Whether you’re looking for Christmas card templates, letter templates, or just a few modern Christmas graphics, we’ve got you covered. We’ll explain where to find all the festive design resources, mockups, and templates you could need to create stunning design work for the holidays!
Happy Christmas, Happy Designing, and a very Happy New Year from us all at Design Shack!
Latest Christmas Template Articles
13 Dec 2022
The 2023 Christmas & Holiday Gift List for Designers
The countdown is on and retailers are telling shoppers to get their gift orders in early. So now is the time to get your holiday shopping taken care of.
We’ve collected a list of super cool gift ideas for designers, to help you be the perfect secret (or not-so-secret) Santa this holiday season. We all know that designers can be tough to shop for, so our gift list should be a life-saver!
Find something unique and different for the person close to you, with these wonderful gift ideas.
17 Nov 2022
12+ Creative Ideas for Your 2023 Christmas Photography
Before you know it, you’ll be sending (and receiving) holiday cards and greetings. For many families – and designers – the perfect holiday image can make your card special.
So how do you level up photos to have just the right Christmas feel?
It’s all about photography. Here, we’ve got a variety of ideas to help you frame holiday photos to fit the season perfectly.
With a mix of styles, techniques, and backdrops, we’re approaching it from all angles!
29 Sep 2021
100+ Christmas Mockups, Icons, Graphics & Resources
Christmas is on the way! Whether you’re designing festive party flyers, looking for Christmas mockups, or a holiday icon set, we have a great collection for you today!
We’ve pulled together a fantastic collection of Christmas flyers and templates, mock-ups, icons, vectors, and much more. Some of them are completely free, some cost a few dollars, but all of them will get you in the festive spirit.
Have fun looking through this selection of resources, and we hope you find a few that help out with your holiday design work!
27 Nov 2019
Christmas Graphic Design: 5 Tips for Classy Festive Design
From holiday cards to party invitations, to sales promotions, to baubles on a website design. It’s time to start thinking about ways to spruce up your graphic designs for the Christmas season!
The trick is creating something that looks classy and festive, not gaudy and overdone.
You want Christmas to be threaded through your design, not being garishly overwhelming!
Here are five tips to get you on your way with ideas to get you thinking about Christmas graphic design projects with some downloadable elements you can make your own.
Get in the holiday spirit and create your own designs. But don’t worry if you’ve waited too late to start or need a little help making a design you love.
Christmas templates can help you get projects moving quickly with just the right festive feel.
You can make anything from custom Christmas cards to icons that can be used in website design or for wrapping and even graphics, photos and illustrations that make your projects holly and jolly. Here are some festive design resources to help you create stunning holiday projects.
5 Tips for Festive Christmas Design
Some of the best Christmas designs use subtle elements of holiday style without going too over the top. Simple snowflake patterns can have a much longer shelf life for projects than a Santa hat.
How should you Christmas design elements to projects? We have a few tips.
- Start simple with an element such as a font or brush stroke style that can be used for an extended holiday season, such as snowflakes or snowmen. While they feel like Christmas, these design elements also have a winter association and you won’t have to rush to change the design (especially on a website) on Dec. 26.
- Use pops of holiday color from outside your typical palette. Start with greens, reds, gold, silver and even blue or purple for a holiday feel.
- Pick a style. Do you like whimsical, classic or modern design elements? Incorporate this style into Christmas design projects for a festive element that matches your visual model.
- Go all in. When it comes to holiday designs that are for a single use – such as holiday cards or a Christmas landing page – it’s OK to be “overly” festive with plenty of holiday imagery and language. Many people expect some holiday elements to be over the top. Have fun with it in limited use.
- Start with a template. If you don’t have a distinct idea of what you want, a Christmas design template can help you establish a holiday theme with ease. There are plenty available in our collections below to help get projects moving effortlessly.
3 Useful Types of Christmas Templates
Christmas templates and mockups can be useful for creating any number of holiday elements. Use them to add a holiday element to an existing project, such as a website header or ad, or to create a specialty holiday item, such as a Christmas card.
Why buy boxed Christmas cards when you can create something special for friends and family? A custom Christmas card can start with a template and then you can add colors, text and images that fit your style.
The nice thing about a Christmas card template is that you can pick a visual theme you like and then make something that is sure to light up the faces of recipients when they get it in the mail. A special card really does tell people that you took time to think about them during the holiday season.
Look for a Christmas card template that has the shape and size you prefer – card-format versus postcard style – and remember to finish you design in enough time to get them printed and mailed ahead of the big day.
The best thing about Christmas-themed icons is that they are so versatile.
A vector icon set can work on a website design as well as printed pieces. You can use icons individually, as animated effects or as part of a repeating pattern custom wrapping.
Most icon templates come complete with a set of matching icons to use in a variety of ways. Mix and mix icons, placements and sizes in interesting ways for a festive design.
Christmas Graphics, Photos or Illustrations
Stock photos, illustrations or graphic templates are another great way to add a hint of Christmas to design projects. You don’t have to reinvent a design to incorporate a holiday theme.
Adding an element or two that evoke a holiday emotion can do just the trick.
These templates are highly versatile as well. You can use illustrations – such as the watercolor elements above, to create cool wrapping paper. But the same graphic design template might be used for a card design as well or for a hero image on your website.
The best part about using Christmas templates is that once you have something you like, with a little customization, the possibilities are endless. Happy holidays!