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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!

  • resources imageCharlie 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.