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July 12, 2022

August Holidays and Product/Marketing Ideas

August is full of fun holidays ranging from celebrating chocolate cookies to classic literature. Our August 2022 Print-On-Demand Trends Report features holidays, product ideas to match the holiday, and different ways to market your products.

August 2022 Print-On-Demand Trends

August 4: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic dessert. There’s nothing better than biting into a freshly baked cookie.

The chocolate chip cookie was created by accident! Ruth Wakefield made the first noted chocolate chip cookie when she put bits of a chocolate bar into cookie batter in 1938.

Product Inspiration

Every day can be cookie day with our fun stickers! Your customers can show off their love of cookies by customizing their personal items. You can go with a realistic design or turn cookies into cute characters. Think about what would be best for your customers!

Sticker Details:

  • Vertical, horizontal, number sticker options
  • Made of white vinyl
  • Satin finish
  • Kiss-cut
  • Water-resistant
  • UV resistant
  • Bubble free
  • Microwave safe
  • Greenguard certified
  • Has a thickness of 4 millimeters
  • Ink is water-based, semi-gloss, and latex
  • Easy to remove
  • No residue

Marketing Inspiration

Focus on image-heavy social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest. Make sure to use clear, high-quality photos that show off the stickers in a variety of ways. For example, show off stickers in a kitchen setting, on a laptop, on a recipe, etc.

Have fun with it!

CTA Examples

Don’t take a bite out of these cookies! They’re our deliciously fun stickers!

Show off your baking love with our cookie-themed stickers!

August 10: National Lazy Day

A lazy day is the best day. There’s nothing like kicking back and ignoring the outside world. It’s important to rest for both your mind and body.

Product Inspiration

A lazy day calls for being as comfortable as possible. That’s where our cozy hoodie comes in! Your customers can snuggle in and flip the hood up to cut themselves off from the world. You could create lazy-themed designs with silly slogans about being lazy or cute animals being lazy to cover two different niches.

Or you could put your most popular design on our hoodie.

Hoodie Details:

  • Unisex
  • Lightweight
  • Features a front pouch pocket
  • Comes sizes small through 2XL
  • Plush sponge fleece
  • Crossover V at neckline
  • Made of cotton and polyester

Marketing Inspiration

This is a funny holiday and you should have fun with it. Look for ways to interact with your audience to advertise this holiday. Great formats are Facebook, Twitter, and email.

Talk to your audience about this holiday. Ask them what their favorite lazy day activities are? What do they like to wear on their lazy days? Be creative and engaging with your audience.

CTA Examples

We wish every day was National Lazy Day! Check out our Lazy Collection!

Be as comfortable as possible on your lazy day with our hoodies!

August 12: National Vinyl Record Day

Vinyl records have a special place in music lovers’ hearts. It’s hard to believe that they almost disappeared completely due to unpopularity.

People love the way vinyl sounds compared to digital music. They also love to use vinyl as decorations in various ways.

Product Inspiration

What better way to pass the time listening to vinyl records than with some puzzles! Customers can quietly put together puzzles while listening to their favorite records. Create record-themed or music-themed designs to tie everything together.

Puzzle Details

  • Comes in both vertical and horizontal orientations
  • Choose 250 or 500 pieces
  • Features sturdy chipboard
  • High gloss front
  • Made in the USA
  • Comes with a gift box with a clear top
  • Features a guide for putting together the puzzle

Marketing Inspiration

Focus on connecting with people who love music and vinyl records. You can do this by joining Facebook groups or using Pinterest boards. Make a lot of posts about music, vinyls, and puzzles to grab people’s attention. Use hashtags that have to do with the holiday to grab the attention of people outside your audience.

As always, make sure to have great photos to entice people to buy!

CTA Examples

Enjoy a night in with a vinyl record and a puzzle!

We love vinyl records so much, that we created a design based on them! Check it out now!

August 28: National Bow Tie Day

People love to accessorize with bow ties! They can be worn with suits, jeans, and everything in between. They come in a ton of different colors and patterns.

The first noted bow ties are traced to the 1600s!

Product Inspiration

Your customers can be dapper on the go with bow tie-themed phone cases! We have phone cases for both Android and iPhone. Bow ties can make for a variety of fun designs!

Phone Case Details:

  • The Slim Case fits in your pocket easily
  • The Tough Case is dual-layered
  • It has an inner TPU liner and the outer layer is made of impact-resistant polycarbonate material
  • The Flexi Case is slim and protective
  • The Flexi Case is clear so the phone’s original color
  • All phones are made of impact-resistant polycarbonate material
  • All phones have clear and open ports for charging cables

Marketing Inspiration

Instagram is perfect this holiday. Share plenty of pictures of your bow tie designs with your audience. Talk about why you chose bow ties and ask if they have a favorite bow tie. You can use images of your design, your design on the phone cases, and lifestyle images to offer a variety of photos to your followers.

CTA Examples

Look dapper every day with our bow tie covered phone cases!

Do you love bow ties? We do! Check out our latest design!

August 30: Frankenstein Day

Frankenstein is a historical piece of literature. Some people believe it to be the first sci-fi novel, on top of being a horror novel. The author, Mary Shelley, published the book in 1818.

The story goes that a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, did an experiment using electricity to bring a dead person back to life.

Now Frankenstein’s Monster, as he’s known, is a classic Halloween/horror staple.

Production Inspiration

While the idea and image of Frankenstein’s Monster have long been in the public domain. You can create your version of Frankenstein’s Monster, create scenes from the novel, or even take quotes from the novel. Our metal prints, posters, and acrylic prints are great options for these design ideas.

Metal Print Details:

  • Made of high-gloss aluminum
  • Durable
  • Protective finish
  • Vertical or horizontal orientation
  • Comes in a variety of sizes
  • Made of 0.1″ thick aluminum sheets
  • Hanging hardware pre-installed
  • Features round edges

Poster Details:

  • Features a matte finish
  • Sublimation printed for bright colors
  • Shipped in tubes for protection

Acrylic Print Details:

  • Features1/5 inch polish acrylic
  • Durable
  • Comes in both horizontal and vertical
  • Comes in a variety of sizes
  • Hanging hardware pre-installed

Marketing Inspiration

To reach as many Frankenstein fans as possible, use social media and an email campaign. See if you can find book lovers in your audience and talk about the holiday and why it came to be. Share images of your designs and how they look as wall art. Share fun facts about Mary Shelley to get conversations started.

Engagement is key.

Make several posts and emails so that you stay in their minds, just don’t send too many, because you’ll be annoying them.

CTA Examples

Time to celebrate everyone’s favorite monster with our Frankenstein collection!

Attention book lovers! We have new designs based on a classic piece of literature!

August is All Done

So what do you think of this month’s trends report? Did you enjoy our holiday choices? Did you find inspiration for new designs?

If you want more trends reports, both past and future, make sure to check out our blog and top trending pages.