It’s that time of year, and you’re likely busy wrapping up projects before the slower end-of-year holidays – all while trying to juggle the season’s needs for both your business and your family. It can be all too easy to let things like holiday designs slip through the cracks – but don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Here are three things you don’t want to skip.

1. Holiday banner

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Greeting customers that visit your website with a cheery reminder of the season is a must – even if you aren’t a retail business. Having a friendly and warm website header at this time of the year is a great way to say thank you to your customers and business associates. Of course, designing a holiday look can be tricky; you need to be tactful and respectful of different religions and cultures without alienating any of them. There are plenty of ways to embrace the season and convey the joy of this time of year. Customizing your logo for the holidays can make a big impact and can be done in about 30 minutes.

2. Email template

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If your business has customers or employees, well, you probably have a newsletter. It can be all too easy to use the simply designed templates that come with your email marketing service provider, but this is the perfect time of year to shine up your template and add some bells and whistles! Why not explore working with a snappier template next month? You’ll find that an attractive and fun email design has a higher open and click through rate, so it’s not just for appearances sake.

3. Holiday card

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Good news – it’s not too late to create and send a holiday card to your customers and staff, and you aren’t stuck with using a pre-made card just to meet a fast approaching deadline. You want your card to be both meaningful and memorable, and having an originally designed card is the way to go. It might seem a bit overwhelming to undertake this task now, but your customers and employees are worth it, right? Download your free holiday card templates here!

Of course, here at 99designs we have the world’s most talented designers ready and willing to help you with this project. We hope you’ll forgive our blatant self-promotion, but it’s true: we love our designers, and helping them get new projects is the best way we can show our gratitude!