The Week in Sparks: Season’s Greetings

Winter wonderlands and season’s greetings abound this week as creators turn to Spark for sparkling messages of holiday cheer. From personal online greeting cards to seasonal content marketing wins, see how the Spark stars are sprinkling goodwill around social media.

New Design Features for More Artful Graphics

This week the Spark Post elves unveiled text cutouts, which allow Post users to apply see-through text effects. Spark creators are already playing with the new feature, like Jim Babbage’s message of gratitude and Peg Fitzpatrick’s inspirational quote.

Give the new feature a whirl and create your own holiday correspondence in minutes with the following remixable design. Just click the image from your desktop or iOS to make the image your own with new text or images. Ad animations to make the make the design move!


‘Tis the Season for Inclusion

The Durham Performing Arts Center (@DPAC) presented a special edition of How the Grinch Stole Christmas for families with kids with special needs. The sensory-friendly performance delighted kids with autism and created a special Christmas memory for all families. See inside the heartwarming event with this event recap in Page.

Survive the Holidays with Life Advice

Life coach @MancRetirement helps her followers beat holiday stress while she generates client leads with this great example of content marketing in Page.

Winter Wonderland

In another example of excellent content marketing for a cause, @WillCoForest shared several reasons to get out in the snow to see incredible wildlife.

Holiday Feasts

Chef François de Melogue (@chefdemelogue) shared this mouthwatering video about how his customers can add seasonality to their holiday feasts.

A Classic Story Come to Life

Jesse Bray, Owner/Creative Director at Mr.Bray Studios, transforms an Aesop fable into a video story. Consider trying something similar with your favorite holiday tale. Get the kids involved to create a collaborative holiday bedtime story.

What You Need to Know About Social Media this Week

The social media trends that dominated 2016. Which ones are you keeping in the New Year. – Forbes

Have you unlocked the new Spark Post feature? Update the app to get the new text cutouts feature or play with the feature on web.