Get Ready for Christmas with These Trends and Designs
It’s getting to be that time of year and the Christmas aesthetic and vibes will be everywhere. Printing Christmas t-shirts will be no different.
Christmas is another one of those holidays where people wear tons of apparel for – whether it’s funny, festive, cheerful, and the like – there’s no shortage of Christmas t-shirt designs.
This post is going to focus on Christmas apparel trends, how to design t-shirts for the Christmas, holiday and winter seasons, along with some selling tips.
What’s Popular in Christmas Apparel Trends
The trend for the past few years is the Christmas pajamas. This trend does not look like it’s going away any time soon and will be a popular item again this year.
These are perfect for couples or families to match, especially for Christmas family photos.
Christmas pj’s are easy to print. An easy way is to use a nice soft tee for the top, and matching pajama pants for the bottoms. Since most pajamas are patterned, a plain shirt makes it easy to read text and see a design.
Christmas T-Shirts and Crewneck Sweatshirts
Shirts of all kinds are always a safe bet. Since the weather is at least chilly in most places, long sleeved t-shirts and crewneck sweatshirts seem to be popular.
These shirts range in designs, from funny to festive. It’s easy for inspiration here – Christmas movies, quotes from movies, Christmas music and song lyrics, and sayings continue to be popular.
Simple sells. Short and sweet like “Merry and Bright”, “Believe”, “Joy to the World”, and “Let it Snow” are all perfect examples.
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Christmas stockings are popular because most people hang them up as decorations and are easy to print.
Besides onesies, stockings make a great gift idea when a new baby is born since most people hang one up for each family member.
You can even customize with each person’s name using Express Names.
Besides a name, add a small design on the stocking, too. Since stockings are typically where presents are left for the “nice” and coal is left for the “naughty”, stockings are a great place to incorporate this into the design.
“Naughty or nice” designs, or “Santa, I can explain” sayings are popular ideas.
Designing Christmas T-Shirts
It’s easy to create Christmas designs in Easy View® online designer, even if you aren’t a designer.
Easy View is a free online designer that is loaded with thousands of layouts and clipart that you can use as-is or you can customize as much or as little as you want.
All you need is a Transfer Express account. There is no subscription or credit card needed.
There are plenty of Christmas, holiday, and winter designs and clip art within Easy View to use. Whether you are looking for a Christmas tree, wreath, ornaments, lights, toys, elves, Santa, a nativity, snowman, reindeer, nutcracker, etc, it’s all there!
There are also 250+ fonts, including several Christmas fonts to add to your design.
All of the designs in this post were created using Easy View online designer.
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Selling Christmas Apparel
Like most apparel, there are several ways you can go about selling Christmas inspired t-shirts and apparel.
The most popular are probably to your current customers, through an online store like Etsy, or through in-person events like craft fairs.
Selling to your current customers can be as easy as sending out an email if you have an email list of your customers, adding a flyer with finished orders, creating displays in your store front, or even sending out Christmas cards to your customers with a note inside about Christmas apparel options.
If you have an online Etsy store or website, add Christmas apparel sooner rather than later. This will help search engines pick up the listings and product pages in time for shoppers.
Make sure you include lots of descriptive keywords and phrases, along with great product photos.
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Craft fairs are another great place to sell t-shirts and apparel for Christmas. People go to these types of shows this time of year specifically to buy items and gifts for Christmas.
Be ready with stock items to sell on the spot, but also have signage available letting customers know you can add personalization for them too. While you may not be able to add personalization on the spot, you can take orders for these and print them back at your shop.
Or have some options for personalization on-site using your heat press, some vinyl, and a cutter.
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The countdown to Christmas is on. Don’t wait any longer. Make your list and check it twice!