A few days ago, Macy’s anncouced the winner of the Great American Elf Adventure – the elf design that was voted the best on their facebook page, and will be made into one of their iconic balloons for this year’s parade.
“Gazer’s job is to guide these wishing stars safely to the North Pole by pointing them in the right direction. He takes a lot of pride in his duties as he knows without him,these children’s wishes wouldn’t come true.
Gazer’s design is inspired exactly by what his job is described. His face takes on the shape of the moon, since the moon always has a clear view of the stars. At his feet is the city skyline with the wishes coming out near the Empire State (a landmark close to Macy’s).
The wishing star’s trail wraps around Gazer’s body and appears on his hat with his eyes locked on the star.” – Designed by Keith Lapinig of Queens, NY.
The Great American Elf Adventure began with Macy’s hiding actual elf statuettes in their stores, nationwide! They gave clues on Facebook and Twitter as to the locations, and people could go and pick them up! Next, you designed your elf, and uploaded a picture to Facebook, where it was voted on, and eventually, Macy’s chose a winner!
I really like Gazer – and like what he represents, Christmas Wishes.
Also – just a reminder – Add @ThingsChristmas on Twitter for your chance to win a Free Xmas DVD – we’ll draw a winner on October 31 2011 if we have 1000 followers by then!