I received the following conversation from a customer at Etsy:
I really love your little whale here. I was wondering if it was possible to mark the year somewhere on the little guy? I started an ornament collection for my baby last year (this will be ornament 2/2, and he is definitely not a little baby any more...) - and having your whale with 2011 tagging him somewhere would be really cool. If you can't, I totally understand - I would still want to give him a home with us.
I was thrilled to be a part of such a sweet tradition! And of course, I was happy to include the year. Do you have any holiday traditions?