The holiday season is here, and it is a busy time for both business and family activities.  We love to see colorful decorations, holiday music, delicious smells of cookies and gingerbread, and our family that we have not seen in a long time.  Then also for many, it’s a time to go inward into your spiritual life and reflect upon this past year.
So this blog post is about using holiday graphics for either your business life, or your personal life. Warm and uplifting images are an easy way to share holiday cheer with your community. Every year, I try to add some festive holiday graphics to my blog posts, emails,  and social media posts.  

Spreading Joy and Happiness with Images

It’s been another tough year as the Covid pandemic is still affecting everyone. As a result, 2021 continues to be an emotional roller coaster. The world is going through a dark time mentally, physically, and spiritually.
But I choose to be joyful and spread holiday cheer to all. I’m optimistic that in the year 2022 Covid will finally end. Adding holiday graphics and images to your website is a simple way to bring a smile to someone’s face.  So make your website or marketing look warm and inviting with a festive photo. It’s easy to find any graphics on stock photo websites. You can have different orientations of the graphics you choose.  Some are in a vertical orientation and some are horizontal.  In fact most stock photo companies give you those options.
Here are a few of my favorite stock photo sites with free holiday images that you can use:

Unsplash Holiday Graphics

Unsplash leads the list as most of their photos look like you hired a professional photographer.  Very classy! Photos are contributed by photographers worldwide and can be used for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. No permission is needed.

christmas kids hanging ornaments on tree

family lighting the tree under staircase christmas 2021

Click here to find Christmas graphics from Unsplash:

Or you can find many different holiday graphics here from Unsplash:

Pixabay Holiday Graphics

Next, try out Pixabay, a free website for sharing images. Pixabay images do not require attribution for commercial and noncommercial purposes. Therefore, they’re available to use in any blog posts, emails, and social media posts.

diwali festival

hanukkah lights

You can find Diwali holiday graphics here:

View Hanukkah graphics here at Pixabay:

Check out Christmas Pixabay graphics here:

Plus, look here for general holiday graphics:

Pexels Holiday Graphics

Finally, check out holiday images on Pexels. Pexels offers free, high-resolution images that you can use on social media, your website, and even Christmas cards.Here are a few I found from them:
snowy scene with elk
Here is a nice collection of winter solstice graphics at Pexels: solstice/
and their Christmas collection is here:
There are many other free stock photo sites that have inspiring holiday images. 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.
In addition, don’t forget to use my tips for adding great quality images to your website

Share the Spirit of Joy!

It is the end of 2021 and all of us could use a little more comfort and joy. Find a simple way to spread hope as we head into the new year. Maybe it‘s through beautiful holiday images, or perhaps you feel called to bless others in another way.

I wish you and your family, as well as your business, a wonderful holiday season and new year.


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