‘Tis the holiday season for you to add some holiday graphics to your website!

Have you noticed how driving around town is a bit more enjoyable during the holidays? Festive lights twinkle and the sound of holiday music soothes our ears. Seasonal decorations brighten homes and storefronts. Shoppers bustle in and out of stores, searching for the perfect gift for their loved ones. 

Did you know that holiday decorations make customers feel warm and cheerful? Shoppers are more likely to walk into a store that’s decorated, and stay for longer! Maybe you don’t have a retail shop or business office to decorate. Don’t let that stop you from bringing a little holiday cheer to your customers too! Even if you operate solely online, like my business.  

One of my favorite holiday traditions is to add holiday decor to my website. It’s just a little way I can spread my holiday cheer to everyone who visits my site. With WordPress and some free graphics or plugins, it’s really fun.

So, share some holiday joy on your website, social media, or emails! I’ve got some great ideas for you.

Free Holiday Graphics

Spice up your website with a cozy or fun holiday image that catches your visitor’s eye. You can easily find quite a few holiday graphics by going to stock photo sites. Here are a few sites that offer a variety of free holiday stock photos. 

Unsplash Holiday Graphics

unsplash holiday image

These photos are contributed by photographers worldwide and are free for commercial and non-commercial use. No permission to use needed.
You can find the Unsplash holiday graphics here:
https://unsplash.com/s/photos/holiday

Pixabay Holiday Graphics

christmas festival woman with arms up in joy

Pixabay is a free-to-use image sharing website.  You can use their images as banners for your website, like the one above, or for anything you can think of on your website. All images can be used for commercial and non-commercial use without attribution.
You can find the Pixabay graphics here:
https://pixabay.com/images/search/christmas/

and for Chanukah graphics just look here:
https://pixabay.com/images/search/chanukah/

The Graphics Fairy – Vintage Holiday Graphics

graphics fairy holiday image

If vintage is your thing, check out the Graphics Fairy. Her Christmas images ooze with nostalgia. In addition, she has DIY and craft ideas – if you want to take a break from business and do some crafting. Be sure to look at the Terms of Use on the FAQ page.
You can find the Graphics Fairy graphics here:
https://thegraphicsfairy.com/?s=christmas

Animated Holiday Graphics

The folks at Aweber are giving away some animated holiday graphics (GIFs) to jazz up your website or emails. Aweber also shares some best practices for adding holiday images to your emails. So if you’re looking for something a little livelier than a stock photo, head on over to Aweber’s page and you can download them for free.

Here are two of my favorite:

happy holiday animated graphic

and

blinking lights animated graphic

Download these two graphics and more here.

WordPress Holiday Plugins

And with WordPress, there are various plugins that instantly give your website a holiday, wintry look. Here are two I picked out.

WP Snow Effect Holiday Plugin

wp snow effect plugin

“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…” Bring virtual snow to your website with this simple plugin. You can change the speed, size, and number of snowflakes, too.
You can find the WP Snow Effect plugin here:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-snow-effect/

Weather Effect – Christmas effect, Snow Effect, and More

weather effect plugin

With this plugin, you can have various images fall across your website, including holiday-themed images (snowflakes, candy, Christmas bells, and more). Adjust your falling objects depending on the season or holiday!
You can find the Weather Effect plugin here:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/weather-effect/

Have fun adding holiday cheer to your website! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday!

 

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