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Season's greetings

As the Christmas cards come piling in, we thought we’d share a few of our favourites so far.

Instead of going for the standard 12 days of Christmas, Sane and Able went for 12 festive beards for its seasonal cards. Each card has ‘A beard for you’ and features such beauties as The Pretzel, The Schnauzer and the Smuggler.

Sane and Able's festive beard cards

Sane and Able’s festive beard cards

The eclipse and the pothole

The eclipse and the pothole

Rather than send just one Christmas card, Sane and Able sent us a blank set of six - a practical and skin-saving gift, thanks Sane and Able. Cleverly the consultancy is selling both sets online so you too can have a hirsute new year.

The monocle and the brace

The monocle and the brace

One Point Oh looked to the streets of central London for its Christmas offering, posting us some festive placards rather the standard card. Featuring slogans such as ‘Baubles not bombs’ and ‘Santa’s judgement is coming’, the placards make a topical alternative to the average tinsel and penguins.

Furry creatures take to the streets for One Point Oh's Xmas placards

Furry creatures take to the streets for One Point Oh’s Xmas placards

The placards came as a set of four

The placards came as a set of four

Likening a tweet to a snowflake because of their ephemeral, unique natures, Ico plugged into the Twitterverse for their Christmas cards. Each card is a one off, generated using real tweets and has been packaged up into sets of three and sent out to clients.

Ico's #xmas Tweetflakes

Ico’s #xmas Tweetflakes

Aptly the consultancy has created a digital offering too at tweetflakes.co.uk. There users can see their own tweets transform into snowflakes or watch other #xmas tweets evolve into a snow storm.

A still from tweetflakes.co.uk

A still from tweetflakes.co.uk

Another thoughtful and useful card, is Alan Bates Design’s paper turkey bag. Although we’re informed that what we put in the bag ‘is entirely up to you’, the consultancy recommend a turkey and have supplied a recipe accordingly.

Alan Bates Design's turkey bag

Alan Bates Design’s turkey bag

The turkey bag folds for easy delivery

The turkey bag folds for easy delivery

Readers' comments (1)

  • I am always interested to see what new and innovative ideas the Christmas season brings since it often lets brands 'let their hair down' and do something a little off-brand and unique. Alan Bates bag made me smile and Oh Point Oh's placards are probably much more timely and ironic than planned with all the student protests (the photo with the Sulvanian toys is genius). The one that stands out the most for me is tweetflakes which utalises a digital technology to make something beautiful - the website is lovely (it's loading screen made me giggle) and the artwork is, well, art. Definately congratulations to the team at Ico for this unique and inspiring peice.

    Bex
    http://www.weareblink.com

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