Designing for Mother’s Day marketing promotions or greeting cards might seem easy on the surface, but in reality there are only so many ways to say “I love you, Mom.” That’s why the best graphic designers seek fresh, unique and originally creative ways to represent Mother’s Day through printed posters, banners, postcards, brochures, flyers, door hangers, and greeting cards.
If you’re in a pinch for some Mother’s Day graphic design resources, check out the following for free Mother’s Day vectors, graphics and a surplus of information you can repurpose in your graphic designs this May.
Mother’s Day vectors and graphics
There are many themes you can use as the foundation or central focus of your Mother’s Day flyers, banners, and postcards – new mothers, soccer moms, grandmothers, their children and grandchildren, and many more. You can promote by hobby, stereotype, mother-to-child relationships, and other emotion-eliciting and motivational angles. That’s why it’s impossible to simply list every single online resource for Mother’s Day vectors and graphics.
Instead, you can find the perfect resources by searching stock websites, both free and paid, for your specific themes. Instead of simply searching for “Mother’s Day,” for example, you could search for “soccer mom and baby.” Try your searches on the following websites to find the perfect images for your designs (don’t forget to double-check licenses!):
History and tradition as design inspiration
Finding free and/or affordable stock images and vectors to use in your Mother’s Day print marketing and greeting card designs might be easy, but many graphic designers prefer to come up with their own creative themes and designs. If you fall in the latter category, know that you can find Mother’s Day graphic design inspiration by researching the history and traditions of the matriarch-honoring holiday.
Start by reading about the history of Mother’s Day on the Wikipedia website, which details such obscure facts as the modern holiday’s founder eventual opposition to its commercialization and the ancient Roman festival called Matronalia. The more you learn about the holiday’s roots, the more opportunities you have to create compelling and unique designs that captivate audiences.
You can also glean Mother’s Day graphic design inspiration from retail stores that sell Mother’s Day gifts. Companies such as 1-800-Flowers and FTD, as well as Hallmark and American Greetings, already work hard to develop original Mother’s Day designs. Browsing through these companies’ online shops can yield a plethora of inspiring ideas. The Behance Network allows you to browse through other designers’ Mother’s Day designs, so you can see what has been done and identify what has not been done to come up with eye-catching creations.
Finally, you can find unique Mother’s Day design inspiration from food, which is loaded with colorful shapes and textures. Search Mother’s Day recipes on websites such as All Recipes, Family Fun, and Epicurious for taste bud-tantalizing inspiration for your Mother’s Day greeting card, poster, and banner designs.