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Marketplace: Celebrate Mewsette, and Save on a Dozen Cards

Christmas card with black cat
Waiting on Christmas Night holiday card

Two years ago I had no idea losing Mewsette was anywhere near in our futures. Now I’m so glad I took the time in November 2021 to create “Waiting on Christmas Night,” planned for over a decade (read more below). I still feel Mewsette in the painting—the round green eyes, the slight head tilt, the big soft kitty. She really did wait in the window for me to come home, and I really took the photos of her in the window by the candle on Christmas night that I used for this painting. A good friend purchased the original painting that Christmas for her granddaughter who is interested and skilled in art and has a (mostly) black kitty. I would just love to think that more of the world can get to know Mewsette, and that’s one of the reasons I love to do my artwork.

I was so pleased when this painting won a Certificate of Excellence in the Cat Writers’ Association 2021 Communications Contest. I’m still pleased because I know Mewsette was and is always a winner. The next year, in October 2022, I took these cards to the American Association of Feline Practitioners conference in Pittsburgh and sold out of what I’d had printed for the holiday season—I couldn’t keep them on the table.

So wouldn’t you like to share holiday joy with a housepanther? Especially a nice kitty like Mewsette who waits for you in the window!

A special deal on a dozen “Waiting on Christmas Night” holiday cards

I’d like to start off the holiday season early for those of you who send greeting cards in the mail or give them with gifts—50% off a boxed dozen through the end of October. Normally $20.00 per boxed dozen plus $5.00 for shipping and handling, that means the cards themselves are 50% off. Later in the season I’ll have them at 25% off.

It’s never too early to get your holiday cards!

The cards are 5″ x 7″, printed on 12 pt. satin-finish card stock, packed in a clear-top white cardboard greeting card box. Cards are blank inside with opaque white envelopes—and I’ll likely surprise you with a few alternate envelope colors you can choose from, at least red and gold luster. You can order below.

Waiting on Christmas Night

Waiting on Christmas Night, pastel, 10″ x 12″, 2021© Bernadette E. Kazmarski
Waiting on Christmas Night, pastel, 10″ x 12″, 2021© Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Mewsette always sat in the window and waited for me in those days, holidays or not. I took a bunch of photos of her at the window when I had my holiday decorations up over several years from 2009 to 2013, and shared them on my website, The Creative Cat. After that year I quit with the candles because my fosters and my cats had too much fun, all I did was put them back in place, even though I had them taped to the windowsill.

Purchase a Dozen (or more) “Waiting on Christmas Night” holiday cards

You can only take advantage of this discount using the shopping cart below.



black cat at window with candolier
Mewsette is happy inside.

One of the photos I used to create the painting.

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Marketplace is a feature on The Creative Cat to share the latest coming out of my studio with my readers. Once a week on Thursday I feature something new in my “shop”.

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Find out more about creating custom items for your own home using the images you see here. Visit the “Ordering Custom Art” page to see samples and read bout how to order.

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It’s all done under the close and careful supervision of my studio cats!


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Weekly schedule of features:

Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life

Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters

Tuesday: Rescue Stories

Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork

Thursday: New Merchandise

Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy

Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats

And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!




From health and welfare to rescue and adoption stories, advocacy and art, factual articles and fictional stories, "The Creative Cat" offers both visual and verbal education and entertainment about cats for people who love cats, pets and animals of all species.

One thought on “Marketplace: Celebrate Mewsette, and Save on a Dozen Cards

  • 15andmeowing

    Beautiful design.


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