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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
MORE AFTER THE
Now we just have to wait til’ the bright morning light
Happy Challenge to all, and to all a good night!