Hand drawn cards by youth at DSHS’ Child Study and Treatment Center spread holiday cheer

Contact: Lisa Pemberton, DSHS Media Relations, 360–902–7844 or lisa.pemberton@dshs.wa.gov

In a special holiday card art contest, more than a dozen youth at DSHS’ Child Study and Treatment Center created spectacular art to spread cheer this season.

Four winners, artwork below, were nominated by CSTC youth and selected by Secretary Don Clintsman to be printed as this year’s executive DSHS holiday card. Youth also received their own set of printed note cards to send to family and friends.

Here are the four holiday art drawings were selected as contest winners for the 2021 DSHS holiday executive cards.

A hand drawn scene of a child decorating gingerbread cookies, with a window and holiday tree in the background.
A hand drawn picture of an orange cat wearing a Santa Claus hat, and the words “Happy Holiday” scrolled at the bottom of the picture.
A hand drawn picture of an orange pumpkin, with the words “Happy Holyday” written above it.
A hand drawn picture of a snowman wearing a red scarf and waving, and the words “Happy Winter” written above it.

Serving youth ages 5–17, CSTC supports a youth-guided and family-driven approach to behavioral health care. This ensures the youth and their families learn skills to facilitate success when they return home.

Additional festive designs

Here are other designs that were submitted for the contest:

A hand drawn picture of a holiday tree and wreath, and the words “One way to spred snow.”
A hand drawn picture of a holiday tree and wreath, and the words “One way to spred snow.”
A hand drawn picture of a holly berry and leaves, and the words “And Christmas chear is to sing a carol for all to hear!”
A hand drawn picture of a holly berry and leaves, and the words “And Christmas chear is to sing a carol for all to hear!”
A hand drawn picture of a snowman with a hat, and the words “Frosty the Snowman” with some music notes drawn underneath.
A hand drawn picture of a snowman with a hat, and the words “Frosty the Snowman” with some music notes drawn underneath.
A collection of hand drawn holiday items including two snowmen and a cross and a present and snowflakes.
A collection of hand drawn holiday items including two snowmen and a cross and a present and snowflakes.
A hand drawn picture of a gingerbread man cookie and the word “Holiday” surrounded by snowflakes and holiday lights.
A hand drawn picture of a gingerbread man cookie and the word “Holiday” surrounded by snowflakes and holiday lights.
A hand drawn picture of a fox with a menorah, with a partial view of sunshine.
A hand drawn picture of a fox with a menorah, with a partial view of sunshine.
A hand drawn image of a snowman and a tree and a present, with the words “happy Holidays” surrounded by snowflakes.
A hand drawn image of a snowman and a tree and a present, with the words “happy Holidays” surrounded by snowflakes.
A hand drawn scene of several holiday related images, including two menorahs, some presents, and a peek of a holiday tree, with the words “Happy New Year,” “Happy Holidays,” “Feliz Navidad” and “Habari Gani!” and other greetings that were drawn but not translated.
A hand drawn scene of several holiday related images, including two menorahs, some presents, and a peek of a holiday tree, with the words “Happy New Year,” “Happy Holidays,” “Feliz Navidad” and “Habari Gani!” and other greetings that were drawn but not translated.
A hand drawn picture of a message that states “Ho-Ho Hope you have a Merry Christmas” and several of the O’s were turned into wreaths.
A hand drawn picture of a message that states “Ho-Ho Hope you have a Merry Christmas” and several of the O’s were turned into wreaths.
A hand drawn photo of a tree, surrounded by a rainbow of colors.
A hand drawn photo of a tree, surrounded by a rainbow of colors.

Happy Holidays!