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Sending Christmas cards to your family and friends usually involves a Pinterest-inspired red and green garland or if you’re that person who always forgets a card with your presents, a newsagent Santa Claus. But for incessantly naked Emily Ratajkowski, her holiday greetings to her loved ones involve being just that; nude.

Trading Christmas trees for a series of collages of cityscapes, reels of negatives and portraits of her very naked self, the model crafted her own Christmas cards this year.

“I took these photos over the course of the year on my phone and a disposable camera in spaces that are important to me,” she said. “I’ve always been interested in the power of place and the idea of home and how it effects identity. These are sort of self-portraits in that way. They’re related to a series of collages I started in college around the same themes and aesthetics. In that way, the cards are far more than just a holiday greeting—they’re a gift in and of themselves.”

Thankfully, these cards were just made for five special people in her life like her parents and boyfriend. We’re predicting the naked one above is for her lover Jeff Magid which actually, isn’t too bad of a present idea? Yes, at first glance, this is another self-indulgent Emily Ratajkowski thing to do (like when she decorated her apartment with bikini portraits of herself). But what boyfriend wouldn’t think all his Christmas’ had come at once if you crafted something similar for him? Get cutting and pasting. (Hint: Keep it off Instagram). 

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