This Christmas, we decided to have some festive fun! Read about our Christmas inspiration, along with some interesting facts about stickers and GIFs.

Trying to combine our childhood memories, going back to when we played with sticker books or used those stickers to seal our precious Santa Claus’ letter, this Christmas we decided to have some festive fun!

So, we listened to our favorite “Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley and we started designing, experimenting and playing with digital stickers and GIFs that express words and feelings, moods and situations.

Over the last year, we couldn’t help but notice how GIFs have penetrated our daily life. Almost 7 billion GIFs are being sent every day and this number undeniably states that they are slowly but steadily becoming a main form of communication, as platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, iMessage, WhatsApp and Tinder, among others, include this option. The truth is that GIFs spice up our conversations, describe our moods better than words and make our Instagram stories (even more) interesting!

The greatest success of this addictive animated form of communication may also be explained by the facts: 80% of people remember what they see, compared to 10% of what they hear and 20% of what they read, as the human brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text.

And now that we have probably convinced you, we gladly invite you to Astralon’s Giphy channel (that has reached almost 11M views!), where you can play with our handcrafted stickers! This holiday season explore and share all our creations on Instagram, Facebook, Messenger, Viber and other related Apps, instantly adding some jolly mood to your stories, posts and conversations! You can easily find every sticker and GIF by typing the keyword “astralon”.

We wish you a merry & playful Christmas and a wonderful 2020!

Sources: Digital Trends, Giphy’s Medium Channel, HubSpot