Top #highered Holiday Cards – 2011 Edition

December 15th, 2011 Karine Joly 32 Comments

I love holidays cards – and by looking at the recent web traffic on my Holidays Cards post from last year, I’m probably not the only one in the higher ed community.

Earlier this week, I asked the readers of my weekly newsletter (not a subscriber yet?) if they could send my way links to their 2011 holidays video cards (video is a great medium for this genre as it can convey emotions so well). I also got some suggestions via Twitter.

After reviewing all of them (while eating some well-deserved chocolate), here’s the selection of my favorites 2011 holidays videos (in no specific order) along with all the links I received so you can check out every single one.

If you have a holiday card or have seen a cool one that isn’t listed here, post a comment so we can all watch it.

Happy Holidays!

West Virginia University’s card

Columbia College Chicago’s card


Butler University Division of Student Affairs’ card

Marquette University’s card

American University’s card

Royal Roads University’s card

Carlson School of Management’s card (a YouTube hit with more than 800K views in 2 weeks)

William & Mary College’s card

Wofford College’s card

University at Albany’s card

Webster University’card

CSU Dominguez Hills’ card

Gettysburg College’s card

Bluffton University’s card

Eckerd College’s card

University of North Texas’ card


Washington State University’s card

University of Central Missouri President’s card (you can’t go wrong with chocolate cake :0)

Other interesting holidays cards from universities and colleges:

32 Responses

  1. Merry Christmas from Siena College: http://www.facebook.com/sienacollege?sk=app_210481499027951

    So upset that we didn’t submit ahead of time! Great job on all of the cards.

  2. Mark Lee says:

    Here’s ours, from Colorado College: http://vimeo.com/33173392

  3. Teresa Gereaux says:

    Happy Holidays from Roanoke College in Salem, VA http://vimeo.com/33414065

  4. John says:

    Happy Holidays and Go Green Go White.http://tinyurl.com/cu825f8

  5. Travis Brock says:

    Great list of holidays cards from 2011 Karine! You should check out #HigherEdHolidays on Twitter and the comments in the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/142509532525007/

    There are other ways to get involved than just posting your holiday greeting. But it is a good way to get involved. Happy Holidays!

  6. Wellesley had a nice one this year, too!
    http://www.wellesley.edu/snowflake/

  7. Joe Atkinson says:

    Wish we had seen this and submitted! But Happy Holidays from the University of Evansville! http://www.evansville.edu/video/christmas2011

  8. Mallory Wood says:

    I just received the holiday card from my alma mater, Saint Michael’s College. Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC9Q_dUD-10

  9. Christian Camerota says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone from Saint Michael’s College.
    Hate to brag (not really), but we really like the video we produced this year.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC9Q_dUD-10

    Little out of the ordinary and we’re proud of it.

  10. Gregory Fala says:

    La Salle University produced its very first Christmas video e-card this year. It has a fun and surprising ending.

    Check it out: http://youtu.be/U7kpXOUqA64

  11. A year-end message from Johns Hopkins University to the many, many people who make what we do possible: http://web.jhu.edu/thankyou

    Thank you.

  12. Daniel Schloss says:

    An ambitious holiday video from Oberlin College:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPEJ4swnmP0

    And the Remix:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0WwIeFlS4A&feature=endscreen&NR=1

  13. Amy Filardo says:

    Here is Christmas at Loyola!!

    http://www.christmasatloyola.com

    Check out Dec. 19th for our own rendition of I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.

    Merry, merry!!

  14. Sally says:

    Happy Holidays from Lehigh University!

    http://www.lehigh.edu/holiday2011/

  15. Evelyn says:

    Season’s Greetings from University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley.

    http://youtu.be/QiZffNKtCnw

  16. Laura Huff says:

    Season’s Greetings from Western Carolina University:

    View holiday card w/embedded video: http://seasonsgreetings2011.wcu.edu

    View video only: http://youtu.be/5wPZ5e6jKkU

  17. Carolyn Zinn says:

    Happy Holidays from Kalamazoo College!

    http://www.kzoo.edu/holiday

  18. Thanks for including CSU Dominguez Hills! Have a wonderful holiday season and a happy 2012 everyone!

  19. Melani King says:

    Season’s Greetings from UC Berkeley!

    http://www.berkeley.edu/holiday/

  20. Donna says:

    Here’s ours from the Fashion Institute of Technology! http://www.fitnyc.edu/11863.asp

  21. Rob Janson says:

    Happy holidays from Middle Tennessee State University!

    http://www.mtsu.edu/marketing/Greetings_send.html

  22. Jay London says:

    MIT wishes you a joyous holiday season and an inventional new year!

    http://alum.mit.edu/holiday2011/

  23. Ken Giangreco says:

    Here is one from Buffalo State:
    http://youtu.be/b06IDUBeEnQ

  24. Tim Brixius says:

    This is the first video greeting we’ve done at Franklin & Marshall College:

    http://vimeo.com/33620630

  25. Michigan State Office of Admissions says:

    Happy Holidays from Michigan State: http://www.msu.edu/holiday/admissions/

  26. Keith Brenton says:

    West Virginia’s was definitely a tribute to Mike Jittlov’s “Wizard of Speed and Time” short!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiLsbx4D8eI

  27. It’s never too late to share holiday spirit, right? Warm wishes from Wellesley College.

    http://web.wellesley.edu/snowflake

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