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April 1, 2022

It’s that time again! Time for a new trends report! May is so filled with fun and silly holidays, it was hard to choose! From spooky to strawberries, we cover it all in our May 2022 print-on-demand trends report!

May 2022 Holidays

We’ve compiled a wide array of holidays so that you can reach every type of customer possible. Hopefully, one holiday speaks out to you and your target audience.

May 3: National Paranormal Day

Are you a believer? Have you had a spooky experience? National Paranormal Day is a day to celebrate all things scary and unknown.

There’s something about the idea of things going bump in the night that fascinates and scares us at the same time. There are so many books, movies, documentaries, and true stories to provide hours of entertainment.

Examples of the paranormal:

  • Ghosts
  • Demons
  • Possessions
  • Vampires
  • Werewolves
  • Witches
  • Aliens
  • Summoning circles
  • Zombies
  • Haunted houses

Product Idea

People who enjoy the paranormal don’t restrict themselves to just a day. Usually, people incorporate their love of the paranormal into their everyday life.

An easy way to do this is through home decor. Try creating spooky designs on our pillows! They’re perfect for decorating any room and can be subtle enough if your customers don’t want to be obvious with their love of the paranormal.

Pillow Details

  • Made of polyester microfiber
  • Indoor pillows are softer
  • Outdoor pillows are durable
  • Design printed on the front
  • Comes in 2 sizes: 16X16 and 18X18 inches
  • Spot clean only
Black pillow with "Boo!" and two ghosts in white

Marketing Inspiration

Use social media for this holiday. Make a callout for all paranormal lovers. Ask your followers if they’ve ever seen a ghost or had a spooky experience. This gets a conversation started and more eyes on your pages.

Make sure you have a lot of photos of your product so your customers can see it. Also, if any customers have questions about your product, answer them quickly.

CTA Examples

Paranormal lovers! We have the collection for you, shop now!

We have a spooktacular collection to celebrate National Paranormal Day!

May 6: National Nurses Day

If anyone deserves to be celebrated it’s nurses! They have been working themselves to exhaustion to keep us healthy during the pandemic.

Use National Nurses Day to show a nurse in your life that you care. This holiday starts National Nursing Week, which ends on May 12th. Why does it end on the 12th? It’s Florence Nightingale’s birthday, she essentially created modern nursing.

Product Idea

Nurses are always on the go, it’s important for them to stay hydrated. You can use our traveler tumbler to help them stay hydrated! They can grab and carry the tumbler with them while doing their rounds without worrying about spills.

Travel Tumbler Details

  • Comes in 2 sizes: 15 and 30 ounces
  • Both versions have a stainless steel body
  • Both versions have a white enamel finish
  • Both versions can fit in standard cup holders
  • 15 oz version has a screw-on lid
  • 30 oz version is double insulated
  • 30 oz version has a snap-on acrylic lid
Travel tumbler with illustrations of nurses on it

Marketing Inspiration

Using both social media and email campaigns, you’ll reach as many people as possible. Some people within your customer base must know or be nurses. Appeal to them specifically in both your posts and emails.

CTA Examples

Nurses are having a rough time, put a smile on their face with this collection!

Show the nurse in your life you care! Surprise them with (product)!

May 7: National Scrapbook Day

Scrapbooking is a very popular hobby. People love spending time going through photos and memories.

Scrapbooking is the art of putting photos, recipes, and other types of material together in a book for preservation. It’s a fun hobby that people of all ages can do.

The term “scrapbook” appeared way back in the 1820s.

Product Idea

You are going to need a place to put all your supplies and our accessory pouch is perfect! It’s the right size for craft tools but isn’t so big that it would be in your way.

Accessory Pouch Details

  • Design printed on both sides
  • Comes in 2 sizes: small and large
  • Size small is 8.5X6 inches
  • Size large is 12.5X8.5 inches
  • Made of spun polyester with nonwoven laminate inside
  • Spot clean/ dry clean only
Accessory pouch covered in travel icons

Marketing Inspiration

Join some crafting/ scrapbooking groups on Facebook. Spend some time interacting with the people within these groups before trying to sell to them. You don’t want to seem pushy.

Plus, if you find that you want to sell to the crafting market, these groups will help you gather info for future ideas for your store.

Also, make sure to post pictures on Pinterest since it’s the biggest crafting social media platform out there.

CTA Examples

Never lose your scrapbooking tools again! Keep them all together in this adorable pouch!

Calling all crafters! We have a new collection of products for you!

May 18: No Dirty Dishes Day

Dirty dishes are the worse! It’s a chore no one likes doing, but we all have to. There’s nothing more depressing than seeing a tall stack of dishes that need to be done.

Did you know Americans will often go out to eat to avoid doing dishes? Here are the top 10 foods that Americans order out to avoid dishes:

  • Pizza
  • French fries
  • Chicken wings
  • Tacos
  • Hamburger
  • Fried chicken
  • Mozzarella sticks
  • Burrito
  • Egg rolls
  • Hot dog

Product Idea

Not only do you not want dirty dishes, but you don’t want dirty hands either! While you’re eating messy takeout, you’ll need to wipe your fingers. Create designs for our napkins and your customers will use them every day!

Napkin Details

  • Reusable
  • Available in polyester twill and cotton twill
  • Two sizes available: 10X10 and 22X22 inches
  • Features a finished hem
  • The design will be printed on one side
  • Machine washable
Cloth napkin covered in pizza, soda, hamburger, hot dog icons

Marketing Inspiration

This is a silly holiday that’s perfect for social media. It’s a wonderful distraction from the everyday problems your customers read about on social media. Stop their scrolling with this fun holiday.

Ask your audience what their most hated chore is? Ask if they’re good about keeping up with dishes? Laugh with them as they start talking to one another.

CTA Examples

Dirty dishes suck and so do greasy fingers! Check out our new takeout collection now!

Do you love takeout? So do we! That’s why we made a whole collection about it!

May 21: National Strawberries and Cream Day

Strawberries are an amazing snack to have during the spring and summer! Add some cream and you have the perfect dessert.

Supposedly, the first time this dish was served was in 1509!

Product Idea

Strawberries and cream can be part of your customers’ everyday life if you use the dish in your designs. Create an adorable table runner covered in strawberries. It will be perfect through spring and summer!

You can also make matching napkins and placemats!

Table Runner Details

  • Comes in polyester twill and cotton twill
  • Comes in two sizes: 16X72 and 16X90 inches
  • Features fined hem edging
  • The design will be printed on the front
  • Machine washable
Table runner covered in strawberry imagery

Marketing Inspiration

Do an email campaign, people will be looking for spring sales. They’ll be looking through their emails looking for what deals they can get to refresh their home and wardrobe.

Use eye-catching subject lines and colorful images to grab their attention, and make sure your wording is clear and easy to read.

CTA Examples

Spring sale is happening! Check out our new products!

Love strawberries? We have a berry good product for you!

What Holiday Do You Like?

That’s the end of our May 2022 print-on-demand trends report! Was there a holiday or product that stood out to you? Are you going to try any of the marketing methods above?

We hope you have a great May!