During the holiday season, you’ll want to stay relevant and on theme with holiday graphics. Whether it’s for ads, organic content, or branded holiday cards, you want your images to bring tidings of comfort and joy. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Use Holiday colors
An easy way to tell your audience that the post they are looking at is pertaining to the holidays is through color. People will be able to associate which holiday you’re referring to through your color palette, even if you don’t include text. Try using gold, silver, red, and green for Christmas posts. If it’s for Hanukkah, use white and blue. And for New Year’s, try gold and black.
Pro tip: Use glittery colors for an extra pop!
Include Holiday clip art
Feature simple, recognizable holiday icons to dress up your images. You can add candy canes and reindeer onto an image or use a Christmas tree shape as a frame for your photo. If you want to get even more creative, you can find realistic pictures of holiday essentials and transpose them onto your photos.
Pro tip: Use holiday lights around the edge of any photo to give it a festive look.
Try out some new decorative fonts
The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to try out some fun, bold fonts. Try browsing Adobe or Google’s font libraries and see if there are any fonts that give off a holiday feel. Script fonts can give a classic look during this time of year, but old serif fonts are also a good choice. Here are a few of our favorite fonts for the holiday season for you to try.
Pro tip: Don’t use more than 3 fonts on one image.
Creating relevant imagery doesn’t have to be hard. Use these tips to keep your holiday graphics fun and festive over the holiday season!