I for one am always relieved when the holiday season is over, but I love seeing slackers’ past-date Christmas lights dotting stray balconies well into the Spring. In that spirit, I revisited GIFwrapping.net, a Christmas Eve 2013 GIF exchange organized by netartnet.net. Digital artists exchanged GIFs with each other in the spirit of a Secret Santa party, like this Michael Rose creation above. For his gift, Rose received this GIF below from Lsrcv Njry, a mock dialog box “unzipping” a balanced diet based on obsessive nutrition. It’s a great placebo for one’s healthy New Year’s resolutions. Other cute exchanges include this one from from Lois Hopwood to Marisa Olson:
And this one from Jan Mensen to LaTurbo Avedon:
Like many holiday rituals, this GIF is inscrutable and potentially traumatizing. That being said, let’s bring back GIF Wrapping in 2016! Or start “GIF or Treating” or some GIF-event-pun related to President’s Day. Leftover holiday GIFs are so much better than watching a slowly-dying tree in your living room.