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The 7 Best Year in Review Emails of 2017

The 7 Best Year in Review Emails of 2017

This article was originally written in 2017: if you are working on a “Year in Review” email or landing page for this year, you will still find plenty of good inspiration. Plus you can find lots of A Year in Review email and landing page templates in our template catalog.

It’s time to say goodbye to 2017! We’re all taking a moment to reflect on the past twelve months. And that means our inbox is full of year in review emails that round up, list, and summarize highlights from 2017. Brands take different approaches to this chance to reflect, so let’s look at some of our favorite designs!

The Outline

Subject: Our best stories about culture in 2017

We love this responsive, infographic-esque design that uses beautiful color blocking to maximize impact and stand out.

year in review emails


Subject: A very big 2017

Vimeo proves live text can be just as beautiful as a custom font, and the content dividers and playful headers are simple and sweet.

year in review emails

The Great Discontent

Subject: Best of TGD: 2017 in Review

Line breaks and bold, underlined links make this simple design is easy to read.

year in review emails

The New York Times

Subject: Wrap up 2017 with our annual Year in Review

There’s nothing not to love about this gridded, clear, tappable design from The New York Times.

year in review emails

Brit + Co

Subject: Your year in review

White space between modules adds a little breathing room to this z-pattern email.

year in review emails


Subject: A Year in Review

Grovemade proves you don’t have to highlight every month if you don’t want to!

year in review emails


Subject: The Best Photography Features of 2017

No text, no problem. This email says it all in the subject line.

year in review emails

That’s a wrap, beloved email geeks and gurus! Thank you for following along with us in 2017. We can’t wait to continue the email exploration in 2018!

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