Here is that first card, in the Calvin and Hobbes style:
The next year, we had the Adventure Time cartoon on the brain!
For the next one, I decided to go purely classic. [The teddy bear sitting on Nobi's belly is Mr. Fluffles, my daughter's faithful companion for life.]
2015's card was a very difficult one. Shinobi passed away just before Thanksgiving; she had just turned 8, and we don't have any idea what happened. So this one wasn't modeled on any specific cartoon; I just drew what I felt would be nice. Haley looks a bit different because of her new punk-rock hairdo; she's just growing up so dang fast.
I'm not sure what we'll do this year or into the future, but I've enjoyed doing these each year and plan to continue the tradition in whatever way I can. Thanks for reading/looking.