It’s time to get in the holiday spirit, and Target is here to help. The folks at the Target Creative Team have revamped their Wondershop private brand of holiday products, including lights, ornaments, tree toppers, and other festive decor. They’ve updated the packaging to look fresh, clean, and classy, and each product stands out on its own while still remaining part of a whole brand.

Before and After

The Wondershop brand name appears in a thick serif font, giving off a workshop vibe. This is juxtaposed with the delicate, intricate designs that surround “Wondershop,” feeling somewhat like the unique designs you might see in small snowflakes or in frost on windows. By using red, white, and gold, the packaging embraces the celebratory feeling of this time of year—and the gold feels especially luxurious. This uncomplicated and uncluttered approach to the packaging puts the direct focus of the consumer on how to incorporate this item into their decorating scheme.

Before and After


Overall, the Wondershop products feel fine tuned and have a clear objective. Instead of copying designs or using graphics that people just naturally associate with this time of year, small details elicit the actual feelings that we associate with the holidays. This instantly builds an emotional connection and makes the items an integral part of the celebrations. It feels cheery and bright, and the clean, simple layout adds an element of calm to the often-chaotic holidays.

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Christopher Durham

Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan).

Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s.
Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago.

Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.