SOURCE: Jacquie Lawson

Jacquie Lawson

November 17, 2016 08:34 ET

Jacquie Lawson's New Seaside Advent Calendar Released for Christmas 2016

LURGASHALL, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - November 17, 2016) - A new game, puzzle or animated story every day from the 1st to the 25th of December is beautifully presented in a festive Christmas scene. That's the Jacquie Lawson Advent Calendar: a modern take on an old tradition, showcasing the wonderful art, animation and music for which Jacquie's talented team is renowned.

http://www.jacquielawson.com/advent

The theme of the 2016 edition -- the seventh in the series -- is a traditional English seaside village. Think bracing walks on the clifftop, Christmas lights twinkling on the water, and warm log fires in cosy teashops. Along with the seaside-themed games, puzzles and fun animation, the Advent Calendar has an educational angle, with a Curiosity Shop full of fascinating anecdotes and background information.

All this is available for just $4 (£2.50), reduced to only $2 (£1.25) when ten or more copies are purchased at once, and the calendar is compatible with a wide variety of devices, including iPad, Windows PCs and Apple Mac computers. It makes a very attractive pre-Christmas gift for friends and family, or even as a seasonal token of appreciation for business colleagues and clients.

The Advent Calendar is built around a pretty Christmas seaside scene, from which the daily activities are brought to life by clicking a numbered Christmas ornament. Each day, a new ornament becomes available -- and no peeking ahead is allowed! The main scene is also full of animated fun, with hidden surprises enticing you to hunt around for places to click. With Jacquie Lawson's signature attention to detail, it even gets dark at night!

The accompanying music boasts the same high quality, with new arrangements of carols and other Christmas music composed and recorded specially to match each animated story, and with performers including the amazing Salisbury Cathedral Choir.

Last year's Victorian-themed Christmas Advent Calendar is also available to purchase in an updated 2016 version, for anyone who missed it in 2015.

About Jacquie Lawson

Jacquie Lawson lives in the picturesque English village of Lurgashall, in West Sussex. She trained as an illustrator at St. Martin's School of Art and has many years' experience in drawing, painting and design, including architectural perspectives, book illustration and cartoons. She began working on e-cards in 2000, and by the following year her animations were becoming so popular that she teamed up with Mike Hughes-Chamberlain to meet the demand by creating the jacquielawson.com website. Over the years, a select few additional artists have joined the team, and the collection of e-cards has grown to over 350, each one showing a degree of artistry and attention to detail rarely seen in this medium. For more information, and to see all of the available e-cards, visit www.jacquielawson.com, or join the conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JacquieLawsonEcards.

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