Each year, I like to add some fun graphics to my website, emails, and social media posts. It’s an easy way that I can spread the holiday spirit to my community through uplifting engaging images.

And as you already know, it’s been a rough year for many people with the COVID pandemic affecting everyone! In short, 2020 has been an emotional roller coaster. 

Our world needs hope in this dark time. I’m optimistic that 2021 will be better, so I am choosing to be joyful and to spread that holiday cheer to others.

Free Holiday Graphics

Warm-up your website with a cozy holiday image that catches your visitor’s eye. You can easily find holiday graphics on stock photo sites. Here are a few sites that offer a variety of free holiday stock photos. 

Pixabay Holiday Graphics

pixabay holiday graphic for 2020

Pixabay is a free-to-use image sharing website. You can use their images as banners for your website, like the one above. Plus, you can use them in blog posts, emails, and other social media posts. All images can be used for commercial and non-commercial use without attribution. As a result, you don’t have to worry about crediting the source when posting them on your website.

You can find Christmas Pixabay graphics here:
https://pixabay.com/images/search/christmas/

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

and for general holiday graphics just look here:
https://pixabay.com/images/search/holiday/

Unsplash Holiday Graphics

unsplash stock 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

Need more inspiration? Search for holiday images at other free stock photo sites. Here are my Top 7 Free Stock Photo Sites. However, before you download any image, make sure you understand the terms and conditions of usage.

 

Animated Holiday Graphics

The folks at Aweber are giving away some lively animated holiday graphics (GIFs) to jazz up your website or emails. In addition, Aweber shares some best practices for adding holiday images to your emails. Looking for something a little livelier than a stock photo? Head on over to Aweber’s Holiday GIF Guide and you can download them for free.

Here are three of my favorites:

aweber cardinal animated graphic

 

aweber animated holly graphic                                                                           aweber animated present graphic

Download these three graphics and more here.

As we wrap up 2020, everyone could all use a little extra comfort and joy this year! I challenge you to discover a simple way that you can spread hope during this difficult time. 

It could be through beautiful holiday images or fun animated graphics. Or maybe you feel led to bless others in another way.

May the holidays and new year bring hope and light to you, your family, and your business.

 

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