This the season to set yourself apart!
Year-end sales are a crucial part of many small businesses, and this year, the National Retail Federation predicts November and December sales will increase around 4% (for a national total of between $727 and $730 billion!).
With this natural uptick, year-end festivities offer a great opportunity to add extra flourishes to your brand. Clever seasonal packaging can add a homegrown feel to your products or be the deciding factor for customers choosing between your brand and a more generic option. Adding professionalism to your packaging can grab attention, personalize your products, and show that you really care about your clients.
Looking for inspiration? Here are five clever ways to spruce up your holiday messages.
Holiday Packaging Tape
Holiday-themed tape is an easy update to your year-round packaging.
Add a strip to your bubble mailers, a border to the top of your brown bags, or a smidge to seal your gift boxes. These minor updates bring a splash of colors to make your brand pop.
Custom Stickers and Labels
Whether it’s a stocking, a pumpkin pie, or a tree-topping star, custom stickers and labels can be die-cut to the exact shape you want.
Or you can keep things simple with square stickers in the shape of gift boxes. Adding stickers and labels to your envelopes or in-store displays brings a festive touch or a package-sealing alternative.
Gold Foil or Frosted Bags
Want to add shine and turn heads your direction?
Transparency can be a great way to reveal what’s inside your package or cover, with a sophisticated vellum quality that brings structure and depth. Add that frosty feel or a hint of gold in your:
- Translucent window clings or hanging sign displays
- Clear frosted business cards
- Frosted tote bags (with optional artwork or logos foil-stamped on the surface)
- Gold-tinted or frosted interior wrapping (or zipper bags)
- Translucent wrapping with a gold ribbon
- Gold foil stamped postcards, flyers, or custom envelope labels
Very Merry Business Cards
If you don’t normally add business cards to your orders, now is the time!
Using festive-themed business cards can bring a colorful element to each of your mailings. Holiday business cards can also make fun custom gift tags for larger parcels or a hangtag add-on for unique products.
Want some extra incentives? Print business cards with key holiday shipping deadlines or January re-order specials.
Cheery Inner Boxes
The holidays are the perfect time to think about inner boxes.
Rather than putting your product directly into a box or a mailer, an additional inner box allows people to gift something directly or to mail it on to others. Printed boxes also offer you a chance to add extra messaging (like under the inside lid) or to add die-cuts with bold, bright fonts.
Custom Packaging That Makes the Season Bright
Whether it’s getting the mail each day or unwrapping a customer appreciation gift, the ”unboxing” process has become a critical part of the customer experience.
Around 45% percent of surveyed people say they were more excited about receiving their order when this included customized wrapping. Want to increase the emotional attachment customers have to your business? From a dash of color on your envelope to a custom print piece, holiday pizzazz can be a part of any business budget.
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