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Free packs for your creative Christmas projects—retro cards, easy-to-use clip art, ambient sound effects, and more! Dive in.

Christmas is a time for togetherness, for gift-giving, and for cheer. It’s also a time for DIY! Many of us get into the Christmas spirit by making cards, crafting decorations, and adding some handmade personality to our online profiles.

That’s why we’ve put together this round-up of all our Christmas-themed free packs. Pick from free printable Christmas cards, free Christmas clip-art, free Christmas sound effects, and free Christmas fonts. Or, gift them all to yourself! They’re entirely free to use. 

Check out all the free Christmas content below, and discover how to use these handmade packs in your own celebrations. 

Free Printable Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards Mock-up
Create your own festive designs using this free pack of holiday cards.

Sending and receiving cards is a staple of the Holidays. With these mid-century-inspired templates, you can stand out in the mail stack and maybe even get a spot on the fridge. From a red-bellied robin to a primary-colored Christmas village, these retro cards are a welcome change from the usual Christmas fare. 


In this free pack, you get five handmade card designs in a retro, minimalist style that you can print or share online. 

The files come as both JPEG and EPS, in a range of sizes perfect for sharing to social media platforms. The print templates are available in two sizes — 5 x 7 in. and 4 x 6 in. — as PDF and EPS, with foldable or single sheet card options.

Check out the printable Christmas card page to see how to customize and print your free cards. Or, if you want to make something completely by hand, visit our tutorial for DIY Holiday cards. There are lots of ideas and inspiration for you to get started.

Free Christmas Clip-Art

Christmas Clip Art
This free Christmas Clip Art pack contains twelve unique illustrations that can be used for multiple purposes.

Sometimes you just need a few simple graphics to complete a holiday design. This Christmas Clip Art pack is about to be your go-to for social media posts, cards and invitations, and any personal print-outs you’re making for the holidays. This pack of twelve clip arts—including gingerbread cookies, ornaments, and even an ugly sweater—come with a transparent background. That means you can easily drag them onto any design without worrying about removing the white background. (It’s even easier if you use Shutterstock Editor!)


This FREE Christmas Clip Art pack contains twelve unique illustrations:

  • Christmas tree
  • 4 Christmas ornaments
  • 3 Christmas cookies
  • Garland border
  • Christmas wreath
  • Ugly Christmas sweater
  • Snowflake

Each clip art comes as a high-quality PNG file with a transparent background. Simply open the PNG files in any design software, such as Shutterstock Editor.

For tips on how to use this pack, check out the Christmas clip art page.

Free Christmas Sound Effects

Making a holiday video, or a six-second Christmas spot? This pack of FREE Christmas Sound Effects will instantly transport your viewers to the North Pole. It features familiar Christmas ambiance, like the jingle of jingle bells, the crinkle of wrapping gifts, and the crackle of a warm fire. These sounds will complement any holiday footage and bring the Christmas spirit alive in your video projects. Don’t forget to add some holiday music on top!


In this free pack, you’ll get ten Christmas-themed sound effects. The free SFX are compatible with any video editing software you choose.

For more ideas, plus some curated holiday footage and music collections, check out the free Christmas SFX page.

Free Christmas Fonts

Christmas Font: Pinyon Script
One example of our many Christmas scripts for your creative holiday spirit. Background image via Oleg V. Ivanov.

We’ve given you templates, clip art, and sound effects. How about some free Christmas fonts? There’s a certain cheer to the handwritten and script-style fonts that are popular around the holidays. We’ve curated twenty-five of the best free fonts on the internet—free for you to use in your personal projects. Try them on Christmas cards, gift tags, or in social posts. There’s something for everyone on the list, including sleek, more professional serifs and playful, down-to-earth handwriting.


This curated list features free fonts from across the internet. Some are free for personal and commercial use, and others are only for personal use. Be sure to check the license information.

Discover how to use these fonts in your Holiday projects on our free Christmas fonts page.

BONUS: Curated Christmas Image Collections

Finding great Christmas images—the kind that spread cheer without being too cheesy—are hard to come by. That’s why we’ve curated two collections of professionally picked, high-quality imagery for you. 

The Essential Holiday Lifestyle Image Collection

Christmas Gathering
Conveying a sense of togetherness. Image by TijanaM.

The first collection features classic Christmas scenes with a contemporary twist, like friends crowded around a feast-laden table in a small apartment, or a walk in a festively decorated city. We’ve focused on picking diverse and inclusive holiday images so you can connect with a wide audience. Click the button below to see the collection and get ideas for using the images in your projects.


The Essential Holiday Background Image Collection

Holiday Background Images
Vintage Christmas elements with a wrapping paper-esque motif. Image via Cienpies Design.

No matter what type of project you’re working on, we promise these curated Christmas backgrounds will come in handy. Based on nine categories of trending imagery—like pop art flat lays or vintage-inspired illustrations—this collection will complete your cards, promos, flyers, and designs this season. Check out the collection by clicking the button below.


Cover image via Soloviova Liudmyla.

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