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Holiday Cards Collection

Holiday Cards Collection

A look back at the greetings we've sent over this 50-year tradition.

UNLV History | Nov 19, 2017
  • Western style of a holiday card.

    The 1982 holiday card was a simple Western-themed drawing. 

    The UNLV Faculty/Staff Holiday Card is an annual tradition that allows the campus community to share greetings while supporting student scholarships. The 2017 deadline for donors to be listed on the card is Nov. 21. Visit UNLV Foundation scholarship giving page for information.

  • Generic holiday cards with snowflakes.

    Sometimes the greetings, like these from 1983, 1986, and 1987, were on the generic side.

  • Holiday graphic card which contains a drawn seal with earmuffs on.

    While 1984's design had little to do with UNLV, what's not to love about a baby seal with ear muffs wishing for peace?

  • Holiday cards containing a christmas tree and another with an angel.

    The designs in 1991 and 1998.

  • Holiday cards both containing long vertical christmas trees.

    In 1988 the card's artist worked UNLV's "Flashlight" sculpture into the design. The following year's design followed the theme.

  • Holiday graphic card which contains a tortoise wearing a small santa hat.

    A desert tortoise brought tidings in 1990.

  • Holiday graphic card containing cacti.

    The saguaro cactus, not a native species to Southern Nevada's Mojave Desert, made an appearance on cards in 1992, 1994, and 1997.

  • Holiday graphic card containing view of the Las Vegas valley at night.

    A peaceful night scene of the Las Vegas Strip in 1993.

  • Holiday graphics card with the Las Vegas strip skyline drawn out.

    The Strip reappeared on the 1999 card.

  • Holiday graphic card containing architectural structures.

    UNLV buildings became the focal point in 1995 (top left), 1996 (bottom left), and 2001, when the Lied Library opened.

  • Generic holiday card containing the words happy holiday.

    2000 brought a nod to rock art of Southern Nevada's earliest inhabitants.

  • Generic holiday cards containing starts and bells.

    And it was back to general artwork in 2003 and 2004.

  • Holiday graphics card containing a view of an organ.

    In 2005, we celebrated the installation of the Maureen Jackson Pipe Organ, the largest in the state.

  • Holiday graphics card containing groups of people posing in holiday attire.

    2006 offered a glimpse of campus while 2007 celebrated some of the recipients of the scholarship program that the Holiday Card Tree campaign supports.

  • Generic holiday graphics card containing a snowman.

    In 2008 and 2011, the designers took a more whimsical approach to the card.

  • Holiday graphics card containing a beautiful shot of campus snowed over.

    Snow! On campus! The 2009 card featured the snowfall from Dec. 17, 2008.

  • Holiday graphics card containing a beautiful shot of campus snowed over.

    Snow! On campus! It's so rare we had to use it again on the 2010 card. Here's hoping we get another storm soon.

  • Card showing a basketball player holding a basketball.

    The 2012 card played up enthusiasm for the Runnin' Rebels season.

  • Generic holiday graphic card containing Hey Reb's mustache.

    2013 respected the 'stache.

  • 2015's design played off the cookies served at campus holiday parties.

  • The student-designed 2016 card.

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