Inspiration

Designer Toolkit: 180+ Christmas Designs and Graphics

The roundup of roundups, all things Christmas: bookmark this page as your one stop shop for Christmas design inspo.

With the holiday season fast approaching and holiday designs in high demand, we decided to compile a list of Envato links for you to peruse for inspiration. The 20 roundups below cover over 180 of the best Christmas graphics, templates, footage, tunes, resources and more- basically every design element you could possibly want or need to complete your creative Christmas project.

Video:

1. Press play on holiday cheer: 10 video templates for your Christmas card

This roundup includes some of the best video templates and clips to make your spirits bright and allow you to easily spread holiday cheer with all those people who matter to you most.

2. 6 easy DIY video ideas for Christmas

This roundup of 6 fresh and easy digital DIY ideas will save you a trip to the mall and help you create special personalized gifts this year.

3. Discover the best Christmas stock video footage on VideoHive

Check out some of the best holiday-related stock footage videos on VideoHive. With over 325,000 videos now in our stock footage library there’s something for everyone for every kind of video project!

4. Creator Curated: Top 10 After Effects for Christmas Videos

We invited our community to curate lists of the best After Effects projects for Christmas on VideoHive. This post includes what they recommended, and why they liked them.

5. Christmas Video Greeting Card Ideas for Videographers

Year after year we send out millions upon millions of greeting cards, Why do we do this when we could just as easily take advantage of all of the digital tools we currently have at our disposal, like After Effects and email, and instantly send a video greeting card instead?

Seasonal video cards are much more fun, they’re more personal, and they’re also surprisingly easy to create, as the examples in this post will illustrate.

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6. 7 of the best Christmas designs on Envato Elements

Christmas isn’t just a time to spend some quality time with family and maybe get a few cool presents, it’s also a chance to get festive and creative. This could be with a new website template, holiday invitations, a decked out Christmas tree, or an especially special ugly sweater. We went through more than 150 holiday-themed items uploaded to Envato Elements, and these are some of our favourites.

7. Five brilliantly ugly Christmas sweater patterns

Speaking of ugly sweaters… It’s the only time of the year when it’s socially acceptance to don a monstrously colourful, over-the-top sweater, and you’re damn right we’re going to make the most of it. Here are some of our favourite Christmas sweater designs we found on Graphic River.

8. If You’re A Scrooge, You’ll Hate These Cheery Christmas Designs

Here’s a roundup of 13 delightful designs for any Christmas project!

9. 27 Christmas Card Ideas for 2016

Self-designed, handmade cards take time. And that time flies when you’re researching, designing, cutting and gluing. Before you know it, December is here and you still haven’t finished, let alone started posting.

This year, skip straight to the printing, folding and mailing with these 27 fresh ideas for your Christmas card mailout. Snap up one of these unique designs for beautiful, handmade(ish) (folding totally counts as hand-made), customized Christmas cards for your family and friends.

10. Creator Curated: Best Christmas Graphics & Templates

We asked our community of designers, illustrators, and creators to pick out their favorite Christmas designs on the Envato Market. Here’s their hand-curated list of some of the best designs – and a little about why they chose them!

11. Christmas Card Inspiration for Designers

Christmas is very busy time for designers; the demand for customized Christmas cards is sky high. Hopefully, these retro and vintage styles, flat colors and quirky Christmas-themed illustrations will serve as inspiration for your card design this year.

12. Holiday patterns & featured designers: This Week in Design

Holidays are a great time to reflect and look back on all that’s transpired over the past 12 months. With this 2016 ‘Week in Design’ round-up you can check out what Envato was up to this time last year.

13. 9 Ways to Add Holiday Cheer to Your Website

As the year draws to a close, there’s an underlying excitement in the air – no matter which holiday you celebrate, you can look forward to spending time with family, enjoying a good meal, and decorating for the season. Just as you are decorating your home, you can add some holiday cheer to your website too. After all, we’re talking about your online home here. Doesn’t it deserve a little holly jolly goodness? In this article, we’ll show you how you can use various elements to add that festive feeling to your website.

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14. Creator Curated: 20 Best Christmas Songs & Holiday Stock Music

Nothing gets us into the holiday spirit quite like Christmas music! Whether you’re making a holiday video or looking for music for your next creative project, Christmas audio is a great resource for the soundtrack to your holidays. We asked the music producers and creators in our AudioJungle community to tell us about the best Christmas stock music on Envato Market. This post includes their top picks.

15. 20 of the best royalty free Christmas songs for your festive projects

And in case you couldn’t find the perfect holiday tune in the above round-up. Here’s another list of tracks to put you in the Christmas spirit!

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16. Need a holiday design? Here’s 12 you can DIY

Want to add a personalized touch to your holiday designs, but don’t know where to start? Here’s some of our favorite designs from the Tuts+ archives that you can learn how to make today!

17. 10 ways to turn a logo into a cool gift for the holiday

How can you stand out in your gift giving this holiday season? With the help of GraphicRiver’s range of off-the-shelf logos and Envato Tuts+, we’re presenting 10 amazing ways you can turn a simple logo into a cool and personal Christmas gift. We will start with some simple tutorials to help you brush up on all of the necessary design skills, and follow it up with some amazing templates to get you going.

Looking for more tutorials? Check out the Christmas category of Envato Tuts+ Design & Illustration. 

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18. How to reward loyal customers around the holidays

Customers are the lifeblood of any business, loyal customers even more so. They are the ones who constantly choose your product or service over anyone else’s. They spread the word about you to their social circle which results in new customers for you. In a lot of ways, they are your biggest marketing asset and deserve a big thank you! It goes without saying that you should show them how much you appreciate them. Here’s how…

19. The Art of Saying Thank You: Ideas for Freelancers

This holiday season, use these strategies to express your gratitude with a revived sense of meaning and learn why saying “thank you” is still important.

20. Spend Some Quality Time with Your WordPress Site This Holiday Season

After all of the Christmas gifts and cards have been designed and the joy and holiday cheer has been shared, you may want to take a few minutes of your downtime to give your WordPress site some much-deserved love.

Happy holidays!


Jamie Frankenberg

About the Author Jamie Frankenberg

Jamie is a freelance writer and social worker with a background in public relations. She's currently exploring the world and learning about new cultures, connection, and creativity.