Music Note Mugs - A Novelty Christmas Present
Where are the best Christmas music note mugs?
What do you buy a musician for Christmas? Well, why not buy a musical note mug? But where do you buy the best ones? When I was asked if I knew of any mugs with Christmas Carols on them, I thought there must be thousands! When I went to research this for a friend, I found that in actual fact there were not that many good music note mugs around. I decided to collect and showcase a few favourites here. I also designed a couple that I hope will fit the bill more closely. These mugs do not play music, you have to do that yourselves, but it is possible for mug manufacturers to buy chips to produce these. Zazzle take note!
The problem? Not many musicians have time to think about mug design. All sorts of oddities show up in designs by non-musicians - and yet music note Christmas mugs are a potentially huge market. Musicians are very proud of their skills and interests. These are meant to be fun, so I hope you will enjoy looking at these music note Christmas mugs. Perhaps one day they may become winter warmers in their own right!
Intro image - Lincoln Cathedral in the snow - my own photo. Do not copy.
Music Note Mug - The Traditional Smoothie
Graphic Notation.... Leave It To Your Imagination
This type of mug uses graphic imagery and takes musical notation as decorative motifs. It is simple, sophisticated, suave and impossible to play on any instrument.
Music Note Mugs - Rockin' Robin and Traditional Christmas Fayre....
Music Note Mugs - Snowmen, Robins And Other Seasonal Favourites
Music note mugs like Robin Singing Competition are great fun. Some real cuties here, not very musical, but certainly Christmassy and Festive in the old fashioned way. I like this design for that reason.
Horses Are Not To Be Outdone Either
Music Note Mug - Mare'y Christmas To Equine Fans!
I thought the Mare'y Christmas Mug was ADORABLE.... The Mare'y notes are proper music, but very much in the background. However, this is such a cute design I think they are just right!
A Dog Is Not Just For Christmas
Musical Note Mug For Dog Lovers
There is an adorable selection of Christmas dog mugs on Zazzle - and Cafe Press too - one for just about every favourite breed you can think of. The music notes are pretty, and it's nice that they are different colours, but you don't need a doctorate in music to know that there should be more lines than four on a music staff.
His Master's Voice and Music Notes
You should check out this cute mug from Amazon though. The Jack Russell, wind up gramophone and lo and behold music notes streaming from its horn!
Christmas Lyric Mugs - No Copyright Issues
But no Musical Note Christmas Mugs Either....
I really like the cheerful designs on these mugs, but they have new funny lyrics. Putting notes and lyrics on mugs can lead to legal problems if the song is modern. Music that is still in copyright is not a sensible choice for novelty items. One way round that is the use of the short lyric quote. Or you could always write your own carol of course as this designer has done, even though the original version is an old traditional carol...
Guitar Music Mug with Guitar Handle
Music Note Mugs On Amazon - Do The Big Guys Do It Better?
I thought a search on Amazon might find me a mug or two.... I found I was hardly spoiled for choice so what could I do?
No Music Note Mugs? What Was I To Do?
The Selection Was Not Good - So I Made My Own
An upside of being a composer and arranger is that I have the music and graphics software to do just that, and here are my first three offerings. I couldn't resist making them a bit more glam with some nice images though... These mugs feature accurate musical note or guitar TAB renditions of famous carols, a seasonal message and a cute picture on the reverse! Play the tunes while your coffee cools on Christmas morning!
Or have I finally found something useful to do at half-past pumpkin time? You tell me!
Thank you, and Merry Christmas to you all!