Entries in holiday (36)
If you like to ski, this is the infographic for you. Ski Holidays 2013 infographic from Home Away UK tells you where to find the best snow for skiing in Europe. Then as an added bonus, a few tips and facts to educate the reader about ski flags and types of snow.
Winter is here and the snow is starting to fall across the ski resorts of Europe and North America. Now is the time to start planning your next ski holiday, but before you do check out HomeAway’s fun guide to the slopes of Europe. We have also put together some interesting ski tips and advice including information provided by ski experts Nicola Iseard (Editor of Fall-Line Magazine) and Fraser Wilkin (Founder of Weathertoski.co.uk).
The information is well organized and the I like the simple, line-art illustrations. By keeping the illustrations simple, they don’t pull attention away from the data.
Designed by This Is Visual, they provided a URL link to the data sources in the infographic instead of listing them out. You can see the data sources at http://bit.ly/SpNJ1v, and the list extensive so I understand why they listed them separately.
The infographic should include both a copyright statement and the URL to the infographic landing page so readers can find the original when they see this infographic posted on other sites.
Thanks to Russell for sending in the link!
Fun design for Valentine’s Day from GlobalNova. The I Love You Map, shows the phrase “I Love You” translated into 130 different languages and positioned on the map based on the primary language spoken in that country or region of the world.
When setting out on any language-related project, one can count on unexpected discoveries and changing perspectives. Our World Valentine project seemed simple to me at the outset – just map ‘I love you” in 100 or so languages onto a world map. I thought of it pretty simply as a Valentine card for my wife.
But the real blow landed in choice of languages. Setting out with no goal beyond rendering a selection of languages geographically, I quickly wandered into a thicket. Where did Mongolian go? And many others? Were we bounded by chance and limited space, or less forgivably prey to political naiveté?
Here is the design also in Black:
Thanks to Matt for sending it the link!
This is a limited time offer!
Funnel Incorporated is offering a FREE 4-pack of infographic holiday cards to everyone that submits a request (while supplies last) through a giveaway on Facebook. You must request your free pack of cards through the Facebook page by Noon CT on Saturday December 22 (Tomorrow!).
U.S. and Canada only, but anyone can download the infographic holiday themed wallpaper designs from the Funnel website at http://www.funnelinc.com/holiday
Wow! Apparently the U.S. has completely converted over to artificial Christmas trees while no one was looking! The Redefining Christmas Traditions infographic from Tree Classics is a summary of findings from two Nielsen studies in both 2011 and 2012 and information from the American Christmas Tree Association.
Every Christmas tradition begins somewhere, and those of us who follow Christmas tree trends know that more and more families are building their holiday traditions around artificial Christmas trees. Find out who’s buying artificial, where they live, and why more and more people are choosing artificial in our infographic of real vs fake artificial Christmas tree facts. If you’re thinking of starting a family tradition of your own, consider buying a Pre Lit Christmas Tree from Tree Classics and start making holiday memories that will last year after year!
The design does a great job of jumping to the main point right away. A huge majority of homes in the U.S. use artificial Christmas trees for the holidays. This is the Key Message of the design, and it communicates that fact in less than 5 seconds to the readers. So even if they don’t read the rest of the design, they still understand the main point. Also, what makes a popular infographic is bringing to light some surprising, unexpected information to the readers.
The shear magnitude of the number was surprising to me, and I think it will be to a lot of readers. We see real live Christmas trees being the symbol of home and family traditions in the media, but the reality is that 3.5x more homes display artificial trees than live ones.
All of the important design elements are there. Focused topic, clear data visualizations to support the Key Message, respectable sources cited, copyright statement and the URL to the original infographic so readers can find the full-size version.
Designed by InfoNewt with designer Jeremy Yingling
The Ultimate Guide to Secret Santa is a fun design for Christmas from MoneySupermarket.com in the UK (so the currency amounts are in British Pounds). This office traditional strikes fear into many employees that fear getting the gift wrong.
Oh, the joys of working in an office at Christmas time. Festive decorations, the office party and of course the exchange of “Secret Santa” presents make corporate Yuletide a truly eventful experience.
Secret Santa involves the anonymous exchange of cheap gifts at Christmas time, typically between office workers. It is a fun test of your resourcefulness and innovation as you endeavour to buy a present that your colleague will either love, or will find ironically hilarious. If you go for the humorous option however, it is important to ensure that your colleague will understand and appreciate the joke!
If you are struggling for inspiration this year, hopefully our Secret Santa infographic will provide some ideas. If you’d rather not play this year and make some savings on your Christmas present budget, we still think you’ll enjoy what we’ve come up with…
The first thing you’ll notice about this design is that it’s an animated GIF file. A flashback to 90’s web design, this has been pretty tastefully done to only animate the characters eyes to blink and the title text. You don’t see this in infographic design very often, and I think it was very well done here.
Both a copyright statement and the URL to the original infographic landing page should have been included in the footer space.
Thanks to Paul for sending in the link!
The Christmas Bugs infographic from Adopt-A-Bug and ChristmasTreeMarket.com helps raise awareness of the plight many bugs face as the weather begins to get cold. This Christmas bring some tiny friends in from the cold and into your warm home when you buy a live Christmas tree for the holidays!
Adopt-A-Bug this year for the holidays! Bringing a live tree into your home is like inviting the great outdoors into your living room. Here are a few new friends you can make that will decorate your tree and light up your life, plus some statistics to share over your eggnog.
The design combines facts and statistics about the different types of bugs that actually live in the trees that most people use as Christmas trees. I love the fun approach to raise awareness that there is a real risk to bringing a live Christmas tree into your home. Check out the Adopt-A-Bug site to see all of the party bugs that you can save this Winter by bringing them into your home!
Designed by InfoNewt with designer Ray Vella, this infographic gets all the key design points right. Nice 3-part story throughout the design, including a clear call-to-action at the end. Copyright statement, clear sources and the URL to the infographic landing site.
The History of the Christmas Tradition infographic timeline from Balsam Hill visually lays out the events from Culture, Decorations, Traditions and Historical Characters that over hundreds of years have shaped the current Christmas holiday.
Across the world, Christmas is celebrated in a multitude of rich and cherished traditions. Their origins are wonderfully varied, emerging out of cultures and beliefs throughout history. This illustrated timeline, brought to you by Balsam Hill, captures the flow of some of the most popular Christmas traditions and figures and traces their simple lineage from St. Nicholas’ humble beginnings to today.
This design is a great example of Online Lifespan for infographics. The topic is timely and popular during the month of December, but not tied to a specific trending topic from 2011. Therefore, this design will generate ongoing traffic, links and views every year for Balsam Hill as new readers discover it each year for years to come.
Designed by InfoNewt with designer Jeremy Yingling, the design takes a more classic approach the the illustrations on the timeline by using historical images that instantly make the events relevant and recognizable to the readers. The four, parallel timelines show the reader how events combined over time, combined into the Santa Claus and Christmas we know today. The layout makes it easier for the readers to see how separate songs, books and parades began to converge into one story.
It is that time of the year again! Halloween is the perfect time for costumes, scary movies, and Charlie Brown! How do you spend your halloween? Halloweencostumes.com has put together some Creepy Halloween Statistics to show some of this holiday’s most popular happenings.
What are you most looking forward to this Halloween? Collecting copious amounts of your favorite candy? Dressing up in a trendy costume? Enjoying a horror movie marathon? Find out what other Americans will be up to this year, with our Ultimate Visual Guide to Halloween Statistics! You’ll discover popular costumes for you and fido, a count-down of the best sweet treats, suggestions for a Halloween playlist and more spooktacular stats!
I really like this design. The color scheme, the design style, and the easy-to-understand top-to-bottom progression of information. There are a few statistics that I would like to see visualized, like the Trick-or-Treating By The Numbers section where the values are only shown in big fonts. I really like the different moon phases to visualize the stats at the top.
The Top 5 lists are a little text-heavy, and it would have been nice to see movie posters or CD artwork to go along with the entries.
In the footnote at the bottom, missing are both a copyright statement (or Creative Commons) and a URL link to the original infographic landing page so readers can find the full-size version.
Thanks to Elise for sending in the link!
The History of Memorial Day does a good job of explaining the background history of the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S.
Learn about how we celebrate memorial day and how it was formed in the United States.
We work hard to bring you insight to memorializing a loved one at In the Light Urns. Information provided through graphics can really help communicate the important points and we really enjoy using the infographic approach to discussing memorials. Visit our military urns page for more information on memorializing a veteran.
Nice, clean design that blends the use of data visualizations and icons to explain some of the history. Some basic things are missing at the bottom of the design though: Company logo, copyright statement and the URL to the original landing page. You can’t assume that people who share your infographic will also share additional information from your landing page.
Thanks to Susan for the link!