Everybody is decorating their home for Christmas. Most companies are also decorating their offices as well. So, why don’t you decorate your online home, i.e. your website also? Putting some Christmas decoration on your website will make your visitors feel the Christmas mood even harder which could make them even more likely to engage with your company.
So, here are 4 easy ways to decorate your website for Christmas.
Decorate your logo
You’ve probably put your logo in the upper left corner of your website, or somewhere else on your pages. So, why don’t you decorate it a little? There are plenty of ways to do it. For example, you can put a Santa hat on it, gifts or any other relevant Christmas element. This could be super-fast and if you have some really basic image editing skills you will be able to do it on your own. It really takes no more than 5 minutes!
Add a Christmas background
Another simple way to give your website a Christmas look and feel is to change your background with a Christmas related image. A simple Google search for Christmas backgrounds will give you thousands of relevant results. Just find an appropriate one and put it on your website.
Use Christmas Icons
You can also use Christmas icons as part of your design. For example, if you are using regular icons, you can change them with Christmas related ones for a while. There are plenty of free Christmas icons sets on the web. You can try this set from Flaticon, for example.
Change your welcome message
If you are using a welcome message on your homepage, you can change it for a holiday related message. For example, if you site says “Welcome”, you can change it with “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas”.
How NOT to decorate your website
O.K, we’ve covered what we should be doing. Now let’s see what we shouldn’t.
Auto playing “Jingle Bells”
It may seem tempting to do it, but, please, do not put “Jingle Bells” or any other Christmas-related songs on auto-playing. The only thing you will achieve is to make your visitors leave your website.
“The snow effect”
You’ve probably seen this many times. You open a website and you see falling snow on every page. At first this may seem pretty cool, but then you will realize that this effect could make it really hard to read texts or even click on buttons.
Why you should decorate your website for Christmas
You’re probably asking yourselves now why is there a need at first place to decorate your website for the holidays. Well, there are several reasons for that. First of all, it shows your visitors that you care and, just like them, you are in the Christmas mood too. This makes it way more likely that this visitors will stay longer on your site, become your clients and recommend it to their friends and family.
The bottom line:
If done properly, decorating your website for Christmas, could only bring you benefits.
And it’s fun!