Working for a retail company means we're always designing things at least 6 months in advance. I was knee-deep in the holiday zone pretty much all spring and into early summer. It's kind of weird, but it's gotta get done! Fortunately, I've yet to be burnt out from the holidays by the time December rolls around (July though...different story!)
A sampling of some of my favorite holiday cards that I've worked on. The Chalkboard holiday card in the upper right corner - that was the first "chalkboard" style design I did for PS and in the past 2 years it's completely blown up. For at least a year solid I was pretty much designing nothing but chalkboard themed products. It's finally starting to die down, and my hands are thankful for the break!