This Christmas season, I'm launching a new collection of unique and creative holiday décor featuring the iconic red truck. But don't expect to see this classic vehicle parked in front of a cozy farmhouse or winding country road. Instead of the usual rural scenes, I'm taking it to downtown New York City, downtown Chicago, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome, the Reichstag in Germany, Greece with the famous Greek structures in the background, and country Tuscan scenes in Italy!
Why the Red Truck
The red truck is a classic Christmas symbol. It evokes images of snow-covered roads, cozy cabins, and family gatherings. But I wanted to see what would happen if I took the red truck out of its usual rural setting and put it in some of the most iconic cities in the world.
I know what you're thinking: "Red trucks don't belong in those places!" But that's the whole point. Art doesn't have to make sense to be beautiful. And what's more festive than a red truck delivering Christmas cheer to all corners of the globe?
Why I Find This Idea Unique and Creative
The red truck is typically associated with rural scenes. It's a symbol of simple pleasures and family traditions. But by putting the red truck in unexpected places, I'm challenging people to think about Christmas in a new way.
Here's a closer look at some of the pieces in my collection:
Red Truck in New York City:
Imagine a red truck parked in the middle of Times Square, surrounded by towering skyscrapers and dazzling lights. The truck is filled with Christmas trees taller than the skyscrapers, Christmas gifts, and other festive decorations. It's a surreal and magical sight!
Red Truck in Chicago:
Picture a red truck parked on the banks of the Chicago River, with the Willis Tower and Millennium Park in the background. The truck is loaded with a Christmas tree and gigantic gifts. It's the perfect spot to take a holiday photo or simply enjoy the festive atmosphere.
Red Truck at the Eiffel Tower:
Imagine the iconic red Christmas truck parked at the base of the Eiffel Tower, with the sparkling city of Paris below. The truck is piled high with huge boxes of gifts, creating a whimsical and romantic scene that's sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
Red Truck in Germany:
Imagine a red truck parked in front of the Reichstag building in Germany, the country’s parliament building. The truck is loaded with a festive, tall Christmas tree, and the side is decorated with wreaths and garlands.
Red Truck at the Colosseum:
Imagine a vibrant red truck parked in front of the iconic Colosseum in Rome, Italy. The truck is loaded with a towering Christmas tree that is almost as tall as the ancient Roman amphitheater. The tree is decorated with festive garlands, and other holiday ornaments, creating a unique and unforgettable sight.
Red Truck in Tuscany:
Imagine a red truck parked in a picturesque Tuscan countryside scene, with its rolling hills, cypress trees, and charming villages in the background. The truck is decorated with Christmas garlands and a wreath on the front grill, adding a festive touch to the idyllic landscape. It's the perfect way to experience the magic of the holidays in Italy.
Red Truck in Greece:
Imagine a vibrant red truck parked in front of the ancient ruins of the Acropolis in Athens, the Temple of Poseidon, or the iconic caldera of Santorini, Greece. The truck is loaded with a towering Christmas tree, creating a stunning and majestic sight that is sure to take your breath away.aded with a towering Christmas tee, creating a stunning and majestic sight that is sure to take your breath away.
Red Truck in Mount Everest:
Imagine the iconic Christmas red truck parked on the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, with the Himalayas in the background. The truck is decorated with Christmas flowers and garlands, creating a festive contrast to the snowy backdrop.
Red Truck in China:
Imagine the iconic Christmas red truck parked on the Great Wall of China, decorated with Chinese Christmas lanterns, Christmas trees, gifts and huge Christmas balls.
Red Truck in Grand Coral Reef:
Imagine the iconic red Christmas truck emerging from the crystal-clear waters of the Grand Coral Reef, one of the most iconic natural wonders on Earth. The truck would be adorned with vibrant corals, creating a festive and whimsical sight. 😂
Red Truck in San Francisco:
Imagine a red Christmas truck, loaded with a huge Christmas tree and gargantuan gifts, passes the Golden Gate Bridge with the famous red bridge in the background. The Christmas tree is decorated with red ribbons and topped with a giant star. It is a beautiful sight, and it is a reminder that the holiday season is just around the corner.
Christmas in the Amazon: A Red Truck Brings Joy to a Remote Village:
Imagine a red Christmas truck loaded with Christmas decorations, parked in a clearing in the lush Amazon rainforest. Towering trees and exotic plants surround the truck, and Christmas lights, garlands, and wreaths adorn it. Presents are piled high in the back of the truck, and a group of children from a nearby village are gathered around, awestruck by the sight.
This Christmas collection is unique and creative because it takes the classic red truck and places it in unexpected places. This juxtaposition creates a sense of wonder and whimsy, which is perfect for the holiday season. Additionally, this collection celebrates the beauty and diversity of the world, showing that Christmas is a time for everyone to come together.
Here are some closer looks at the places this iconic Christmas truck has visited in this collection:
The possibilities are endless! I hope you enjoyed this look at my first Christmas collection. It was my goal to create a collection that would bring you joy and a sense of wonder. Remember, there are no rules when it comes to creativity. So don't be afraid to think outside the box and decorate your home in a way that reflects your own unique style. Christmas is a time for magic and wonder, so let's have some fun with it! Where would you like to see the red truck next?
Oklahoma-Arkansas artist Lourry Legarde specializes in a breathtaking range of fine art, from impressionist landscapes to modern abstract paintings, distressed fine art, color scheme abstracts, horse paintings, digital impressionism oil palette knife paintings, autumn impressionism paintings, kitchen and wine art, and more!