I don’t know about you, but if I don’t get started thinking about holiday sales and promotions for my business during the summer, it means I’ll have a crazy busy fall playing catch-up. To get you in the mood and save you time, I’ve assembled a collection of images available from Unsplash sure to get your creative juices flowing.  They’re free and absolutely beautiful.

Brooke Lark on Unsplash

Photo: Brooke Lark

Photo: Jennifer Pallian

About Unsplash

For those of you not yet familiar with Unsplash, it is a photography resource founded 4 years ago as a humble Tumblr blog. It has since grown into an industry-leading photography community. It’s become a source of inspiration for everyone from award-winning writers like Deepak Chopra to industry-titans like Apple, and millions of creators worldwide. I am happy to say I discovered the network about 2 weeks after it started and have been benefiting from its photography ever since.

Here are a few samples of the visual wonders that await you on Unsplash. They are just a small sampling of what’s available. Type in different keywords and categories to see what shows up. Enjoy!

Jakob Owens on Unsplash

Photo: Jakob Owens

Andrew Neel on Unsplash

Photo: Andrew Neel

Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Photo: Aaron Burden

Ian Schneider on Unsplash

Photo: Ian Schneider

Dio Septian on Unsplash

Photo: Dio Septian

Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash

Photo: Joanna Kosinska


This article is the first in a series, including Free Image Downloads, Swipe File for Holiday Layouts, Using the Holidays to Recharge, and (possibly!) more. Keep an eye on the page for when I share some of my all-time favorites for greeting cards, social media and blogs, as well as where I’ll be printing this year’s greeting cards.

Photo (top of page): Honey Fangs