THIS PAGE goes back a couple of weeks—before all our holiday revels began. Thanks to Kristin for submitting it.
FROM KRISTIN’S NOTE:
“I wanted the page to look like a birthday present for the young girl in the story. She’s a local girl who at birth was born with a broken neck, and lived to be ‘A remarkable young lady.’ Her parents wanted to surprise her with tickets to the Miley Cyrus concert and the T&D was there to take part in the surprise.
It didn’t turn out the way I wanted it too; I tried to do something different with the top headline. I wanted it to look as if it was a ribbon coming down from the bow, but I think it ended up looking as if I just put a side headline on the page. The entire story is on the front, which was requested, so I don’t know if that is a plus or a minus. I also tried to give the page more depth by making a gradient swatch behind the bow and headline. It’s not my favorite page that I’ve done but I think it was OK.
Alright, let me have it!”
FROM ED: I think the page is good—though not one of your better recent efforts. My main concern is the length of the text. Running text in one…very…wide leg creates problems with readability. I think it asks too much from readers.
How about the rest of you? Comments Criticisms?
12.25.09: FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES…the real meaning of Christmas. May your day be filled with love, warmth and happiness.
12.24.09: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA does a great job with this Christmas adaptation of the Pachelbel Canon in D Major. This one is…well…just…WOW!
12.23.09: THIS IS JUST the thing to get you into the Christmas spirit, if you’re not there already. And if that’s the case, you probably need to watch this more than just once or twice.
12.22.09: UNLESS YOU’VE BEEN on another planet for the past decade (and more), you’ll immediately recognize this gem from Budweiser. This Bud’s for you.
12.21.09: OK, IT’S MONDAY. But it’s a short week and you know you’re already in the mood for some Christmas fun. So join Daffy, Bugs and others and let loose!
12.20.09: IF YOU’VE NEVER SEEN “A Christmas Story,” you’ve missed out on one of the true pleasures of the season. Especially for those of us who grew up in the ’50s, it’s a magical memory trip back to our childhoods. And for those of you who are younger, you have no idea what joys you missed. I double-dog dare you to watch this!
12.19.09: AN INTERESTING AD from Coca-Cola. I don’t remember seeing this one before. It’s quick and it’s colorful.
12.18.09: NOT SURE I AGREE with all of these picks, but…ah, well…it’s Christmastime and I’m full of good cheer.
12.17.09: THIS AD FROM HERSHEY has become a Christmas classic. Perhaps it’s the brevity and simplicity that make it so memorable.