It has been a family tradition to get a new Artifact puzzle, or two, at Christmas. This is perhaps the quintessential Christmas gift puzzle, large enough for the whole family, incredibly bright and cheery, and, for us, spending two weeks on a remote frozen lake in Canada, completely "on theme." The image is fun! The whimsies and design, however, are brilliant, amazing, clever, varied, filled with surprises. They are puzzles within the puzzle. I try not to look too closely at the image before I start working on it, to make the puzzle more challenging, later I will look at it much more closely, noting the story told by the whimsies, and how various "chunks of the puzzle" connect. I was born and raised in California, but married a Canadian, and our family always spends two weeks, or so, in Canada each Christmas- sleighing, ice skating, skiing, playing, building snow forts. There are techniques in Canada for teaching kids how to ice-skate and so fun to see them in this delightful image, bringing back memories of teaching the young ones how to skate! Due to its sheer size, this puzzle does take awhile to put together, but it isn't very hard, and it is great fun for everyone!