5 Christmas Design Trends for the Holiday Season: Retro, Luxury & More

‘Tis the season to be creative! Sleigh your festive projects with these top Christmas design trends and templates.

Christmas Design Trends 2020
Portrait for Kelsie RimmerBy Kelsie Rimmer  |  Updated February 15, 2021

‘Tis the season to be unique and creative! If you want to stand out this holiday season and produce fresh, innovative Christmas designs, it can pay to think outside the (beautifully gift wrapped) box. 

With the festivities fast approaching, now is the perfect time to start sending holiday eCards, delivering your Christmas party invitations or promoting your Christmas discounts and sales. At this point in the year, you’re probably short on time and energy (who isn’t?), but not to worry– Envato Elements is here! An unlimited creative subscription service for designers and creators, Elements is your one-stop-shop for downloading Christmas design assets, from glittering backgrounds to festive fonts.

So whether you’re looking for Christmas cards, flyers, invitations, video templates, greeting card templates or the perfect holiday color palette, as our gift to you, we’ve put together this collection of unique Christmas templates and trends to help you spread the Christmas cheer while absolutely sleighing your projects this festive season. Ho ho ho!

Retro Christmas

As we near the end of 2020 – one of the craziest years in modern history – we could all use a little extra TLC! And one of the best ways to evoke those warm fuzzy feelings of comfort is through the power of nostalgia. Whether it’s the classic Christmas movies like Love Actually and Home Alone, ugly Christmas jumpers or holiday decorations and food, Xmas is one big nostalgia fest! So, to embrace retro design this Christmas, here are some of the best vintage and nostalgic Christmas templates on Envato Elements

01. Christmas by Graphr

02. Neon Christmas Layer Style by DesignSomething

03. Christmas Menu by Bluerobindesignshop

04. Retro Christmas Flyer by tokosatsu

05. Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Invitation by ClementineCreative

Luxury Christmas

If you want to treat yourself this Christmas, why not indulge in a little luxury? If you’re promoting a festive sale or sending out flyers with a Christmas hamper, using a shimmering gold or deep jewel tone color palette can add an effortlessly luxurious aesthetic to your designs. Here are some of the best luxury Christmas templates on Envato Elements this year, including deep, rich colors, bright golds and elegant fonts…

06. Vintage Christmas Celebration by aiyari

07. Christmas Menu Template V3 by lou606

08. Christmas Party Flyer by MONOGRPH

09. Gold Christmas Celebration Flyer by Guuver

10. Holiday Social Media Pack by Amabile

11. Joyeux Christmas font & clipart by angelekamp

 Joyeux Christmas font & clipart by angelekamp

Crafty Christmas

If you like dabbling in arts and crafts or you’ve discovered a hobby in lockdown, DI-whY not try out the crafty Christmas trend? Introducing some handcrafted, hand-drawn or handmade elements to your designs can be a great way to add a unique, personal touch to your Christmas content. Here are some of the best crafty Christmas templates on Envato Elements

12. Christmas Banner with different Christmas Elements by AgataCreate

Christmas Banner with different Christmas Elements by AgataCreate

13. Christmas Doodles by Artness

14. Christmas A4 Flyer Clipboard Christmas Mockup by Easybrandz2

15. Christmas Card Template by EightonesixStudios

16. Christmas Flyer by DusskDesign

Minimalist Christmas

The holiday season can be positively saturated with festive colours, bright lights, baubles and Christmas cheer. But sometimes, less is more! If you’re a fan of a more simple, stripped back Christmas and holiday aesthetic – such as neutral colors, simple lines and organic design – here are some of the best minimalist Christmas templates on Envato Elements

17. Christmas Beauty by Typica_Studio

18. Merry Minimal Christmas Icon Set by WildOnes

19. Minimal Christmas Flyer Template by EightonesixStudios

20. Christmas Party by lilynthesweetpea

21. Christmas Card Mockup by megostudio

Christmas Card Mockup by megostudio

Bright and Bold Christmas

Want to be the brightest bulb on the tree this Christmas? The bright and bold color trend is a perfect way to add a modern, festive element to your designs. Bright colors are a surefire way to attract attention to your Christmas content, including bold backgrounds, vibrant, saturated hues and bright monochromatic color palettes. Ready to go bold or go home? Here are some of the best bright and bold Christmas templates on Envato Elements

22. Xmas Beats Flyer by styleWish

23. Merry Christmas by VolkanKutlubay

24. Christmas Postcard by vectorclans

25. Christmas Sale Flyer by Guuver

26. Future Christmas Flyer by styleWish

We hope this blog was able to provide you with some Christmas inspiration! For more top trends content, don’t forget to check out our take on the Bright and Bold Color Design Trend and the Jewel Tones Color Trend!

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