Here's a style sample from my very first e-card - done (in a week and a half) for American Greetings! This sample is pretty close to how the final looks and yes, that is an ice-skating brown bear in the background. However, I cannot speak to what the bear is really thinking about.
Thanks to everyone at American Greetings - who were all super supportive in the making of this card. A special thanks to Mike Murray and the audio guys, too, for working their magic... They even brought in an upright bass, to record live (which happens to be my favorite instrument EVER!).