Here at noissue, we are big fans of the festive season. Not only because of the great food and family time - we love seeing the incredible designs our customers are creating for the holidays!

A fun seasonal packaging design is a fantastic way to get your customers excited for the holiday season. As consumers, we are primed to start thinking about our gift-giving responsibilities once Christmas trees and gift-wrapped parcels start appearing in-store and online. This makes a holiday packaging design a great strategy for attracting new customers, and in turn, repeat business.

We’ve rounded up 10 festive designs to help inspire your holiday packaging this year. Note: it’s not too late to create your very own festive design or holiday branded packaging! noissue guarantees a three-week turnaround from design to delivery. So, get inspired and start creating!

It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas: by @​hollymaguireuk

Holly Maguire shows that it’s possible to create an eye-catching seasonal design without using a traditional Christmas color palette. The soft pink makes her woodland theme feel friendly and approachable, and is versatile enough to be used into the New Year without feeling out of date!

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly: @claretheresegray

There’s nothing like a gorgeous bright red to evoke a holiday feel! Clare Therese’s tissue paper and matching sticker really draw the eye and provides plenty of intricate details for the observant customer. Perfect for getting some great engagement on social media!

All I Want for Christmas is...@olguioo

As a creative, why not stick to the subject matter you are best known for during the holidays? Illustrator Olga Ortiz showcases her signature canine art on her custom holiday wrapping - with some cute winter clothing additions! Pro tip: white on black always makes for a stunning contrast!

Under the Mistletoe - @​josefinaschargo

Putting your own artistic twist on traditional holiday symbolism is a great way to stand out from the crowd. Josefina Schargorodsky’s design gives off some really cool hand-drawn vibes, and makes great use of red as a striking accent color.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - @​art.iisan

You really can’t go wrong with a rich forest green during the festive season! As an artist specializing in nature content, Lisa Mönttinen has channeled a more traditional approach to her holiday design. We really love the use of the string to create a rustic vibe!

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas - @ragonia_

If you are going for a more heavily patterned holiday packaging design, it’s important that it doesn’t look too confusing or cluttered. Ragon Dickard’s use of red on white is a really clean color palette that allows her fun and festive illustrations to pop!

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! - @​jeninuferu

We are seriously crushing on this gorgeous midnight blue design from Jennifer Bouron - especially with that pink sticker! Using contrasting colors in your design creates a unique focal point to draw your customers’ eye - very useful for both in-store and online settings!

Winter Wonderland - @​aruallhuillier

You can never go wrong with a black and white color palette at any time of year - even at Christmas! It’s classy, understated, and draws attention to finer details within your design. Using an accent color, as Laura Lhuillier has with her packaging accessories, helps to pull your design together and create a really cohesive brand image.

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree - @clarenicolson

Paired-back designs, like this example by Clare Nicolson, are fast gaining currency with consumers because they feel stylish and modern. It also shows that pink certainly doesn’t have to be a ‘girly’ color - in fact, it seems to be something of a trend in holiday packaging design this year!

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - @inga.buive

If you are going with a more classic holiday print, it’s a good idea to make sure that your brand identity is visible somewhere in your design. Inga Buividavice’s tasteful branded stickers ensure that the recipient knows where their gift is from, which helps to build brand recognition and recall.

As you can see, there is a whole lot of room for your brand to get creative at this time of year with holiday packaging designs. The possibilities are endless, so why not get designing?

Custom packaging and social media are a dream combo, especially during the holidays. Find out why in our next blog!