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Free Social Media Calendar - September 2020 - Clipart.com

Vital Imagery is dedicated to making your content marketing the best it can be. Each month we will be preparing a social media content calendar to help with your social media posts and marketing.

You will have access to a free calendar filled with special dates, holidays, #hashtags, as well as, links to images that would be great to use on all your social media platforms.
Click on the following links to start planning your content management with some great images to inspire:
Images for Labour/Labor DayImages of Desserts Images for Back-to-schoolImages for  End of Summer Sales



Downloadable Fonts - Clipart.com

If you are a designer, craft maker or simply enjoy creating special messages with creative typeface you will love what Clipart.com has to offer with their subscriptions.
Wonderfully decorative, modern, handwriting, script and vintage styles are available to download in quick and easy .zip files.

Most fonts come in TrueType (.ttf), OpenType (.otf), or PC bitmap fonts (.fon) formats. Windows users can use all three formats. Mac computers use Truetype and Opentype only. On Macs, double-click on the zipped file to un-compress it.

In Windows, right-click the zipped file and select Extract All in the contextual menu that appears.

Having the font file on your hard drive is only part of the installation process. Making the font available to your software programs requires a few extra steps. If you use a font manager, it may have an installation option you can use. Otherwise, follow these instructions:
How to Install Fonts on a Mac:When you click the Download button, your computer saves th…

Free Social Media Calendar - August 2020 - Clipart.com

August is here! The last of the summer months.

Vital Imagery is dedicated to making your content marketing the best it can be. Each month we will be preparing a social media content calendar to help with your social media posts and marketing.

You will have access to a free calendar filled with special dates, holidays, #hashtags, as well as, links to images that would be great to use on all your social media platforms.



The Civic Holiday is celebrated on August 3 this year, it strives to help foster the spirit of community among residents throughout Canada. Here are just some of the other names for Canada’s civic holiday:

    Simcoe Day (Toronto)
    New Brunswick Day
    British Columbia Day
    Heritage Day (Alberta)
    Natal Day (Nova Scotia)
    Terry Fox Day (Manitoba)

Quebec, Newfoundland, and the Yukon don’t observe the first Monday in August as a civic holiday


Click on the following links to see images that you can use in your social media, marketing and advertising:

Communicating with your Customers During a Crisis - Clipart.com

Has your business changed due to Covid-19? Have your hours of operation changed? Are your employees working from home?
It is even more important in 2020 to be sure the lines of communication are open between you and your customers.

Communicating with your customers:
Accuracy of information is important.Be proactive in your communications.Keep customers updated through different platforms about changes to your business (email, social media, newsletter, blog etc)Have patience during these unfamiliar times Inspire your audience. If your business is in a position to help others, do so by offering  information about where donations are needed or donate products, time or money.Make sure customers can contact you easily  through different methods and depending on your customer, they will have a preferred method of communication. (Phone, email, instant chat service through your website, or through social media accounts). Images for your newsletters, blogs and other methods of communicatio…

Free Social Media Calendar - August 2020

August is here! The last of the summer months.

Vital Imagery is dedicated to making your content marketing the best it can be. Each month we will be preparing a social media content calendar to help with your social media posts and marketing.

You will have access to a free calendar filled with special dates, holidays, #hashtags, as well as, links to images that would be great to use on all your social media platforms.



The Civic Holiday is celebrated on August 3 this year, it strives to help foster the spirit of community among residents throughout Canada. Here are just some of the other names for Canada’s civic holiday:

    Simcoe Day (Toronto)
    New Brunswick Day
    British Columbia Day
    Heritage Day (Alberta)
    Natal Day (Nova Scotia)
    Terry Fox Day (Manitoba)

Quebec, Newfoundland, and the Yukon don’t observe the first Monday in August as a civic holiday


Click on the following links to see images that you can use in your social media, marketing and advertising:
Ima…

Communicating with Your Customers During a Crisis

Has your business changed due to Covid-19? Have your hours of operation changed? Are your employees working from home?
It is even more important in 2020 to be sure the lines of communication are open between you and your customers.

Communicating with your customers:
Accuracy of information is importantBe proactive in your communicationsKeep customers updated through different platforms about changes to your business (email, social media, newsletter, blog etc)Have patience during these unfamiliar times Inspire your audience. If your business is in a position to help others, do so by offering  information about where donations are needed or donate products, time or money. Make sure customers can contact you easily  through different methods and depending on your customer, they will have a preferred method of communication. (Phone, email, instant chat service through your website, or through social media accounts). Images for your newsletters, blogs and other methods of communication can …

Free Social Media Calendar - July 2020

Here comes July and what a sweet month it will be!

Vital Imagery is dedicated to making your content marketing the best it can be. Each month we will be preparing a social media content calendar to help with your social media posts and marketing.

You will have access to a free calendar filled with special dates, holidays, #hashtags, as well as, links to images that would be great to use on all your social media platforms.

During these unprecedented times, whether you are working from home or back in your place of work, we hope these monthly calendars will help with your social media content.



Click on these links for images to help with your social media posts:

Canada Day

Independence Day

Ice Cream Month

Watercolour Month

Click here to search other keywords to help with your content needs: https://www.iclipart.com/

Many businesses are still dealing with new rules and keeping customers updated with new store policies. Here are some Covid-19 related images to help with creating signs …

Tips for Searching For Stock Images

Sometimes finding the perfect image on a stock imaging site can be a challenge. These tips will help reduce the time spent looking for images.

Finding Images:

When entering your keywords, remember that it is best to use simple keywords not sentences. For example: "ball blue dog" is better than " dog running down the street with a blue ball". Also, try many different keywords that might represent the same thing. For example: heart or love and idea or lightbulb.

When To Be Specific With Your Search Keywords:

I usually recommend using just one or two keywords but if your search results are bringing up thousands of images. You can reduce this by adding more keywords. For example: you need an image that portrays people in an office and if you just use the keywords " office people " you will get thousands of images in your results but if you add a couple more keywords in it will reduce the amount of images found, "office people meeting table", saving…

Images For Crafters For Less Than A $1.93 A Week.

Choose from millions of images to use on all your craft projects. iCLIPART.com allows you to search by the files types that you are interested in (JPG, SVG, PNG, AI and more). Whether you are making crafts, t-shirts, DIY projects, home decor or using your Cricut cutter.  iCLIPART.com has images for you.

Tired of seeing the same images that everyone else is using. Search iCLIPART.com's millions of images and you are sure to find new images that will be unique to your project.

iCLIPART.com also offers downloadable fonts:
https://www.iclipart.com/fonts.php
and vector lettering:
https://www.iclipart.com/search.php?keys=alphabet+set&tl=clipart

Make crafting easier with one subscription price that is equal to less than $1.93 a week with iCLIPART.com's One Year Subscription Plus level (includes vector images) or the One Year Basic Subscription equal to less than $1.35 a week.
https://store.vitalimagery.com/index.php?ref=iclipartcom

Color Something for Your Dad

It's Dad's turn next month and what father doesn't love a picture from their child! Keep the kids occupied, and make their father happy, with these beautiful coloring pages  [https://www.iclipart.com/viewbasket.php?lbox=21397225]. Free for download until June 21st, 2020.

We would love to see how they turn out so please email any finished pictures to support@iclipart.com.

Don't have an iCLIPART.com account?
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Free Social Media Calendar - June 2020

Hard to believe we are 6 months into 2020. We hope you are holding up well during these times. If you are struggling, please reach out to family, friends or community support in your area.

Vital Imagery is dedicated to making your content marketing the best it can be. Each month we will be preparing a social media content calendar to help with your social media posts and marketing. You will have access to a free calendar filled with special dates, holidays, #hashtags, as well as, links to images that would be great to use on all your social media platforms.

During these unprecedented times, as many of you are working from home and practising physical distancing, we hope these monthly calendars will help with your social media content.


Click on these links for images to help with your social media posts:
Father's Day Pride Month
D-Day
Go Barefoot
Iced Tea
Pineapple Day
Farm Workers
Flag Day

Celebrating Mother's Day During A Pandemic

This year Mother's Day is going to be very different, due to COVID-19.  Physical distancing will prevent many people from being able to celebrate in person or to get out to purchase gifts for mom. Even if you live with mom, celebrating will have to be different.

Here are some ideas that can help make this the best Mother's Day possible:

1. Help keep local businesses going and surprise mom with an ordered meal, using delivery or curbside pickup and drop it off at your mother's house.

2. Send an online greeting. You can find great Mother's Day images to download safely from iCLIPART.com to print for a greeting or email a message.
Click here to view images for Mother's Day

3. Have a bouquet of flowers delivered.

4. Send her an e-card for her favourite store. Many businesses are still open online. Contact them to find out if they offer printable e-cards.

5. Get her garden ready for the season. Many garden centres will be re-opening and will possibly be offering delive…

Free Social Media Calendar - May 2020

Vital Imagery is dedicated to making your content marketing the best it can be. Each month we will be preparing a social media content calendar to help with your social media posts and marketing. You will have access to a free calendar filled with special dates, holidays, #hashtags, as well as, links to images that would be great to use on all your social media platforms.

During these unprecedented times, as many of you are working from home and practising physical distancing, we hope these monthly calendars will help with your social media content.

Send mom a virtual greeting card that you can personalize or download, print and mail.
https://www.iclipart.com/search.php?notkeys=christmas+march&keys=mothers+day&tl=clipart




Follow these #hashtag links for images that can help with your media content:

#MothersDay
#CincodeMayo
#WomensHealthCare
#PinkFlamingoDay
#ApplePieDay
#GardenMeditation




April 21st is World Creativity and Innovation Day.

Creativity and innovation are beneficial in every career and in all walks of life. Whether you're finding ways to improve your customer’s experience or a scientist who’s every work day is filled with learning new things about the world and finding new ways to improve them. World Creativity and Innovation Day encourages everyone to imagine a different world with different solutions.

Vital Imageryhas put together a list of resources that you can use to help inspire you:

Join Summer Scharringhausen, Education Program Manager, for free online art workshops. For more information visit: https://www.southshoreartsonline.org/#/online-art-workshops/

Free art lessons with Aaron Blaise

If you want to learn how to draw, you'll be hard pushed to find a better teacher than legendary Aaron Blaise. The former Disney artist has today announced he will be publishing his lessons either for free or at a huge discount. Home schooling suddenly never looked so good.

Quarantine Art Club

Award-winning Am…

Using Infographics In Your Content marketing

Reasons to use infographics in your content marketing:

It can make complex information easier to understand.Infographics simplify information in a visually pleasing way.Images grab the attention of the viewer more easily.The information is easily shared and have a better chance of becoming viral.A well designed infographic can help strengthen your SEO (search engine optimization) Since they are more likely to be shared, it can also help with your Google page ranking.  Since a "picture is worth a thousand words" you can also increase the amount of space you have on your website. Publishing relevant and useful information can educate and offer a deeper look into your organization and build credibility.

Here are just some of the infographic categories you can click on to explore:


Medical, Health and Wellness

Food and Nutrician

Transportation

Shopping

Real Estate






For more information or assistance please contact support@vitalimagery.com

Color Something for Your Mom

What mother doesn't love a picture from their child! Keep the kids occupied, and make their mother happy, with these beautiful coloring pages  [https://www.iclipart.com/viewbasket.php?lbox=36812596]. Free for download until May 10th, 2020.

We would love to see how they turn out so please email any finished pictures to support@iclipart.com.

Don't have an iCLIPART.com account?
Click here to sign up for free.

Physical Distancing - Education

Education is moving online during this unprecedented time. More than ever we will be turning to online resources to help students and teachers. Vital Imagery can help with child-friendly, copyright-safe, and royalty-free images.

These images that represent distance learning: https://www.iclipart.com/search.php?keys=distance%20education&tl=clipart and physical distancing: https://www.iclipart.com/search.php?keys=social+distancing&tl=all will help you advertise the changes coming to your school.

Our worksheets category can help you prepare lessons and keep kids active with learning. https://www.iclipart.com/search.php?cat=Worksheets&tl=clipart
Our special school site means you don't have to worry about what images the students are accessing: https://schools.iclipart.com/

Contact us for special pricing for educators and students. Send an email to support@vitalimagery.com and let us know how many teachers and students need access to the site and we will prepare a quote for your cl…

Free Social Media Calendar - April 2020

Vital Imagery is dedicated to making your content marketing the best it can be. Each month we will be preparing a social media content calendar to help with your social media posts and marketing. You will have access to a calendar filled with special dates, holidays, #hashtags and links to images that would be great to use on all your social media platforms. During these unprecedented times, as many of you are working from home and practising physical distancing, we hope these monthly calendars will help with your social media content.




Click these #hashtag links to help find images for content posts during April:
#Easter
#EarthDay
#Gardening
#HealthandWellness
#Coronavirus
#Spring

From now until Easter your kids can download and colour these images for free at iCLIPART.com: https://www.iclipart.com/viewbasket.php?lbox=79695806
Don't have an iCLIPART.com account? Click here to sign up for free. 




Stay Safe and Healthy!

Resources for Teaching Online

There is currently a lot of uncertainty about how teachers will continue to teach our children while quarantined. Many schools already use products such as Google Classroom, Brightspace from D2L or Blackboard Learn but these are just a few examples of the Learning Management Systems (LMS) currently available. 

If you and your students have accessto the internet you can also try using Google Hangouts, Zoom and Skype for live discussions and video lessons.

Vital Imagery specializes in curating over 8 million child-friendly, educational clipart images, photos, worksheets and more through our iCLIPART for Schools website. Use our images to create your own educational materials, presentations and digital communications. Grant access to your students so they can download images to use in their lessons, projects and crafts. By using a source like ours you can ensure that children are not downloading illegal and inappropriate images, not to mention protecting their computers from viruses and ma…

Free Coloring Pages for Easter

Vital Imagery is happy to announce that we have made some awesome coloring pages [https://www.iclipart.com/viewbasket.php?lbox=79695806] free for download until Easter. We would love to see your creations so please email them to support@iclipart.com.

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Free Coloring Pages and Puzzles for Bored Kids

In these difficult times of school closures and quarantines, finding things to keep your kids occupied can be very challenging!

We are parents too so to help fill those long, tiring days we have put together some free St. Patrick's Day coloring pages [https://www.iclipart.com/viewbasket.php?lbox=83342999] and games & puzzles [https://www.iclipart.com/viewbasket.php?lbox=17455032] that you can download for free until March 31st.

Don't have an iCLIPART.com account?
Click here to sign up for free.

Colour in Advertising

Carefully selecting the appropriate colour can send out a powerful message to the viewer before they have even had time to read what the advertisement is promoting.

Yellow:
Youthful, optimistic and full of energy. Often used to grab the attention of window shoppers. Great for use in promoting children's activities. Brighten up with more YELLOW designs.

Black:
Powerful and sleek. Often used to market luxury products. If you want to portray yourself as trustworthy and serious, non-colours like black, whites and greys will help to do this. Here are some more images with a sleek BLACK look.

Pink:
Romantic and feminine. Often used to promote products for women and girls.  Strong, darker pinks have the potential to hold their own against other traditionally non-corporate colours such as yellow, orange and purple. Here are some more pretty in PINK images.

Red:
Creates a sense of urgency. Often seen with clearance signs. Red is associated with love and passion as well as excitement and …

Content Marketing for Beginners

The idea of content marketing has been around for years. It is a marketing technique used to attract and acquire a targeted audience. Regardless of what type of marketing tactics you use, content marketing should be part of your process.

In the past you would pitch your products or services, and now you are delivering information that makes your buyer more intelligent, through content. The essence of this content strategy is the belief that if we, as businesses, deliver consistent, ongoing valuable information to buyers, they ultimately reward us with their business and loyalty.

Potential clients find your content, find value in it, and by the time they contact you they’ve already decided they want to work with you. You don’t have to engage in any high pressure sales tactics.

How do you get started?

The easiest way is to start blogging. While technically good writing and the right headlines can help, images are also a huge impact on grabbing the attention of your viewer. Don't wor…

Free Social Media Calendar - March 2020

Stop scrambling for social media content. Vital Imagery is dedicated to making your content marketing the best it can be. Each month we will be preparing a social media content calendar to help with your social media posts and marketing. You will have access to a calendar filled with special dates, holidays, #hashtags and links to images that would be great to use on all your social media platforms.

March is an exciting month with St. Patrick's Day, Friday the 13th and the first day of Spring. Check out this basket of images to help get you ready for March.



Use these #hashtag links to find images to use for special dates in March:

#StPatricksDay

#Fridaythe13th

#InternationalEarthDay

#EarthHour

#InternationalWomensDay

#Spring

To help you get started download this image from iCLIPART.com for free:
 (If you don't already have an account, please register)



Team Mascots and Logos

Are you part of a team and in need of a logo or mascot? Maybe it's time to freshen up your current team logo/mascot? Download copyright safe, royalty-free and virus free images to use for creating team images that you can use for mascots, crests, sport logos, and more. Use images as is or you can edit them to create the perfect image for your team.

Check out these links for sport category:

Football Team Images

Soccer Team Images

Basketball Team Images

Baseball Team Images

Lacrosse Team Images

Hockey Team Images

Volleyball Team Images

Ping Pong Team Images

Fish/Fishing Images


Choose a mascot that represents the fighting spirit of your team or organization. Mascots are often predatory animals, such as bears, wolves, tigers or sharks.

Check out these links for animal images:

Bears

Wolves

Tigers

Moose

Sharks


Mascots should generate excitement and inspire loyalty from parents, alumni, athletes, middle-schoolers, and kindergartners.

If you aren't sure what type of mascot you are looking for, he…