This is my illustrative accompaniment for said story as it appears on the website:
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This is what I arranged for the print version:
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And this is what it looked like in the paper:
All the bits were drawn separately and assembled in Photoshop. I web-searched for images of holiday cookies and candies, and I used those pictures as reference and inspiration. I invented the lady as the final piece, and -- without meaning to -- I almost made her look like a cookie, too.