We need our 2014 Holiday Card designed! We would like a 5x7 card and have two ideas. Please choose whichever idea you like best. We really like both ideas equally, and the best designed card will help us make the decision on which to go with.
1. For the front of the card, we'd like it to say "Happy Holidays from Alerian" in a similar style to that of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air logo (see attachment labeled Capture 2 for reference). We'd prefer the colors be red/green/gold/silver so it has more of a holiday feel. On the inside of the card, we're planning to write a poem in the same style as the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song. We don't have this completed, so please just plan for quite a bit of text on the inside of the card. This may mean that the card needs to be vertical.
2. We work in financial services and focus on a specific group of companies. Our idea is to have a Christmas Tree with ornaments on the tree containing the ticker symbols of the businesses we follow (attached is a list of the companies with their related ticker symbol). Since there are so many businesses, we are open to putting ticker symbols on things other than ornaments. One idea we had was to put toy boats or a toy train under the Christmas Tree, and put the tickers of businesses that work within related fields on them. So, for example, any company labeled as "Marine Transportation" could have their ticker on a toy boat instead of on an ornament. Or a company in "Petroleum Transportation" could have their ticker on a train car. We'd really love creativity here! I've attached a terrible sketch to help give an idea of what we're thinking. The design does not have to be confined to just a Christmas Tree, a fireplace with stockings could also be included if you can think of a good way to incorporate them and use the tickers.
For the inside of the card, we'd like it to say: "This season, we wish you plenty of opportunities to master the art of relaxation with limited holiday stress. May you enjoy warm evenings at home nurturing your most important partnerships."
Please bold the words master, limited, and partnerships.