Give a Christmas Gif

Christmas cards are in decline in the UK. It is becoming increasingly popular among the next generation to send electronic cards instead of traditional paper ones. And why not? Ecards are cheaper, more environmentally friendly and arguably offer greater opportunity to be creative with moving images and flashing lights.

Our present to you this year is our Free Christmas Gif Ecard Templates that you can download, customise and send to your customers, friends, family, whoever – after all it’s free.

Pick your design from the choices below, enter your details and we’ll email you a download link for your email template (don’t forget to check your junk folder), open the html file in a text editor, personalise your message and send. What could be easier?

Choose your design!

Customise and send…

Download your selected design and open the HTML file in a text editor
Once you have downloaded the files to your computer, open the HTML file in a plain text editor, such as notepad, where you will able be to make the changes to the content. We have included the animated GIF file so you can upload to your own servers if you require.

Changing html files will mean you have to delve into the HTML code and edit certain lines. We have tried to keep it as simple as possible but if you are having trouble you might want to consult an expert.

Replace the logo link and file path with your own
The first thing to change is the logo and the corresponding link to your website. Scroll down until you find the section marked with Logo Goes Here. In this area you need to replace two lines of code, the link to your company website and the image address of your company logo. Simply replace the dummy content with your own specific domain paths as marked in the file (If you do not wish to include your logo you can simply delete this entire section of code).

Sending the email via Mailchimp
Now you have your completed HTML template, the code can be pasted into an email marketing platform such as Mailchimp and edited from there. You can also send HTML emails via Outlook.

Sending the email via Outlook
When creating a ‘New’ email, open the ‘attach file’ window. Select the HTML file you have just edited but do not click ‘Insert’ straight away. Instead select ‘Insert As Text’ from the button drop down button and then click. Then hey presto! A beautiful Christmas Gif ready to send. You can now make changes to the text, if you haven’t already, by over typing the dummy content.

Looking for more Christmas ecards?

We have had some great fun creating our Christmas eCards but if you’re looking for more options there are plenty of other great resources out there. has some fantastic memes you can share with friends on Facebook, or for some super animations try

Get your Christmas Gif message right! Add sparkle and wonder to your Christmas ecards with a custom template by Symbian Create. We can design, code and send to your database of clients in plenty of time to before Christmas. Call us on 01279 810 749 or email