Atlanta, GA (Marketwire)

December 2, 2008

Email service provider MailChimp today announced the availability of 12 free holiday-themed templates for organizations and publications of all sizes to easily create and send their holiday cards and newsletters. The Holiday Email Designer templates were created by MailChimp’s award-winning design team and allow users to customize their message and choose from a variety of seasonal images for a professional and attractive look.

Designs can also be personalized in virtually any language thanks to MailChimp’s integration with Google Translate. The templates have been tested in MailChimp’s Inbox Inspector (mailchimp.com/add-ons/inboxinspector) to ensure proper rendering in most email clients. You don’t have to be a MailChimp customer to use the tool; you can create and send out your holiday newsletter on your own or set up a free account and let MailChimp handle it for you. Current MailChimp subscribers can easily import the holiday templates into their accounts.

“Most companies and many online publications send out special holiday greetings and thanks to their partners and consumers,” said MailChimp CEO Ben Chestnut. “With budgets being tight this year, it may be more of a drain on internal resources to design and send these cards. Our design tool helps ease that problem; it is not only free, but takes no time at all tocreate a beautiful holiday missive that you can be proud to send.”

To browse the Holiday Email Designer templates and get started on creating your own memorable holiday card, please visit: mailchimp.com/holiday.

About MailChimp

MailChimp supports more than 3 million subscribers worldwide, sending 3 billion emails per month. The MailChimp platform improves the user experience by providing seamless, yet powerful email marketing and publishing features that are easy and affordable enough for a small business to get started, but powerful enough for a large company looking for an enterprise level solution. MailChimp’s platform provides an open API used by more than 250,000 subscribers. MailChimp integrates with many third party applications including Facebook, Twitter, Eventbrite, SurveyGizmo, Salesforce, WordPress, Magento, Joomla, Drupal and Google Analytics. And best of all, prices start at free.