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October 13, 2022

October Holidays and Product/Marketing Ideas

As the leaves start to turn yellow and red, and the days get shorter and cooler, it can only mean one thing: October is here. And that means it’s time for some fun family activities, like pumpkin picking and carving, haunted house tours, and of course Thanksgiving. Read on for the October 2022 Print-on-Demand Trends Report.

But it’s also a great time to do some shopping because many retailers offer big sales in preparation for the holiday season. So whether you’re looking for last-minute gifts or just want to take advantage of some good deals, read on for our roundup of the best print-on-demand products and marketing ideas for October 2022.

October 2022 Print-On-Demand Trends

October 1: China National Day

China National Day is celebrated on the first day of October to commemorate the country’s founding. It’s a public holiday in China, so many businesses will be closed.

China National Day

If you’re targeting Chinese consumers, promoting products related to the country or its culture is a great way to show them that you understand and appreciate their heritage. For example, you could create t-shirts with images of Chinese landmarks or traditional designs, or promote products that are made in China.

Product Inspiration

Customers in China or with Chinese heritage will love these products like T-shirts with images of the Great Wall of China or other Chinese landmarks, and traditional Chinese art prints. They can show love for their culture while also supporting businesses that understand and appreciate them. You can create custom designs or use existing ones from our design marketplace.

T-shirts Details

  • 100% Cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
  • Pre-shrunk
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Available in men’s, women’s, and kids’ sizes.
  • Print Detail: Printed on high-quality archival paper
  • Prints come with unframed art
  • Available in multiple sizes

Marketing Inspiration

If you want to engage with Chinese consumers, place ads on Chinese websites or social media platforms such as WeChat. You may also create a landing page on your website specifically for this occasion. You could also consider collaborating with Chinese influencers or running social media marketing campaigns using Chinese hashtags to expand your reach. And don’t forget to include a call-to-action (CTA) to encourage customers to buy your products.

CTA Examples

“Celebrate China National Day with our special collection of t-shirts and art prints.”

“Get in the holiday spirit with our festive collection of t-shirts, art prints, and more.”

“Get a head start on your holiday shopping with our October sale!”

October 2: World Smile Day

World Smile Day is all about spreading happiness and making the world a better place. So why not promote your brand with some fun and festive products?

Product Inspiration

On World Smile Day, customers will be looking for products that make them feel good and help spread happiness. You may produce your personalized t-shirts, mugs, or tote bags with uplifting messages such as “Spread the love” or “Make someone else smile today.”

October 2022 Print-On-Demand Trends

You could also create products that support a cause, such as environmental awareness or gender equality. And don’t forget to add a smiley face or other fun designs to your products to get people in the spirit!

Products details


– Unisex

– Available in a variety of colors and sizes

– Printing on the front, back, or sleeves

– 100% Cotton


– Available in 11 or 15-ounce sizes

– Dishwasher and microwave safe

– Print on both sides

– White or black ceramic

Tote bags:

– 100% cotton canvas

– Available in natural, black, or navy

– Gusseted bottom

– 19″ x 15″ x 5″

– Screen printed on one side

Marketing Inspiration

There are many ways you can market your products on World Smile Day. You could host a contest or giveaway and ask people to post a photo of themselves wearing or using your products. Be sure to use the hashtags #WorldSmileDay and #Contest when promoting your contest. You could also offer discounts on your products or free shipping to encourage people to buy. And don’t forget to spread the word on social media! Use the hashtags #WorldSmileDay and #SpreadtheLove to get people talking about your brand.

CTA Examples

“Show your support for World Smile Day with our special collection of t-shirts, mugs, and tote bags.”

“Get in the spirit of World Smile Day with our fun and festive products!”

“Make someone’s day with our World Smile Day collection of products.”

October 10: Canadian Thanksgiving

Canadian Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and good food. But it’s also a time for giving thanks and helping those in need. So why not promote your brand with some Thanksgiving-themed products that give back to the community?

Product Inspiration

October 2022 Print-on-demand trends report

On Canadian Thanksgiving, customers will be looking for products that help them give back to the community. You could produce Thanksgiving cards with proceeds going to a local food bank or charity. Customers will appreciate your brand’s charitable efforts, and you’ll be able to reach a wider audience with your marketing message.

Thanksgiving Cards Details:

-4.25″ x 5.5″

-Printed on 100% recycled paper

-Available in packs of 10

-Minimum order of 50

-Charity of choice: Food bank or local charity

Marketing Inspiration

To market your Thanksgiving cards, send out a press release to local media outlets and promote the campaign on social media. Use hashtags like #GiveThanks or #CanadianThanksgiving to reach a wider audience. You could also partner with a local food bank or charity to help promote the campaign.

CTA Examples:

-“Order your Thanksgiving cards today!”

-“Get involved in the campaign and help give back to the community!”

-“Learn more about how you can help those in need this Thanksgiving.”

October 24: Diwali

Diwali is a five-day religious celebration held in reverence of the goddess Sri Laksmi, which is observed by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains all over the world.

October 2022 Print-on-demand trends report

Diwali is considered an auspicious time for big purchases. Different families have different traditions during the festival, but many of them spend days cleaning and decorating their homes. Clothes shopping is also a popular activity as people want to look their best for the occasion.

Product Inspiration

Diwali is the perfect time to promote your brand with some festive products. You could create a special line of clothing or home décor items that are perfect for the holiday. Customers will mainly love anything that sparkles or is gold-colored, so keep that in mind when designing your products.  You could also consider creating gift sets that include your best-selling items.

Product Details


-Shimmery and sparkly fabrics

-Gold accents

-Embellished clothing

Home Décor:

-String lights

– Gold candles

– Lanterns

Gift Sets:

-Your best-selling items packaged together

-A festive box or basket

-A personalized note

Marketing Inspiration

To reach the widest audience possible, consider running ads on popular Indian television channels and newspapers. You could also create social media posts that show your products being used in traditional Diwali celebrations. Make sure to use hashtags like #Diwali2022 and #FestivalofLights to reach people who are already searching for information about the holiday. You could also offer special discounts on your products during this time to encourage people to buy.

CTA Examples

“Start your Diwali shopping today!”

“Get everything you need for the festival of lights.”

“Find the perfect gift for your loved ones.”

“Deck out your home for Diwali.”

“Celebrate in style with our festive collection.”

October 31: Halloween

Halloween is a holiday that is celebrated in many countries around the world on the night of October 31. It is a time when people dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, and attend Halloween parties.

Product Inspiration

If you’re looking for ideas for Halloween-themed products, consider creating items that are both spooky and stylish.


Black and orange are the traditional colors of the holiday, so make sure to use them in your designs. You could also create items that are related to popular Halloween icons like ghosts, witches, and pumpkins.

Product Details

-Clothing with Halloween designs

-Halloween-themed home décor

-Spooky jewelry

-Halloween party supplies

Marketing Inspiration

To reach interested people on Halloween, use marketing strategies that are both creative and effective. Use this day to add some spooky flair to your social media campaigns and run a special offer on costumes or decorations. You could also partner with another business to host a Halloween event or contest.

CTA Examples

-“Get into the Halloween spirit with our latest collection of spooky products!”

-“Celebrate Halloween with us and save on your purchase of costumes, decorations, and more!”

-“Enter our Halloween contest for a chance to win prizes from our spooky collection!”