I’ve been hankering for some creative holiday designs since I first heard Bing Crosby’s sultry voice singing “White Christmas” this year—which, to be fair, was back in mid-November.
My search for creative holiday designs didn’t last long. On the contrary, I found a seemingly endless array of gorgeous illustrations, package designs, greeting card designs and more after only a short journey.
In case you’re similarly afflicted by holiday cheer, enjoy these wonderfully creative holiday designs:
7 Wondrous Holiday Designs
By Wylie Beckert
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By Tom Haugomat
Haugomat created these illustrations for the window displays in the Parisian shop Printemps. See more images from the project here. See more of Haugomat’s work at tomhaugomat.tumblr.com. (Photographer: Francis Peyra)
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By Robot Food
“For Christmas 2014, we gave our clients something fun, festive and worth making room for on the mantelpiece. We’d hesitate to call ourselves a traditional agency but we do love a traditional Christmas. So we gave our clients, family and friends a festive wooden nutcracker. With a robotic twist. Robot Roy is hand-painted in primary colours and he’s packaged in an impressive bespoke black box made from Ebony Colorplan, with an in-house illustrated design. The 50 limited edition boxes are finished in a luxurious gold foil and sealed with a numbered sticker. Cracking.”
Read more about the project here.
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By Oriol Vidal
Illustrator Oriol Vidal created this greeting card design for Christmas 2014. See more of his work at oriolvidal.es.
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By Peter Donnelly
Peter Donnelly created this selection of letters for holiday outdoor advertising. See more of Peter’s work at donnellyillustration.prosite.com.
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather | Client: SGSC | Art Director: Veronica Dick
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By Anna Deegan
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By Big Studios
This series of Christmas-themed postcards for Santander Bank was created using all CGI illustration. Read more about the project here.
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