The holidays are different for everyone, but they’re all about the unique memories and traditions we create. Whether it’s singing with your cats, eating from bento boxes, or watching the night sky—everyone has a holiday story.
We asked people to share their holiday stories—and transmedia artist Ellie Pritts turned them into prompts and used AI in Microsoft Designer to transform them into masterpieces. They’re all a little different because people and traditions are all a little different, yet at their heart are the distinct memories that shape and connect us.
Discover the personal stories and prompts that inspired these holiday masterpieces.
How to make your own
Bring a holiday memory to life with AI in Microsoft Designer, whether it’s a dish you can’t live without or a special tradition passed down through generations—then share it with the world.
Crafting a prompt to create an AI image can be daunting. So here’s a formula to help you make your masterpiece:
A good image takes iterating, so don’t be afraid to play. Swap out words, add more descriptions, and make it your own.
This reminds me of my family back home.
Meet the AI artist
We partnered with transmedia artist Ellie Pritts, who translated holiday stories into prompts, used AI in Microsoft Designer to create images, then customized them into masterpieces. And this isn’t her first time transforming memories into art—Ellie explores and reimagines nostalgia in her own work. She hopes to inspire and empower people to create their own worlds.
“I want people to feel good about themselves as co-creators of their universe,” says Ellie.
Ellie lives with a neurological condition called CMT and synesthesia, where one sense is experienced through another—such as tasting colors or feeling sounds—and her art is shaped in part by the colors of words. She believes doors that may have been closed to her are opening up because of AI.