Seeking St. Patrick’s Day social media post ideas?
Holiday posts get great engagement on Instagram, Facebook and more – raising your visibility and growing your followers.
Make your own St. Pat’s graphics with easy design tools! They’re perfect for small business owners and influencers who want to grow their brand – without the learning curve of pro software.
So get your social media ready for the wearin’ o’ the green!
But first I have a story about a St Patrick’s Day graphic that went viral…
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St. Patrick Day Graphics: A Cautionary Tale
This clever St Patrick’s Day graphic was created by my friend Jeff Schinkel way back in 2013.
He did not watermark his image.
George Takei (who had 3.6 million fans at the time) somehow came across this graphic and posted it on his very popular Facebook Fan Page.
Soon, St Patrick’s Day graphics were taking over Facebook, with over 45,000 shares in 4 hours! It eventually reached over 100,000 shares.
Side note: I wrote about this in 2014 and have no idea how viral this eventually went. But even Jeff’s original post on his personal profile got 14,383 Shares and 1.1 million Likes!
No name, no credit for my friend. (I added a watermark for this article).
Now you, my entrepreneurial friend, will not let this happen to you!
If you’re like me, you are probably fighting that little green monster of envy, thinking of all the publicity… if only.
If only he’d thought to watermark his images!
Don’t let this happen to you:
Read my post on Free Watermark Software & Sites to Watermark Online
OR read on for easy design tools that let you quickly add your logo to everything you create!
If you want to share Jeff’s St. Patrick’s Day graphic on Facebook, please go to his original post to share on Facebook. Don’t download! Unless you have permission, it’s copyright infringement – whether you see a copyright symbol or not.
Easiest Way to Make St. Patrick’s Day Graphics
You’ll love this super easy method for making social media images with Stencil.
Option 1: Use a template (shown above).
1 | Go to Stencil.
2 | Click Templates in the left sidebar and find the size you need. You can use the search bar or the dropdown menu. All the correct social media image sizes are included!
3 | Then click on Photos and search “st patrick’s day”. Pick a photo from their extensive collection. Edit if desired.
4 | Change up colors and text to suit your needs. You can search for quotes right inside Stencil, or copy one from my collection of St. Patrick’s Day quotes.
5 | Click Logos/Watermarks and add your branding.
6 | Download or schedule to social right from Stencil!
Option 2: Easy as pie (shown above).
1 | Go to Stencil.
2 | Click Photos and search “st patrick’s day”. Pick a photo or graphic to use.
3 | Click on the post size name under the image and choose a shape that fits your chosen photo and/or social network of choice.
4 | (optional) Go to Logos/Watermarks and add your branding.
5 | Download or schedule to social right from Stencil!
Yes! You can post photos and images from Stencil without editing, as they’re free for commercial use.
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Conclusion: Get set for St. Patty’s!
Go make some social media posts! But first, tell me your leprechaun name in the comments 🙂
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Then create St. Patrick’s Day graphics. Sure and begorrah!
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