Do you like giving unique gifts? Do you like helping kids in need? Then you're gonna love Holiday Naughty Pass. It's a fundraiser for Santa for a Day, a nonprofit that buys presents for kids who would otherwise wake up to no gifts on Christmas morning. [more inside]
Science Twitter has some great holiday hashtags - #25DaysOfFishmas, #AdventCalendaR, #25DaysOfCrustmas, #AdventOfHominins - but they're all pretty Christmas-y. I decided to combine some science education and a little bit of religious diversity to celebrate the #8PrimatesOfChanukah - every day, a new primate species with some resonance for Chanukah! [more inside]
I figured it might be nice if there were a video for this holiday classic, and thought maybe you'd think so too. [more inside]
So I decided to make a list of Advent Calendar of Holiday Songs on Tumblr but then I found a silly web app where I could create my own and now I'm sharing it to give a little joy to 2016 maybe. [more inside]
Endless Jingling: an elf singing randomly generated holiday music, forever and ever. Reload for a new combination of carols. Spiff up and/or ruin holiday parties as needed. [more inside]
Keith Richards turns 70 on Wednesday. So we wrote him a song. [more inside]
Billionaires have libraries named after them. Presidents get airports with their names. And now you can have the honor of your name on a can of corn at a homeless shelter in Durham, North Carolina. [more inside]
Here's a gruesome little tale every day for you to unwrap. Naughty boys, girls, women, and men get comeuppance for their bad behavior during the holidays. A new poem, portrait, and narration each day through Christmas. [more inside]
NYC Advent-ure is a virtual advent calendar of holiday events in NYC. Events are ordered from most to least time sensitive to make planning easier. I thought of it only a few days before December 1st, so this is a minimum viable product, as they say. I'll be rolling out updates and fixes (development, design, and content) during the month. I hope for it to continue next year and plan on setting something up so people in other cities can create their own calendars.
This is my 10th annual gift guide, recommending purchases for the upcoming holidays. I took a different approach this year, though, after a conversation I had during the cleanup after Hurricane Sandy. It's a much shorter guide. Here's the PDF download.
Our agency's holiday card is a contest - win $250 for the charity of your choice by providing the best caption for one of our awkward holiday photos. [more inside]
Presidents' Day is when Americans celebrate their most well-known presidents. On Unpresidents' day, we celebrate the lesser-known presidents. To do this, we portray them doing the opposite of what they did in real life. This movie is a documentary of the first-ever Unpresidents' Day celebration.
I just developed this project for my agency. Invite someone to meet you under our virtual mistletoe. Enable your webcam and we'll capture some snapshots of the moment. It's still in beta right now, so the more people who try it out, the better!
Never fear gift-giving again! We've had a year of super-random classes at Brooklyn Brainery, and now we're going to use all of that random knowledge just for you. Let us know about someone you need to buy a gift for, and wham! we'll figure out just what you should get them. [more inside]
Free tutorials on how to make edible bouquets - candy bouquets, cookie bouquets, and fruit bouquets... Photos and instructions make the process easy. Kids will love to participate in making edible bouquets. You can suprise your friends and family with unique gifts this holiday season. Get inspired at EdibleCrafts.com