# Christmas List / Catalog

I'm fairly new to LaTeX, and I thought a fun project would be to create a Christmas list that looks like a shopping catalog. Something like this:

• To be honest, I'd rather use Illustrator, CorelDraw or Scribus for this, as this is a rather graphical job. If you want to do it with LaTeX have a look at the textpos or eso-pic packages. Nov 21 '14 at 16:38
• You could place boxes with TikZ, but i agree with @uwe, a more graphical tool will be more helpful. Nov 21 '14 at 16:48
• This is not “typography”. While TeX might do it, it excels in other applications. Nov 21 '14 at 16:57

LaTeX is so not designed for this kind of document. But if you must, must.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}

\setlength\unitlength{1cm}
\vspace*{\fill}
\noindent
\begin{picture}(0,0)\bfseries\large
\put(4,3){\includegraphics{house}}
\put(0.5,5){\parbox{5cm}{\raggedright
If you are feeling generous
I'd like a house, preferably one with architectural

\put(0,17){\includegraphics{car}}
\put(8,21.5){\parbox{3cm}{\raggedright
I'd like a \textbf{Car},
preferably with four wheels.}}

\put(0,10){\includegraphics{computer}}
\put(0,9){\parbox{6cm}{\raggedright
A new \textbf{computer}
would be nice. (I won't need vim)}}

\put(8,12){\includegraphics{cake}}
\put(9,11.5){\parbox{3cm}{\raggedright
\textbf{Cake}, of course}}

\end{picture}
\end{document}

• You may have started one of our own Memes of Meta. Nov 21 '14 at 17:14
• @Werner: that's it. We are officialy in. :) Nov 21 '14 at 17:15
• ... "a car preferably with four wheels" :) hopefully
– doed
Nov 21 '14 at 17:26