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46 Festive Branding Examples

From Christmas Candy Boxes to Fashionable Santa Greetings

— May 13, 2015 — Marketing
These festive branding examples celebrate the spirit of Christmas and range from opulent nutcracker boxes to advent calendars that embody a minimalist design aesthetic. In an effort to stun and impress consumers, retailers are consistently looking for ways to elevate their holiday branding strategy each year.

While traditional holiday branding references Christmas and its many mascots, a more artistic or artisanal approach is key when winning over the millennial demographic. Standouts include CLINIC 212's custom candy boxes that were given to the marketing agency's clientele last Christmas. Inspired by traditional advent calendars, these boxes feature an understated and monochromatic look and are accented with contemporary typography. Following a simialr an simplistic approach, Believe In's Three Kings chocolate bars boast tri-colored wrappers that reference the bible's Christmas story.

Other festive branding favorites include examples that rely on luxury, novelty and humor. From "naughty or nice" packaging to high fashion holiday greetings, these examples appeal to niche consumers with an appreciation for graphic design.
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Judgemental Holiday Cards
Judgemental Holiday Cards
BranchandOlive's Holiday Note Cards Spell Out Who's Been Naughty or Nice
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Gingerbread Cookie Cartons
Gingerbread Cookie Cartons
Ballerina's Christmas Cookie Packaging Tells a Story in Gingerbread
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Charitable All-American Cosmetics
Charitable All-American Cosmetics
Kiehl's X Norman Rockwell Christmas Set Benefits Feeding America
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Festive Pie Packaging
Festive Pie Packaging
This Packaging from the Butler's Pantry is Festive and Funny
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Nautical Fragrance Branding
Nautical Fragrance Branding
These Jean Paul Gaultier Holiday Offerings are Fashionably Festive
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Festive Holiday Fragrances
Festive Holiday Fragrances
The Juniper Ridge Christmas Fir Cabin Spray Incorporates Woodsy Scents
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40
Cranberry Apple Ciders
Cranberry Apple Ciders
This Square Mile Cider Co. Drink is Made from Cranberries
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Luxe Nutcracker Boxes
Luxe Nutcracker Boxes
Robot Food's Limited Edition Christmas Nutcrackers Update a Holiday Staple
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Zombified Holiday Chocolates
Zombified Holiday Chocolates
The Undead Chocolate Santa Claus Makes for a Scary Little Christmas
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Spirited Christmas Cookies
Spirited Christmas Cookies
These Holiday Cookies Interpret Being Naughty and Nice
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3D Gingerbread Packaging Concepts
3D Gingerbread Packaging Concepts
Tim Cooper Created 3D Imagery for a Children Christmas Range
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35
Festive Gin Branding
Festive Gin Branding
Beefeater London Dry Carton Gets Jolly with Red and White Colors
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Workplace Christmas Cookies
Workplace Christmas Cookies
Cundari's Gingerbread Cookies Are Shaped Like People in the Office
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Pillow Chocolate Packaging
Pillow Chocolate Packaging
'Chocomize' Sports a Whimsical Box for the Holidays
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Alco-Holiday Booze Bottles
Alco-Holiday Booze Bottles
Santa Claus Makes an Appearance on Sigtuna Christmas Lager
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Christmas Confectionery Packaging
Christmas Confectionery Packaging
This Inventive Cadbury Christmas Packaging is Festive Yet Simple
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Festive Popcorn Boxes
Festive Popcorn Boxes
This Fun Christmas Packaging Pops with Holiday Cheer
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Luxury Christmas Crackers
Luxury Christmas Crackers
VeryFirstTo Creates World's Most Expensive Holiday Bon-Bons
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Festive Pizza Packaging
Festive Pizza Packaging
Pizza Hut Korea's Christmas Pizza Boxes Are Presented Like Wrapped Gifts
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Biblical Confection Branding
Biblical Confection Branding
Believe In's Three Kings Chocolate Bars Reference the First Christmas
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Festive Ice Cream Cups
Festive Ice Cream Cups
Baskin Robbins' Christmas Ice Cream is Chilly, but Cheery
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Christmas Candy Boxes
Christmas Candy Boxes
CLINIC 212's Holiday Client Present Includes 12 Types of Treats
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24
Opulent Coffee Tumblers
Opulent Coffee Tumblers
These Starbucks 30th Anniversary Items Add Luxury to the Holidays
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Augmented Christmas Countdowns
Augmented Christmas Countdowns
Milka's Christmas Calendar is Interactive
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Fashionable Santa Cards
Fashionable Santa Cards
Joint London's Christmas Cards Show Off Designer Santa Claus Outfits
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Inventive Advent Calendars
Inventive Advent Calendars
This Fun Advent Calendar Leads You to Create a Mystery Object
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Caroling Coffee Cups
Caroling Coffee Cups
Starbucks 'Let's Merry' Ad is Full of Christmas Cheer
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Gawdy Garb Branding
Gawdy Garb Branding
Ugly Sweater Packaging is Complete with Tacky Christmas Nostaglia
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Snapping Chocolate Christmas Countdowns
Snapping Chocolate Christmas Countdowns
The Kit Kat Advent Calendar is Made Up of 24 Fingers
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Pudgy Cartoon Pouches
Pudgy Cartoon Pouches
Kleenex Original Seasonal Packaging Depicts Corpulent Christmassy Characters
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Revised Rouge Rebranding
Revised Rouge Rebranding
Coca-Cola Arctic Home Cans Go Back to Being Iconic Red
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Sci-Fi Toy Christmas Countdowns
Sci-Fi Toy Christmas Countdowns
The LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar is for Fanboys of All Ages
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Numerically Enveloped Presents
Numerically Enveloped Presents
Typography Wrapping Paper is for all 12 Days of Christmas
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13
Punny Holiday Brews
Punny Holiday Brews
Vessel Creates Custom Seasonal Beer Bottles for Their Clients
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Seasonal Steepable Spruces
Seasonal Steepable Spruces
The Mint 'Christmas Tea' Infuses Your Hot Beverage with Festivity
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Duo Celebration Holiday Cards
Duo Celebration Holiday Cards
These Cards by Colle + McVoy Celebrate Two Holidays at Once
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10
Christmas Candy Calendars
Christmas Candy Calendars
Studio Nemo's Chocolate Promotional Holiday Gift
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9
Enchanting Christmas Cups
Enchanting Christmas Cups
Panera Bread Holiday Branding Celebrates the Symbols of Yuletide
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Giftable Holiday Chocolates
Giftable Holiday Chocolates
Tenfold Creative Designed a Christmas Gift with Mystery
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Hand-Drawn Christmas Branding
Hand-Drawn Christmas Branding
The New Hallmark Christmas Packaging is Refreshingly Modern
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Sweater-Inspired Branding
Sweater-Inspired Branding
Bath & Body Works Packaging Features Nostalgic Knitted Imagery
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Techy Animated Advent Calendars
Techy Animated Advent Calendars
Google's Santa Tracker is a Digital Advent Showing How Santa Preps
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DIY Advent Calendars
DIY Advent Calendars
This Easy to Make Craft Makes Counting Down to Christmas More Beautiful
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3
8-Bit Festive Greeting Cards
8-Bit Festive Greeting Cards
Christmas Pixel Pop-Up Cards are Digital-Age Decorated
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2
Swirly Christmas Trees
Swirly Christmas Trees
Put a New Spin on Christmas with the Ivan Dilberovic 'Creative Borer'
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Calligraphic Candy Branding
Calligraphic Candy Branding
Waitrose Christmas Packaging Prepares Delicious Graphic Design
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