Jazz up your SMS campaigns with these holiday season emojis ⛄

Jazz up your SMS campaigns with these holiday season emojis ⛄

Emojis are popular. In some way, shape, or form, they say everything that words just can’t. It’s probably the first language born in the digital world, and everyone can seemingly recognise and understand them.

They can add personality and emotion to the most mundane email. They can make text messages fun and memorable. They can even drive up engagement for a social media post.

According to Hubspot, emojis can increase a tweet’s engagement by 25.4%, increase a Facebook post’s likes by 57%, and its number of comments and shares by 33%. So if you’re looking for ways to stand out during the holiday season, give these little guys a try! 😊

How emojis impact social media posts

How to add emojis to your text messages

Highlight and copy the emoji of your choice from the Emoji column below, and then paste it when you compose an SMS. If you’re looking for more, check out the master list or animal list.

You can also click on the smiley face emoji that’s immediately under your Sender ID drop-down menu when composing an SMS in Burst. Here’s a guide.

Holiday Season Emoji List
Emoji Unicode Description
U+2744 Snowflake
U+2603 Snowman
🎄 U+1F384 Christmas Tree
🎁 U+1F381 Wrapped Present
🎅 U+1F385 Santa
🦃 U+1F983 Turkey
🐧 U+1F427 Penguin
🌟 U+1F31F Glowing Star
🎆 U+1F386 Fireworks
🎇 U+1F387 Firework Sparkler
🎉 U+1F389 Party Popper
🎊 U+1F38A Confetti Ball
🎡 U+1F3A1 Ferris Wheel
🎠 U+1F3A0 Carousel Horse
🎿 U+1F3BF Ski and Ski Boot
🏂 U+1F3C2 Snowboarder
U+2615 Hot Beverage
🌰 U+1F330 Chestnut
🍲 U+1F372 Pot of Food
🍖 U+1F356 Meat on Bone
🍗 U+1F357 Poultry Leg
🍕 U+1F355 Slice of Pizza
🍲 U+1F372 Pot of Food
🍺 U+1F37A Beer Mug
🍻 U+1F37B Clinking Beer Mugs
🎀 U+1F380 Ribbon

Keep in mind that emojis use Unicode encoding, and they’re bigger than regular characters. As soon as you add an emoji, your SMS switches to support Unicode. Instead of getting 160 characters per SMS, you now get 70 characters, so your message needs to be brief unless you don’t mind going over.

Emoji Keywords

Did you also know that you can create emoji keywords? They function like a regular SMS keyword, but they’re much more creative and fun for your customers. For example, your customers can send you a pizza emoji to opt in to your SMS list. Read more about it here.