Tag Archives: holidays

How the Economist Stole Christmas

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, the holiday season is in full force. In previous blog posts, I’ve considered the economic impact of various holiday events and phenomena. This year, in the spirit of trying something new, I’ve decided to flip my approach and think about

The Economics of The Nutcracker

For me, as a ballet dancer, one thing above all signals that the holidays are here: not Black Friday, not the return of the red cups at Starbucks (but check out my previous blog about the pumpkin spice effect), not decorations or window displays, or

The Pumpkin Spice Effect

As the days get shorter and the temperature cools, as flannel, scarves, and boots reenter wardrobes and flip flops are buried in the bottoms of closets, it is abundantly clear: fall is upon us. And this change can mean only one thing: the much-anticipated return

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Black Friday Provides a Rosy Outlook

The holiday season kicks off with Black Friday and this year U.S. retail sales during Thanksgiving weekend climbed 16 percent as shoppers flocked to stores earlier and spent more, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). NRF reported that sales totaled $52.4 billion, and the

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Video: DECO’s 2010 Holiday Card

For those that voted—No it wasn’t Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman, or Rudolph—our 2010 holiday video card includes our talented staff and students singing (and in some cases dancing) to our version of the 12 Days of Christmas.  Jenn Lake, our student graphic designer, deserves

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What jingle will we sing for you this year?

The bar for holiday cards has been raised over the past few years. They’re filled with videos, animations, and other fancy multimedia techniques. I believe this is due to enhancements of the web and tighter marketing budgets for mailings. DECO has embraced the change the