All posts for “holiday”


How to Explain YOUR JOB at Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted by: leelefever on November 18, 2012- 3:41pm

Topic: Art of Explanation

Categories: book, explainer tip, holiday, thanksgiving


The story below is based on ideas from my book The Art of Explanation, now out in print and ebooks.  Perfect airplane reading!  You’ve been there before. You sit down to gorge yourself on turkey when the questioning starts.  Sitting across from you is Uncle Henry. He’s spry at 65, but is not so knowledgeable about technology.  He asks, “So tell me again what it is you do for a living?”  Your Mom hears the question and tunes in. “Yes, do tell!” she says, attracting the attention of everyone at... Continue Reading

It's That Time of Year: Zombies in Plain English

Posted by: leelefever on October 24, 2011- 10:07am

Topic: humor

Categories: holiday, safety, zombies


Please don't take the zombie threat lightly.  Protect your brain and learn how to kill the UNdead. Watch Zombies in Plain English: Happy Halloween from Common Craft!  

A Big Thanks, a Little Late

Posted by: leelefever on November 29, 2009- 4:00pm

Topic: Personal

Categories: holiday, thanks


Thanksgiving has come and gone here in the US and we're running a bit late in sharing the things for which we are thankful. This list could go on forever, but here are a few items that mean a lot to us. Our families, who are our biggest fans and sources of inspiration Fans who talk to about our work on the web and share links with friends Organizations and individuals who purchase videos The members of our Explainer Network Our friends who make us feel like family Sweet old dogs who we wish... Continue Reading

Zombies in Plain English - Protect Your Brain this Halloween

Posted by: leelefever on October 14, 2009- 5:00pm

Topic: Common Craft Video

Categories: fun, holiday, humor, zombies


It's that time again folks.  If you're worried about your brain this Halloween, Zombies in Plain English can help!

Happy Holidays from Common Craft

Posted by: leelefever on December 23, 2008- 4:00pm


Categories: holiday, paperworks, personal


Hoping the Holidays make you say "YAAAAAY!" Lee, Sachi and Amos.

A Tasty Treat for Halloween from New Tee Vee

Posted by: leelefever on October 30, 2007- 5:00pm


Categories: buzz, holiday, thissite


We were so happy to get a tasty Halloween treat from New Tee Vee who did a nice write up about Common Craft and our videos called Paper Cutouts Have Never Made So Much Sense. And speaking of Halloween... Remember folks, be careful tonight - zombies don't eat candy. If something happens - we'll see you at Costco. That's Sachi's jack-o-lantern on the right - suffering from a zombie bite to the forehead. Mine was inspired by the shirt in this photo.  Have a fun and safe Halloween!

A Web 2.0 Valentine from Social Signal

Posted by: leelefever on February 11, 2007- 4:00pm


Categories: holiday, humor


Alex, Rob and the folks at Social Signal in Canada put together this funny little Web 2.0 love letter. You can send it to someone from their Valentine page. An excerpt...