41 Fun, Free & Ready-to-Publish Christmas Social Media Posts (+Canva Templates!)

Kristen McCormick
Last Updated: March 3, 2022 | Social Media
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Coming up with that perfect Merry Christmas social post is like putting lights on the tree. Sounds great out loud, looks great in your head, then you start to execute and…

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The free images are cheesy, the good ones are watermarked. There are different image sizes for each platform. And what the heck is aspect ratio? Well, my friend, your life is about to get a whole lot easier. Because this post is locked and loaded with:

  • 38 beauteous, properly sized images, plus
  • 60+ easy captions and messages, for
  • four glorious holidays, and
  • three social media post types

If this isn’t the easy button for holiday social media posting, then I don’t know what world you’re living in.

    How to use these holiday social media images & templates

    So here’s the game plan.

    The images below are for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s. You have your pick between Instagram post, Facebook post, or Facebook cover. For any image thumbnail, simply select the link below it to save and post as is, or use the Canva template links at the bottom of the post to customize! (New to Canva? Check out this simple guide for how to use Canva!)

      Now I’ve included some general quotes, messages, and phrases you can use for your posts, but if you’re looking for something really creative, keep an eye out for the six presents I’ve sprinkled in between sections.

      Present #1: 78 [Not Overused] Holiday Instagram Captions to Try This Year

      Merry Christmas images for Facebook & Instagram

      There are many traditions and cultures celebrated during this time of year, but Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the New Year are among the four most common. And while they all have elements of light, joy, love, and family, each one has its own unique blend of themes and atmospheres. For Christmas social media posts and images, think:

      • Cheer, joy, laughter, merry-making, decoration
      • Giving, generosity, altruism
      • Winter, cozy, lazy
      • Peace, grace, stillness
      • Child-like wonder, belief, simplicity

      And now, the images!

      merry christmas facebook image - orange star

      Facebook | Instagram

      “Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” — Thomas S. Monson

      merry christmas facebook image - very merry christmas

      Facebook | Instagram

      “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” — Calvin Coolidge

      merry christmas facebook image - red presents

      Facebook | Instagram

      “Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.” — B. C. Forbes

      merry christmas facebook image - tree with lights

      Facebook | Instagram

      “Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.” — WJ Tucker

      merry christmas facebook image - mistletoe

      Facebook | Instagram

      We wish you a Merry Christmas and an even merrier New Year!

      merry christmas facebook image - tree-shaped text

      Facebook | Instagram

      “You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.” –Maya Angelou

      merry christmas facebook images - tree graphics

      Facebook | Instagram

      Warm wishes to you and yours…Happy Holidays!

      merry christmas facebook images - tree and lights

      Facebook

      Love. Happiness. Peace. May these be your gifts this holiday season.

      merry christmas facebook images - pine cone

      Facebook

      Present #2: 126 Holiday Hashtags & Instagram Post Ideas Galore

      Happy New Year images for Facebook & Instagram

      This universal holiday needs no explanation. But if you’re looking for inspiration on what to write in your post, consider the following concepts, themes, and prompts:

      • Memories, nostalgia, look back, fulfillment
      • Fresh start, renewed energy, clean slate, new beginnings
      • Health, wealth, prosperity, peace
      • Excitement, dreams, plans, aspirations, goals
      • “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” — Albert Einstein
      • “Pour the champagne and let its mousse rise, like thousands of sparkling smiling eyes.” — Jared M. Brown
      • “Last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.” — T.S. Eliot

      Onto the eye candy!

      happy new year image for facebook

      Facebook | Instagram

      “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better person.” — Ben Franklin

      happy new year image for facebook

      Facebook | Instagram

      May you keep your eyes on the stars and fee on the ground this year!

      happy new year image for facebook

      Facebook | Instagram

      Can’t wait to see the bright adventures that await us in 2022!

      happy new year image for facebook

      Facebook | Instagram

      “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one!” — Brad Paisley

      happy new year image for facebook

      Facebook | Instagram

      Happy New Year! May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.

      happy new year image for facebook

      Facebook | Instagram

      Peace, prosperity, and party on!

      happy new year image for facebook

      Embrace the New Year with a gentle heart and a fierce spirit—bring it on 2022!

      Facebook | Instagram

      Present #3: 64 Prompts, Ideas, & Phrases for Cliche-Free Holiday Copy

      Holiday & Christmas Facebook cover photos

      No better way to customize your Facebook business page during the holidays than with a festive cover photo! Below are some images you can use. Just click on the link below the image to save it. Or, if you want to customize the image, use the template link at the top.

      • Add “from [your business name]”
      • Replace the text with your slogan
      • Include an inspirational quote, word, or message
      • Remove text altogether to keep it simple

      Let’s get crackin’ on these covers:

      holiday facebook cover iamge

      Facebook cover

      Best wishes for the holidays and for health and happiness throughout the coming year.

      holiday facebook cover image

      Facebook cover

      May your holidays be merry and bright this year!

      holiday facebook cover image

      Facebook cover

      May you be reminded of all you are grateful for, from this year past and in the year to come.

      holiday facebook cover image

      Facebook cover

      May your holidays sparkle with moments of love, flashes of joy, and feelings of warmth.

      holiday facebook cover image

      Facebook cover

      The holidays come and go, what really matters are the people who light up our lives all year long.

      holiday facebook cover imag

      Facebook cover

      Happy everything this holiday season.

      holiday facebook cover image

      Facebook cover

      “Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.” –Kahlil Gibran

      hanukkah facebook cover image

      Facebook cover

      “We light candles in testament that faith makes miracles possible.” — Nachum Braverman

      christmas facebook cover image

      Facebook cover

      In this loveliest of seasons may you find many reasons for happiness.

      christmas facebook cover image

      Facebook cover

      “Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting.” — Thomas S. Monson

      Present #4: 11 Creative Holiday Greeting Messages to Send Your Customers

      Happy Hanukkah images for Facebook & Instagram

      Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is observed for eight days and eight nights. It happens anywhere from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar, as it is based on the 25th day of the Kislev in the Hebrew calendar. The themes of this Jewish holiday are:

      • Light, hope, and miracles
      • Connection and meaning
      • Peace, blessings, and happiness
      • Commemoration, remembrance, and reflection

      Here are some caption ideas and prompts for your social media posts celebrating Hanukkah:

      • Wishing your family peace and light this holiday season.
      • At Hanukkah, we’re reminded of what matters most…
      • May your year ahead be as bright as the light of the menorah.
      • You are the light that keeps our business shining bright.
      • Hope your Hanukkah is great times eight!
      • Hanukkah Sameach! (Happy Hanukkah)
      • Chag Sameach! (Happy holiday)
      • Chag Urim Sameach! (Happy Festival of Lights)
      • Hanukkah reminds us where we came from.

      Let’s hit it:

      happy hanukkah facebook post image - light and peace

      Facebook | Instagram

      Wishing you a meaningful Hanukkah and a peaceful new year.

      happy hanukkah facebook post image - star and candles

      Facebook | Instagram

      Wishing you eight special nights, a season of miracles, and a wonderful year ahead.

      happy hanukkah facebook post image - happy hanukkah

      Facebook | Instagram

      Dreidel champs unite! Wishing you fun this Hanukkah.

      happy hanukkah facebook post image - light laughter love

      Facebook | Instagram

      Here’s to a bright and meaningful Hanukkah.

      happy hanukkah facebook post image - candles and star

      Facebook | Instagram

      Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy Hanukkah and new year.

      happy hanukkah facebook post image - candles

      Facebook | Instagram

      Sending warm energy your way during the Festival of Lights.

      happy hanukkah facebook post image - menorah

      Facebook | Instagram

      hanukkah instagram image - dreidel

      Instagram

      Wishing you lots of love, hugs…and gelt!

      Present #5: 86 Christmas Social Media Posts & Slogans for Your Merriest Marketing Yet

      Kwanzaa

      The Kwanzaa holiday honors the Nguzo Saba, or Seven Principles, of African culture. These are Umoja (unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics), Nia (purpose), Kuumba (creativity), and Imani (faith).

      Use the below images in your Facebook and Instagram posts with messages around community, perseverance, and prosperity. Here are some example messages:

      • The candles of Kwanzaa remind us that we shine brightest when we shine together.
      • May Kwanzaa be your inspiration to give thanks for the community, prosperity, and love in your life
      • During these seven days of Kwanzaa, be reminded that you are never alone.
      • Wishing you peace, prosperity, and pride in honor of the Kwanzaa traditions.
      • Kwanzaa reminds us to remember where we came from and have courage in where we’re going.
      • During Kwanzaa, take some time to think about what your guiding principles are and how you can apply them in the year to come.

      Without further ado…

      happy kwanzaa facebook post

      Facebook | Instagram

      May you feel the strength of family, the warmth of community, and the riches of peace this Kwanzaa and beyond.

      happy kwanzaa facebook post

      Facebook | Instagram

      Gather strength from, take pride in, and bring growth to the communities of which we are a part.

      happy kwanzaa facebook post

      Facebook | Instagram

      Celebrate your heritage. Embrace your purpose. 

      happy kwanzaa facebook post

      Facebook | Instagram

      Struggles, with self-determination and support, can give way to celebration.

      happy kwanzaa facebook post

      Facebook | Instagram

      Honor the past, aspire for tomorrow, and bask in the blessings of today.

      happy kwanzaa instagram post

      Instagram

      Kwanzaa reminds us to gather strength from what we’ve overcome to navigate the trials that are to come. 

      happy kwanzaa

      Facebook | Instagram

      Present #6: 52+ Fun, Free & Festive December Marketing Ideas

      Holiday social media post images and templates galore

      And there you have it. The easy button for social media posts on Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaaa, and New Year’s. Hopefully your head hasn’t exploded with creativity. And as promised, here are your Canva templates:

      And if all of this has inspired you to create your own holiday social media images, here are the correct sizes:

      • Instagram post: 1080 x 1080
      • Facebook post: 940 x 788
      • Facebook cover: 1640 x 924

      Happy holidays!

      Meet The Author

      Kristen McCormick

      Kristen is the Senior Managing Editor at WordStream, where she helps businesses to make sense of their online marketing and advertising. She specializes in local SEO, copywriting, and conversion optimization, and she finds life to be exponentially more delightful on a bicycle.

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