How To Decorate Your Website For Christmas

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Decorating your website for the holiday season can work well with your holiday marketing.

Christmas decorations bring cheer & good vibes and done right might very well drive engagement and conversions. If you have an online store, it’s a great opportunity to promote gift ideas & much more.

Here are a few ideas on how to decorate your website for Christmas..

add festive colour

Colour can really evoke emotion, so why not add festive colours. But just don’t think bright red and green, think of your branding, and festive colours that would complement them. 

Stuck for ideas? find festive images with colours that appeal to you and see if they will work with your brand palette. This may involve using deeper reds or different shades of green, silvers, blues and golds.

Christmas Themed Hero Image

Add a festive hero image on your home page. example images could be your festive offers, your place of work decorated, Christmas image of your team, or a general festive background related to your services/product/target market. but remember to get the message right too! 

One thing I love is adding falling snowto my site, its a subtle change but really feels festive.

How to Create a Christmas Snow Effect in Elementor

IF you are using Elementor, here is a great way to add falling snow

  1. Hit Copy the CSS code below and paste it into the Additional CSS for the page, save
  2. Choose the element (eg section, column etc) you want to apply the snowfall effect to, click on the Advanced tab, and paste ‘snow-bg’ in the CSS class field.

CSS code For Page

				
					.snow-bg {
   position: relative;
}
.snow-bg:after {
   content: '';
   display: block;
   position: absolute;
   z-index: 2;
   top: 0;
   left: 0;
   right: 0;
   bottom: 0;
   pointer-events: none;
   background-image: url('https://library.elementor.com/resources/christmas-snow-effect/s1.png'), url('https://library.elementor.com/resources/christmas-snow-effect/s2.png'), url('https://library.elementor.com/resources/christmas-snow-effect/s3.png');
    animation: snow 10s linear infinite;
}
@keyframes snow {
 0% {background-position: 0px 0px, 0px 0px, 0px 0px;}
 50% {background-position: 500px 500px, 100px 200px, -100px 150px;}
 100% {background-position: 500px 1000px, 200px 400px, -100px 300px;}
}
				
			

Note – Elementor do advise to upload your own snowflake and amend code above for this

Add Festive Banners & Pop ups

Add banners or pop-ups to promote your festive offers. including links to products that would make good gifts. These are a great way to add more Call to actions and opportunity to increase sales!

Christmas Themed 404 Page

Make someone smile when they click on a product no longer available or a page not found with a custom 404 page. this can drive them to click on another link and back to your store!

Christmas welcome message

Create a nice warm welcome message for your visitors, this can give a nice cheery vibe.

Change your logo

All the big retailers have tweaked their logos,  you could create small change, eg. adding a Santa hat, it is not only fun but can be a great way to add festive cheer on your website and throughout your social media.

christmas logo

Add A Christmas Countdown

Adding a countdown or advent calendar is fun but can also create a sense of urgency to help notify visitors of delivery deadlines etc 

Countdown to Christmas Day…

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

Creaste festive Call To Actions

Holiday inspired call to actions can get your visitors into the shopping spirit. Include links to offers and remember to include them on your high volume traffic pages.  As above you can write these to increase sense of urgency.

Create festive blogs

Festive blogs can be a great way to create and share ideas, offers, and inspiration for your site visitors. This can also help you get found on Google!

It is a great opportunity to get out top gift ideas for your ideal customers. 

For example, you sell to horse lovers? Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Horse Lover Friends And Relatives

Add A Festive Video

Why not add christmas cheer with a branded Christmas video? it could be a nice message, fun or a video showing what you have to offer.

Conclusion

Adding some Christmas cheer to your website can help with your online marketing and goals and provide your visitors with a pleasant experience. , but remember to try to keep it on brand and still to your website goals! remember a website isn’t just for christmas! 

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