Christmas is on the horizon, another excuse to get extra creative!
The smell of pine needles, mountains of gifts, and enough mince pies to question Santa’s pastry intake. Welcome to Christmas! Whenever it comes to this moment of the year, it genuinely feels like the whole world is going to explode in every way, with seismic celebrations, humongous shopping sprees, and family entertainment that will blow your mind. It is, of course, a time for Christain families to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus and a chance to free ourselves from the usual day-to-day commitments, focussing more on family, friends, and a merry old time.
One major contribution to Christmas is the effort taken into making this colossal event a visual spectacle for everyone each year. You can really feel the spirit of it all as you wander through the streets, passing decorated shop windows, hearing the singing of Christmas carols, and the glow of Christmas lights against the dark skies. But just how do you capture all this magic and turn it into a functional piece of design?
The designers Christmas conundrum
Christmas is a highly competitive time for a business, no matter what sector, with huge demand for products and services, sell-out events, and Christmas dos. The build-up to Christmas can start as early as October! With all this hype, demand for graphic design is at an all-time high. It is a designer’s job to take advantage of the Christmas theme, incorporating it into existing brands to drive engagement and, above all, spread the excitement. This fast-paced time of the year means designers can be overwhelmed with requests.
Have you ever wondered just where all these…
- Christmas Backgrounds
- Christmas Patterns
- Christmas Trees
- Christmas Clip Art
- Christmas Icons
- Christmas Stickers
- Christmas Decorations
- Christmas images
and the millions upon millions of Santa designs all come from…?
With an entire community of creatives taking residence in the Freepik universe, there are millions of new designs being uploaded each day. And with Christmas just over the horizon, you can bet that there will be a tidal wave of new content on top of what is already available.
Creating knock-out Christmas designs
It becomes a challenge each year for designers to develop original content, mainly due to the Christmas theme dancing around century-old traditions, using the same old symbols and storylines. Creativity is then pushed more towards how to deliver it, using digital illustrations, over-the-top typography, and festive photography to create ever more engaging Christmas themes that stretch the imagination. It’s a joy to see how much variety is out there, but Christmas doesn’t sleep, and the content needs to keep flowing! Let’s take a more in-depth look at some popular Christmas applications to get your creative juices flowing.
It’s always exciting opening a Christmas card in front of the rest of the family. Often they will make us laugh or even cry, surprising us with their wonderfully cunning depictions of the recipient. These masterful designs are a mixture of humor, storytelling, and all out creativity. Perhaps you can have a go at making one yourself using this festive collection of Christmas card templates.
This vital marketing tool is all about grabbing people’s attention on the move, using striking visual elements such as Reindeer, Snowmen, or presents that provide instant recognition for a snappy reaction. Using creative fonts are also a way to really give some weight to your design. A successful Christmas poster will help gain traction for a Christmas sale, event, or even a fundraiser making that all-important call to action within reach for people of interest.
A very common site around Christmas time is the use of Mockups. It’s the time to sell sell sell! And perhaps you have a new product you want to shout about. These mockups will place your product or creation in a scenario where viewers can fully appreciate it. Whether it’s in a studio setting or practical environment, they are sure to impress and provide value to your brand. Simply download the image, and apply your desired content using your preferred design software, making all the changes you see fit.
Christmas Social Media
Our news feeds are lighting up with jingle bells, mistletoe, and wine once again. It’s important amongst the thousands of competing social media Christmas campaigns that yours truly stands out. Outwit the competition using professional social media designs from a reliable source to provide high-impact festive designs that are proven to heighten engagement. They are easily editable and will adjust to your requirements with minimal effort, whether they are for personal or commercial use.
How to use Freepik templates this Christmas
Take advantage of this endless collection of Christmas template designs to get you started on customizing them into something unique and special. Free to use, you can hit that download button straight away and open the design. Depending on the file it will most likely open up in Photoshop or Illustrator. For this example we are going to use Photoshop.
Once you have opened up the design you will notice in the layers window all the elements are neatly organized into folders, Type and Elements. Opening the Type folder will provide access to make any changes you want to the type. Here we are going to change the font and make a subtle change to the text.
Next we will head back into the layers and select the Elements folder. Here we are going to find the background element which again is totally customizable. Here all we need to do is select that background layer which will give us an option to change the color.
The template has provided easy access to fully customize this design in a matter of minutes, giving it an entirely different feel. Go ahead and give it a try with other templates. The fun doesn’t end here!
An introduction to a Wepik Christmas
It’s fantastic to know that there is a resource library filled to the brim with exciting Christmas elements and templates eager to make their way into projects. But did you know you can take full advantage of all this and create stunning polished designs without even leaving your internet browser?
Welcome to Wepik!
Once you have discovered Wepik, all you need to do to start the journey is search for your desired type of content.
A library of options will roll out, giving you further options to narrow down your search if needs be.
Once you have targeted your favorite design template simply click on the design and you will be taken straight into Wepik’s in-browser design platform.
This intuitive interface will let you select existing elements on the artboard, giving you options to alter their color and orientation while also giving you the chance to freely move elements around the page. With total freedom of the design you can also alter the text, choose a font style and even add special effects!
Adding in other elements couldn’t be easier. The search bar uses the entire Freepik resource library to give you the best chance at finding exactly what you want. Simply drag and drop elements onto the artboard using the interactive guide to align with accuracy. This quick and easy way of creating will save you an unknown amount of time, and anyone can give it a try!
Free Premium resources, an early Christmas gift from Freepik!
To make Christmas that little more exciting, we have an early Christmas gift just for you, free of charge! Find enclosed a wealth of Premium resources to help you on your way to creating stunning Christmas projects. Just download this file to unlock the gift!
- 10 Images that capture the spirit of Christmas in high-resolution, bringing life and value to your Christmas marketing campaigns or perhaps even for personal use.
- 5 Mockups and templates in PSD format for a fully customizable experience. Open them up in photoshop and edit away to promote a new product or create a stunning promotion or event invitation.
- 5 Vector designs. Check out the fascinating Christmas designs enclosed, including characters and patterns. Perfect for those personal touches to your creative Christmas projects.
There is a lot of fun to be had using this treasure trove of Christmas resources and you still have time to get the practice in before Santa falls down your chimney. Perhaps you are talented enough to contribute your own Christmas designs to the Freepik community, simply sign up and start getting recognition. Merry Christmas everyone!