When I think about the holidays I am often very envious of the designers who get to work on holiday projects. Beginning with Halloween my house is a virtual design explosion, as my family is obsessed with holiday decorating and we are always on the hunt for better ways to highlight the holidays.
I am jealous of those designers whose year-long job is to promote love, laughter and happiness through their seasonal creations. Whether it is yard inflatables or Christmas cards, I want to design it. Although my taste always runs toward eclectic or kitsch, I still appreciate the beauty of a Martha Stewart designed home or cards and decorations from Hallmark (yes I know, some holidays are created by Hallmark, i.e.: Grandparents Day and Sweetest Day) but the fact that there are designers who get to do nothing but fun and inspiring cards, decorations and decor makes me envious.
Many of my favorite holiday designs come from original artists on Etsy. Etsy is a wonderful forum for creative people to sell their vintage wares, new designs or visual inspirations.
Unfortunately, I don’t get to design for the holidays as much as I’d like, but when I do, I seize the opportunity to join in on the fun. When asked to design the logo for the First Annual Trick or Trot 5K for Roosevelt Middle School, I quickly jumped at the chance.
Are your favorite holiday designs traditional or vintage? Does the following design make you want to run in a cool costume? Let me know and I will send you a link to sign up.