Every year we call upon our incredibly talented residents to help us design our annual Merrill Gardens Holiday Card. We received breathtaking artwork from our communities all over the country and simply could not decide on the winners alone. We carefully narrowed down the submissions to the top 13 and then reached out to all of you to vote on our winners! After over 700 people voted, we are happy to announce not just one winner, but four winners this year!
MERRILL GARDENS AT CHAMPIONSGATE (FL)
This peaceful winter scene filled with snow and birch trees was painted by the talented Irene. It is impossible to look at this artwork and not feel an overwhelming sense of calm.
MERRILL GARDENS AT KIRKLAND (WA)
Lorraine, a resident at Kirkland, took inspiration from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as she painted this gorgeous canvas. The use of vibrant colors and the nostalgia this brings is truly heartwarming.
MERRILL GARDENS AT THE UNIVERSITY (WA)
A resident from The University, Margaret, combined the holiday spirit with the unprecedented events that we have experienced this year. Snowmen are cute, but snowmen staying safe and wearing their face masks are even cuter!
MERRILL GARDENS AT ROCKRIDGE (CA)
At Merrill Gardens at Rockridge, Bettine went back to the classics with a jolly snowman! Complete with coal eyes and buttons, carrot nose, scarf, and top hat, we love to see amazing artwork like this!
We are so excited to see these sent out to our Merrill Gardens family and all of their loved ones. Happy Holidays! We hope you can enjoy this magical time of year while staying safe!