Give Your Social Media a Holiday Makeover

Give Your Social Media a Holiday Makeover
October 21, 2019 Kevin Rexroat

Whether you lean Scrooge or Santa, winter is a great time to change up your social look. Festive lights, hockey sticks, reindeer, evergreens, snowflakes — there are tons of ways to get your winter on and show your customers some holiday spirit.

PicMonkey’s got all kinds of Christmas/holiday/polar/cocoa things to choose from, like templates, graphics, and stock photos. 

Santify your Instagram

Santa's beard

Let’s start with the basics — the big man in red. Simple, iconic. Basically the little black dress, but red with a white belt. And furry boots. And a beard. But pretty much the same. 

Drop a Santa graphic into an IG post, or put a Santa hat on your headshot. It takes seconds and looks like a million bucks. Or spend a little more time tweaking one of our templates like in the image above — swapped the original for our Shaggy Beard graphic and then applied a foil texture for a traditional look that diverges from the conventional red and green.

Winter templates

We’ve got some snowy IG story templates, too. Pre-sized and ready to go. And don’t be shy about changing them up a bit with our cool effects.

Take a look at our Snow Seekers and 24 Inches of Snow templates. 

Quick steps for making a social media design with a template:

      1. Open a template in the PicMonkey editor. 
      2. Customize with your own images and words. 
      3. Winterfy with holiday graphics, textures, and effects.
      4. Share your new social media art!

Tip: Some social media channels allow you to post a temporary banner or profile picture, which means you can set an expiration date on your themed designs so they’ll disappear after the holiday’s over.

Make some pins happen


Winter landscape

 

Got some recipes or holiday vacation tips you want to share? Pinterest is the place to make that happen. You know who’s got templates for that? Of course you do! So grab one of our templates and start pinning and grinning. Templates are totally customizable, so you can sub in your own images and text, and even change the colors to match your brand.

Yuletide YouTube

Holiday treats

 

YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, so staying visible up there is a darn good idea. Covers, ads, icons, banners, thumbnails — there are a ton of places on the platform where you can make seasonal updates, and we’ve got templates for all of them. 

Put some frost on your Facebook feed

 

Trees and coffee mug

 

One. Billion. People. That’s what’s on Facebook. A billion people. Chances are pretty good that some of them might be your customers. Stay in front of them by creating a new carousel ad or changing up your cover. We made the one above from a businessy template that had the layout we wanted. We just substituted our snowy pics for the stock photos — instant winter wonderland. Want to get some good tips for taking your own holiday pics? Take a look at these for some instruction and inspiration. 

Facebook is made for holiday photos, so drop one into one of our templates, and then head over to the Themes tab. Themes are curated collections of graphics, fonts, and effects chosen to present a particular aesthetic. Open up Winterland and add some seasonality to your pic. Apply the Frost effect to get some chilly sparkles in the corner, add a wreath around your logo, find your inner snowperson with some coal and carrots — you’ll feel chilly even if you live in Phoenix.

Happy holidays!

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Kevin Rexroat
Kevin is a technical and creative writer with experience writing for Redmond and Hollywood. He is by all accounts a terrible vegetarian, mainly because of pepperoni pizza. He has never seen "The Sound of Music," but he has seen pink dolphins. In addition to being an accomplished writer, his acting and singing have been described as "fine."