I love Christmas. I love everything about it. It’s one reason why I haven’t moved to a warm climate. I like snow, Christmas trees, holiday movies, Christmas carols and caroling, Christmas books, and holiday websites, 7 Fun and Innovative Christmas Websites. So, I might be more than a little opinionated about Holiday marketing, whether you should decorate your website or not.   However, I believe decorating your website for the holidays whether you’re a B2B (Business to Business) B2C (Business to Consumer) or NFP (Not for Profit), is not only acceptable—it’s good branding.

14 Ways to Decorate Your Website

  1. Add a Holiday Greeting to your home page, Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays.
  2. Create a Holiday slider with cheery Christmas images.
  3. Produce a simple animated video with holiday characters wishing visitors a happy holiday.
  4. Shoot a smart phone 5-second video of your team wishing visitors Merry Christmas in unison.
  5. Add festive icons and emoji’s to random corners of pages.
  6. Dress up your buttons in holiday cheer. Create social media, navigational, and CTA, holiday buttons.
  7. Spruce up your logo; add a wreath, snowflake, or Christmas bulb.
  8. Change your colors to red and green or silver and gold.
  9. Decorate your background with holiday wrapping paper.
  10. Don’t forget Hanukah and other winter celebrations, 6 winter Holidays.
  11. Add a countdown to your landing page.
  12. Build an advent calendar into your site.
  13. Let it snow. Simple, add falling snow to your pages.
  14. Use a festive font.

Is it Time to Decorate Your Website?

Historically B2C companies have done more to holodize (Is that a word? Well, it is now!) their websites. Unfortunately, too often it’s only to market products. Any organization, B2B, B2C, or NFP can decorate their website for the sole purpose of saying Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I don’t know about you, but when I see a company do that it makes me happy, so happy in fact, I remember the company year round. If you’d like ideas for your site for the holidays and beyond,  Contact Us. Is it time to decorate your website? Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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