For this week’s edition of Tuesday Tips, we wanted to do something fun! With Halloween, and the rest of the holiday season, rapidly approaching, we decided to give out some of our best, most festive ideas to decorate your website. Whether you want to update your site for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or the holidays, we have great ideas!
While decorations are fun and creative, they are also worthwhile as they show any visitor that you are keeping your website up-to-date.
1. Update your Site Theme to Festive holiday Colors
This might mean that you update your site colors to oranges, greens, and shades of black for Halloween. For the holidays, this might mean red, silver, and gold. For Thanksgiving, this may mean oranges, reds, and yellows!
First, update your site colors, go to your WordPress dashboard, choose Appearance, then ‘Customize.’ Once you are on this tab, select the ‘Colors’ tab. From here, you can pick whatever color scheme you want to, for whatever holiday you like!
2. Offer Holiday Sales
Offering sales for holidays will put you in the best company, as nearly every company, large and small, will often start sales during the season. By offering a holiday sale, you will encourage people to interact with your site and its material more than other seasons!
3. Send Out EHOLIDAY CARDS TO YOUR EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS
By sending out eHoliday cards to the subscribers on your email list, you can get yourself and your audience in a festive mood. This also allows an opportunity to advertise and/or reach out to your audience (and maybe a chance for telling your audience about your holiday sale, like from Tip #2).
Here are some great templates we found for an eHoliday email card from Paperless Post.
4. Add in Fun Clip Art or Images
Adding fun holiday – themed art and photos on your website is a great way to get festive with your site. This is an excellent option for decorating your site, as it is the easiest method for doing so! Adding images and photos to your website takes only seconds, and finding fun holiday clip art won’t even feel like work!
5. Upload a Responsive Website Holiday Calendar
Using a website holiday calendar will not only show your audience and potential visitors that you are keeping your website up to date, but it will also show your audience your (potentially) changed hours throughout the holiday season.
WP Responsive Holiday Calendar, for example, is an excellent plugin for achieving this goal!
6. Make a Snow Storm!
This one is a little less serious and a bit more fun! There is a WordPress plugin called Snow Storm (by Tribulant Software) that will add virtual falling snowflakes to your website’s front pages, giving it a fun and festive feel!
When you are ready to decorate your site for the upcoming holiday season, contact TKD Design!
If you are stuck in a creative rut, here are three examples from our fellow web designers on how to get into the spirit!
1. This Spooky Call to Action Section from Our Friends at Elementor
You can also add a pumpkin icon (available for copying/pasting or saving here) on top of the banner for a fun touch.
For the final step, you can add in a stock button and turn it black. That’s it! Super simple and super spooky, right?
2. This Festive Idea for Christmas Website Decorations from Graphic Mama
- This Frightening Touch to Add to Your Contact Page from Elementor
As far as the pumpkin image goes, we included a similar PNG here for easy copying/pasting or saving.