Christmas time is one of the busiest times for blogging. I find that it’s the only time of the year where you physically cannot run out of blog post ideas, but sometimes it’s the additional bits like taking photos, finding fonts, and finding the time to write the posts is the hardest bit.
So I thought I’d compile a list of places where you can find some free stuff that will help with your blogs this Christmas, I hope it helps, and saves you some time so you can spend your time having fun!
Free Christmas Themed Stock Photos:
If you’re stuck for time taking blog photos, then places like Pic Jumbo are your friend. These are royalty free stock images so you can use them on your blog and social media without having to worry about permission. Although, I wouldn’t recommend using stock photos all the time, they can help now and then for when you are stuck for time (or when the weather is always dark and gloomy like it is right now.)
Places to get free Christmas themed photos:
Free Winter Themed Fonts
Next is some free Christmas fonts for you, if you want to create festive pictures/thumbnails/whatever your heart desires. All these fonts are from Da.Font and are completely free to download!
If you’re wanting to edit YouTube thumbnails or blog photos for free, then if you don’t already use Picmonkey then you totally should. You can do a whole host of Christmassy themed things such as add snow and Christmas overlays to pictures. Perfect for all your Christmas themed posts!
If you’re looking to edit and make your Instagram photos more wintery, then I recommend VSCO cam and their whole host of filters to make your feed on point this winter. I recommend the filters HB1, HB2, A5, T1 & S3.
Okay so this is one of the non free resources but still very helpful if you’re taking part in Vlogmas this year or perhaps are doing Christmas themed YouTube videos. I’m going to share one of my biggest YouTube secrets with you… okay you ready? Ever wondered how people do really fancy effects on their video that you cannot work out how to do at all? Yeah I did too, until I found Pixel Film Studios. Basically it’s a site where you buy plug ins for your video editing software (Pixel Film Studios is mainly for Final Cut Pro X) but you can buy all these editing tools for your videos; for Christmas you can buy Christmas intros, Christmas lux tables, Christmas fonts, Christmas trailers, you name it they have it. But shhh just don’t tell anyone else okay?
Finally, if you’re like me and bloody love a GIF, then Giphy is your friend. You can type in any emotion/film/character and up come a selection of Gif’s. Then you just save them to your computer and upload to your blog post/social media as you would with a normal picture. I’ll just be over here using too many Buddy The Elf gifs.