Every year seemingly sane people decide that the best way to celebrate Christmas is to cover their houses in a multitude of Christmas lights, animatronic Santa’s and 8ft inflatable snowmen. See: http://www.houseblinger.com
A much more worrying trend is that of “Web site blinging”. This year saw many online retailers record record sales and yet, at a time when retailers should be making it as easy as possible to make a purchase, many make life difficult for consumers by blinging their Web sites.
In addition, what may seem an amusing, festive addition to your site may in fact drive users away from your site (irrespective of any disability). The user will almost certainly know it’s Christmas (they’re probably going to your site to make a present purchase in the first place) so why introduce anything to your site that may reduce their shopping experience? If they’ve reached your site you want them to stay around and buy their presents from you not be turned off by your unnecessary blinging and go elsewhere.
Leave the Christmas blinging to the House Blingers and their massive electricity bills and guilty, environmentally unfriendly, conscience.