Christmas Window Decorating Contest: Year 2
Nick’s Call for Will
If we spoiled anything for you with this Stranger Things themed window, you’re way behind and we don’t care (kidding, love you all). Taking it back to season one, Nick reminded everyone that Winona Ryder was even nuttier in the first season, Will was not even a character yet, and Barb mattered (ish). Nick also showed JAM that being in a rush and working until (almost) the last minute doesn’t mean you won’t get the first place prize! The lights were the perfect finishing touch to one of the most iconic scenes in today’s TV.
*FIRST PLACE WINNER*
I imagine if this was a real snowman, Michaela would’ve gotten frostbite – because this Snowfriend is HUGE! Measuring definitely over Nick (he’s like super tall), we all couldn’t NOT vote for her! I personally love the kraft wrap twisted together to make his (or her) stick arms. But really … SO. TALL! And that scarf! Okay, I’ll stop.
*SECOND PLACE WINNER*
Jessica went straight for the best way to spread Christmas cheer. I asked her to sing loud and she decided against, but hey! It’s not Christmas just yet. With her awesomely jumbotastic (yes, those are words) elf silhouette you could just imagine how Will Ferrell really looked next to his elf friends. And that feather? Gosh, it’s perfect.
*THIRD PLACE WINNER*
One of our newest members of the JAM team decided to be the only one to make an awesome JAM themed window! With all of our products (just kidding, we have too many to count), he created a snowflake stapler, plastic cups, papercloops, gift bow extravaganza. Who would’ve thought all of that would go together? Oh, also – he didn’t forget the ®, props.
Celebrating both Hanukkah and Christmas is the way to go! Whoever thought of that Reindeer with the Menorah antlers is hilarious. Anyway, Jay decided to go halfsies and celebrate under the Christmas tree and next to the Menorah at the same time! Genius! Oh and that perfect sweater to match?! Come on now …
I asked Nora before she started what she wanted to do – she said, “you know what, I love winter sunrises and sunsets”. And there you have it. Nora made her own ‘Nora Pole’ and made it so that I would LOVE to join her … even if I hate the snow, she convinced me to visit.
All you need is JAM’s green paper to make a scene come to life! Christina got on her Grinch side this year and decided that those long green fingers were going to steal her perfectly wrapped presents! Good thing we caught him in the act!.Not that the Grinch really cares so much since his heart is two sizes too small.
Materials: Brown, Red, and Black Kraft Wrap, Gold Foil Wrap, Kraft Black Ho Ho Ho Wrap, Red Merry Christmas Wrap, Green Paper, and another wrap out of stock (guys … really).
Who doesn’t love an amazing Starbucks latte to warm up their Christmas? Steve definitely does, especially the toasted white chocolate mocha. Steve was a last minute contestant, not knowing what he wanted to do. I’m assuming his inspiration was someone’s Starbucks cup in the office, and BAM it was created. Pretty easily and quickly too!
Materials: Kraft Black Ho Ho Ho Wrap, Kraft Wrap, Red Kraft Wrap, Black Kraft Wrap, White Kraft Wrap
No-name (aka not google friendly NAME) decided minimalism was her or his best asset. With just white matte wrapping paper and a little black glossy wrap, she or he made the cutest polar bear I’ve ever seen in the office!
Materials: White Matte Wrap, Black Glossy Wrap
At first Billy told me he was going to do a ping pong game among Santa and friends, and then I looked up to find this – Santa midair doing a 180 degree flip thing (insert real snowboarding term here)! He went minimal too, and it totally worked out. Whether you think it’s a funny window or a totally tubular (insert real snowboarding slang term here) one, we all loved it.
Materials: White Glossy Wrap, White Matte Wrap, Kraft Wrap, Red Kraft Wrap, Black Ho Ho Ho Christmas Wrap, Black Matte Wrap
So this is mine… and I don’t like to brag. I also didn’t finish my vision just like last year, so there really isn’t much to brag about anyway. I started off with dressing my already drawn characters, don’t they look so cute?! This took the whole time. So I got some of my office mates to help me out with the mistletoe. Thanks Billy and Jess!