Christmas Bauballs

11 Dec

I subscribe to a weekly newsletter from visual communication magazine Creative Review. There is always something on there that piques any designer’s interest. I received their newest one earlier and thought I’d share some of it with you.

If you still have yet to bring out the Christmas tree and decorate it, how about considering this as part of your decoration:

Yes, when you look at them you do notice that they represent a very red pair of testicles. But hey, it’s for a good cause.

As said by Creative Review:

Our Christmas Bauball is in fact one of a number of such handmade items being sold by ad agency Fallon to benefit Orchid, a charity fighting male cancer. As well as raising funds, the idea is that the baubles will encourage men to check themselves for possible signs of testicular cancer – ho, ho and indeed, ho.

Care to know more? http://www.checkyourbauballs.com/

It’s an interesting way of getting the male population’s attention and making sure they check that they are A-Ok all round.

They even made an illustrative/GIF guide to tell you what to do, in a not-so-exposing-way:

check-your-bauballs

There is also another company, called Albion, who has done a similar project with more festivity added:

Proceeds also go towards male cancer charity, Everyman.

If you wish to read more, you can see the whole article here.

Out-of-the-ordinary festive products that go to very worthy causes.

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2 Responses to “Christmas Bauballs”

  1. Mark Armstrong December 22, 2012 at 23:32 #

    Gosh! That reminds me of this time I got a really bad rash, see, and uh– and uh– um, never mind… : P

    • Sabine December 28, 2012 at 15:57 #

      Oh dear! Minus all the awkward explanations down memory lane, it’s good to know it’s ‘cleared up‘ : P

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