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Now it’s time for the Christmas season! From holiday cards to party invitations, from sales promotion to Christmas bulb on a website design. Now it’s time to start thinking about ways to spruce up your graphic designs.
The trick is creating that looks classy and festive, and not showy or exaggerated.
Below are the 5 tips to get you on your way with ideas to get you think about Christmas graphic design projects so that you can add something new this year.
Think about simple elements to convey holiday messages and don’t feel a need to go exaggerated.
Try for a metallic element or opt for special print effects when you can. Feel festive like a little sparkle and shine and nothing makes you simple.
You can create a festive feel with a Foil print effect; it is one of the classiest and most impressive print effects at your disposal. And they are ideal for Christmas graphic design projects. Add a silver or gold foil expertise to cards, invitations or even packaging.
For website design, use video or animation to really show that something is metallic or sparkling. Adding a video b-roll clip to website design, above, is a great way to add a touch of the holidays – – including that metallic shine – without overwhelming users with too many effects. Think about simple elements to convey holiday messages and don’t feel a need to go exaggerated.
Depending on your audience, it would not be appropriate to go with just the Christmas theme during the holiday season. But chances are, you can do more things.
Use winter colors, scenes and imagery to create a holiday connection for users to whatever winter holiday they celebrate. Just setting the scene for a certain time of year can produce with users.
This can be an excellent option for websites that feature products for sale – and you don’t want to worry about unwanted users – and holiday cards that are sent to colleagues or business peers. This non-secular approach to holiday graphic design can be a little more suitable when you are working with a wide or unknown audience. And the designs can look just as good.
Christmas graphic design projects present a special chance to do things with typography that you might not try any other time of year. Think of the places where it’s actually suitable to use childlike handwriting styles.
With simple messaging of the holidays – Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, etc. – the words are well-known. This gives an opportunity to experiment with a typeface that’s a little more difficult to read but emotionally correct for holiday usage.
Examples are given above:
- In the first example, the script typeface is rather easy to read with the simple message but there is a design trick: The letters are used to fill in Santa’s face. This is a common holiday process with messaging in the shape of Christmas trees, ornaments and other themed-images.
- In the next example, the typeface is more difficult to read, but thanks to common phrasing and associated imagery, the eyes have no trouble selecting the letters.
Common colors such as red and green might be the colors fist associated with the Christmas holiday, don’t get stuck using a color palette that doesn’t work with your design.
Start with a palette that promotes cool colors – back to that winter theme. This includes purple, blue and green.
A cool palette can also complement metallic effects if you are looking to use that theme.
Also, don’t pick the all-new color palette. Mix your brand colors into holiday design pieces. Anything you design should be a reflection of your design style.
Add a festive feel to digital and website projects with a cheerful animation. Whether you use this design as a full background image or a small charming object somewhere within the design, an animation can bring attention to the object to highlight that holiday feel.
You don’t have to completely examine an existing design to add a holiday touch. Sometimes the smallest design elements can be the most valued. Genuine users will know that you’ve added these festive elements and take care of keeping the right feel for the season on your website.
While the holidays are the one time that I might recommend decorating your graphic designs, a simple plan is best. A good Christmas graphic design adds a feel of the holidays but doesn’t lose your style or branding.
Even with a holly jolly feel, a Christmas graphic design should support the integrity of who you are. Happy holidays!