19th in the series.
Features a smiling little boy sitting in front of St. Nick's Cosmic Comics shop reading the latest adventure of "Rylan's Space Shuttle." His cute puppy dog sits on the bench next to him, sharing the excitement. Glittery snow accents. On ornament: St. Nick's Cosmic Comics. Year-dated 2021.
18th in the Christmas Window series
“As most KOC members know, I usually try to be inspired by my boys and what they are into. Although they were never into comic books, I found out that fellow Keepsake Artist Jake Angell’s son, Rylan, is really into them. My first idea was to have Rylan design a comic book for me to use in this piece. He was going to do it, but right after talking to Jake about it, it was discovered that Rylan’s cancer had come back and he was going to need treatment. Rylan was diagnosed in 2015 with a tumor on the nerve of his eye. He has been such a brave boy, and I see him as a super hero. Since he wasn’t able to create a cover for me, I designed the comic the little boy is reading to be about Rylan and his dog, Sadie. I also sculpted the little boy’s face to look like Rylan.”
– Tammy Haddix
“A closer look at your 2021 member-exclusive ornaments .” For Keeps 20 Spring 2021: 2-3