Please help us create a Hanukkah holiday greeting card. We're aiming for a retail product that's uplifting and hopeful, tied to Jewish tradition but full of universal meaning.
The illustration should include a Hanukkah menorah (9 branches) that lights up the darkness. That is, the menorah will illuminate a scene that would otherwise be dark. The menorah may be fully or partly visible. The design may draw additional images from astronomy (sun, moon, Earth, stars, etc), from nature (especially the winter season), human figures and/or other types of images.
The illustration will communicate the idea of adding our inner light to brighten up a season/time of darkness.
There will be no words included in the design.
I'm attaching some sample images to show styles I find appealing for this project.
UPDATE, Oct. 20th: I'd like the design to emphasize whatever scene the menorah is lighting up. In other words, please don't just make a picture of a menorah, but rather a picture of a menorah lighting up a scene of some sort. The first entry focuses on a lovely menorah. In the background you can see frost crystals or snowflakes, as if on a windowpane. I like it, but would prefer more emphasis on whatever's being illuminated.