christmas archives

Another great use of the video player designed by Chris and company: the annual First Presidency Christmas Devotional.

Designerly things to note: loved the opening shots of the lights on Temple Square; not in love with the title text, but oh well; and loved the family room “set” behind the podium, though the flickering fireplace got a little distracting at times. Finally, note that the broadcast site offers audio in 29 languages, and video in 4 languages. The Church’s committment to the international audience is nowhere more apparent than in its broadcasting efforts…

A nod to accessibility as well—if you’ve never watched anything in sign language before, check out the ASL version, through at least the first Mormon Tabernacle Choir number (“Once in Royal David’s City,” which incidentally was written by a member of the Church). I love watching musical performances in ASL

posted by ted on Tuesday, Dec 09, 2008 · 5 comments

A White Christmas in Utah County.
An already white Christmas Eve got three or four inches whiter last night. (Mount Timpanogos.)

posted by ted on Tuesday, Dec 25, 2007

Cranes and Friends, Farmington Bay, Great Salt Lake.
This year’s beautiful addition to my uncle Ray’s incredible collection of home-made Christmas cards. Every year we get a lovingly hand-crafted, personally designed card with photos collected throughout the year. (More of Ray’s work can be found at )

posted by ted on Monday, Dec 24, 2007

Temple Square at Christmas is best known for its lights, but you should also check out the many nativity displays depicting the Savior’s birth. I especially liked the design of the international versions of the nativity this year, emphasizing the universality of Christ’s mission and importance. If you haven’t been yet, take the opportunity! Great for the kids too.

posted by ted on Saturday, Dec 22, 2007

My wife went searching for some new Christmas music on iTunes. Nothing say’s Merry Christmas quite the same as Twisted Sister’s Silver Bells. Merry Christmas Everyone!!

posted by tadd on Friday, Dec 21, 2007

Check out the “modern gingerbread house” along with other great gifts for designers in Core 77s Ultimate Gift Guide.

posted by john on Wednesday, Dec 05, 2007

Yesterday we had the privilege of listening to Bishop McMullin, at our department’s Christmas devotional. I guess that’s one more thing that is different (and cool) about working here.

posted by ted on Wednesday, Dec 05, 2007

Nice infographic from Amazon on when to procrasti-buy.

posted by gilbert on Friday, Dec 15, 2006

Cool Christmas card/video from a UK design studio. Made me smile.

posted by gilbert on Friday, Dec 15, 2006