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Add a Little Christmas to Your Website

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

boost xmas salesMaking your website look more relevant during the Christmas period will encourage people to shop with you, so don’t hold back on adding some Christmas cheer to your website.

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

christmas logos

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.

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Christmas Lights Effect for Your Website

christmas lights effect for wordpress

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.

For all other websites you’ll need to add some JavaScript and we’ve found some funny Christmas lights that break when you mouse-over them. People often like effects like this and might come back to your website a couple of times just to smash lights! Here is is: smash Christmas lights.

Christmas Snow Effect for Your Website

snow effect for websiteI 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.

If you don’t have a WordPress site you’ll need to manually add some JavaScript to do the same job. We found some Christmas snow JavaScript for you to use: jQuery Snowfall.

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).

Christmas Banners

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.

Nina Young About the author

I studied mathematics at university, taught myself software development, honed my skills with multinational companies such as IBM and have set up and sold my own businesses. My perspective covers the all important period when a business moves from small and successful to substantial and market-leading, and my personal experience allows me to provide online solutions that give business leaders mastery of their online presence and control over business development.

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