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It feels a bit like a sad card, I wish there were more Jolly feeling of Christmas. But it's a great artwork nonetheless. Congrats on the silver, Hits. and Merry Christmas.
It is sad, and it is poignant. There is no card I could design with a more positive Christmas message, though. The IRS took everything Willie owned, everything, including Trigger, his Martin guitar. However his fans and friends bought most all of his stuff from the IRS auction and gave it all back to him. There is no better story that illustrates the spirit of giving that I know of. My intent was to bring you all back in time to when Willie was destitute and in his darkest hour just days away from experiencing one of the all time greatest moments of true friendship. The happy ending I left for you to fill in, given the viewer knows music history. I think my aim was a little high for some voters, perhaps unfamiliar with Willie Nelson. I think the high votes were for technical execution rather than content. Sometimes your best just is not good enough. Que sera sera Thanks Newsy and a Merry Christmas to you and Mac and Kellie.
Santa Claus never refused to endorse any product. Why? Because he's technically not a trademarked character - this fat old jolly fellow is in the public domain - which means every company who wants to use Santa to promote their products are free to do so. And who, if not Santa, could help boost your sales before Christmas? Some companies practically abused Santa image using him for products he hardly fits with. Here's a nice gallery of vintage ads with Santa.
Add Santa Claus image to labels,
brands, and products normally not appropriate for Santa image. Please keep your entries Safe For Work.
[ The state of Maine has banned a beer because its label depicts Santa
Claus enjoying a pint of brew. The state said that the label for
"Santa's Butt Winter Porter" is "undignified and improper" and may
attract children. ]
I understand Maine is concerned about morality and "wrong appeal" to
children, but banning a beer for using the image of Santa is like
banning Playboy magazine for using the image of bunny. Children love
bunnies more than they love beer.
So Maine is barking up the wrong tree here. If you want to clean you
state morals, start with ho, ho, hos on your streets, not on beer
In this contest you are asked to add Santa Claus image to labels,
brands, and products which would be considered inappropriate use of
Santa image. E.g. Santa Claus on alcohol products, condoms, guns,
What will Santa's flight be like this year? Will he have a new sleigh? Maybe it's time Santa change his method of transportation? Create images that involve Santa's delivery of Christmas gifts this year. This is a broad contest, and it's Christmas so there will be great latitude in what will be accepted! Merry Christmas to all, and to all... a good chop!