Sunday, December 20, 2009

From Malaysia With Love

A few months ago we trekked to the top of the observation deck in KL Tower and stumbled upon a photo op like no other: the chance to don traditional Malaysian costumes and feign royalty. They didn't have much in the way of red and green regalia, so we mixed and matched between women's, men's and even children's wear [see husband's pants] to create such merry ensembles.


Since we won't be home for the holidays, I wanted to send very joyous and smile-inducing mementoes to our friends and family. I couldn't think of a better person to bring my vision to life than the witty, quirky and beyond talented Happy Menocal. I've sang Happy's praises for quite some time now; she's one of my most favorite illustrators around. Not only did she hit the nail on the head with an East meets West inspired design, but she pegged my affinity for Carmen Miranda and created a card that is 100% pure unadulterated hilarity.

[click photo to enlarge ridiculousness]

...Happy also convinced me our dancing heads should adorn every mailer from here on.

28 comments:

Vanessa said...

I loooove this! It's very you :-)

Stephanie said...

This is PRICELESS.

What a great card!

Frau said...

Awesome card so fitting for where you are! Merry Christmas to you and JJ and your big Pup.

Anonymous said...

wow. you guys look super cool & beautiful in the malay costume.

not9to5

Anonymous said...

btw, do u know that the headgear u r wearing (courtney's) is that of Malaccan (if im x mistaken).

i'm no expert but as far as i know every state has different headgear for the bride.

not9to5

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I love this! Hilarious. And such a handsome couple too! {when I finish my morning cup of coffee} I will be posting about blogs that make me happy--you're in it, so please stop by!

xo

Carolina Eclectic said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!
The thing I'm most impressed with, is J's willingness to go along w/ these crazy ideas! Ha, ha:)
Merry Christmas to you both
Carolina

Mrs. Blandings said...

Wonderful!

Chris Brown said...

So great! Selamat Christmas to you both.

Laura said...

Love it!

{lovely little things} said...

I love it, one day when you don't live in Malaysia you'll look back and reminisce about all the great memories from there.

Tia said...

This is awesome! What a great card to send out! Merry Christmas to you, J and Burks! :)

Paige said...

Court - this is beyond the best card ever. You guys are such sports! I still love the CD card - listening to it at work as I type! Merry Christmas to your family.

Courtney said...

Thanks guys :) It was as fun to put these together as it was to send them knowing we'd elicit many a laugh!

christi said...

these are great! i saw them on fb and was cracking up ... i'm so glad you are enjoying the experience.

Kat said...

That card is priceless! I love it!!! Merry Chritmas!

fric and frac said...

Your holiday cards are so charming! Love them and what a great way to remember this year of adventure in your lives! Have a wonderful Christmas!

the sweet life with olives said...

seriously, i'm laughing so hard my coffee just might come out of my nose. that is too funny!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

This is the coolest holiday card, leave it to Courtney to come up with something so rad.

KT said...

What a great holiday card!! I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas!

You Are My Fave said...

Over the top and simply awesome. Happy holidays.

Joyce said...

I love this card! If there was a best Holiday card award- yours would win. Enjoy! xo

The Rural Socialite said...

Yay for dancing heads! It's very Talladega!

Kimberlee said...

Gosh you two are fabulous!!! - have a great Christmas xxx

Courtney said...

Love love love! What a fabulous holiday card!

AT said...

Holy eff, this is best card ever!! I hope you had a good Christmas, Courtney!

Abbey said...

i love this!!! merry late christmas

Katie said...

too cute! haha