MATS: 1st week or Hello Xmas!

Hello hello.
The first week of Make art that sells (MATS) Part B is already over. Our assignment this week for the paper market was to illustrate two holiday cards. Yeehaw! I loooove that!! As usual we started to sketch some icons befhorehand.
These are some of mine… 

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Then there was the big assignment. My first card (which I submitted):

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And my second card:

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I really head some troubles to decide which one to submit. The second card is more my usual style. But I think that would be a better fit for children's books and so. The first card has a clearer message which is important for holiday cards I guess. 
Thanks to all my MATS friends who helped me with that decision *waves*
What do you think?