Who doesn’t love the holidays? It’s basically a time where family and friends come together to relax and celebrate the occasion. Holidays always equate to no school and no work, making them the most looked forward dates of the year. Holidays differ from country to country, but some holidays such as Christmas, New Year’s Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving are spent in most countries around the world.
In this article, we will help you create your own holiday design. We also included some tips as well some steps to create a detailed and visually attractive holiday design.
Listed below are the steps in designing a good holiday design. Use these steps to make the holiday design detailed and visually attractive.
Before you even start creating your holiday design, you first need to visualize on the design you want to create. If you are working with a team, brainstorm first as other members of the team might have suggestions for the design. You can create different concepts and choose the best one that you think is the most attractive and the one that creates a bigger impact to your audience.
After creating the concept, it’s now time to look for the appropriate graphics or images. As previously mentioned, look for images that fit the holiday design you are creating. You can easily search for holiday graphics and images in Google, but to save you the hassle, go to these sites instead as they have the most extensive (and free!) holiday graphics and images: pexels.com, pixabay.com, and unsplash.com.
After looking for the appropriate graphics and images, it’s now time to look for the appropriate font style. The font style is as important as the images or pictures you choose. The font still needs to complement with the graphics or images, so be careful when looking for the fonts.
Once you’ve compiled all the images and fonts you need, it’s now high time to create the holiday design. Creating a holiday design is not difficult, as you don’t need to have extensive graphic design experience just to create one. You can use graphic design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or Corel to create your holiday design. But if you think that the holiday design will be more creative if a real designer creates it, then go ahead. Remember that he or she might not be offering his services for free, so make sure to pay up if the situation arises.
Designs vary for each holiday. So here are some designs you can use for the most common holidays celebrated around the world.
Probably the most important and most exciting holiday for billions of people around the world. Christmas is a Christian holiday that was originally intended to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. But different symbols have cropped up the past decade to celebrate Christmas such as the snowman, Santa Claus, reindeer, candy cane, and Christmas tree, to name a few. There is no shortage of graphics and images you can use when you will be creating a Christmas holiday design as there are hundreds.
New Year is celebrated to welcome a brand new year. Lunar New Year is meanwhile celebrated by (mostly) Asian countries such as China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, and Vietnam, to name a few. New Year celebrations differ from country to country, but all celebrations always include fireworks, sparklers, and food. You can easily implement a fireworks image in your New Year holiday, while you can also add culture-specific images depending on which country you live in.
Halloween is another holiday that is celebrated around the world. It’s not really meant to frighten people, but sometimes Halloween symbols and imagery are too disturbing even for a grown adult to handle. In Mexico, they have their own Halloween celebration called Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Halloween and Day of the Dead use the same symbols (images)—pumpkins, skeletons, caskets, witches, monsters, and tombstones, to name a few.
St. Patrick’s Day (Feast of Saint Patrick) is a holiday to commemorate the death of St. Patrick. Similar to Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day was originally intended to celebrate St. Patrick but over the years, different symbols have added, and one might say it has become to commercialized. Nonetheless, the holiday is still celebrated with green as the color being associated with the said holiday (after all, the holiday originated from Ireland and the national color of the country is green together with orange). Aside from the green color, numerous symbols are associated with St. Patrick’s Day such as the clover, leprechaun (together with the leprechaun outfit), pot of gold, and beer.
Independence Day is a holiday that celebrates the independence of a country or nation. Of course, Independence Day is celebrated differently for each country. Additionally, the symbols and imagery used in an Independence Day holiday design is attached to the country’s cultural symbols and colors. For example, the prominent symbols used in an US Independence Day design include an eagle, red/white/blue combination, and the American flag.
Easter is another Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Similar to Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day, Easter was originally intended as a holy holiday. In recent years, this holiday has become quite commercialized and new symbols have been added such as rainbow-colored eggs/Easter eggs and the Easter bunny.
Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrated in November and December similar to Mexico’s Day of the Dead. On Hanukkah, many Jews eat potato pancakes, sing songs, and spin a top called a dreidel to commemorate the celebration. For the images, you can use pancakes and dreidels or use Jewish cultural symbols such as the Star of David, menorah, kippah, hamesh hand, and the tallit/tzitzit.
Holi is a Hindu spring festival where people dress in green and squirt each other with water pistols filled with red- or yellow-colored liquid. They also blow colored powder on each other through bamboo pipes. You can simply use green, yellow, and red colors for the Holi design or use Indian national and cultural symbols such as the tiranga, elephant, and tiger.
Designs vary for each holiday. The holiday designs we listed above are the most common holidays celebrated around the world, specifically Christmas, New Year (Lunar New Year), Halloween (Day of the Dead), St. Patrick’s Day, Independence Day, Easter, Hanukkah, and Holi.
A holiday design adds to the festivities of the holiday. They make people more excited and more in-sync with the holiday being celebrated.
We hope you found this article to be informative as well as helpful when you will be creating holiday template. We have also provided some examples and templates that you can download for free.