We all like a good surprise, and here’s a happy one. We’ve always loved giraffes — we have a , and even a — and thought well why not try one on a holiday card. (I photographed the inquisitive giraffe, above, at the Lion Country Safari Park in Wellington, Florida.)
It’s true giraffes aren’t exactly in the snowy family of animals, but we like holiday cards with a touch of eccentricity. So our giraffe cantered merrily through the design process, and became one of my personal favorites (the final design, below).
But who knew our stores would so heartily agree? The red-nosed giraffe is now one of our most popular new cards of the festive season!
Or perhaps we should have known the giraffe would be popular. After all, one of last year’s winners was his neighbour on the African plains, the Zebra — who is available again this season.
Check out all our holiday cards . And as loyal readers of our blog, we want to extend a special holiday discount to you. Simply enter the code HDY2 at checkout for a 20% discount. (Good until 1 December.) Happy shopping!