Need a giant bow for that car you’re giving?

Christmas_car_bow Several times in recent years, we’ve mused on the topic of whether people actually follow the auto industry’s advice and give a car for Christmas. (They do—particularly, we assume, if they work at Goldman Sachs—see below.) But we’ve never really discussed whether this has ramifications for the ribbon-and-bow industry. (It does.) We read in the New York Post last week that a company called Bow Décor (located in Bow, N.H., which they say is the real reason Bow is in the name) has sold 3,000 huge $99 bows this holiday season and turned down orders for 2,500 others due to “limited supplies.” We couldn’t find a link to Bow Décor online, but we did find this: a company called, which also sells car bows. What a relief. UPDATE: Now, the Louisville Courier-Journal has weighed in on this topic. They are pointing their well-heeled readers to, which claims to sell in excess of 15,000 huge bows per year—though, at only $48 per, it's a cut-rate choice when compared to Bow Decor's $99 bow.

 —Posted by Catharine P. Taylor

Get the The AdFreak Daily newsletter:

Thanks for signing up! Check your inbox for a confirmation email.


Sign up for AdFreak Newsletters

About AdFreak

AdFreak is a daily blog of the best and worst of creativity in advertising, media, marketing and design. Follow us as we celebrate (and skewer) the latest, greatest, quirkiest and freakiest commercials, promos, trailers, posters, billboards, logos and package designs around. Edited by Adweek's Tim Nudd.

Click to Subscribe to AdFreak RSS