The holidays are upon us… tomorrow is November 1 and before we know it, it will be Thanksgiving! Our calendars will soon fill up with holiday gatherings, travel, family traditions, and baking Christmas goodies. This is one of my favorite times of year, but I also know it can be a stressful time of year. Each year, Tyler and I, travel for the holidays, so it’s important for me to do a lot of prep work for this space. I spend a lot of time looking at my calendar, planning content ahead of time, and making sure I don’t go overboard.
Styled stock photos is one of the easiest ways to reduce stress this holiday season. It’s the perfect way to take a little something off your plate and look amazing great doing it!
1 | CREATE EYE CATCHING HOLIDAY PROMOTIONS
The holidays are a perfect time to promote your shop and plan your holiday sales! With Christmas styled stock photos you can create eye catching holiday graphics to promote your shop, highlight a special sale, or offer something extra special this holiday season! Now is the perfect time to give back to your holiday shoppers. Can you offer a little something extra for purchases over $100? Get creative and have fun!
2 | CREATE HOLIDAY CHEER ON INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK
Social media can be demanding and with all the holiday gatherings that take place this holiday season, social media can sometimes take a back seat. But it doesn’t have to. You can use styled stock photos to plan your social media posts ahead of time. My favorite app to use for Instagram is Later. I can upload photos, write the captions and pick the perfect time for the post to go live. You don’t have to do this for every post, but when you know you’re going to be busy and on the fly, you can ease the busy burden.
3 | CREATE BEAUTIFUL PRODUCT MOCKUPS
Do you have a beautiful product that you would love to promote this holiday season? Stock photos are an ideal option. You can easily mockup your products with stock photos and they can have all the Christmas feels without you having to plan hours and hours of photo shoots and editing.
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4 | DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR SITE WITH PINTEREST-WORTHY CONTENT
Are you creating amazing holiday content for your blog? Stock photos are perfect for creating Pinterest images to drive traffic to your holiday content! Sharing “5 Tips For An Amazing Holiday Gathering?” Use styled stock photos to create the perfect hero image.
5 | CREATE STUNNING EMAIL CAMPAIGNS
Ready to wow your customers? Create stunning email campaigns with your beautiful sales graphics! Your customers won’t know you’re having a sale unless you let them know. Building your email list and sending out stunning email campaigns will help drive traffic to your site and get your product in front of my customers!
Reduce stress this holiday season, create amazing content, and have time for celebrating with your favorite people! xoxo. Samantha