Winter weather in the Midwest can be rough, and this year, most of America has already endured some challenges. So instead of inundating you with holiday classics [nothing against Dean Martin & Martina McBride or even Elvis & Martina McBride] we thought that a getaway was in order. So here is a soundtrack to get you through the snow, the ice, the freezing wind, the long commute, drunken relatives, mall parking lots, scientifically engineered Starbucks cravings, and most of all — a season of inescapable holiday music.
01 Bali Ha’i – Martin Denny
02 Trip – Vacationer
03 War Zone – Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
04 Anything To Hurt You – Ski Lodge
05 California – Delta Spirit
06 Whole Wide World – Wreckless Eric
07 Danube Incident – The Tremolo Beer Gut
08 Tessellate - Alt-J (∆)
09 Song for Zula - Phosphorescent
10 Night Still Comes - Neko Case
11 Useless - The Tremolo Beer Gut
12 Black Water – Timber Timbre
13 Stardust - Denny Martin
14 Guilty – Al Bowlly
15 Everybody’s Talkin’ - Harry Nilson
One of the hardest people I’ve ever bought a gift for might be the boss man here at faucethead creative. While Chris has particularly good taste, I find designers and creative types in general, can be very difficult to check off your holiday shopping list. I’m here to help you out this year, though. From big budgets to small budgets, I’ve found an item for every aesthetically savvy designer, artist and friend on your list. Look no further.
Aside from an original faucethead creative holiday greeting, there are a lot of sub-par holiday cards floating around out there. You know the type…
In the coming weeks, as wish lists are drafted, Santas arrive at malls and the snow begins to fall, your mailbox and inbox will be filled with warm wishes and photos for the year past. It’s hard to rise about the pleather Santa suits and find a creative greeting every year but we’ve got a few ideas to help you out.
First up, think beyond the local stationery shop. Greeting cards are often sold at the most unlikely places. Some of our favorites are from museums such as MoMa, The Smithsonian and the Art Institute of Chicago. You’ll look cultured and send a good looking card. It’s a win-win.
Second, notice the details. So maybe you were crunched for time and bought the generic grocery store holiday cards. All is not lost. Add some colorful washi tape to seal the envelope, a unique stamp to send the item or add a personal note in your best calligraphy.
Third, don’t forget about digital. If going green is your MO this year, look no farther than the worldwide web, where custom holiday cards can be sent with the click of the button. Of course, we’d be happy to help with that!
Most importantly, just avoid dressing your pet monkey in a Baptismal gown. It will make everyone uncomfortable.
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By Elissa Braun