10 Easy Ways to Decorate Your Shopify Store for Christmas
The clock’s ticking so it’s time to get your website spread some wonderful Christmas cheer. We’ve prepared 10 ways to decorate your website for the holidays, all of which could be applied in a matter of minutes. You will not only save precious time but you will also haven’t spent a dime because all of them are completely free of charge. So, let’s get started!
1. Welcome your visitors with warm wishes for the holidays
What a better surprise for your visitors than to welcome them with unexpected festive graphics, accompanied by a message wishing them to have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here are a few examples. All of them are absolutely free to download and customize so go ahead and experiment until you achieve the perfect look.
2. Switch to a Christmas-themed hero image
The hero image is the first thing people see when they open your website. Switching to a holiday-themed graphic or a photo can instantly put your visitors in Christmas mood. That’s what we are looking for, right? The possibilities to use a free holiday image for your homepage are countless. It’s up to whether you will go for a vector graphic illustration or a photo. Either way, you can achieve the desired effect.
3. Use a Christmas slider…
…such as this one! If you already have a slider on your website, showcasing products or simply switching images, this would be the perfect way to decorate your website for Christmas.
4. Put a festive Christmas graphic in the corner of your website
The options here are absolutely limitless. You could go for a nice Christmas tree, irresistible candies and lollipops, Christmas lights on the sides, or why not something more unique like a cup of steaming hot cocoa to convey a sense of coziness. Here are a few suggestions but feel free to browse the web for more or even get creative and customize some of the graphics to fit better into the style of your website.
5. Change the background of your website
The web is full of free Christmas patterns that will quickly turn your website into a welcoming haven full of warmth and joy.
6. Customize your social media buttons
Have your social media buttons undergo a complete Christmas makeover this season. While your visitors might expect you to go for a Christmas-themed pattern as a background, they will surely not see this one coming. And even if you decide to not change everything else, simply going for icons that look like Christmas ornaments will remind your visitors of this heart-warming holiday.
7. Decorate your buttons, forms, navigation, etc
To achieve a more elegant look, you can use more simple and cleaner graphics such as Christmas elements silhouettes, whose color is extremely easy to modify and match your website colors. Otherwise, you can always go for snowflakes, which all people are fond of. As a result, your website will look tastefully decorated. Decorate your navigation, sidebars, footer, submission forms, etc. to spread the Christmas joy!
8. Add Christmas elements to your logo
Christmas-ify your logo with an eye-catchy festive graphic to show your audience that you are completely into the Christmas spirit. The options for this one are only limited for your imagination. Our suggestion is to add a cute Santa Claus hat to make a really festive and fun version of your logo.
9. Let it snow! Let it snow!
Nothing conveys better the feeling of Christmas than light falling snow. Probably the most preferred website decoration for the holidays, your digital snowfall should be nice, pleasing and unobtrusive to your visitors. If you’re more technical, you may want to do this manually. If you consider yourself non-technical, there are Shopify app – Snowfall Effect that helps you create snowfall effects.
10. Decorate your newsletter
Or come up with a newsletter specially for this occasion. There are plenty of beautifully designed newsletter templates for the holidays. Even if you don’t send emails to your clients regularly, greeting them with a nicely designed e-card filled with nice wishes would be the perfect opportunity to remind them about yourself. And this is top 10 Christmas email template to design for your ecommerce site.