A Santa for Spring

Seems German Lutherans invented the art of  bribing kids with toys and sweets; inventors of Xmas trees, Santa, choc eggs and the Bunny himself.

The “Easter Hare” originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient  at the start of the season of Easter. If they were good they found their hats filled with coloured eggs, if bad….

The custom was first mentioned in Georg Franck von Franckenau’s De ovis paschalibus[3] (‘About Easter Eggs’) in 1682

On another, less cheerful note, i had thought rabbits one of those proliferating species, like grey squirrels, but turns out some breeds are up there with pandas on the extinction watch-out list. And that’s not just bad news for rabbits, turns out their plight has domino effect on many, not least, the last 100 Iberian lynx left in the world – the most endangered of all cat species.

Read more in the WWF article about how ‘The Land of the Rabbits has lost it’s bunnies

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Please email me at

gabriellaalexander@gmail.com

Dimensions and pricing:

105 x 148mm | 340gsm paper weight + white envelope

£3:50 including postage (UK)

A4 Print – 280 gsm watercolour standard

£20 including postage (UK)

Rabbit print final

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