Holiday Designs: The Best of the Blog

Much like school children, the HOW staff has been eagerly awaiting the holiday break. After all, we have presents to wrap, cookies to eat and holiday cheer to spread! As a present to our faithful HOW Design blog readers, we wanted to put together a list of the top holiday-themed posts.

If you’re missing us while we’re out of the office, be sure to browse these fun holiday designs and scribble down some inspiration for design projects in the New Year. And if you see some holiday designs worth sharing, be sure to direct us to them in the comments. Happy Holidays, everyone. We look forward to fresh inspiration in 2014.

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Win bragging rights at the office for best gift at the white elephant exchange. These wacky gift ideas from The Creative Group are sure to be a hit.

Holiday Card final

Still working on that beautifully designed holiday card? These tips from Adobe can help make your latest project a breeze.

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One of my favorite green gift ideas is this wrapping paper from Eden’s Paper. How could anyone not love a gift that includes wrapping that is also a gift. Anyone who loves fresh veggies from the garden (so…everyone…) is sure to appreciate this environmentally friendly option.

Colle + McVoy holiday card design

Thanksgivukkah (Thanksgiving that fell on the first day of Hanukkah) inspired plenty of festive jokes and observations as the internet collectively freaked out. Colle+McVoy had an equally clever response to dual holidays with their 2013 seasonal card set. If you’ve ever wanted to find a card that pays tribute to both mom and dad on their respective parent day, check out the Mo-Fa’s Day card.

New Year's Resolution, remember

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For your New Year’s Resolution, drop the half-hearted promises to drop a few pounds and focus on career development. Take a design course that inspires you, challenges you or helps you learn something completely new.


As a final tribute to 2013, we unveil the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year in time for you to prepare for any upcoming design projects. You’ll want to make sure you are ahead of the trend.


Sign up for one of the following three HOW Design University courses and receive a coupon for 50% off of a course in 2014 of equal or lesser value.*


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