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August 8, 2022


September is the time of year when kids are going back to school and summertime fun is officially over. With back-to-school sales winding down, eCommerce business owners need to be thinking ahead and be ready for the next season of holidays and trends. Here are our top picks for September!

September 2022 Print-On-Demand Trends

September 2: National Lazy Mom’s Day

Moms are not known for being lazy, and this holiday wants to give them a reason to kick back and relax.

National Lazy Mom’s Day is your reminder to lend a hand and give your mom a much-deserved break from her daily tasks. Sure Mother’s Day is a wonderful day where we celebrate our mothers and shower them with gifts and praise.

Product Inspiration

Why not create a special pillow for moms to stay in bed or on the couch all day? Create designs to help them commemorate becoming a lazy mom.

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

Marketing Inspiration

One of the best ways to market Lazy Mom’s Day print-on-demand products is to create a gift guide. Highlight your various products within your guide and share them on social media and through email.

You can also consider creating a series of emails targeting different parent niches. Start reminding your audience about this upcoming holiday early, so they have plenty of time to place and receive their gift before the big day.

September 11: National Grandparents Day

Grandparents are a special part of our lives. They spoil us rotten while handing ou good life advice at the same time. Grandparents are usually the first to volunteer to babysit since they love spending time with their grandchildren. For many families, grandparents are a haven in a stressful world.

National Grandparents Day was started by Marian McQuade, an activist who wanted seniors to be treated better. The first official National Grandparents Day was celebrated in 1979.

With Covid-19 separating older people from their families for so long, many families will be eager to celebrate this year.

Product Inspiration

Customized gifts are always great sellers. We have a whole Academy Lesson on how to customize a campaign. Use this customization option to create special family-themed designs. Put your designs on framed prints that grandparents will want to hang and show off to everyone.

Create fun designs that say “#1 (Grandparent name or nickname) Lives Here” or create a family tree that customers can fill out.

Framed Print Details:

  • Wooden frames come in black, white, and walnut
  • Prints come in 3 sizes: 11″x14″, 16″x20″, and 8″x10″
  • Images printed on acid-free photo paper
  • Includes hardware for hanging

Marketing Inspiration

Use more family-oriented social media like Facebook to advertise your products. Encourage followers to tag family members so more people see your products. Your images should be clear and well-lit, so customers can get a good look at the prints. Make sure to highlight how customizable these prints are every time you post. You should also have a direct link to your store page on each post.

September 14: National Live Creative Day

This holiday celebrates the artist in everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re a painter, chef, or writer. It doesn’t matter if the arts is your profession or a hobby. Everyone gets to show off their creativity on this day.

This holiday was created by Creative Promotional Products as an initiative to encourage people to live their best creative lives.

So it’s time to let loose and let your imagination wander.

Product Inspiration

Do you have a design that’s been laying around because it didn’t fit any of your campaigns? Does it seem too out-of-the-box? Now’s the time to show off this creative design.

The best way to make an out-of-the-box design more marketable is to put the design on an everyday item like a tote bag. A tote bag will let customers feel creative every day as they carry their personal items, some may even use it to hold their art supplies.

Tote Bag Details

  • Comes in 3 sizes: 13″x13″, 16″x16″, and 18″x18
  • The exterior is made of 100% polyester
  • The Interior is black and made of 100% polyester
  • Machine washable
  • Prints on both sides
  • Has 1″ wide cotton strap

Marketing Inspiration

Create a coupon for this special holiday and make it known to your customers. Create a coupon code like CREATIVE that works for the week of the holiday.

Send out email campaigns and social media posts letting customers know that this deal won’t last long. This will create a feeling of urgency and will make customers more likely to purchase.

September 23: Native American Day

Native American Day is celebrated to honor those who have been a part of the American tradition even before the nation of the U.S.A. came into being. However, the history of the Native Americans is written in blood and violence. After centuries of persecution, not much is left of the tribes and many have integrated into modern society. Those still in touch with their roots, will remember these events and honor their ancestor’s sacrifices.

Native American Day is a holiday that hopes to change the way people view Native Americans and their culture.

Product Inspiration

You want a product that can reach Native American people of all ages, and tapestries are the perfect product. Tapestries are both useful and allow customers to express their personalities. Our tapestries work well in a bedroom, playroom, or living room!

Tapestry Details:

  • Made of lightweight polyester
  • Good for indoor and outdoor use
  • Three sizes: 51X60, 68X80, 88X104 inches
  • Can choose an either vertical or horizontal orientation
  • Machine washable

Marketing Inspiration

Use social media early with this holiday. Make posts about not only the holiday but your product as well. Tell your customers the best way to celebrate this holiday is to buy and possess a new tapestry. Make sure you have plenty of pictures of your tapestries to encourage people to buy.

Have people on social media show off their tapestries, including yours, and have them tag you on the actual holiday. This will give future customers social proof that your tapestries are excellent and worth purchasing.

All Month Long: Back-to-School

Just because school is already in session doesn’t mean that back-to-school shopping is over. There are many people who are late to school shopping or deliberately waited so they could get deals.

We have an entire selling guide for Back-to-School!

Other Holidays to Consider

Just because we talked about a few holidays doesn’t mean there aren’t other holidays to think about.

  • September 15- October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month
    Target audience: Hispanic Americans
    Product Ideas: T-shirts & lawn signs
  • September 8: International Literacy Day
    Target audience: People around the world
    Product Ideas: Journals, mugs, and travel tumblers
  • September 12: National Video Games Day
    Target audience: Video Game Fans
    Product Ideas: T-shirts & tapestries
  • September 22: First Day of Fall
    Target audience: People in the Northern Hemisphere
    Product Ideas: Blankets & pillows
  • September 22: National Singles’ Day
    Target audience: Single People
    Product Ideas: Wine tumblers, home decor, and tote bags
  • September 25: National Comic Book Day
    Target audience: Comic book fans in the U.S.
    Product Ideas: Apparel, posters, canvases, and mugs
  • September 27: World Tourism Day
    Target audience: Travelers all over the world
    Product Ideas: Long sleeve shirts, hoodies, phone cases, and tote bags
  • September 29: National Coffee Day
    Target audience: Coffee Lovers
    Product Ideas: Mugs, tumblers, and kitchen products

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

Call to Action Suggestions

  • New season, new designs! Check out our spring/fall collection!
  • (Holiday), (Holiday), and (Holiday) are coming up fast, buy our special merch to celebrate!
  • Act fast! Our new designs are selling fast!
  • Still, need to do back-to-school shopping? Check out our collection!
  • That’s it for September!