Holiday Card Template Contest

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Note: This contest is now over. Winners will be announced after Monday.

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Break out your holiday ideas because we want to see what holiday themed card template you can create! These templates are great for that person who doesn’t have the time, or your creative abilities and wants a beautiful custom card (hint: they just want to BUY). So make it big, small, square, circular or just crazy, but make sure to make it a template!

Remember, it’s only one entry per person, it MUST be a card template, and creating a new template is highly recommended. All entries that don’t conform to the contest standards will be removed from the contest.

How to make a template

 

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>>> Contest entries must be received by November 9th, 2007 11:59p.m. (Pacific Time) <<<

Acceptable themes to design for

  • Christmas
  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanzaa
  • Winter
  • New Years
  • Seasons Greetings

How to make a winning design
Here are the simple steps that will ensure you at a chance at having a winning design.

  1. Thematic relevance
  2. Quality of image (clarity and composition)
  3. Creativity

Prizes
For the grand prize winner there will be $1,000.00 waiting at their doorstep. And for 10 honorable mentions a $25.00 Zazzle gift certificate will be sent to them to make their holiday shopping a little easier. All winners and honorable mentions will be automatically included in the list of templates available in the card design tool. Other entries will have high chance of being selected as well.

How to Enter

  1. Create a Zazzle account
  2. Create your template and place it on a card (How do I make a card template?). Make your card.
  3. Publish your card to the Zazzle marketplace with the tag “zazzleholtemp2007″ (find out how to tag your product).
  4. You’re done! Good Luck!

Examples

37 Responses to “Holiday Card Template Contest”

  1. dtdesigns Says:

    Ok try again :P http://www.zazzle.com/dt_occasions/product/137869639827824376

  2. LadyOyuki Says:

    Can we use Yule – the pagan holiday of the changing of seasons (where Yule log came from)??? I think it’s a bit wrong to discriminate against pagans who celebrate Yule if we can’t enter something like that to possibly win a prize. I am pro all religions and feel that Yule should be accepted as much as any other religion is.

  3. captphrank Says:

    I made my first template, but I don’t think it was sized right. Can’t change it now! Good luck everyone…capt.
    http://www.zazzle.com/southwest_christmas_card-137197899931382211

  4. bkstowell Says:

    I think you are over thinking Yule, because I have always seen it’s themes to coincide nicely with holiday designs. I can’t speak on behalf of Zazzle, but they (in my opinion) are not discriminating against pagans or the celebration of Yule. Many of the traditions practiced throughout the holidays are based on Yule traditions.

    Many religions/groups celebrate Yule differently in different parts of the world. “Yulefest”, for example, is held by many Australians on a weekend in late June.

    Wikipedia has a great page about Yule for those interested (this is just an excerpt): “Many of the symbols and motifs associated with the modern holiday of Christmas are derived from traditional pagan northern European Yule celebrations. The burning of the Yule log, the decorating of Christmas trees, the eating of ham, the hanging of boughs, holly, mistletoe, etc. are all historically practices associated with Yule. When the Christianization of the Germanic peoples began, missionaries found it convenient to provide a Christian reinterpretation of popular pagan holidays such as Yule and allow the celebrations themselves to go on largely unchanged, versus trying to confront and suppress them.”

  5. bkstowell Says:

    Oh yeah, and my point was…
    I would assume the “Season’s Greetings” category should do nicely for Yule, or “Winter” for the celebration of the winter solstice.

  6. tshirtfun Says:

    This is a fun contest! Very challenging to work with the templates, but very satisfying when it works :)

    here’s mine – http://www.zazzle.com/tshirtfun/product/137708007989656940

  7. maximus7 Says:

    I have made a template Christmas Card called the 12 days of Christmas. You can change the image on the inside left page.

    http://www.zazzle.com/the_12_days_of_christmas_christmas_card-137011867879747720?rf=238083065491105452

  8. maximus7 Says:

    I deleted the above contest entry because it got changed such that I cannot use it.

  9. maximus7 Says:

    My entery into the Holiday card contest, The 12 days of Christmas.

    http://www.zazzle.com/the_12_days_of_christmas_christmas_card-137347734674976140?rf=238083065491105452

  10. haidabeaver Says:

    Here’s my entry, titled “Tintinnabulum” (that’s Latin for “bell” doncha know :) )…

    http://www.zazzle.com/haidabeaver/product/137520742233135020

  11. wolffreeborn Says:

    sorry-this is the correct url:

    http://www.zazzle.com/seasons_greetings_template_card-137190997720314011

    my entry for the contest :)

  12. LadyOyuki Says:

    The whole point I was trying to make was that if someone did say put “Merry Yule” or “Happy Yule” on the card, would that card not be able to win a prize? I am aware that it’s celebrating the winter solstice and personally, my card won’t say Yule on it anywhere. But I feel that it would be wrong if someone wanted to say that on their card and then it was disqualified for that. Perhaps zazzle isn’t discriminating, but it wasn’t mentioned that you could use the word Yule either when other major holiday names were listed.

  13. txgeckko Says:

    http://www.zazzle.com/its_winter_card-137303085482092768

  14. MickeyElvis128 Says:

    My very first template! LOL Merry Christmas! Good Luck Everyone!

  15. Elise Says:

    http://www.zazzle.com/kwizzitive/product/137417207835437874

    My first time ever making a template and it ended up with an extra image! So… I hope that won’t confuse anyone too much.
    If you think it will, please tell me and I’ll remake it (I just didn’t feel like taking the time, because I’ve been trying to get this to work for forever!). =)

  16. Heather Says:

    here’s my contribution
    http://www.zazzle.com/winter_greeting_card_customizable-137840419619899264

  17. Dragonflywatcher Says:

    The words listed are THEMES only – so Yule falls into the christmas theme. I don’t see a problem with it.

  18. LadyOyuki Says:

    After much struggle with trying to make up my mind about coloring style…. I finally settled on half 3-Dish and half not. *lol* Here’s my entry and I hope that everyone enjoys it!
    http://www.zazzle.com/winter_wonderland_snowflake_card-137570097206332413

  19. mmozza Says:

    I have just uploaded my first contest entry…….
    http://www.zazzle.com/mmozza/product/137431302495415000

  20. Nazaire - Haitian Art Says:

    I can’t find where to click and save my card as a template yet

  21. Nazaire - Haitian Art Says:

    http://www.zazzle.com/umoja_unity_kwanzaa_card-137956472880665659

  22. dave Says:

    hey all, check out my santa design!
    http://www.zazzle.com/big_scratch_brand/product/137516936102536356?action=realview&pdt=card&pending=false&pid=137516936102536356&bg=0×000000&drawareaboundingbox=false&drawsafearea=false&square_it=true&draw_relative_size=true&rvtype=product&view=front&CMPN=ltt

  23. MickeyElvis128 Says:

    This is my new entry… Best of luck to everyone!

  24. MickeyElvis128 Says:

    This is my new entry… Best of luck to everyone!

  25. perlyyyy Says:

    Here is my very first template, and I hope I did everything right. My popup blocker programs were interfering with my being able to get to different screens to create it. I finally turned them all off while I was working on the template, so that I could attempt to create it and it worked! Thank goodness! Here is my entry!

    http://www.zazzle.com/Perlyyyy/product/137808360637312543

  26. Webgrrl Says:

    hello from australia! here its not all sleighs and snow for christmas.. so thought id make a bright and cheery festive greetings type template card. its my first time – so be kind ;)

    http://www.zazzle.com/webgrrl/product/137367371643662108

  27. write2chinu2 Says:

    Hey all the best to you all :)
    Check my Christmas present template here and rate me 5 :D

    http://www.zazzle.com/christmas_7_card-137777727334537774

  28. JessieM Says:

    LadyOyuki Says:

    October 27th, 2007 at 2:15 am
    The whole point I was trying to make was that if someone did say put “Merry Yule” or “Happy Yule” on the card, would that card not be able to win a prize? I am aware that it’s celebrating the winter solstice and personally, my card won’t say Yule on it anywhere. But I feel that it would be wrong if someone wanted to say that on their card and then it was disqualified for that. Perhaps zazzle isn’t discriminating, but it wasn’t mentioned that you could use the word Yule either when other major holiday names were listed.

    I understand what you mean! I celebrate Yule :)
    Most of the time I call it Winter Soltice since many non-pagan faiths like to use or say ‘yuletide greetings’… but i tell everyone merry yule… ;)

  29. Samantha Says:

    Well, I figured now is as good a time as any to get started here at Zazzle! Here’s my entry into the holiday contest: http://www.zazzle.com/belladorable/product/137485780310553518

    Good luck everyone!

  30. JessieM Says:

    so who won???

  31. Artsanity Says:

    Contest rules state 2 days for results, though there are quite a few entries which may take longer. Not an easy decision with this talent pool. :)

  32. LadyOyuki Says:

    It also occurred to me that perhaps the judges are testing out the templates as well. If I was a judge, that would certainly be what I would do. I would want to see the template in action. ^_^

  33. Kerry Says:

    perhaps 2 business days? It was a holiday weekend here. The contest ended Friday night, so IF they meant business days, that might mean an announcement tomorrow.

  34. LadyOyuki Says:

    Ah… I never thought about the 2 business day thing… Good point Kerry. ^_^

  35. Kelly Says:

    Didn’t see where it said two days, but I did read this:
    “Note: This contest is now over. Winners will be announced after Monday.”
    The last contest had the same message, and was announced approximately two weeks after it ended. Could be a little bit – especially with over 100 entries. I’m sure it is time consuming to go through the entries and determine what designs followed the rules, whose templates actually work, and finally decide who the winner/honorable mentions are. I know we’ve all looked at each others entries and have our favorites! Can’t wait to see if any of my favorite designs are award winners!!

  36. Faerydae Says:

    The suspense is killing me lol.

    Good luck to everyone!

  37. l.a.ohare Says:

    however, the official rules do state, “notified by e-mail on or about November 11, 2007″

    found here…that’s where the “two days” comes from as posted by LadyOyuki

    rules

    best of luck to all! ;-)

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