Look a little closer and you'll realize that this Christmas card contains a rather unusual source of inspiration. Marine Scientist, Dr. Richard Kirby, has used his passion for microscopic sea creatures to create this festive scene.
The Christmas tree is in fact made from the paddle worm Tomopteris Helgolandica and the angels are images of Clione Limacina that, not surprisingly, are more commonly known as Sea Angels.
Dr. Kirby was inspired to make a Christmas montage after looking through photographs of plankton and being reminded of Christmas scenes.
And Dr. Kirby isn't the only creative scientist out there ...
The Nanotechnologists at the University of Glasgow have also proved that they are a creative and festive bunch too. They have produced the world's smallest Christmas card! The seasonal image of a Christmas tree measured just 200x290 micro-metres and is etched onto a tiny piece of glass.
The graphic you see here demonstrates how tiny their Christmas card is. Completely invisible to the naked eye, this card would not only get lost in the post but you would be able to fit 8,276 of them on an ordinary postage stamp.
The Nanotechnology team produced the colors on the card by plasmon resonance in a patterned aluminum film in the University's James Watt Nanofabrication Centre.
This particular display of science is likely to be found in applications that are critical to developing digital television, cameras and computer screens.
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