The 2016 Holiday GIF Guide

A collection of email-optimized GIFs to give your inbox a bit of holiday cheer, from us to you.

Check out our updated Holiday GIF Guide here.

We’re huge fans of using GIFs in email. And it seems you guys are, too: Last year’s GIF guide was one of our most popular posts of 2015. (Seriously – we received dozens of comments and tweets about how much you guys loved ‘em!)

We didn’t want to keep you hanging this year. Our design team whipped up these exclusive creations (and threw in some old favorites) for you to use in your next holiday campaign. They’re even optimized for email and designed to play well with most email clients.

Download Your GIFs

Email Dividers

You can use these to break up sections in your email.



Email Headers

Give a great first impression with these holiday email headers.







Just For Fun

Add a little festive flair to your emails with these fun GIFs.hotcocoahgp2016-fill


Download All The GIFs (zip)

Here’s your step-by-step guide to adding them to your emails:

Step 1: Find the animated GIF that you want to use in your email. (Choose an individual GIF above, or create your own!)
Step 2: Save an individual GIF to your computer by either right clicking the image and selecting “Save Image,” or by dragging the image to your desktop. You can also download the entire pack by clicking the Download All The GIFs button above.
Step 3: Upload the image into your email template.
Step 4: Test both HTML and text versions of your email. Make sure that the GIF appears correctly in your test before you send. (We use Litmus.)

… And voila! Your festive GIF will be ready to go.

The 2016 Holiday GIF Guide is here! Click To Tweet

You might also like: Your Field Guide to Animated GIFs in Email

But wait! There’s more…

Looking to send a little more holiday cheer? If you’re an AWeber customer, check out the new seasonal drag-and-drop templates in your account. (Not a customer? Treat yourself to a free 30-day trial on us.)

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

❤️, The AWeber Team


  1. Mary Kay Seales

    12/13/2016 8:03 pm

    Thank you for the Gifs! What a nice little gift!

  2. Juanita Stanek

    12/13/2016 11:51 pm

    I have been looking for aweber email but couldn’t find it. I want to cancel. I don’t know how I ever came on this site to begin with because I am not interested. Please take me off here. Thank you

  3. Ian Marlow

    12/14/2016 4:27 am

    Whatever happened to Christmas? Why airbrush out the name of the festival. I think you’re trying too hard to be correct.

  4. Jeeva

    12/14/2016 4:49 am

    Thank you very much for the gifts.
    Kind regards


  5. Natalia

    12/14/2016 7:00 am

    One questions: I need the phrases in Spanish, is the text adjustable or fixed?

  6. Axel

    12/14/2016 10:06 am

    obrigado! Nós apreciamos muito os gifs de presente! 😉

  7. Karen

    12/14/2016 12:13 pm

    Thank you so much for the gifts. I sure will be using them throughout the holiday season.

  8. Leena Irani

    12/14/2016 5:16 pm

    Thank you for the gift. Highly appreciated for my customers.

  9. Sharon Koenig

    12/15/2016 4:39 pm

    Thanks so much for the gift! <3

  10. Janin

    12/15/2016 5:38 pm

    Hi AWeber,

    Aloha and Mahalo for these wonderful GIF’s for me to use.

    Aloha, Janin

  11. David

    12/16/2016 9:48 am


    Why do you have to hide the fact it is Christmas Holiday.

  12. Heather

    12/16/2016 4:51 pm

    Thanks for the gifs! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you all!

  13. Lind

    12/16/2016 8:10 pm

    Thank you for the gift. Highly appreciated for my customers