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There are many holidays through 2023 that you may want to wish your colleagues and customers a happy holiday on social media. So, this post will help you with various engaging holiday greeting images to share with your followers. The list below shows the main holidays that will take place through 2024. Please feel free to let me know of other major holidays so I can add them as the post gets updated.
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2024 Holidays and Dates
New Year’s Day 1/1/2024
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/15/2024
Chinese New Year 2/10/2024
Groundhog Day 2/2/2024
Valentine’s Day 2/14/2024
President’s Day 2/19/2024
Mardi Gras 2/21/2024
International Women’s Day – 3/8/2024
St. Patrick’s Day 3/17/2024
Good Friday 3/29/2024
Eid Al-Fitr (Festival of Breaking the Fast) 4/9/2024-4/10/2024
Earth Day 4/22/2024
Cinco de Mayo 5/5/2024
Mother’s Day 5/12/2024
Memorial Day 5/27/2024
Father’s Day 6/16/2024
Juneteenth National Independence Day 6/19/2024
Independence Day 7/4/2024
Eid Al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) July 16-20, 2024
Labor Day 9/2/2024
Grandparents Day 9/9/2024
Rosh Hashanah 10/2/2024-10/4/2024
Yom Kippur 10/11/2024-10/12/2024
Boss’s Day 10/16/2024
Veterans Day 11/11/2024
Black Friday 11/29/2024
New Year’s Eve 12/31/2024
Now that you know the dates of each of the holidays. Determine which one you want to share on your social media pages. You don’t need to do all of them unless you want to do it. Please keep in mind that these are the major holidays, and there are many more you may want to share a social media post about; please leave a comment below so I can add them next year. Thank you.
How to create engaging holiday greeting images for social media
Creating your own images will allow you to customize your image to match your business’ brand. You can use an online app like Canva, or Snappa, or use more advanced software like Adobe Photoshop. (Feel free to read a review about Snappa from a colleague of mine). Whichever you decide to use, you should take into account several factors when creating your own images on social media.
- You want to engage your audience. Creating images is great, but you need to know why you want to create an image to share and who your audience is. Visit your social media insights and analytics for details. We have instructions on where and how to use this information. Visit our posts below.
- Determine which holiday you want to share a greeting. Not all holidays may apply to you and your followers. Choose wisely.
Holiday Greeting Images Tips
If you want to create your own holiday greeting images, there are several tips to keep in mind.
Decide on the common size and shape of the image that fits most of your social media pages, if not all.
A square image (600×600 or 1200×1200 pixels) works well on Instagram and Facebook. But, if you use a square image on Twitter, the image will show only the top of the image in your timeline. So, have the text at the top half of the image. While LinkedIn shows the entire square image, it is a little smaller, with two gray bars on each side of the image.
Make it a contrasting color if you want to write words on the image.
For example, if there is a lighter image, use darker text.
Use images that are less busy if you want to write words on the image.
Not all images work with text; look for images with blank areas and fewer lines in them, so it doesn’t take away from the text.
Colors are important.
Ask yourself, when you look at the image does the image instill happiness or gratitude? If the image makes you feel negative emotions, you may want to stay clear.
Shock images are great attention-grabbing pictures but take caution.
You may get a negative response from your readers. Pick images that are calming for a better response.
Pick the right font.
Not all fonts are legible on social media. Check and pick fonts that work on the mobile view best since many people are viewing your posts on that device. Sans Serif fonts like this one on my blog work well for reading on mobile devices.
Review images on your mobile device first.
Some images look great on the desktop but not on mobile. Be sure to check the image on mobile since that is where most of your followers are going to view the images.
Remember that it does take time to make holiday greetings images, so, above all else, make sure it is something you want to do and spend time on throughout the year. I hope this motivates you to share your best greetings with your followers.
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