Personalized Christmas cards plus 3 more reasons to sell greeting cards this December
December, the month of a much-awaited, much loved holiday season. It is the month when all of us, with different beliefs and all walks of life, take a moment to pause, reflect, celebrate, check-in and reconnect with our loved ones. It is no surprise then that it is also the month of many spiritual holidays: Hanukkah (Chanukah), Kwanzaa, personalized Christmas cards, and to mark the end of the year, New Year’s Eve. What better way to do that than to tell them exactly how we feel in the form of funny, quirky greeting card. And that’s where you come in.
Americans buy 6.5 billion greeting cards annually, according to data from the Greeting Card Association. Of those, 1.6 billion are for Christmas, the largest card-sending holiday in the country. Nearly 100 million Christmas single cards were sold last year, bringing the total for the Christmas card market to one billion cards in the UK.
Personalized Christmas cards are the age-old medium for fond memories. People send them on whatever occasion there is, from birthdays to graduation, feeling unwell, and to say thank you. They are simply the easiest form of written affection. Personalized Christmas cards or “Season’s Greeting cards” depending on who you ask are on an entirely different level. They are not just casual hellos to the extended family but with a little creativity, can be the source of laughter, awe, or a family inside joke. And with 4 huge celebrations happening, there couldn’t be a better season than the months leading to December to sell personalized Christmas cards or any other Holiday cards.
Create your own personalized Christmas cards this season
Whether you’ll be celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or the neutral “Holidays”, this is the perfect time for everyone to send a heartfelt message to their loved ones. As an online seller, this is also the time to prepare and publish your personalized Christmas cards as they will be in demand very soon. Our cards are made of durable material and can be customized easily. Create your own and catch the best time of the year for greeting cards.
Create personalized greeting cards to sell for every celebration
1. Hanukkah greeting cards
Hanukkah 2020 will begin on the evening of Thursday, December 10, and ends on the evening of Friday, December 18.
Hanukkah (Chanukah), Hebrew for “dedication,” is the Jewish Festival of Lights celebrated every year and commemorated for eight days. It marks the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrian Greek army and signifies the miracle of rededicating the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and restoring its menorah, or lamp. Those of the Jewish faith celebrate Hanukkah at home by lighting the menorah every night, one at a time for eight days, playing dreidel, and eating special foods unique to Hanukkah. Many people host and attend Hanukkah parties, sing Hanukkah songs, and people exchange gifts, including Hanukkah cards. In 2020, Hanukkah begins at sundown on Thursday, December 10th, all through until sunset on Friday, December 18th. Help your customers celebrate by creating memorable personalized Hanukkah cards for your store well before 10th December.
2. Personalized Christmas cards
Thursday, December 24 – Christmas Eve 2020; Friday, December 2 – Christmas Day 2020
Every year a majority of the world celebrates Christmas. In some cultures, the day before Christmas, Christmas EVE is the day you have a large family gathering, exchange gifts, and reconnect. It’s the day you profess your love to your crush. Christmas has steadily become less of a religious occasion, although the birth of Jesus is still a significant factor, and is not more of a cannot-miss family holiday. Christmas eve and Christmas day are the days of gift-giving, which includes many a personalized Christmas card. Personalized Christmas cards are the highest type of greeting card sold every year, ranging in the millions. Missing the season to sell the most greeting cards in the year would be a huge loss for any savvy entrepreneur.
3. Personalized Kwanzaa greeting cards
Kwanzaa 2020 in the United States will begin on Saturday, December 26, and ends onFriday, January 1, 2021.
The festival Kwanzaa is an African-Americans celebration of life from 26 December to 1 January every year. It was introduced for Afro-Americans as a response to the commercialism of Christmas. One might say that Kwanzaa has similarities with Thanksgiving in the United States or the Yam Festival in Ghana and Nigeria. The word “kwanza” is in Kiswahili, meaning “first.” The seven principles (Nguzo Saba) of Kwanzaa use Kiswahili words: Unity (Umoja), self-determination (Kujichagulia), collective work and responsibility (Ujima), cooperative economics (Ujamaa), purpose (Nia), creativity (Kuumba), and faith (Imani). Even though people exchange cards, among other gifts for Kwanzaa, the Kwanzaa greeting card business still has a lot of opportunities. As an online seller, dedicating a chunk of the personalized Kwanzaa cards you sell this year might be an opportunity for you that is missed by many.
4. Personalized New Year’s cards
Thursday, December 31, New Year’s Eve 2020; Friday, January 1, 2021, New Year’s Day 2020
New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to bid goodbye to the year gone by and welcome the New Year. It is usually the night spent with friends after some quality family time at home. New year’s day is the time to rock and roll with friends and family. In many countries, New Year’s Eve is celebrated at evening parties, where many people dance, eat, drink, and watch or light fireworks while some Christians attend a ‘watch night’ service. The celebrations generally go on past midnight into New Year’s Day, 1 January. It is the day we all pop the champagne and wish everyone joy and happiness in the year ahead through our gifts and greeting cards. The common theme for designing a new year’s personalized Christmas cards is fireworks, pomp, lights, and champagne cheers. But considering the year we’ve all had, there’s much more you can do with New year’s eve cards this year. Get in on this celebration by selling your own easy to customize designs before we bid adieu to what had been a long 2020.
Design and sell personalized Christmas cards online
Inspired to make one or more of the season’s greeting cards? Start by using Printify easy to use free Printify Mockup Generator to design them and add them to your online store. We’ll show you how with an example on a Christmas greeting card.
How to design personalized Christmas cards:
- Go to our catalog and click “Start Designing” on the Printify greeting cards shown above.
- Add your design into the mockup generator, make sure that your designs fit the requirements for a high-quality print.
- All products on our mockup generator have the size requirements indicated at the bottom right of the user panel. Once you apply your design on the Christmas greeting card, you can choose to preview it.
- Check the placement and sizing of your design to see if it looks exactly how you want it. We also do quality checks for each of your products and will let you know if it does not meet the printing standards.
Using the “Preview Mode”, you can see how your new personalized Christmas greeting cards look with designs, and you can also view them from different angles. The preview will show you some high-quality lifestyle images that you can post on your store. Once you make a sale, your personalized Christmas cards will be produced and shipped directly to your customers. You don’t need to worry about pre-stocking or storage for the Christmas card or any other you decide to make.
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Printify, a print on demand platform doesn’t only hook you up with cool greeting cards to personalize, we also drop ship them directly to your customers. We have over 280 custom products in our catalog with a network of efficient print providers that produce and ship them to your customers. Over 300,000 online shops trust our network of 15 print providers with 90+ printing factories. We also provide a direct channel to popular online store platforms such as Shopify, Etsy, eBay, BigCommerce, Wix, and more. By integrating with them, we ensure ease of use across these platforms, making it easy for you to sell on any of these platforms at no start-up costs.