It’s that time of year again where people are scrambling to find the best Christmas email templates for their companies. After all, you want your holiday newsletters and email blasts to attract attention and convert but you don’t want to be too over-the-top or aggressive, either.
Luckily, you don’t have to look any further!
In this article, we will be discussing a variety of Christmas and holiday email templates that you can use to promote discounts, sales, and special offers during the holiday season. We will also be providing tips on how to create effective Christmas email newsletters using MailChimp Christmas templates as well as those suitable for the likes of AWeber and Constant Contact.
What to Look For in Christmas Email Templates
Before we get to our collection of templates, let’s go over a few factors that you should keep in mind while browsing through them.
- Design: A beautiful and well-designed template will help your email stand out in recipients’ crowded inboxes. But beyond looks, make sure that the design is also mobile-responsive since a majority of people now check their emails on their smartphones.
- Layout: A good layout is crucial for an email template since it will determine how easy it is for recipients to scan and digest the content. For Christmas email templates, we recommend going with a single-column layout as it tends to work best with images and other visually-appealing elements.
- Branding Opportunities: Look for templates that offer ample space for you to add your company’s logo, brand colors, and other branding elements. This will help ensure that recipients can easily identify your email as coming from your business.
Now let’s turn our attention to how to best customize the template you opt to use.
How to Make the Most of the Christmas Email Template You Select
Once you’ve chosen the perfect email template for your needs, it’s time to personalize it further and add your own unique touches. Doing so will help you create an email that feels more like a message from a friend than a generic marketing blast.
Here are a few ways to bring the festive joy straight to your subscribers’ inboxes:
Take Advantage of the Subject Line
Write something creative and eye-catching to entice recipients to open your email. After all, the subject line is often what decides whether an email gets opened or not.
Use High-Quality Visuals (Preferably Festive Ones)
Sourcing nice images will add some personality to your email and break up the text. Just make sure that you don’t go overboard with them as too many images can make your email look cluttered. You can find numerous stand out options on Envato Elements.
Include a Call-to-Action
What do you want recipients to do after reading your email? Make it easy for them to take the desired action by including a clear and concise call-to-action button.
Now that we’ve gone over what to look for in a template and how to make the most of it, let’s take a look at some great examples!
10 Christmas Email Templates to Celebrate the Holidays
There are so many different Christmas email templates to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one is right for your company.
That’s why we’ve gathered some of the best and most festive Merry Christmas email templates for you to take a look at.
First on our list is this set of Christmas Responsive Email Newsletter Templates. This bundle comes with 6 different template designs that are all fully editable and can be customized to match your brand’s style.
These templates work with MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, StampReady, iContact, and many more. They’re also mobile-responsive and come with a drag-and-drop editor for easy customization. And though designed for the holidays, these Christmas email templates are multipurpose can be used year round if you swap out the graphics.
Next up is Gift Mail, a set of 3 beautiful and modern email templates perfect for promoting your holiday sales and deals. These HTML templates are fully responsive and work with StampReady, so you can customize them via a drag-and-drop editor easily.
They also work with all the major email clients and ESPs, making them a great choice for anyone looking for a reliable and user-friendly template.
If you’re in need of a template that’s both festive and fun, then take a look at Happy Mail. This set of 3 HTML email templates comes with multiple color schemes, so you can easily find one that matches your brand’s style and appropriately sets the mood for the holiday season.
These Responsive Email Templates also work with StampReady, MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, and iContact.
Or, you might want to consider using Gift Kart, a beautiful and festive email template that’s responsive and comes with documentation so setup is easy. This HTML template works with all the top email marketing platforms and is compatible with most email service providers and browsers.
This download comes with a PSD file as well.
If you’re looking for a template to use for your holiday e-commerce promotions, take a look at XMAS. This Responsive Email Template is modern and minimalistic in design, making it perfect for any brand.
It’s also compatible with MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, iContact, and Constant Contact and includes 16 different modules you can play around with to the achieve the design you’re going for using the Modules Builder, a drag-and-drop email design tool. XMAS is also compatible with most email service providers and browsers, ensuring your messages will be received as you intend them to be.
Noel is a set of 3 different email templates that are perfect for promoting sales and deals this holiday season. In fact, they’re intended for promoting Christmas sales as well as Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and New Year’s deals. These responsive HTML templates are fully editable using the included Modules Builder, so you can easily customize them to match your brand’s style.
They also work with MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, iContact, Constant Contact, and more and offer compatibility with most mail apps.
Still another option to consider is Happy Mail 2, a set of HTML email templates that come with several color schemes. With this variety, you’re sure to find a template that matches your brand’s style while still getting into the holiday spirit.
These responsive email templates are fully editable and work with all major mail clients. You can expect to receive both an HTML and PSD file when you download this template set.
For a more traditional take on holiday email templates, Festive Sales is a great choice. This responsive HTML template comes with 2 attractive demos and 40 different modules you can use to create the perfect email to promote your holiday sales.
Festive Sales comes with multiple files including HTML, StampReady, and those for specific email marketing platforms like MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, and MyMail.
Another template that can get you prepped and primed for Black Friday this holiday season is iBlack. As its name implies, this email template is perfect for any brand’s Black Friday sales and deals. It comes with a variety of features and designs choose from as well as several color schemes.
This responsive HTML email template also includes plenty of helpful documentation to get you started and works with MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, iContact, SendGrid, and StampReady, so you can drag-and-drop your way to success here.
Lastly, we have SHOP, a responsive email pack that includes 10 different email template demos you can use for your holiday shopping promotions. These HTML email templates are fully responsive and come with plenty of helpful documentation to get you started. They’re also compatible with MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, iContact, SendGrid, and more.
Find More Stand Out Christmas Email Templates on Envato Elements
And the best part is that you can download as many templates as you want for one low monthly price, plus source graphics, icons, fonts, and photos to further add to your designs.
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Prep Your Holiday Email Newsletters Now with Christmas Email Templates
If you’re looking for some inspiration, or just want to take the hassle out of designing your own Christmas email templates, then look no further. In this roundup, we’ve collected some of the best Merry Christmas email templates from around the web. And if that’s not enough, Envato Elements has an even wider selection of high-quality templates and graphic assets to choose from.
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