Every Christmas I design and send out my own illustrated cards, sometimes handmade, sometimes printed. Last year I decided to have a go at bringing the illustration to life in a little animation - possibly a mad idea to be doing at this equally mad time of year! This time round (with a lot of help from the internet) I found a way to create this time lapse illustration using Adobe After Effects. There are lots of ways to achieve this effect, but this one did the trick without too much hair-pulling on my part. Merry Christmas!