Favorite Sites for Christmas Clip Art

Create custom cards and decorations with free or low-cost holiday clip art

Christmas clip art images

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Holidays offer almost endless decorating possibilities, what with Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year's Eve all happening in such a short timeframe While you can go all out decorating for Christmas, or any other holiday, you don't have to blow the budget. Use your favorite software and free clip art to create your own holiday cards and postcards, invitations, place cards, tree ornaments, and other decorations.

Here are some of our favorite sites for Christmas and other holiday-related clip art. Most images are free for personal use, but be sure to check the terms of use on each web site before you download and use any images.

ClipProject: Christmas Clip Art

Free Christmas clip art


The ClipProject web site features a colorful collection of cartoon-style holiday clip art by artist Wolfi Korn.

The images include snowmen, wreaths, Santa Claus, Christmas trees, holiday bells, elves, toys, singing mice, reindeer, dogs, rabbits, holiday stockings, presents, bows, penguins, and candles.

The collection also includes several New Year's images.

The Graphics Fairy: Vintage Christmas Clip Art

Nostalgic Christmas illustrations

 Graphics Fairy

The Graphics Fairy web site has over 5000 vintage clip art images to choose from. If you yearn for an old-fashioned Christmas, these images can help you set the mood.

The possibilities include vintage postcards, line art, and full-color illustrations; some images are available in multiple versions. Subjects include vintage Santas, cherubs, angels, music sheets, birds, reindeer, snowflakes, snowy scenes, wreaths, poinsettias, snowmen, Christmas trees, ornaments, elves, children sledding, and Christmas frames and borders.

AllFreeClipart.com: Free Christmas Clipart

Free Christmas Clipart Images


The AllFreeClipart.com web site has a cheery collection of winter and Christmas images, including line art and full-color illustrations. The images include a variety of Christmas trees, both decorated and plain, wreaths, candy canes, holiday ornaments, candles, teddy bears, Santas, Santa caps, snowmen, and reindeer. Click on any image to see the full-size version, then right-click the image and choose Save Image As (or Save Image to Downloads) to save it to your computer.

The AllFreeClipart.com web site also has an image of Kwanzaa candles, and a few New Year's images.

ChristmasGifts.com: Christmas Clip Art

Free Christmas Clipart


The ChristmasGifts.com web site has a delightful collection of modern and vintage Christmas clip art. The vintage images include a variety of Santas, kids, holly, vintage cars, sleds, a rocking horse, birds, poinsettias, angels, bells, outdoor scenes, and elves.

The modern images include candy canes, candles, bells, bows, packages, Christmas lights, holly and berries, snowmen, ornaments, stockings, stars, Christmas trees, and holiday greetings. And if you're stuck for gift ideas, the ChristmasGifts.com web site can give you some pointers.

Public Domain Clip Art: Christmas

Public domain clip art

Public Domain Clip Art

With more than 600 images in its Christmas Clip Art collection, the Public Domain Clip Art web site is bound to have something that's just right. The images include line art, grayscale, and full-color illustrations. There's even a photo from the movie "It's A Wonderful Life," if you're feeling nostalgic.

There's a large variety of Christmas cards, including paintings by Gaugin, Correggio, Durer, Lippi, Rossetti, and others, that you can turn into your own digital or printed Christmas cards.

The images also include a wide variety of Santas, Christmas trees, indoor and outdoor scenes, animals, snowmen, ornaments, candles, angels, bells, Christmas lights, kids, toys, holly, wreaths, and gifts.

Vintage Holiday Crafts

Vintage Christmas clip art


The Vintage Holiday Crafts web site features free clip art and greeting cards that are suitable for a wide variety of crafts projects for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's, and other special occasions. We especially like the vintage cat Christmas cards, but you'll also find vintage dogs, Santas, toys, and other images.

You can browse the Vintage Holiday Crafts web site by subject, such as men, women, or children; holiday or occasion, such as Christmas, Halloween, or weddings; or types, such as coloring pages or crafts projects.

ClipartOf.com: Winter, Christmas, and New Year's Clip Art

Christmas clip art from Clipartof


If you're a small business looking for images to help your holiday mailings stand out from the crowd, you'll find a wide selection of royalty-free clip art, illustrations, vector graphics, and 3D images on the ClipartOf.com web site.

The images aren't free; they range from about $5 each for a small image (around 3"x3") to $50 or more for a large image (around 13"x12"). With a resolution of 300 pixels, these high-quality images are suitable for printing. Some of the images are black-and-white line art, but most are in color. A number of professional illustrators and cartoonists sell their work through the ClipartOf web site, and the style of the work ranges from vintage to modern, buttoned-up to lighthearted.

Stockfreeimages Winter, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year's Clip Art

Christmas free stock images


With more than 680,000 images, photos, and illustrations, Stockfreeimages claims to have the largest web collection of free images; we'll take their word for it. Be sure to read the usage information carefully; some of the images are completely free; some are royalty-free, but have a licensing fee that depends on the image and how you plan to use it. You also must register with Stockfreeimages before you can download any images; registration is free.

From the home page, you can search for the subject of your choice. Stockfreeimages has more than 22,000 free Christmas images in its collection, as well as hundreds of free images for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year's.

Openclipart: Christmas Clip Art

Christmas Clipart


There are hundreds of winter and Christmas-themed images on the Openclipart web site, from Advent candles to snowmen.

The images come from a number of different artists, so you'll find a wide range of styles to choose from. Most of the images are full color, but there's a scattering of line art images that you can print for coloring.

The images are free for almost any use, personal or commercial.