SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom, Nov. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For six consecutive years, the talented team behind Jacquie Lawson's famous e-cards has released a Christmas showcase of their art, animation and music in the form of their highly-anticipated digital Advent Calendar. This year, the Apple iPad has been added to the list of compatible platforms, along with Windows and Mac computers, making the Advent Calendar more accessible and interactive than ever before.
The Advent Calendar costs only $4 (£2.50), and that price reduces to $2 (£1.25) when ten or more copies are purchased at once. The captivating artistry and modest price make it an attractive small gift to send to friends and family, or even to business colleagues and clients – 25 days of novelties, games, art, music and fascinating facts for just eight cents per day!
The theme for the new 2015 calendar is the Victorian period – a period in which many of today's Christmas traditions were first seen – and there's much to learn about how Christmas was spent in those days. This gives the Advent Calendar an educational angle, which adds to the fun of the animation and the beauty of the illustrations.
The calendar is built around an attractive Christmas scene containing 25 numbered ornaments, one for each of the first 25 days of December. As each day passes, a new ornament can be clicked to reveal either a short animated story along the lines of the company's well-known e-cards, or a game, puzzle or other entertainment. But in addition, the main scene itself changes in subtle ways as the month progresses: it gets dark at night; the snow falls (you can even design your own snowflakes!); and there are numerous little surprises hidden in the scene, enticing you to hunt around for places to click.
Every daily animation has its own music arranged or composed to suit. The attention to detail and quality which makes Jacquie Lawson's work stand out from the crowd is evident here too, with several new arrangements of carols made and recorded especially for the Advent Calendar by the wonderful choir of Salisbury Cathedral.
About Jacquie Lawson
Jacquie Lawson lives in the picturesque English village of Lurgashall, in West Sussex. She trained as an illustrator at St. Martin's School of Art and has many years' experience in drawing, painting and design, including architectural perspectives, book illustration and cartoons. She began working on e-cards in 2000, and by the following year her animations were becoming so popular that she teamed up with Mike Hughes-Chamberlain to meet the demand by creating the jacquielawson.com website. Over the years, a select few additional artists have joined the team, and the collection of e-cards has grown to over 300, each one showing a degree of artistry and attention to detail rarely seen in this medium. For more information, and to see all of the available e-cards, visit www.jacquielawson.com and join the conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JacquieLawsonEcards.
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