December 3, 2021

The holidays are over and people have had time to recover. Now, it’s a new year and there are new trends to play with. Hopefully, some of your customers have leftover gift money to spend. Check these fun January 2022 print-on-demand trends and marketing ideas!

January 2022 Print-On-Demand Trends &Ideas for Marketing

January 2: National Science Fiction Day

Science fiction (sci-fi) is one of the biggest genres of entertainment! Science fiction encourages people to think beyond their own limitations and shoot for the moon, quite literally.

The reason this holiday is on January 2nd is that it’s the birthday of Issac Asimov. He’s considered the originator of the genre. Asimov was an author and Boston University biochemistry professor. His most well-known works are the Foundation Series, the Galactic Empire Series, and the Robot Series.

Well-known science fiction media:

  • Star Trek (TV & Movies)
  • The X-Files (TV)
  • Doctor Who (TV)
  • The Twilight Zone (TV)
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Book)
  • Alien (Movie)
  • Star Wars (Movie)
  • Stargate Series (TV)
  • Fahrenheit 451 (Book)
  • Slaughterhouse-Five (Book)
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Book)
  • The War of the Worlds (Book)
  • Frankenstein (Book)

Fun Fact: Asimov is the one who came up with the term “Robotics” in 1941.

Product Inspiration

What goes better with science fiction than technology? Show off your sci-fi love every day with our Samsung or iPhone cases! Create designs or patterns with classic science fiction images like aliens, outer space, and technology.

Samsung and iPhone Case Details

Slim Case

  • Slim enough to fit in a pocket or clutch
  • Made of impact-resistant polycarbonate material
  • Clear and open ports for charging cables

Tough Case

  • Dual-layer case for extra durability
  • The inner layer has a TPU liner
  • The outer layer is made of impact-resistant polycarbonate material
  • Clear and open ports for charging cables

Flexi Case

  • Slim but protective
  • Clear case
  • Made of impact-resistant polycarbonate material
  • Clear and open ports for charging cables.
Black phone case with sci-fi icons on it

Marketing Inspiration

Send out a call to all your sci-fi fans through social media! Make sure to use plenty of pictures to highlight how your product looks.

Talk about your favorite science fiction media and ask your audience what their favorites are. Create a discussion to get more eyes on your store.

CTA Examples

Calling all sci-fi fans! We’ve got a brand new collection, just for you!

From a galaxy far, far away comes a brand new science fiction collection!

January 5: National Bird Day

Born Free USA and Avian Welfare Coalition work together every year to bring awareness to the different issues birds of all types deal with. These issues can include habitat loss, illegal pet trade, and disease. Though this particular bird holiday focuses on birds who are in captivity and suffer terrible conditions due to it.

Product Inspiration

Birds are beautiful, they’re like individual pieces of art! Why not hang a tapestry featuring designs of our feathered friends? Create designs featuring birds in flight to celebrate this holiday. Make sure to use bold colors to grab customers’ attention.

Tapestry Details

  • Made of lightweight polyester
  • Machine washable
  • 3 sizes: 51X60, 68X80, and 88X104 inches
  • Can be vertical or horizontal
Tapestry with a colorful bird on it hanging on a green wall

Marketing Inspiration

Because birds are so gorgeous to look at, make sure you use image-heavy social media platforms like Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. Make sure to use different photos for each post and to post consistently. Add a link to your store page with each post to make buying your products as easy as possible.

You can also tell your audience why this holiday is so important. Explain how birds of all kinds are facing different issues and link to different websites that they can look at to donate or learn more.

CTA Examples

Our new bird-themed collection is taking flight!

Looking to add more color to your life? Check out our new bird-themed collection!

January 13: National Sticker Day

It’s hard not to like stickers and National Sticker Day proves it. National Sticker Day is to celebrate not only stickers but to celebrate Ray Stanton Avery, the creator of the first commercially available self-adhesive sticker.

Avery was born on January 13th, 1907, hence the day of this holiday. The sticker business he created, Avery Dennison Corporation, is still in business today!

Did you know the first stickers were tax and postage stamps in the 1800s?

Product Inspiration

This is kind of obvious, but, stickers are perfect for National Sticker Day. Our stickers are high quality and let you design any kind of sticker that you want. Have fun with shapes and colors, don’t be afraid to experiment!

Sticker Details

  • Kiss-cut
  • Choose between vertically orientated stickers, horizontally oriented stickers, and bumper stickers
  • Made of white vinyl
  • Feature a satin finish
  • Water-resistant
  • UV resistant
  • Easy to remove
  • No residue
  • Bubble free
  • Microwave safe
  • Greenguard certified
  • Has a thickness of 4 millimeters
  • Ink is water-based, semi-gloss, and latex
A bunch of space themed stickers next to a laptop

Marketing Inspiration

Host a giveaway! Everybody likes to win things! Stickers aren’t too expensive, so a giveaway won’t eat away at your profits. Give away a handful of stickers to get people’s attention. You can choose to have one winner or more depending on how much money you want to spend.

Have participants comment and tag a friend on the contest announcement post. This will get more eyes on your social media pages and your store. Tell people to like and follow you to make sure they see when the winner(s) is announced.

CTA Examples

We’re doing a giveaway in honor of National Sticker Day! See how you can participate!

Get a free sticker! Participate in our giveaway now!

January 29: National Puzzle Day

Puzzles are fun and challenging. Puzzles come in so many forms like crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, sudoku, and more. They’re entertaining to do and make you smarter.

Jodi Jill, a professional quiz and puzzle maker, created this holiday in 2002. She chose to do this because she loves puzzles that much. Can you imagine loving puzzles to that level?

Product Inspiration

National Puzzle Day without puzzles is just wrong. Our puzzles come in two sizes: 250 and 500 pieces. They’re sturdy and perfect for people of all ages!

Puzzle Details

  • Available in both vertical and horizontal orientations
  • Sturdy chipboard back
  • High gloss front
  • 250 piece puzzle is 10X14 inches
  • 500 piece puzzle is 16X20 inches
  • Made in the USA
  • Comes in a gift box with a clear top
  • Includes a guide for assembling the puzzle

Marketing Inspiration

Create a special email campaign all about National Puzzle Day. Have different emails explaining the holiday and how it came to be, show off your puzzle designs, and even offer a special one-day-only promo code. Make sure to spread these emails out, you don’t want to annoy your customers.

CTA Examples

Did you know that there’s a National Puzzle Day?

One-day-only promo code for National Puzzle Day!

Start 2022 Off Strong!

It’s a new year, meaning plenty of opportunities to make sales and gain new customers. These are just a few of the fun holidays in January. Make sure to check out other holidays and see if any peak your interest! It’s always good to have fun with marketing and designing for products!

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