Photographer Peter Thorpe has a little tradition of creating Christmas cards, every holiday season, featuring his dogs as different animals in highly structured handmade scenes. He started this tradition 20 years ago with his dog Paddy, and now continues with Raggle. But it seems like this year’s card is going to be the last one for Raggle because she is getting older and weaker every day.
Chinese confectioners create miniature Terracotta army, wearing Santa hats, entirely out of chocolate. It took 10 days and 100kg of Belgian chocolate to shape these edible soldiers. The 300 warriors were crafted by bakers at Xi’an Shangri-La hotel in Xi’an city, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. Previously Ukrainians also created Russian president Vladimir Putin-shaped chocolates.