For us (and we guess for most of you too) the holiday season is both part wonder and stress, especially this holiday past where the tight time between Thanksgiving and Christmas made us all feel short of time to prepare. Each year, we like to let our creative sides go wild, salute our relationships and thank all our wonderful clients by coming up with a little holiday gift. As we are a collection of graphic designers we love paper and the chance to use our hands to create things both entertaining, useful and shamefully promotional.
We like to think we are hitting the mark on these ideas every year but end up having a chuckle at some of our results. For instance in 2012 we came up with the thought to spread holiday warmth to all by sending imported European hot chocolate during what was a record warm holiday season. Last year we thoughtfully prepared an “illuminating” gift centered on a keychain flashlight and greeting card all mailed in shiny gold bubble pack envelopes. Not only did we nearly go blind stuffing the envelopes (they were shiny) all the feedback we received on the gifts was how thrilled everyone was with the envelopes with no mention of the functional flashlight. No matter – the goal is to be remembered which was mission accomplished!