Last-Minute Design Ideas for Your Website at Christmas

Your marketing always needs to step up a gear at Christmas and your website should be no exception! With a few simple code tweaks, you can let customers know that you have Christmas covered.

Check out these festive website design ideas to help welcome your website users with warm wishes and boost your sales in the all-important lead-up to Christmas.

Why make your website festive?

Refining your website to reflect the holiday season is likely to make your brand more memorable, appealing to your customers’ Christmas spirit. It demonstrates to site visitors that you are open for business and that your products and services could be just the thing to help them tick off their Christmas lists, with delivery sorted in time for the last post. By making these small additions, you’ll connect instantly with any visitors to your site which will likely see you return some nice profits over Christmas.

Of course, it’s important to stay on-brand: if your brand isn’t normally light-hearted, you’ll want to keep the message tasteful; if you’re an informal brand, you’ll be able to get away with something more frivolous.

Festive logo

There are many different ways to update your logo to give it a festive twist. You could add Christmas lights or gift ribbon around your logo, or perhaps simply update the colour scheme. It’s important when tweaking your logo that your branding is still recognisable and that it demonstrates your personality as a company.

Christmas banner

Not only can adding a Christmas banner to your website put your customer in a festive mood, it can instantly tell site visitors what they should be looking at on your site: are you promoting a particular line of

products, or holding a Christmas sale? Your banner will effortlessly add warmth to every page of your site – depending on your branding you might want to use Christmas lights, wrapped gifts, or snowy scenes.

Countdown to Christmas

There’s only a limited time to attract those Christmas sales, so adding a Christmas countdown on your website is a good way to instil a sense of urgency. It’s a nudge that will remind customers how quickly Christmas is approaching and encourage them to engage with your products and services. Countdowns are versatile and can be designed in many different ways – for example, you might want to count down until the last order date to be delivered in time for Christmas, rather than the big day itself.

Let it snow

What could be more Christmassy than a snow scene? To help spread some festive cheer, there are several different plugins available that allow you to add a snowy effect to your website with little effort. It’s a great way to implement a simple but effective change that will instantly give your site a festive feel.

Keep up with your competitors

At this time of year more than ever, it’s crucial to ensure that your site isn’t overlooked in favour of your competitors. By making a few simple design changes you can ensure that your website is memorable.

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