Christmas and New Year is a good time to upgrade your company logo design. To add some spice to your website and to communicate to your customers and site visitors the fact that you are proactive in terms of branding, you can upgrade your logo to have subtle elements related to either Christmas or the New Year.
Although strictly speaking the logos you see on this page are not regular logos dressed up in Christmas garb, I thought showcasing logos that were designed for companies that provided services for the Christmas market segment would better help illustrate the points I want to discuss.
So here they go.
1 This is an awesome logo for a company that is a marketplace for all things Christmas. The armadillo from the name is showcased as the base of a Christmas tree. The overall shape of the tree follows the contours of the armadillo which makes the icon unique and has a customised feel to it. The little star on the top neats ties up the icon. The choice of the font for the company name is also quite elegant.
2 This beautiful vintage logo really captures the spirit of the festive season with out going overboard. The subtle addition of the Santa hat to the beer mug brings the essence of Christmas to the focus of their business. The font treatment is excellent with mixing font types and treating the typography around the design. The logo is angled slightly to add some depth, movement and dimension.
2 This simple logo is quite bold and fun. An abstract Christmas tree is constructed from Christmas baubles of various colors with a zingy tinsel snaking up the tree towards the star. The stars sprinkled on the tree add sparkle. The typography is a little too tight for my taste but I guess the designer was trying to communicate a sense of modern outlook with the font choice.
3 This is an interesting Christmas logo in terms of the layout and the number of elements. The emblem like design layout looks cool but I feel that perhaps there are too many elements crowding the design with no breathing space. It is very important for logo designs to have proportionate amount of space. Also, the bear icon which is derived from the brand name seems to be an after though and simply placed in the logo with having cohesiveness with the rest of the elements.
5 I really like this Christmas logo. It is bright, fun, illustrative and really tells a brand story. The primary design is an illustrative cart loaded with festive goodies including pumpkins, fruits, a Christmas tree and more. I also like the wood cut style of the illustration that you can see in the shadow under the cart. The emblem like design is also neatly laid out and creates a compact design.
6 This iconic logo design by design Chris Edington is called Reindrops and is a very interesting. Chris created a reindeer out of abstract shapes that reflected the festive message. With snowflakes, stars and fir trees, the design looks elegant and mystical. Chris used sizing as a tool to crate depth and distance in the design. Beautiful.
7 This anniversary program emblem logo design created by Nico Guidicessi was created to commemorate the 25th anniversary of YMCA’s Neighbour To Neighbour Christmas program that brings the spirit of Christmas to 300 underserved families each year, while also strengthening and supporting them with additional complimentary programs and services throughout the year. Although the design does not have any obvious references to Christmas (other than the subtle snowflakes), the design is still quite bold and eye catching.
8 This logo design was created by Doug Houvener for the ArrowHead Health Center annual holiday party. Although very simple, the design really communicate the spirit of Christmas and the holiday period. The abstract bauble looks striking. I like the way the H from Holiday is integrated with the bauble icon with an elegant curve to possibly mean an inclusive message.
9 Designer Warren Keefe created this beautiful Christmas logo for Amarula Cream brand. What I liked about this was not only the stacked and layered use of different font types but also the small elephant icons which are a nod to the elephant in the main brand logo and the support Amarula extends to the elephants of Africa. A logo design with a message!
10 This final logo is a real Christmas logo because of the sense of fun and enjoyment it evokes. Designed by Randy Heil, this logo showcases a candy cane with a ribbon and some snowflakes. The design is vibrant even though Randy did not use the traditional red or pink that we usually see the candy cane in. The blue color palette gives the design a distinctly unique look.
As you can see, Christmas logos don’t have to be typical or cliched. In fact, there are many ways to keep them interesting without adding too much clutter to a logo. If you think a Christmas logo may be best for you, talk to a professional logo designer today.