Kelly and I upgraded to a "family photo" style Christmas card this year:
Michael Brooks took the photo, I did the design in Gimp.
(Sorry if you didn't get one.)
This wasn't the first Christmas card I've designed. In 2001, my college roomates John, Lee, and I staged a photo shoot in our dorm - 210 Old West. Afterwards, we conceived a design theme, found the requisite clipart online, and published the deeply symbolic masterpiece you'll see below.
We emailed the image to every address we could find - including Chancellor James Moeser, Coach Matt Doherty, numerous listservs, etc. As you might imagine, many people loved/hated it.
Our's was a fairly eclectic living space. If you can't tell, the items in the picture are (from left):
- a banjo
- a styrofoam cooler
- (behind the cooler) fish tank with dead fish
- potted plant
- bag of Utz
- SunMaid raisins
- 8 of Ben Rogerson's Dr Pepper cans
- empty bowl with spoon
- Cha Cha Chili instant soup (under the bowl)
- empty burlap sack
- Let's Go Europe
- Jiffy cornbread
- a ficus
Photo credit - Ben Rogerson