Postcards

A couple months before Christmas 2017 my client from USA asked me to create Holiday postcards on the architectural theme. The point was to have three cards with buildings in different architectural styles and with Christmas elements on them.

Christmas Postcard with Gothic building
Christmas Postcard with Gothic building
Christmas Postcard with classical Roman column
Christmas Postcard with classical Roman column
Christmas Postcard with Art Nouveau building
Christmas Postcard with Art Nouveau building

The process

So, I have the following scope: Christmas cards, that have different architectural styles as main focus. It's obvious, that the cards should have far more architecture, than Christmas, and also it would be nice to make them different from an average Holiday card, that people are used to.

First I need to pick the architectural styles, three of them. The first one is easy - Gothic as the most Christmas-appropriate style. Then Classical Roman because it's interesting to play with the style that is hardly associated even with snow. Finally Art Nouveau - merging it with Holiday thematic is a kind of challenge to myself, because how on Earth you can do that? :)

Proceeding with each card I first thought of a concept - so that Christmas details are initially injected into the building, and I don't "run like crazy" thinking of where should I put Holiday attributes into the designed without them building. There should not be much Christmas details, only a bit, but enough to add correspondent mood: Christmas wreaths and funny Santa-legs, scarf or moose antlers.

I'm happy with the result: it's laconic Christmas-wise, but has the Holiday mood - that's exactly what was required in the task.