Blender Collab: Year final “Christmas cards”

This is the weekly Blender collaboration end of the year challenge. Don’t be afraid to join, a lot of us are beginners. This is all to practice, to have fun, to learn, and get together.

Normally we do a weekly challenge. But for a change, we would like to extend the normal deadline. Giving you more time to work on this project.

The last subject for this year is “Christmas cards”.

Send entries as ‘Christmas cards’ to the forum community. To be ready on to be in on Christmas eve.
Even with the multi-nationality and possibly religions of the community here, I suspect the Christmas fairy story to feasting family event, snowmen, holly, and robins iconography etc., is world known as a subject.

The rules are still the same. 1 subject, 1 entry but now more days to finish.

You create whatever object or scene or whatever you can think of that has something to do with the subject. It can be as simple or complicated as you want, all entries are welcome!
Post your picture as a reply here in this thread. After Christmas, we start to vote.

Deadline: 2020-12-24T10:55:00Z

An inspiration example from 2018.


Have an idea to add some retrospect by adding forms of models and things I’ve made this past year, so far I’m thinking they could be in the form of ornaments, gotta think for a bit on what I should make since I have almost a month to work on it.


That is a great idea!


Enjoy! Happy holidays everyone! Here’s an evee and cycles render of the same scene.


This was more work than I expected, but well worth the end result.


You have still days left to improve …

Oh, I know, but I have other projects to get done too. :slight_smile:

:neutral_face: I haven’t even started yet. I’ve been busy with an animation I’ve been working on. May at least get half a month to work on it.

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Yeah… so I might not get to make something in time for it, but make something I will still do. I could probably make something in time for it, but it’ll probably be rushed, so I rather just forget the deadline but do it anyway and share it with you guys later. Looking forward to seeing your guys’ though!


Same here… esp. that I still have not good idea to make. Probably will settle on something low poly :wink:

Hello, friends of Blender.

How is the Christmas challenge going?
Maybe it is also a challenging month, with Coronavirus lying on every street corner.
Personally, my holidays are already started (for weeks now).
But even I didn’t really start with the challenge. Suddenly I had to focus on other issues in my daily life.
I did start the project but with the idea, time enough. Which fed the project ambition to bigger proportions. And still struggling with Eevee.

Maybe if you can not deliver this challenge. It would be nice to say hello and best wishes as a reply in the tread. I hope to hear from you soon.



For me - not well. Still struggling with the idea. With so much time I was overthinking it… Will probably do some small scene within the bounds of 1 Month of Low Poly Practice Challenge - In Progress

Life always comes first before Blender… I myself stopped fighting with Eevee and just settled on Cycles.
Less fuss for me, though more work for my PC… I will probably try to workout some efficient way of using unreal engine as a rendering engine instead of Eevee in the future…

Btw. this subject whenever I look at it gets unpinned for me and I have to pin it again…


Unfortunately, I’m not gonna be participating. Previously mentioned animation has been taking up all my Blender time, and has burned me out on Blender, so I’ll prob take a little break once its done. I feel bad for not submitting anything, especially with it being the year end Blender Collab. Eitherway, I hope you guys have a Merry Christmas! Great submissions this whole year, and I’m looking forward to what creations are to come in the next.


Change of plans.
I started with block mode, to layout the scene and to see what kind of models I needed. But as time passes and the last days are busy I’ve changed my original plan and canceled this plan. Santa has done his job and retires. I will create something else instead, reusing things I have.


Here’s my entry!


Hi, too quiet here so I decide to make an entry, using all the techniques I learned half way through the class final edit with ps. The creation was fun and I think is a good practice, hope you like it : ) Merry Christmas Everyone!!!


Happy Holidays

From my Blender family to you all!

In my mind, I had a scene visualized from the movie “The Right Stuff”.
Also used in the movie “Monsters & Co.” and probably in other movies too.

Have fun, stay healthy and I wish you all the best for the new year.
A merry Christmas and a happy new year!



I started with a realistic Fur Tree. It took 1,2 GB and crashed everything. So I decided to be simpler.
In recent years in my city (Voronezh, Russia), there has been a tradition to organize a parade of Fathers Frosts on the Central square and in the nearby Park. This year it will not take place due to the virus. So I decided to return the New Year’s mystery to Koltsovsky Square in my picture.

(We don’t celebrate Christmas as much as New year in Russia, but we actually celebrate a little bit of both Catholic and Orthodox Christmases, and New year, and Old New year too.)
So Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Bright Orthodox Christmas and Cheerful Old New Year to you!


Very recognizable and beautiful textures, great work.


Wow! That looks awesome!


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