So it’s probably pretty obvious that I am a big NASCAR fan- even to the most casual observer. I have a Tony Stewart vanity plate for goodness sake. My office at work has a life size Standee of Tony in the corner and several favorite pictures, tons of Tony’s cars (including the Tony Stewart Burger King Kid’s Meal Toys) and well obviously this BLOG is a huge indication right? It just screams A NASCAR FAN LIVES HERE!
So anyway a couple weeks ago I got a NASCAR.COM Store catalog in the mail- I usually do this time of year. This year the cover was Christmas themed- complete with stockings hung on a hearth with the names of several drivers. On the mantle of the hearth were Christmas card featuring the specific likeness of a couple of the most popular drivers. However don’t expect to find NASCAR Christmas cards in the catalog- they aren’t there nor are they in the online store:
I am not saying that they should only feature items that they have on the cover of the catalog. Just simply that I have LONG thought that NASCAR should consider some products such as Christmas cards, birthday cards (now I have found JR and Jimmie Johnson birthday cards at the store on occasion…but they are a rare find that is for certain), and most especially some officially licensed wrapping paper both for the holidays and not. I would stock up!
I even had a cute idea for a Tony Stewart themed Christmas card that could feature a picture of Tony with the championship confetti- kind of like this picture:
And on the inside it could say something like Wishing you a magical Christmas and A New Year Worthy of A Championship (or something like that).* Plus the idea could be easily modified for a birthday card (I would LOVE to get this as a birthday card…wouldn’t you?) You could do something playful like that with a lot of the cards for other drivers too…by picking out something relevant from that year and coming up with a witty saying about it. But mostly? I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have NASCAR themed (or even more specific driver themed) wrapping paper (holiday paper would be awesome- but even just generic paper that could be used for birthdays or whatever. I can’t be the only one thinking this…or maybe I am because I have a love of wrapping paper (and a love of wrapping gifts in general).
So yeah…I think NASCAR might be missing out on a money making product…what do you think?
*If you think that is a good idea for a card you should hear some of the ideas I have for Office Depot and Mobil 1 commercials featuring Tony Stewart…I tell you I am an untapped resource. I should have been in marketing or something.
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