This year I couldn't wait until Christmas morning for one specific reason: I had decided to surprise the family with a regal painting of Jacks, dressed as "The Aristocrat," via the popular Crown & Paw design service. My Variety colleague Elaine first alerted us to the ridiculous joy of Crown & Paw — and it was worth it.
For $71 (yes, that included a 30% discount), I ordered The Aristocrat a custom pet canvas measuring 12" x 18" x 1. It was as simple as sending a photo of Jacks, and a week or two later they sent a copy of the painting to be approved. It came a few days before Christmas, early enough to wrap and stick under the tree without anyone even noticing. It was a hit!