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Christmas Card Inspiration - Any ideas

Discussion in 'Logo Design & Brand Identity Forum:' started by davewill, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    Hey guys, it's getting to that time of year in the studio I work in where we all have a crack at designing the company christmas card (which is nicknamed the poisoned chalice!) it gets harder every year trying to think of original, witty or clever ideas that will wow all of our clients.

    At the moment the only reference I have is a book called 'Festive: The Art and Design of Promotional Mailing' which is excellent but most of the ideas have been used before by the company I work for! Has anyone got any good ideas, links, examples of previous things uve seen that could help me out?!
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  2. Hi Dave, i've made 100's of Christmas cards in my time so far :p what is the company name (you can PM me if you don't want the whole forum to know) then make a play on words in relation to the company name with a Christmas slant.
  3. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    thanks chris, the company is known by the initials GVC (so not very exciting!), no one really knows what it stands for but im pretty sure the VC stands for visual communication. so the name doesnt easily lend itself to puns but id be interested to see what you come up with!
  4. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    I can send you a santa, penguin, reindeer, snowman or know the fellas.
    PM me if you need any toontastic stuff!
  5. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    thanks typo, that sounds excellent, if you dont mind that'd be awesome, ill PM you now!
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  6. GVC... hmm well that doesn't make things easy... I will have a think about possible things like:

    Have a Great Value Christmas (with the GVC in the letters from the logo perhaps?)
  7. Tom Sound

    Tom Sound Active Member

    I'm sure you could use a Mrs Santa in PVC somehow :D
  8. LOL @ Tom
  9. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    haha, thanks for the suggestions so far guys! i did try that last year chris, but as u say, its tough, not much lends itself to the initials, and I ended up just making sentences that really didnt make sense, just coz they used the 3 letters! and nice thinking by Tom,not quite sure thats the image my boss would go for! does anyone know of any blogs or books that showcase inspiration for this kind of thing?
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  10. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    im guessing from the amount of views but the lack of replies this is a task many people struggle with?
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  11. berry

    berry Active Member

    God I hate Xmas Cards!!!!!
    the whole thing is too contrived and corporate and used as bad selling tool.
  12. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    How about Alice in Wonderland Berry?

    I have a great bit of reference around here somewhere....hhmmmm
  13. berry

    berry Active Member

    ......I think I just heard your website crash!
  14. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Only kidding....

    Buskers tonight?
  15. berry

    berry Active Member

    Oh YES!!! just learning some stuff, you coming down?
  16. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    I may do, I fancy a pint.
    I'll bring my comb (little used) and a sheet of paper.
  17. charles

    charles Senior Member

    only thing that comes to my mind is QVC shopping channel... could do a GVC tv screen shot styleee cheese :)

  18. rossnorthernunion

    rossnorthernunion Senior Member

    Haha -

    How many Christmas Card jobs get passed round and round from designer to designer at design studios up and down the country!

    Everyones the same - try and be quirky and stand out and oh oh its December 1st - aaarrrgghhh - 'stick some tinsel on' - 'make a tree out of the staffs name' etc etc etc
  19. berry

    berry Active Member

    If I see another freeking company logo in a bauble reflection, on a gift tag or on the top of a piddly xmas tree I'll garotte Santa's reindeer while the kids are queuing up!

    I remember at one agency we had the Xmas Card job bag opened in July...that's how sad it is!
  20. Krey20

    Krey20 Senior Member

    Does this mean the Armadillo card will be a bit alternative?

    Suggestion: The easter bunny standing over santa in a parody to the Ali-Liston Photo.

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