Seasonal printables are one of the most popular categories in the extremely large and profitable printables market. You might think of seasonal products as being limited, but the truth is that there’s no cap on the number of seasonal printable products you can create and sell—and many are popular year round!
Some seasonal printables might be obvious and come to mind immediately. To help you create a profitable business selling seasonal printables, it’s necessary to bring your creativity into the process. Here are 7 creative seasonal printables that you can make and sell in your online shop.
What Are Seasonal Printables?
Seasonal printables are any printables that are most likely to be purchased in a specific season or for a special holiday or event. Printables for any of the following occasions might be considered seasonal.
- St. Patrick’s Day
- July 4th
- Mother’s Day
- Spring cleaning
- Back to school
- Summer camping
The good news is that many of these “seasons” are actually popular with shoppers all year round. There are plenty of people who start planning for Halloween or Christmas the day after the holiday, so there’s a lot of money to be made by selling these items!
7 Creative Seasonal Printables to Make
Now, here are 7 creative seasonal printables that you may want to consider making and selling to earn a steady stream of income every month of the year.
#1: Cleaning and Chore Charts
You might think of chore charts as being year-round items—and they can be—but they can also be seasonal! The most popular example in this category is the Spring cleaning chart, but you could also make charts for other seasons.
For example, you might sell a back-to-school homework and chore chart, or a chart to decorate for Christmas or pack away summer clothes to prepare for winter. The possibilities are endless if you use your imagination.
#2: Coloring Pages or Books
The next idea is to make seasonal coloring pages or coloring books. When we talk about printable coloring books, we’re really talking about a bundle of pages to be colored, and you can create them around any seasonal theme.
Remember that coloring books are popular with both children and adults. When kids are looking forward to a holiday, they love activities that build anticipation and excitement. You could easily create printable pages themed around Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas—or the summer holiday from school! Adults may enjoy many of the same themes, but with more complex drawings to suit their skill level.
Printable planners are extremely popular and easy to create because they’re low content products. You can use the same template for multiple pages, making planners one of the easiest printable products to make and sell.
Some examples of seasonal printable planners might include the following.
- Back to school planner for teachers (or parents)
- Wedding planner
- Spring gardening planner
- Christmas holiday planner
A lot of sellers bundle planners with things like printable stickers, which allows them to increase the price in return for very little work.
#4: Greeting Cards
Greeting cards aren’t necessarily creative as a type of product, since they’ve been around for ages. However, it’s possible to get super creative in terms of the seasonal events you focus on and on the cards themselves!
For example, many people send cards for Christmas and as a result, Christmas cards are easy to find. But it can be a bit more challenging if you want to send a National Donut Day card to a donut-loving friend or an Arbor Day card to someone who loves hiking in the forest. Specialty greeting cards can help people find your online printables shop and buy from you again and again!
#5: Packing Lists
Packing lists may be used for any occasion that requires travel, including moving or going on a business trip. They good news is that you can also make them for seasonal occasions. Here are some examples.
- Summer camp packing list
- Spring break packing list
- Honeymoon packing list
- Christmas decoration packing list
You could even use the same template for all of these, simply switching up the fonts, colors, and decorative elements to make each packing list unique.
#6: Educational Printables
Educational printables are popular with both parents and teachers, and can be sold in themes that work for a variety of holidays and occasions. Teachers often like to give their students holiday-themed worksheets and other items to keep them engaged and excited about learning.
Educational printables that can be made seasonal include worksheets, quizzes, infographics, games, and classroom and door decorations. Parents who home school their kids may also be interested in purchasing educational printables with seasonal themes. One of the things I particularly like about EDU printables is that they can easily be bundled to make even more sales.
#7: Home Décor Items
Printable home décor is popular and can be made with almost any occasion, season, or holiday in mind. Whether the printables you sell are meant for everyday use or ideal for parties and seasonal gatherings, you can make money selling them all year in your online shop.
Some examples of popular home décor items include wall art, place cards, and table decorations. Keep in mind that if you create your printable designs in a vector format, such as SVG format, you can also connect your customers with a print on demand provider. That way, they can have your seasonal designs printed on everything from socks to shower curtains!
Increase Your Sales with Seasonal Printables
Seasonal printables are easy and fun to create. Using free templates from sites such as Canva, you can create new designs and products in just a few minutes and without spending any money unless you want to upgrade to a premium account. The 7 ideas I’ve included here are a wonderful place to start!
Are you ready to start earning money selling seasonal printables? I’m here to help! Click here to learn about my Succeed with Seasonal Printables guide, which will tell you everything you need to know about creating and selling seasonal printables.