Why Giraffes Have Long Necks

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Giraffes have long necks not to reach trees, as is the common belief, but rather to eat very tall ice cream cones. The inspiration for this card comes from when I was teaching at a student’s house, and her grandmother made homemade cards. She gave her granddaughter a card with as many ice cream scoops as her age. I thought it was really cute.

A card of a giraffe eating a tall stack of ice cream

I wanted to re-create it, but in an over-the-top fashion. So I said to myself, what kind of creature would be able to eat such a tall stack of ice cream? It became very apparent that this is the reason why giraffes have long necks. Darwin would be proud.

A tall stack of ice cream scoops on a cone

The ice cream is made of all these different scrap papers that Brandon has in his scrap paper bin. Initially, I was planning to use up all his new, good papers, but he discouraged me from doing so because it would make such a good use of all his scraps.

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