Making Products with Holiday Trends for 2017 on Zazzle

Holiday Trends for 2017 on Zazzle with Jen Clarke Gold ProDesigner on Zazzle

The holiday season for 2017 is coming up quickly, and all designers on Zazzle need to start making products now to make sure their designs are showcased in the marketplace. It is a good rule of thumb to start designing and posting holiday products about four months in advance to get them within the system. This holiday season is going to be an exciting one, because the holiday trends for 2017 on Zazzle are really lovely. In this article, we will tell you which ones you should concentrate on to get your products noticed! You can also watch the Zazzle chat video here which covers this topic.

MAKING PRODUCTS WITH HOLIDAY TRENDS FOR 2017 ON ZAZZLE

The Christmas holiday season is one of the most exciting times of year for everyone around the world. It is the season of giving and gifting to friends, family and loved ones. It is also the busiest shopping time of year on Zazzle. You need to know the holiday trends for 2017, so you can start making popular products that will sell and make you royalties. Read this article to find out what products to post for sale and what designs to put on these products in order to have the best chance of making sales this holiday season on Zazzle.

POPULAR SELLING PRODUCTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

You can make many different holiday themed items for home decor, decoration, festive parties, and as special gifts. These will all be selling really well on Zazzle between now and up to December.

The products which Zazzle found were popular last year during the holiday season (and thinks will be popular again) are:

Flat Cards

T-shirts

Greeting Cards – folded 5 x 7

Stamps

Stickers

Business Cards

Mugs

Pillows

Napkins

So make sure you have plenty of these in your Zazzle store inventory.

TRENDING HOLIDAY DESIGNS

Zazzle has mentioned certain themes that they are looking to promote during the next few months. Obviously, these design themes can be placed on any of the popular selling products mentioned above.

To show you the design trends that Zazzle is specifically looking for, I will use holiday card designs.

Once you make your UNIQUE designs, you can add them to all the other popular products mentioned above.

So let’s start designing!

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Let’s start designing!

HOLIDAY TRENDS FOR 2017 #1:

MAKE WATERCOLOR FOLIAGE AND FLOWER DESIGNS

Watercolor foliage and flower designs have been extremely popular this year, no matter what the season. It has been a staple throughout and it makes sense that it would be a holiday trend for 2017 on Zazzle.

Make holiday flat cards, postcards and greeting cards with wreaths, flowers and foliage. This type of design adds a nice artistic touch to your product. Add watercolor elements on top of a placement photo, or make the main focus your watercolor design.

Believe me, this holiday trend for 2017 is going to be extremely popular. Do not forget to make matching postage, stickers, address labels and any other stationery products to go with your design.

Here are two different examples with the same watercolor design for this holiday trend for 2017.

 

HOLIDAY TRENDS FOR 2017 # 2:

MAKE WATERCOLOR BRUSH STROKE DESIGNS

Watercolor will be a very popular holiday trend for 2017. Watercolor elements can also be used to add an elegant simplicity to your holiday cards. Play with different brush strokes, colors and sizes to get the effect that you want.

Simplicity goes a long way with this holiday trend for 2017.

Remember, once again, make matching stationery products to all your holiday trends for 2017 products.

Joy Green Watercolor Brush Stroke Holiday Card

Joy Green Watercolor Brush Stroke Holiday Card

by antiquechandelier

HOLIDAY TRENDS FOR 2017 #3:

MAKE SCRIPT AND TYPOGRAPHY DESIGNS

Script, typography, handwritten and calligraphy designs have been very popular on Zazzle lately. So it is a no-brainier that it will be one of the holiday trends for 2017 this year. Playing with different fonts, arranging the letters and words in an artistic way is a great way to make a catchy and popular design.

Be creative! Let the words speak for your design. Make one font your dominant design element and build your product from there.

As always, make matching products to create a holiday collection!

 

 

HOLIDAY TRENDS FOR 2017 #4:

MAKE GOLD AND SILVER FOIL CARDS

Zazzle recently launched a very exciting element to their real gold and silver foil greeting cards. This is going to be an extremely popular product this holiday season and will definitely be a holiday trend. They are quite simple to make.

You can virtually turn any element you want, whether it be fonts or graphics, into the silver or gold foil on the outside of the folded cards.

Remember, the back of the greeting card is also printed with real foil. Take advantage of this by adding a cute pattern or design on the back of the card!

 

HOLIDAY TRENDS FOR 2017 #5:

USE GEMSTONE COLORS

Using the trending color schemes for your products is a definite must.

This year your color palette should be filled with light and dark gemstone colors.

Think rubies, emeralds, amethysts and yellow sapphires. These rich colors will be abundant this holiday season, so make sure you are using them in your designs! Play around with complimenting colors as well to make your products pop.

 

HOLIDAY TRENDS FOR 2017 #6:

MAKE PRODUCTS WITH CATCHY SAYINGS

Everyone loves a good holiday song, saying or greeting. So why not make cards and products with your favorite holiday expressions? Play with the words from you favorite holiday song or moments and create a beautiful product.

HOLIDAY TRENDS FOR 2017 #7:

MAKE PET RELATED PRODUCTS

Pets are a huge part of our lives. A pet is treated like a member of the family. And everyone loves showcasing their pet during the holiday season. So why not take advantage of this and make some quirky pet related products on Zazzle?

 

SHARE YOUR HOLIDAY

PRODUCTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Pin or post your Zazzle products or collections on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and your website to promote your new designs. Use the easy to use sharing options Zazzle provides shown right next to the product to collection. Read my other article which shows you how to share on social media in more detail via this link.

What did you learn in this article?

  • Make holiday products in August and September.
  • Make greeting cards, flat cards, postcards and matching stationery products.
  • Follow the holiday trends for 2017 while making your holiday products.
  • Make sure you make gold foil and silver foil holiday photo cards for sale on greeting card stock.
  • Promote your holiday photo cards and matching products in a collection
  • Use your designs on more than just holiday cards. Add to home decor and party items.

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Do you have any questions on how to make the foil cards?

I would love to hear from you.

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10 Comments

  • Shelley

    August 23, 2017

    Thank you, Elke for this inspiring blog post. I am getting ready with holiday designs now. I have been playing with various brush strokes, color splotches or puddles so to speak and practicing lettering a bit so I am excited to create some new holiday cards and items Glad for the tips you’ve provided.

    Keep up to great work and spreading the Joy!

    Shelley

  • Shadaan

    August 23, 2017

    How to make those watercolor designs, I dont have any idea about this.Can you suggest. Also how to get that gold text which I see in so many of the images above

  • admin

    admin

    August 26, 2017

    Hi Shadaan. I use Creative Market to purchase the rights to use fonts and gold color effects in my Zazzle designs. Hope that helps. Best. Elke

  • admin

    admin

    August 26, 2017

    Thank you for your positive feedback on my blog posts. You are most welcome, Shelley

  • Deepthi

    August 26, 2017

    Hi Elke, thank you for the informative post. It would be great if could let us know if you use stock photos for the photo cards with a standard license or an extended license. Also, could you please suggest a few sources for the photos?

  • admin

    admin

    August 27, 2017

    Hi Deepthi,
    I use a combination of everything. Sometimes I use royalty free images, or I pay for stock images. You need to contact the provider to ask if you can use them as template holders on print on demand products. Sometimes even if it says for commercial use, they do not allow this type of production.

  • Tanya

    September 6, 2017

    Thanks for this post! 🙂 I’ve been trying to think up some catchy sayings and pair them with the new foil cards this year. I love the tip about the gemstone colours – they are gorgeous but often overlooked!

    Cheers,

    Tanya

  • admin

    admin

    September 7, 2017

    Hi Tanya,

    Thanks for your comment! There are so many fun and interesting products that you can make for the holiday season! Keep up the good work!

    Elke

  • Beverly

    September 18, 2017

    Thanks Elke. It’s sometimes overwhelming to know where to start. This is very helpful. Thank you

  • admin

    admin

    September 19, 2017

    You are welcome, Beverly

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