With only a few days to go before Christmas, I suspect a few of you are scrambling to get your campaigns out before we all tune out for the holidays. So we’ve collected some of our favorite seasonal campaigns and ideas in a last-minute holiday email round-up, to get you fired up during this last sprint. After all, it’s not too late to create and send your email greetings, especially when using our template builder!
But that’s not all – we’ve also got an easy-to-use ‘Season’s Greetings’ email template, free to use and tweak. Plus, if you send a holiday-themed campaign in December, you will also go into the running to win our annual holiday email competition, so hop in your sleigh and go!
Nine inspiring Christmas email designs by our customers
From animated GIFs to pixel art, here are some of our old and new favorite Christmas email designs, including a template builder creation by Tangelo, tees by Threadless and image-free pixel art by Style Campaign. Click to view these campaigns:
Thinking it may be too late to send your own design? Up next, we have an email template that you can load up in your account to share the love.
Send a sprinkle of snow with our holiday email template
Last week, we added a charming ‘Seasons Greetings’ design to our collection of 100+ free email templates. Featuring pure CSS animation and rock solid email client support, it’s great for sharing a sprinkle of holiday cheer!
Even if you caught it back then, it’s worth getting the refreshed version for the recent updates, including smoother snow in Chrome and snow in Firefox. With hardly a day to lose before Christmas, it’s time to get started on your holiday campaign!
Finally, our holiday email competition for 2011
As is our tradition at this time of year, we’ve got a sack-load of goodies to give to our customers in our annual holiday email design competition. One lucky winner will receive a:
- Kindle Fire *
- FitBit Ultra, or ~ $100 to back the Kickstarter project of their choice
- 50,000 email credits
* For non-US customers, we can arrange an alternative prize
In addition, 3 runners up will receive a prize of 10,000 email credits each. That’s a lot of free emails to kick off 2012!
To go into the running, simply send a holiday-themed campaign during December – if you have already, then you’re in it to win it! Our team will be sifting through and shortlisting Christmas campaigns as part of their regular review process, then selecting our winners in early 2012. If you’ve got an outstanding campaign that you think should make the cut, you’re welcome to send us a link, too!
Finally, we’re not looking for Hallmark card tackiness, just technically and visually awesome HTML emails. If your email campaign displays nicely across the major email clients, has a few mobile optimizations and is an actual email design, not an awkwardly resized website, then there’s a great chance that it will be shortlisted. Image-only emails may look nice at first glance, but aren’t likely be chosen by the guys and gals here.
Now we’ve got you inspired, templated up and motivated, it’s time for you to crank out those end-of-year campaigns – good luck and happy sending!