Get Organized for the Holiday Season

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Can you believe that it’s the end of summer already? That means it’s time to start prepping for the holidays. Earlier this year, we created a nifty calendar in order to help you plan ahead for your designing and promotional efforts, and today, we’ll go over the holiday section of this calendar in more depth and detail.



Take a look at the timeline and corresponding themes below to help you best get organized for the upcoming holiday season.

Timeline Theme
September/October Holiday Cards & Home Decor
November Gifting, Holiday Cards & Gift Wrapping
December Gifting, Holiday Cards & Last Minute Gifting
December/January New Years, Weddings & Valentine’s Day

Tip:  Have your designs ready to go 2-3 months in advance of the timeline in the above table, and focus your promotional efforts to correspond with the above timeline.

List of Major Holidays



Holiday Date
Halloween 10/31/2015
Veteran’s Day 11/11/2015
Thanksgiving Day 11/26/2015
Hanukkah 12/6/2015 – 12/14/2015
Christmas Day/Day After Christmas 12/25/2015 – 12/26/2015
Kwanzaa 12/16/2015 – 1/1/2015
New Year’s Eve 12/31/2015


Tip: Create lists of what you would like to accomplish for the day, week, month, quarter, etc. Make a schedule for yourself with deadlines so you can stay organized through the holiday season.

For example:

August 10 – 14: work on holiday cards

August 17 – 21: work on wedding card refresh



Review and revisit this table for ideas and inspiration for new designs and products for each of the holiday themes.

Theme Product Ideas & Inspiration 
Holiday Cards  All cards!
Inspiration & Ideas:
Home Decor Pillows, serving trays, tree skirts, ornaments, snow globes, stockings, blankets
Inspiration & Ideas:
Gifting  All products!
Inspiration & Ideas:
Don’t forget about food gifts:
Gift Wrapping Ribbons, gift bags, gift tags, wrapping paper, tissue paper, stickers labels
Inspiration & Ideas:
Last Minute Gifts  T-shirts, tank tops, mugs, buttons, magnets, and more!


Tip:  Keep in mind themes that are all year round like Weddings, Baby Showers, and Birthday Parties.


Tip: Don’t forget that we are always looking for designs for our category style navigation pages which include T-Shirts, Labels, Buttons, Hats, Business Cards, Stamps, Invitations, Mugs, Posters, Canvas Prints, Magnets, Pillows, Stickers, Greeting Cards, and iPhone Cases.


Remember to check back with us to see what products are featured in the Gift Center, what new products we are promoting on our New Arrivals Page, and what products are on sale on our fantastic on our Special Offers & Coupons Page.

Let’s have a wonderful holiday season!

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