the great big client christmas card thread :/

edited September 2007 in creations
So, the worst has happened. A client has asked for a Christmas card... please, no more Christmas cards :nausea:

Don't get me wrong but I love Christmas, I'm not all "Bah, humbug". However, 15 years of delivering creative ideas that amaze and stun my clients has taken its toll.

What I need is fresh inspiration, yes indeedy - link me up please before I tear out what's left of my hair :happy:

PS: Happy Christmas!
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  • edited 4:49AM
    i found this yesterday, thought it was pretty rad, dude!

    http://www.fazyluckers.com/discussion/1751/design-the-copywriters-birthday-card-they-said/
  • edited 4:49AM
    Thanks Chris
  • edited 4:49AM
    tumbleweed
  • edited 4:49AM
    yeah.

    i had to do a christmas ecard last year. no doubt there'll be a request for another one coming in soon. i hate christmas, and i hate html emails. :D
  • edited 4:49AM
    when i was doing my course, we had a christmas card design comp. my concept was the twelve days of chrimbo, but with "graphic design / illustration" things instead of the usual partridge in a pear tree guff. some other little cunt stole my idea, produced a pretty poor version of it and won. that will teach me for not turning up to classes and handing work in on time. :D
  • edited 4:49AM
    ditto on not being a big fan..... my favorite is closer...thanksgiving; a nice pagan feast made smarmy and fake here but still, one's only responsibility is show up, or cook, and eat. falling asleep on the couch with your mouth hanging open is ok ... if you keep it full you don't really have to talk to anybody.... and it is nice to get together with friends, after all....

    i'll be sending blank(on the outside) cards this year. the recipients can make up whatever they want. thankfully i kept last year's file for the company, will just have to change some text....
  • edited 4:49AM
    when i worked at a design agency, we were going to send out cans of reindeer meat with recipes. we were in process of trying to actually track down cans of reindeer meat but we ran out of time. :(

    sorry. i've got nothing creative to bring to this thread. how many clients/people are you sending these cards out too?
  • edited 4:49AM
    oi mister, gisa look at what you gots so far then, eh? :)
  • edited 4:49AM
    I'm too embarrassed to show.

    The brief was like "be really really creative / cute whatever" I proposed half a dozen ideas which they just didn't get. They sent me a really arsey email and finished with "wot about our lolgo on a bauble?". So I have prostituted myself and given 'em their lolgo on a bauble :happy: yay for clunts*

    *that's my new word for clients who are cunts btw
  • edited September 2007
    clunts! ROFL!
  • edited 4:49AM
    :happy:
  • edited 4:49AM
    gah!

    i did a little christmas tree shaped tag with our logo on last year (only in an html email), like a tag on a present, you know. i chuckled when i looked at it again and wondered why i'd stuck the logo on a magic tree.

    (it stayed).

    i'm actually pre-empting the christmas request, and trying to get some driving / snow ideas together. oh, driver training is quite a large part of the market that the co. write software for, so it makes sense.
  • edited 4:49AM
    Next time I'm refusing to do Christmas cards for my clunts.

    I've now completed so many generations of visuals that the estimate has been exceeded. Next hurdle to jump over...
  • edited 4:49AM
    Logo in yellow snow?
  • edited 4:49AM
    Ha ha brilliant
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    hehe
  • edited 4:49AM
    My Xmas card this year will be a snowmobile sitting in a snowstorm on a snowy roadscape with snow. Perhaps i may even include some snowflakes too.

    And nicko, clunts has been added to my vocab. :D
  • edited 4:49AM
    meska, needs more snow :happy:

    Glad to be of assistance with the new word. There's a patent pending on that word BTW...
  • edited 4:49AM
    dudes, BUMP. let's see what you've done (if anything), or tell us what you intend doing (if anything) :)
  • edited 4:49AM
    anyone? bueller?
  • edited 4:49AM
    I'm not showing nuffin
  • edited 4:49AM
    damn you, show it!
  • edited 4:49AM
    It's too embarrassing
  • edited 4:49AM
    oh, go on. it's got to be better than what i've done so far.
  • edited 4:49AM
    show me yours first
  • edited 4:49AM
    I bet you're making a christmas tree out of pantone swatches
  • edited 4:49AM
    fuck, that'd be a good idea if we were a design company.
  • edited 4:49AM
    also, i haven't done anything yet, which is why i'm asking you. :)
  • edited 4:49AM
    The idea my clunt bought was awful. Not showing
  • edited 4:49AM
    lol
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    edited 4:49AM
    not realy a xmass-card.

    last three years in a row i have sent out cd-calenders.
    12 month-sheets put in a transparent jewelcase + a stand made of cardboard.

    had to do an additional instruction on how to use it, cause some clunts didnt get it :D

    all in all it was cheap and easy to do and a good way to sneak your adress on clients
    desks for a full year.

    guess i have to hurry up, if i want to do a new one this year. :surprised:
  • edited 4:49AM
    Nice. I'd seen them before, but a great idea still.
  • edited 4:49AM
    anyone going to give me some ideas to use here? :D
  • edited 4:49AM
    Are you sending gifts to the Fazyluckers Chris? :happy:
  • edited 4:49AM
    not at all, but i have a christmas ecard to make and send. before christmas. and i'm a little low on the ideas front for this...
  • edited 4:49AM
    let's see what you got then party boy...
  • edited 4:49AM
    that came out wrong
  • edited 4:49AM
    Heres mine for this year and 2005.
    Didn't have any time once tasked to get a new one approved by 5 different people with drastically different tastes... then the Commander sees it after being approved by those 5 and says thats not what he wanted at all...
    months of work for a damn Xmas card....

    imageChristmasCard" alt="xmas card" />
  • edited 4:49AM
    can't even find last years after my back up hard drive crashed. *tear*
  • edited 4:49AM
    for your information, no card got created today. we'll see what tomorrow brings :)
  • edited 4:49AM
    image

    ~sobs~
  • edited 4:49AM
    For next year:
    chris said...christmas tree cards!

    image image

    just in time for christmas (next year) for me :D

    by kenn munk, but posted on the toysrevil blog
  • edited 4:49AM
    ^ yes
  • edited 4:49AM
    actually, probably not for work - they prefer to send ecards here and donate the money saved to a charidy.
  • edited September 2008
  • edited 4:49AM
    what? where? and who? !!!
  • edited 4:49AM
    http://www.studiomono.co.uk/news.html
  • edited 4:49AM
    Ahhh, Christmas. I'm refusing to do any Christmas card jobs for clients this year :wink:
  • edited September 2008
    hey nicko, would you design me a christmas card this year? for £1,000,000? :happy:
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