Memorial Day is all about honoring soldiers who died while defending the country and its allies. In the digital age, ordinary citizens and business entities can celebrate this event by posting relevant messages and photos on social media. To help you with that, we have created this short guide on making social media templates tailored for this holiday. We’ve also compiled multiple downloadable templates to make it easier for your SNS profiles to reflect the right amount of patriotism and gratitude for our beloved soldiers.
Memorial Day is held annually during the last Monday of May to commemorate the servicemen and women who died during their tour of duty as part of the United States Armed Forces. Throughout the country, millions of graves and memorials are cleaned and decorated with flowers and the American flag as a sign of respect and remembrance.
Use the step by step guide below to help you create social media templates that sensitively encapsulates the respect and gratitude you have for our soldiers.
Step 1: Choose a social media platform.
The first step in creating a Memorial Day social media template is to choose a social media platform you want to post your templates on. If you intend to post on all platforms, pick one site first and then create all the templates is compatible for that site. Then, repeat the process until you’ve completed creating all the social media templates for each site.
Step 2: Select a design theme or motif.
The next step is to decide on a design motif or theme. From simple floral designs or ornate gothic themes, the choice is yours. Just remember, if you are creating a Memorial Day social media template design for your business, your chosen theme should still match or complement your branding identity.
Step 3: Write down the details you want to incorporate on the design.
Next, write down all the pieces of information that you want to include on the social media template. For instance, if you are making a Memorial Day Facebook cover photo, you may need to add your business logo, the event name, and contact details.
Step 4: Download a memorial day social media template.
After that, download a pre-made social media template that best matches your chosen SNS platform, the type template you are making, and your chosen design theme. To see more examples of these pre-made templates, check out the rest of this article.
Step 5: Edit and post the template design on the right platform.
The penultimate step (or set of steps) is to edit your chosen Memorial Day social media template. Make sure that the template design matches your preferred color scheme, add your own business logo, and personalize the event wording. Once that is done, you can proceed to the last step which is to upload or post the chosen template design to your social media accounts.
Listed below are memorial day social media templates in PSD file format. Check them all out.
1. Memorial Day FaceBook App Cover Template
Looking for a mobile-optimized Facebook app cover design? Then the Memorial Day FaceBook App Cover Template (shown above) may be the one you are looking for. This template is fully editable in Adobe Photoshop so that you can easily make design changes to your heart’s content.
2. Memorial Day Facebook Post Template
Try out the Memorial Day Facebook Post Template (featured above) if you want your brand-focused Facebook posts to get as much traction as possible. You may use this template as a featured image for your original article since the image will automatically populate on Facebook. Or, you may override that functionality and upload this photo template on Facebook directly.
3. Memorial Day Facebook Profile Photo
The Memorial Day Facebook Profile Photo (pictured above) measures 180 pixels by 180 pixels. When customizing this template, make sure that all the image and text elements are within the bleed area so that they will not be cropped out of the final profile photo.
4. Memorial Day Instagram Post Template
Up your Instagram marketing game with the Memorial Day Instagram Post Template (embedded above). This template follows the typical red, white, and blue flag color theme. This Instagram social media post template measures 1080 by 1080 pixels so you do not need to crop it to a perfect square shape.
5. Memorial Day LinkedIn Profile Banner Template
Looking for a classier way to glam up your LinkedIn profile this Memorial Day? Check out the Memorial Day LinkedIn Profile Banner Template (shown above) as it may do the trick. This background photo banner template perfectly fits the site’s required 1584 px by 396 px measurement.
6. Memorial Day Pinterest Board Cover Template
Organize your Memorial Day-related pins using the Memorial Day Pinterest Board Cover Template (embedded above). This template follows Pinterest’s image size guidelines so you do not have to worry about cropped board cover photos. As an editable template, you may easily add your business name, logo, and/or letterhead designs to the template.
7. Memorial Day Pinterest Profile Photo Template
The Memorial Day Pinterest Profile Photo Template (pictured above) may be used by private users and business entities alike. Just remember to add your brand logo, name, or personal trademark to the photo template during the template editing phase.
8. Memorial Day Snapchat Geofilter Template
The Memorial Day Snapchat Geofilter Template (embedded above) is perfect for establishments who are planning parties or events during this holiday. With this Snapchat geotagged filter template, your event guests can post snaps using your filter and, at the same time, advertise the event, its sponsors, and your establishment.
9. Memorial Day Tumblr Post Template
With the Memorial Day Tumblr Post Template (pictured above), you can interact with the cool kids of Tumblr with an equally cool Memorial Day-related photo post. Tip: To increase the chances of your post being discovered on Tumblr, make sure that you add related hashtags. Also, if you are using this post template, do not forget to use the same Tumblr banner design.
To engage your Twitter followers, you need to be witty and able to cram messages in 240 characters. And one workaround to this character limit is to add photos or GIFs. With the Memorial Day Twitter Post Template (featured above), doing so will be a lot easier. Edit this free template accordingly so that your tweets can get more engagement. When using this template, do not forget to customize your Twitter cover to match this design as well.
11. Memorial Day Youtube Profile Photo Template
Just like other social media profile photos, your YouTube profile photo is seen every time you upload a video, add a comment, or post a YouTube story. Use the Memorial Day Youtube Profile Photo Template (pictured above) so that you can have a professional and on-brand profiile picture across YouTube and its affiliated site all throughout Memorial Day.
The Multipurpose Memorial Day Social Media Banner Template (showcased above) is social media template pack that includes different social media templates that can be used for different federal holidays. This template pack includes a Memorial Day social media banner design template measuring 1200 pixels by 1200 pixels with a 72 DPI image resolution.