Top #highered Holiday Cards – 2012 Edition

December 19th, 2012 Karine Joly 38 Comments

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SAU Communication Card

SAU Communication Holiday Card

I love holidays cards. So, every year since 2010, I watch lots of them to create a nice little collection for everybody’s viewing pleasure (2010 collection, 2011 collection)

Last week, I asked the readers of my weekly newsletter (not a subscriber yet?) if they could send my way links to their 2012 holidays cards. I also got some suggestions via Twitter.

Here’s the selection of my favorites 2012 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!

Western Carolina University

California Lutheran University

Lehigh University

Eckerd College

University of Connecticut

Alma College

Heinz College – Carnegie Mellon University

Middle Tennessee State University

John Carroll University

Loomis Chaffee School

Webster University

College of Saint Benedict

University at Albany

West Virginia University

Other holiday cards?

William & Mary

Don’t forget to post yours in the comment!

38 Responses

  1. Holiday Card from the Neag School of Education at UConn featuring music education students.

  2. Longwood University’s follow up to last year’s holiday card made by one of our students –

    Last year’s video –

  3. Here’s Missouri University of Science and Technology Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader’s holiday card. It isn’t a video. We opted for something different this year and incorporated parallax scrolling into the design:

  4. Jamie says:

    Salve Regina University’s new Director of Multicultural Programs and Diversity learns what Christmas at Salve is all about…

  5. Jen Doak says:

    Loved seeing Georgetown University’s “A Very Hoya Holiday” in my inbox the other day (also not a video):

  6. Chris Syme says:

    May I also recommend Whitworth University’s card as well? It is one of the best “on mission” cards I’ve seen.

  7. Here’s the card from Dr. Terry Smith, Columbia College’s Executive Vice President and Dean, produced by our talented PR office!
    Yes, that is real paper!

  8. We didn’t do a holiday card per se, we embedded a video on our homepage and easter egg or sort. You can see it on the homepage or here on youtube

  9. Winter greeting sent from University of Minnesota.

  10. Karen To says:

    Here’s Colorado College’s holiday vid:

  11. Fawn Ohara says:

    Mount St. Mary’s University. We emailed out with a link to our video on vimeo.
    Promoted on Facebook, Twitter and on our homepage

  12. Amy says:

    Happy Holidays from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

  13. Here is the New Hampton School Admission Office Christmas Card to prospective families — “It Feels Good”

  14. OCOB says:

    Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business holiday video, created by a team of Student Ambassadors:

  15. Here’s Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s. We included a downloadable MP3 of the song:

  16. Nick Bragg says:

    Here’s Cardinal Stritch University’s Christmas video:

  17. Jeana says:

    Here’s ours from the Gatton College of Business at the University of Kentucky:

  18. Happy Holidays from Washington State University Admissions!

  19. This year, we embedded our holiday card in our primary graphic image on our home page. Make sure, before you click on the card, that you roll your cursor around the image. It’s fun!\

    So…here’s Lynchburg College’s holiday card!

  20. Chris Syme says:

    Here’s a great interactive card a friend forwarded from Ashland University in Ohio. Readers get to make it snow, build snowmen, it’s real fun.

  21. We collected haikus about Oberlin in the winter, then selected some to feature in this video:

  22. Channing Sherman says:

    I think UConn’s is my favorite on this list (I appreciate a good brass band).

    If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Georgia State’s offering. They used video of a live band combined with some great still shots. Simple by very effective.

  23. Wishing you all peace and joy from the beautiful University of Northern Colorado:

  24. I love these! Thanks for compiling them. All the best from Johns Hopkins, and a peek into our creative process, at

    And a little lesson on Christmas music from the director of our Peabody Institute at

  25. Christmas at Manhattan College through the years:

  26. Lynn says:

    Here’s this year’s e-card from Rice University. Enjoy!

  27. Melissa says:

    Happy Holidays from the UConn School of Business:

  28. […] it here. Enjoy. And if your boss asks what you’re doing, the best response is always, “Getting […]

  29. CAC says:

    We were lucky enough to have Santa swing by Saint Michael’s College and visit with our mascot, Mike the Knight.

  30. Mike says:

    Happy Holidays from Wheaton College, in Norton, Mass.

  31. A Happy New Year’s Wish from Miami University (OH) featuring president, David Hodge and his wife, Valerie.

  32. A Happy New Year’s e-card from Ball State University:

  33. Late to the conversation here, having just discovered these wonderful lists. Please enjoy the 2012 (but timeless!) year-end greeting from Wellesley College:

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