Mr. T as a snowflake is Brandon Bird's new 'T-mas' card design

Remember that guy with the Jerry Orbach tribute car? Well, this is his 2017 holiday card design.

For the past few years, artist Brandon Bird has put sets of "T-mas" cards for sale in his online store. All the cards feature eighties icon Mr. T in a variety of holiday scenes. This year's card is called Precious Snowflake, as it imagines the gold-chained, mohawked A-Team star's as a paper snowflake design.

Bird shares the "T-mas" origin story:

The T-mas card tradition began with "Peace" in 2006 and "Believe" in 2008, and since 2011 I've tasked myself with creating a new design every year...

But the tradition of T-mas itself goes back further, to my sister, who decided we needed a holiday to celebrate America's only true folk hero. T-mas activities include the writing of Pity Lists, the construction of wooden "fools" from sticks which are tossed onto an open fire, and of course a hearty meal including lots of nutritious vegetables and milk. Though usually held in winter, T-mas can be celebrated any day. But remember, if you disrespect anyone's mother, T-mas is cancelled and you have to wait another year!

(I pity the fool who disrespects anyone's mother.)

Here's a look at some of his past year's T-mas card designs (most are still available for purchase):

Ginger T, art by Dyna Moe

Winter Wonderland, a collaboration with Erin Pearce

Peace on Earth (the original T-mas card)

A Hero Rides Forth

See the rest at Bird's online shop.

Merry T-mas, y'all!

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