Friday, November 14, 2014

An unexpected use for Holiday Catalogs

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

I don't know about you, but I'm being inundated with holiday catalogs.  Yeah, yeah, this happens every year, but this year it's even MORE ridiculous.  One company,, was smart.  Right on the cover it says, "SAVE THIS CATALOG! It's the last you'll receive this season."

That kinda makes me want to buy something from them, just to reward them.

But the fun thing I've discovered is that these catalogs are giving me LOADS of ideas for the graphics I can make that could directly apply to my various series.  Take this one, for Tricia and Angelica Miles and the Booktown Mysteries.

Or this one for Victoria Square.

And this one for my Jeff Resnick Mystery series.  (Jeff is a part-time bartender.)

I'm in the process of coming up with some for my new Lotus Bay Mysteries ... which is now available for pre-order ... but it's a little too soon to share one of those.  I'll be doing that on Facebook and Twitter.  If you want to follow along, you can find me by clicking any of the links below:

Facebook Booktown Mysteries Page  |  Victoria Square Mysteries Page

Jeff Resnick Mysteries Page  |  Lotus Bay Mysteries Page

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Anonymous said...

So, those catalogs really ARE useful... :)

Karen in Ohio said...

Fun! But if you would prefer to receive only the catalogs you want, and would like to help reduce waste, this website will help: I have stopped the annual holiday-related onslaught of catalogs (and other kinds of junk mail) with their help.

Mary Jane Maffini said...

Ha! I am still laughing at GIN! I love catalogs especially for kids at Christmas -hadn't thought of this use - brilliant.



Anonymous said...

I think Jeff's is the best!! Love it!

Dr. Mary Kennedy said...

These are terrific!! You are wonderfully creative, love them.

Linda said...

Lot of companies say "last catalog" but they lie. Truly. ;)

Linda said...

How creative! I really like them.

Unknown said...

Great ideas. At least they're good for something.