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The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

NRF's 2014 holiday cards

Holiday Card Contest 2014

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In 2014, NRF Student Association members submitted holiday card designs and five designs were selected. See the winning cards below!

Emily Cooper

Emily Cooper

Winning design

University: FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Major: Graphic Design
Expected Graduation Date: July 2015

"Decorated storefronts are one of the things I love most about the holiday season. Not only do they attract customers to the store, they also provide a sense of holiday cheer."
Emily Cooper
Alexander Rivera

Alexander Rivera

Winning design

University: FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Major: Graphic Design/Branding
Expected Graduation Date: June 2015

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"My design was inspired by the universal icons that represent the retail industry. The symbols form a wreath to demonstrate how each individual piece, collectively makes up the whole industry."
Alexander Rivera
Lilyan Urbanczuk

Lilyan Urbanczuk

Winning design

University: FIDM/Fashion Design and Merchandising
Major: Graphic Design
Expected Graduation Date: December 2014

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"I was inspired by the traditional holiday depiction of Santa Claus carrying his toy sack, which I replaced with shopping bags filled with gifts to reflect the retail industry."
Lilyan Urbanczuk
Taylor Demski

Taylor Demski

Honorable mention

University: University of Houston
Major: Retailing and Consumer Science
Expected Graduation Date: December 2015

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"I love the retail industry because it is constantly evolving. Take for instance, the ability to purchase an item at the click of a button and have it delivered to you with ease."
Taylor Demski
Hannah Patrick

Hannah Patrick

Honorable mention

University: Drexel University
Major: Design and Merchandising
Expected Graduation Date: June 2018

"[My] card design was inspired solely on the wonderful aspects of the holiday season: beautiful, intricate, and often icy winters filled with shopping!"
Hannah Patrick
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