Seasonal printables are among the most popular products you can find online, whether you’re selling on your own website or have set up shop in an online marketplace such as Etsy or Teachers Pay Teachers. People love buying printable products that are designed for holidays such as Memorial Day or Christmas, seasons like Spring and Summer, or even for seasonal hobbies like gardening or camping.
What you may not know is how many secret seasonal printable niches are out there for you to discover. There are so many opportunities to create and sell seasonal products. If you’ve already created products for all of the most obvious niches, here are some secret seasonal niches that can help you attract new customers and increase your sales.
What Are Seasonal Printables?
Seasonal printables are printable products that are created for use during specific holidays or times of year. People may buy them at any time of year, but there is usually a lead-up to a holiday or event when sales of related printables are likely to skyrocket.
Here are just a few examples of seasonal printable categories.
- New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day
- Valentine’s Day
- Independence Day
- Summer Camping
- Back to School
Seasonal printables may include a wide variety of items such as décor, wall art, invitations, place settings, cards, and planners. People who sell seasonal printables often create a whole range of products around a single design or idea. They may bundle them to make it easy for customers to buy everything they need with one click.
Secret Seasonal Niches to Inspire You
It’s easy to identify the biggest and most popular seasonal printable niches because they’re everywhere. You don’t need anybody to tell you that Christmas is a popular niche! Here are some smaller and less crowded niches that may inspire you to create products that attract a whole new audience to your printables shop.
Black History Month
Black History Month happens every February and was created to highlight the lives and contributions of Black Americans whose stories have been minimized or glossed over in our history books. Creating printables can help you attract new and motivated customers to your online store.
Educational printables are also popular, so creating Black History Month educational worksheets and other EDU printables to feature in your shop can be a great way to attract new customers and make more sales. If you sell other classroom printables, you may also get some repeat customers!
Pride Month happens every June and is a month where we celebrate the lives and accomplishments of people in the LGBTQ+ community. There are a lot of Pride celebrations during the month and that makes it an ideal niche for printable products.
As was the case with Black History Month, there’s an opportunity here for Pride-themed educational printables and classroom décor. Party decorations, Pride greeting cards, stickers, and other items may help you attract a new audience to your shop.
Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month happens in March and is a time to highlight and celebrate women’s contributions to the world and to our lives. There is a large audience of women who love buying empowering products that feature famous and inspirational women—and your printables can be the answer!
Here again, EDU printables are an option. Some other popular items in this niche may include greeting cards, meditation cards, and wall art. There are so many inspiring women from history that the sky is truly the limit—and you may be able to sell some of these products year-round, too.
Seasonal Cleaning and Organization
We’re all familiar with Spring cleaning, but there’s more to explore in the world of seasonal cleaning and organization. People do all kinds of things that revolve around the seasons, including cleaning, organization, and planning.
Some examples of potential printable products to create in this niche might include a household winter prep checklist or planner, a Spring gardening planner, or a pre-holiday cleaning and preparation guide to help people get ready to welcome holiday guests.
In the world of seasonal printables, it’s undeniable that Christian printables have an edge. There are more printables associated with holidays such as Easter and Christmas than there are with holidays from other religions—and that means there’s a potential gap in the market that you can fill with your products. This niche may also include cultural holidays that aren’t religious in nature.
Some examples of non-Christian holidays to celebrate with printables include Eid, Diwali, Kwanzaa, Hannukah, Passover, Ramadan, and Holi. Keep in mind that not all holidays will be ideal for creating printables. It may be helpful to do some research to see what other online sellers are doing, particularly if you’re thinking about creating printables for a holiday that’s not familiar to you.
Seasonal Shopping Lists & Recipes
A lot of home cooks like to cook with local, seasonal ingredients because they’re at their peak and help to vary their diets. For that reason, you may want to consider creating products that highlight and list seasonal produce.
For example, you could do a monthly planner where you list what’s in season each month and provide recipes for each item. Expanding your product listings could be done by exploring seasonality by region, since even with the United States there’s a lot of variation.
Sports and Seasonal Hobbies
Seasonal hobbies and sports can span a wide range of activities, offering multiple opportunities to create and sell new products in your shop. For example, seasonal hobbies might include things like surfing, hiking, or camping.
If you want to venture into the world of sports, then you may want to incorporate professional sports as well as amateur sports. There’s lots of room for printables that will appeal to parents and kids, including things like printable soccer stickers or printable athletic affirmation cards.
Increase Traffic to Your Shop with Unique Seasonal Printables
Creating and selling seasonal printables makes it easy to offer tons of products in your shop. Focusing on the secret printable niches we’ve featured here can help you stand out from your competitors and attract a whole new audience of potential customers to your shop.
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