Holiday Resources for Your Small Business 2013

It’s the holiday season, and many small businesses do something special for their clients, customers, marketing, or websites to mark the season. So today I’m sharing some holiday resources to help you with images, fonts, messages, and icons for your small business cards, promotions, and websites, and a falling snow plugin for your website.

Holiday Card Messages

Holiday Card messages from Jennifer Bourn
Holiday Card messages from Jennifer Bourn

You want to send holiday cards to your customers and clients, either through the mail or an email newsletter holiday card, but what do you say?

Jennifer Bourn has you covered with Holiday Card Messages for Small Businesses. In this post she also links to an additional post with 44 more messages. With over 75 holiday card messages, you’ll be able to find one that’s right for you.

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Fonts for the Holidays

Holiday Fonts from Dafont.com and FontSquirrel.com
Holiday Fonts from Dafont.com and FontSquirrel.com

Dafont.com has many novelty fonts for the holidays. Some to search for are:
Kingthings Christmas, Chocolate Box, Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, One Starry Night, Christmas Lights, and Santa’s Sleigh.

FontSquirrel.com has some lovely humanist, script, and calligraphy fonts. You can find:
CAC Champagne, Alex Brush, Chantelli Antiqua, Felipa, Fertigo Pro, Gothic Ultra, Italianno, Kingthings Foundation, Tangerine. And there’s also the novelty font Faux Snow.

Get Holiday Fonts from Dafont.com   Get Holiday Fonts from FontSquirrel.com

 Holiday Images

Holiday Image from Shutterstock.com/blog
Holiday Image from Shutterstock.com/blog

Large stock image sites (iStock.com, BigStock.com, and Shutterstock.com) give away one or more images each week. You can get each image to use once for your blog or promotions with just a login account. For the last few weeks, the Shutterstock blog has had a holiday image or vector. There are more links to find holiday images listed on Resource List for Your WordPress Website.

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More Holiday Images

Another website full of free images to use on your website is Unsplash.com. You can add a search term, such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or New Year, and you’ll have a number of amazing images to use.

This one is  by Annie Spratt on Unsplash.

white ball hanging on christmas tree by annie spratt unsplash

 Get Holiday Images from Unsplash.com

Falling Snow WordPress Plugin

If you would like a falling snow effect for your WordPress website, an easy plugin to use is WP Snow Effect by WPManiax. There are quite a few settings to get just the snow effect that you want. There’s even a Pro version for more options.

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Enjoy getting your small business ready for the holidays!

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