2014 Holiday Trends

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The holidays are approaching quickly, and if you haven’t already, it’s time to start making plans for designing and promoting for the cheeriest season of the year.

This week, we’ll go over the products we are looking for and some general holiday trends for 2014.

The main focus this year will be on the following four themes: holiday cards, home decor, gift wrapping, and gifting.

Holiday Cards

Time frame: Sept. – Nov.


  • Photo template invitations, greeting cards, postcards, etc. (Template Tips for Easy Customizable Designs)
  • Different card shapes (create designs that fit a variety of shapes)
  • Coordinated sets (stamps, labels, stickers)


  • Script writing
  • Confetti
  • Typography
  • Gold

Home Décor

Time frame: Sept. – Nov.


  • Throw blankets
  • Pillows
  • Lamps
  • Serving trays
  • Plates
  • Mugs
  • Wall décor
  • Ornaments


  • Rustic
  • Burlap
  • White, gold, red
  • Holiday


Gift Wrapping

Time frame:  Nov. – Dec.


  • Wrapping paper
  • Stickers
  • Business cards
  • Labels
  • To / from stickers


  • Photo templates
  • Script writing
  • Holiday
  • Winter




Time frame:


  • T-shirts
  • Mugs
  • Compact mirrors
  • Posters
  • Tote bags
  • Electronic cases (covers, iphone 6 cases, ipad cases)
  • Hair ties
  • Journals
  • Speakers


  • Holiday
  • Monogram
  • Patterns
  • Quotes
  • Humor
  • Colorful
  • Instagram templates

Remember to keep checking the new products coming out every week in our Zazzle News forum thread. For inspiration and to see a curated selection of our newest products, check out the New Arrivals page. To see what designs and themes we are focusing on, take a look at the categories in the Zazzle gift center.

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9 thoughts on “2014 Holiday Trends”

  1. That is great advice! I have noticed also a valuable keyword which is “festive” it can be part of a title. I twitted one of my products and since Twitter has this new feature to show how many people viewed our tweets, I was able to notice the increased number of clicks I had for this item in particular.

  2. Thanks, Elizabeth for these valuable tips. It’s easy sometimes to get overwhelmed with all the possibilities and not know what to focus on. A quick FYI, though, the link in the last paragraph to the “New Arrivals” page went to a 404 not found page. Maybe the URL has changed? K, I’m off to figure out what to make for the holidays. Thanks again!

    1. I’m glad you liked the post and thank you for catching the URL. I have updated the link, so you should be able to get to the page now.
      Have a wonderful day!
      Elizabeth P.

  3. So wonderful to have new products for us to design on. It takes me longer to create as I’m not the “100 create button” type of artist, but it’s worth it. The variety of products makes me really think about how my designs will look the best. Many designs will not work on everything. Thanks to Zazzle for giving us more choices and for your invaluable tips.

  4. Thanks for the helpful information! I love gearing up for the holidays, and this post will be great to come back to for inspiration, especially for colors/trends this year.

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