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20 Festive Christmas Icons [Freebie]

The year is slowly coming to an end and we’re glad to present to you a festive icon set to inspire you in your designs. In this post we present a minimalist collection of 20 free festive vector (.EPS) icons created by offset media. The pack includes color and grayscale versions. The pack includes mostly Christmas related icons, such us the gingerbread man, nutcracker, snowman and the very well-known fir tree.

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Feel free to also have a look at some of our previous Smashing Christimas icon sets: Free Smashing Christmas Icon Set2 by Icon Eden (2009) and Free Smashing Christmas Icon Set3 by SoftFacade (2008).

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Download the Icon Set for Free! Link

The pack is completely free to use in personal and commercial projects without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word.

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Behind the Design Link

As always, here are some insights from the designer:

“Like any design studio, here at offset media, we prefer to create our own festive greeting cards to give to clients. This year I had a very clear vision of the overall look I wanted, a single white festive character on a solid red background.

Knowing the look, but unsure of what character to use, I ended up creating a bunch of icons to choose from. Once we were happy with the card design (choosing the snowman), we had all these unused icons lying about, and being someone who does not likes things going to waste, I decided to share them with others who could possible make use of them!”

 —  George Neocleous (aka GeoNeo) is a full-time designer and illustrator, who works at London-based design studio offset media and blogs (sporadically) at Geoneo’s Blog10.

Thank you, George. We appreciate your work and your good intentions!

(il) (vf)

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  1. 1

    Nice and simple. Much appreciated.

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    Would love to use this, but I can’t seem to open the .eps up in Illustrator CS4. Is it just me?

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      The files have been updated. Sorry for the inconvenience everyone! :)

      — Smashing Editorial

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    Gabriel Ardiles

    December 5, 2011 5:43 am

    Fantastic! Will use right away! :)

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    Zeeshan Rasool

    December 5, 2011 5:52 am

    Thank you for the very nice collection!

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    Thank you so much Smashing Magazine!!!!

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    The word is “wreath” – not “reef.”

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    Great collection of Christmas icon, Love it.

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    Nice and simple. Thank you!

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    @dave: same problem here. fortunately i’ll get soon a upgrade for my cs4-suite. but the incompatibility of adobe-files is a pain in the ass.

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    These are really lovely. Thank you !!

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    fabulous! Thanks for the great gifts!!
    happy holidays to you.

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    Adam Lapczynski

    December 5, 2011 12:09 pm

    Great! Thanks for the freebies :)

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    Yes, too bad they didn’t offer this with the compatibility to be opened in CS4, so us poor designers could open it!

    DISCOVERY: if you go to Offset Media (provider of the art) linked int he beginning of the article you can open their provided download! Sweetness.

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    Hi Smashing…Thanks a lot for this…But i have CS4 version, so not able to open it…Can u pls help me out…

    Thanks in advance…

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      I’m running CS2 and (obviously) they don’t work for me either. They just appear to be vectors with flat colour. it would be lovely to have a file that was backwards compatible.

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    Abinash Mohanty

    December 6, 2011 1:00 am

    wow! nice set. Thanks for sharing.

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    Hi, thanks for the great comments. As Iris has mentioned the files have now been updated, so you should be able to open them in any Adobe CS version now.

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    Thanks for sharing this icons :)

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    Thanks so much! I really like the icons.

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    Very cute, thanks!

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    Amazing set of icons, simple yet so beautiful!

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    Thank you so much for the icons! They are wonderful.

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    cute :)

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    Nice icons. It’s timely requirement for me. Thanks for sharing :)


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