Best Christmas Graphic Design Resources

Everyone loves receiving gifts, and some like giving them even more. For you, here is a list of Christmas graphic design freebies you can use in your own designs. Follow these links for templates, illustrations, Photoshop brushes and Christmas design inspiration. Be sure you double-check all licenses for usage rights first. Merry Christmas!

  • Charlie B. Johnson’s “Best of Christmas Ads” post on GraphicDesignBlog recounts everything from a McDonald’s french fry Christmas tree to a Gillette-shaved Santa Claus. It is a great resource for inspiration from some of the best ad thinkers in the business.
  • For your WordPress blog: Christmas WordPress logo icons by AOD Design.
  • Christmas backgrounds and vector banners from Design-Revolution.
  • Need to accent your designs? Try these 48 snow, ice, snowflake and Christmas vector brushes for Photoshop at 1stWebDesigner.
  • Get this assortment of cool Christmas vectors from Crazy Leaf Design. Icons, snowmen, banners, backgrounds and more. These are really sharp, professional designs.
  • Go to Static-Romance for an incredible array of free Christmas icons, vectors, backgrounds, layouts and avatars. Plus, you can follow a link to 60 free Photoshop Christmas tutorials!
  • Graphic Fetish lists 10 Photoshop Christmas tutorials every graphic designer should be able to duplicate – and the resulting artwork is fantastic.
  • Garcya.us offers more than 2,000 Christmas Design Goodies – a comprehensive collection of icons, images, vectors, and PSD files. Some of these are not suited for professional use, but others are.
  • Get 60 free vector snowflakes at Design Freebies.
  • DaFont has free Christmas-themed fonts.
  • The history of Christmas is a veritable iceberg of inspiration. Try the History Channel’s Christmas page or the Wikipedia Christmas listing to learn about this holiday of holidays.
  • You can also draw on Christmas legends for inspiration at About.com, Christmas World, and My Merry Christmas.
  • What would the holidays be without those scrumptious Christmas recipes? An excellent source of design inspiration (and nutrition!).
  • Vecteezy.com and Brusheezy.com have Christmas vector illustrations for Illustrator and Christmas brushes for Photoshop, respectively.
  • Creative Commons remains an excellent venue to get free graphics for your projects, no matter the season.
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