‘Twas the Night Before the Challenge…

Tomorrow is the big day! We’re launching the 2014 Holiday Challenge. If you are as excited as we are, you may very well not sleep tonight, but to help you dream of candy canes and gingerbread, we present to you a little video bedtime story as told by Elliot, our Community Design Lead and the man behind files@minted.com.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it!

By popular demand, we’re pleased to share a closeup of Elliot’s cat sweater and the entire poem:

‘Twas the night before the challenge and all through the land,
not a snowflake was stirring, not a mitten on hand.

Jack hung the lights round the office with pride
To bring winters glow while the sun shone outside

The Merch team was nestled all snug in their desks
With visions of cards to assort in the annex

While Katy spun dreidels and whipped up a hot toddy
Jen and Madeline sent fruit cakes (a terrible hobby)

We’ve blasted the classics to make ourselves merry
Sinatra, King Cole and Mariam’s fave, Mariah Carey

We wove evergreen wreaths and warmed our hands by the printer
We’ve done all that we can to bring thoughts of winter!

But try as we may, try as we might,
something is missing, it just doesn’t feel right

Are our sweaters too boring? No, that can’t be it
Just look at this festive cat-themed knit!

What else can be done to bring christmas to spring?
I know what’s missing! I know just the thing!

We need photo cards, skinny wraps, backers and liners
The freshest new work from the world’s best designers

Now, Jennifer! Now Sarah! Now Laura and Erin!
On, Jessica! On Kelly! and both of the Erics!
Now Stephanie! Now Kimberly! Now Heather and Amy!
On, Ashley! On Katherine! and ALL of the Minties!

Now we just have to wait til’ the bright morning light
Happy Challenge to all, and to all a good night!

  1. That was so beautifully done I look forwards to meeting all of you one day.

  2. Jenny

    hahaha, i love it!!

  3. Adorable! Thanks for this! (Loved the outtakes, too.)

  4. Kimberly Morgan

    Way to fun! Thanks so much, Minted!

    • Kimberly Morgan


  5. Loved it! Great sweaters, too :)

    Loved it! Great sweaters, too 🙂

  6. Karly

    You all are so awesome! 🙂

  7. Debra Pruskowski

    Was fun to watch – thank you Minted!!

  8. Eric

    Haha! Awesome you guys!

  9. I really love that you all took the time to create this just for the minted community! So sweet and awesome! I loved all the fun posts leading up o the challenge. It reminded me of why I love minted and it’s community!!! XOXOX!!

  10. Jack

    Such a great poem!

  11. The best ever. Thanks for giving us holiday inspiration in March!!!