"One of the nicest things about the holiday season is exchanging greetings with our many friends, for these messages from all over the world represent the true spirit of Christmas in many different ways." -Walt Disney
Imagine how special that greeting might be if sent by none other than Walt Disney!
Early in the history of the Walt Disney Studios, annual Christmas themed greeting cards were created, their designs and illustrations by such legendary Disney Studio artists as Tom Wood, Hank Porter, Bob Moore, Mary Blair, John Hench, and Paul Wenzel. Over eight decades, the artists also fashioned annual seasonal art for merchandise and advertisements, and in support of motion pictures, television programs, and the Disney Parks and Resorts.
F rom All of Us to All of You: The Disney Christmas Card features beloved characters and moments from these rarely seen and seldom-published examples of vintage Disney imagery. Gift-wrapped and sparkling in the spirit of the season, this one-of-a-kind collection of familiar, festive, fun, and feeling holiday art shines a light on a remarkable body of work and the people who created it, all while celebrating that most wonderful time of the year.
About the Author
Jeff Kurtti is a leading authority on The Walt Disney Company, its founder, and its history. He is the author of more than twenty books, a writer-director of award-winning documentary content, and a respected public speaker. A Seattle, Washington native, Kurtti worked as a production coordinator on the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival, followed by two years as the assistant to the president of the California Institute of the Arts. For several years, he worked for Walt Disney Imagineering, the theme park design division of The Walt Disney Company, and then for the Corporate Special Projects department of Disney. Since 1995, Kurtti has enjoyed a career as an author, writer, and consultant in the motion picture, theatre, and theme park entertainment industries. He was creative director, content consultant, and media producer for The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco and a producer of The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story, a critically acclaimed documentary about the famed songwriters.