Are you a Christmas fan or a bit of a Scrooge? Whatever your preference you might want to consider livening up your website with a bit of Christmas cheer for November and December. This brings your website to life and makes it look up to date and ‘lived in’. We all feel more welcome on a website that looks nicely set out and appealing to the eye, so add some of that warmth a cosy Christmas feeling to your site too with the following ideas.
Boosting Christmas Sales
In addition to giving your website a makeover you can also add banners and promotions to encourage Christmas sales. Add these to your website and also your social media pages.
Don’t forget to update your advertising banners that are used in other marketing campaigns like affiliate marketing and the Google Adwords content network.
Add Christmas to Your Logo
There’s absolutely tons of free Christmas icons that you can use – just search for ‘free Christmas icons’ and find something that will fit in with your own website style.
Add Christmas to Your Website Design
You can add an instant Christmas theme to your website by adding some borders like we did for AbFab.co.uk. If you’re using Magento then these custom themes can even be created and configured to automatically appear at certain times of the year e.g. from 1st November to 25th December.
Christmas Lights Effect for Your Website
A few twinkling fairy lights might be just thing you want to liven your website up for Christmas. We found some Christmas lights for those of you using WordPress: Xmas Lights. We noticed that you can’t use those lights if they cover your menu, as the lights disable the menu directly underneath the points where the lights start and finish.
Christmas Snow Effect for Your Website
I love the snowglobe effect of adding a little falling snow to your website at Christmas. As you can see, if you’re reading this in late November or December, we’ve added some falling snow to our website too.
For those of you with a WordPress site all you need to do is add the plugin WP Super Snow (that’s the one we use on our website).
Investing in Christmas graphics is cost effective as you can re-use the graphics year in and year out. They can be used not only on your website but also re-used in other online marketing campaigns.
We hope you found some inspiring ideas here. Please feel free to contact us if you’d like some help adding some Christmas cheer to your website: contact us.