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Last Minute Christmas Heroes

The Unsung Hero of Christmas - Juice CreativeLast year, we created a unique illustrated book specially for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young PeopleThe Unsung Hero of Christmas was written, designed and illustrated entirely by the in-house creative team here at Juice. It sold widely throughout the East Midlands region, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Rainbows!

It might be a little late to order this festive treat for Christmas Day, but we’d be crackers if we didn’t tell you our book is now on special offer at the Rainbows online store. And with every penny going directly to help young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, you’d be just as crackers not to snap up a copy right now.

The Unsung Hero of Christmas is a snip at just £2.99. Go on – make someone’s Christmas merry!

Juice Creative Retail Report – Festive Edition

Juice Retail Report - 2013 Festive Edition

Just when you thought you’d seen the back of the 2013 Christmas season, here’s a special festive edition of our legendary Juice Creative Retail Report. This issue is so big we’ve had to split it into two parts: one for November, the other for December. Talk about a Christmas cracker!

So what’s inside this seasonal treat? Well, you don’t get a party hat, but you do get 164 pages of in-store photos and insights, lovingly gathered by our team of elf investigators. Battling through the winter weather (and resisting the urge to gorge themselves on candy canes and Quality Street) the Juice Creative elves reported back on 19 categories including biscuits, dairy, petcare and toys. Not surprisingly, Christmas point of sale was high on their list, but they also found time to check out a few Easter promotions. Easter? At Christmas? Well, that’s retail for you.

To unwrap the complete Juice Creative Retail Report, visit our subscription page. At the risk of spoiling the surprise, we’ve laid out a few highlights below:

Shell Helix Lego Minigure Standee

A giant Lego minifigure gives a Shell Helix promotion stunning standee standout in this garage forecourt …

Asda Christmas Aisle 2013

This Asda Christmas aisle brilliantly combines 3D headers with a super-sized floor sticker …

Lanson Christmas Promotion

Mini Santa jackets deliver an enticing seasonal upgrade to these Lanson Champagne bottles …

Digital Artwork – Limited Edition Prints

The Unsung Hero of Christmas at the Designers and Makers ExhibitionThere’s a whole bundle of original Juice Creative digital artwork on display at the Pedestrian Gallery in Rutland Street, Leicester. The pictures are part of the Designers and Makers exhibition, which runs throughout the Christmas period from 28 November to 23 December 2013.

The pictures are taken from our brand new illustrated charity book: The Unsung Hero of Christmas. They show exactly what Santa’s elves get up to at the North Pole as they make ready for the festive season! You can buy The Unsung Hero of Christmas either from our website or from the Rainbows Hospice online store. Wherever you buy your copy, rest assured that ALL money received goes directly to Rainbows.

As if that weren’t enough, we’re also selling limited edition prints of the digital artwork from the book! Each picture is a high quality digital print measuring 420x840mm, rolled and ready for you to mount in a frame of your choice. There are five full-colour pictures to choose from: Professor Tom, Rubadub Robin, Runabout Reis, Gasmask Graham or Mistletoe Mike. To view them all – and choose the one you want – visit our exclusive online order page. Don’t forget, just as with the book, all the money you send us goes straight to Rainbows.

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People covers the whole of the East Midlands, and is based in Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK. Children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions come to the hospice for specialist respite stays, symptom management, palliative and end-of-life care. Their families are also supported and helped by Rainbows on their difficult journey. Care is provided by a professional team of highly respected nurses, carers and therapists together with a large support team, under the direction of a team of doctors providing specialist paediatric, palliative care for children in the hospice and in the community. Rainbows strives to help families escape from a hospital environment, focusing instead on a home from home atmosphere.

"The Unsung Hero of Christmas" – buy the book now!

The Unsung Hero of Christmas - Counter UnitAre we excited? You can bet your Christmas baubles we are! We’ve just taken delivery of 4,000 copies of our charity Christmas book: The Unsung Hero of Christmas. It was written, designed and illustrated entirely by the in-house creative team here at Juice and you know what – we’re really proud of it! More importantly, we can confirm that no profit whatsoever will be made from sales of the book – 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People!

As if that wasn’t enough, this week we’re also gearing up for an exclusive public display of digital artwork from the book. You’ll be able to see a selection of our festive pictures at the “Designers & Makers” exhibition, which takes place at the Pedestrian Gallery in Rutland Street, Leicester from 28 November to 23 December.

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People covers the whole of the East Midlands, and is based in Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK. Children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions come to the hospice for specialist respite stays, symptom management, palliative and end-of-life care.  Their families are also supported and helped by Rainbows on their difficult journey. Care is provided by a professional team of highly respected nurses, carers and therapists together with a large support team, under the direction of a team of doctors providing specialist paediatric, palliative care for children in the hospice and in the community. Rainbows strives to help families escape from a hospital environment, focusing instead on a home from home atmosphere.

The Unsung Hero of Christmas – pre-order now!

The Unsung Hero of Christmas - Juice CreativeChristmas is coming! We want to start the celebrations early by raising over £10,000 for a Leicestershire children’s hospice. How? By producing a Christmas book!

Funded entirely by Juice, The Unsung Hero of Christmas features a quirky storyline about Santa’s elves and their quest to keep Santa and his mammoth task on track. The book was written, designed and illustrated entirely by our in-house creative team.

The book is available to pre-order right now at just £5 a copy, with 100% of the proceeds going to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in Loughborough.

The Unsung Hero of Christmas is at the printers right now. Next week we’ll start despatching copies to everyone who’s placed an order. In addition, we’ll be selling the book all around the county: in the three Rainbows shops (Melton, Blaby and Matlock), via local businesses, and through the Juice website and the Rainbows online shop. It will also be available from the “Designers & Makers” exhibition at the Pedestrian Gallery in Rutland Street, Leicester from 28 November to 23 December.

As if that wasn’t enough, 200 books will go into the Christmas present packages given out by Rainbows to the children and their siblings each year. And we’ll be donating further copies of the book to local schools and libraries.

Juice Creative director Nick Taylor said:

“This year we really wanted to do something memorable to celebrate our 10th anniversary. So we thought we’d bring our unique blend of talents together to write and produce a children’s book with a charity connection. Rainbows was a natural choice because they do such fantastic work. We hope to raise as much money as we can for them.”

Kate Golding, Corporate Fundraiser at Rainbows, added:

“We would like to thank the team at Juice for coming up with such a lovely book. It is a wonderful way of raising funds to help us provide care and support to the 288 children and young people who visit Rainbows. We hope people will get in to the festive spirit and pick up a copy of the book.”

A Christmas tease

Snow HouseYes, we know it’s only November. But we’ve just seen the Coca Cola advert on the telly, and that must mean it’s nearly Christmas!

The run-up to Christmas is always a hectic time of year here at Juice Creative, and this year is no exception. We’re hard at work on a wide range of in-store material, not to mention some rather gorgeous direct mail and some pretty amazing video. As if all that weren’t enough, we’ve just won the pitch for a BIG below-the-line account. If we’re honest, we’re quite beside ourselves!

In the middle of all this excitement, we’ve even found time for our 2013 secret Christmas project. We always like to do something creative for the festive season. This year we’re really pushing the boat out. It’s far too early to tell you what we’re up to, but we’re confident it’s going to put smiles on a lot of faces.