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'Home for the Hollandaise': Local artist creating bizarre Christmas cards

While Moore says the Christmas cards are more to entertain himself than anything, he sells hundreds each year
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One of Geordan Moore's Christmas cards

A local artist is creating unusual Christmas cards just in time for the holidays.

Geordan Moore runs The Quarrelsome Yeti, a screenprinting and clothing shop in Dartmouth. He began creating quirky Christmas cards about 12 years ago.

“I've always been an artist in some way,” Moore said. “I've always [known] that was going to be my life.”

Moore’s most popular Christmas card, ‘Sneezons Greetings’, was featured in a 2018 CityNews Halifax article. Moore, who is allergic to Christmas trees, associated Christmas with getting sick growing up.

While Moore says the Christmas cards are more to entertain himself than anything, he sells hundreds each year.

Moore began showing his products at the Halifax Crafters Market over a decade ago, one depicting a robot having a snowball fight with a Yeti. His first cards were digitally printed. Now, Moore screenprints everything by hand, a process that is more time-consuming.

Moore is a regular vendor at The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market. His favourite part of being a crafter is seeing how people respond to his artwork. 

One of Moore’s newest cards reads “Home for the Hollandaise”, a play on Moore’s tradition of making eggs benedict every Christmas morning. 

Moore, who lives in Dartmouth, is hoping to make it home to New Brunswick after missing the last two Christmases with his family. 

“It’s pretty taxing,” Moore said. “After next weekend, I'll probably take a few weeks off, just relax, and spend time with my family.”

“I'm working on more children's designs,” Moore, who had a pandemic baby, said. He’s now starting to consider creating a children’s book. 

Christmas cards can be purchased at The Quarrelsome Yeti in Dartmouth, or online at yetifight.com.
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