Each year, American’s spend nearly $6 BILLION dollars on holiday decorations. From tinsel to lights and trees, decorating for the holidays is big business. And ornaments make up a large portion of those decorations.
It’s estimated that there are more than $100 million dollars worth of ornaments sold each year. Customers look to ornaments to freshen up their tree from year-to-year and commemorate special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, or a child’s first Christmas.
Creating custom, one-of-a-kind ornaments for your customers is an easy way to grow your holiday business. Ornaments are lightweight, easy to ship, and can be personalized with sublimation, engraving, heat transfer printing, or vinyl. They come in a variety of shapes, styles, and materials to fit any tree “theme”.
Ornaments for Sublimation
Sublimation is a great way to capture a customer’s photo or other full color image on an ornament. Use a photo of newlyweds to capture their first Christmas together as a married couple, or a newborn’s photo for their first holiday. Sublimatable ornaments offer outstanding image reproduction and durability and are sure to be handed down from generation to generation.
In addition to sublimation, most sublimatable ornaments can be personalized with heat transfer printing, UV-LED printing, or vinyl application.
Pro tip: Contact your local school or college and suggest they sell ornaments with the school mascot on them as a fundraiser. You can make the ornaments on-demand with a full color logo, and the school has an easy to sell and mail item to help raise money. Win-win!
HD180B: Buffalo Plaid Tree Ornament & UN4859 Aluminum Square Ornament
Ornaments for Laser or Rotary Engraving
From wood to acrylic and leather-like products, there’s no shortage of ornaments you can personalize for your customers with a laser or rotary engraver.
Laser engraving ornaments creates a clean, detailed mark that customers love. Lasering our wood ornaments leave a beautiful, rustic mark on the face of the ornament. Ornaments in our Saddle Collection line offer a leather-like look that’s easy to laser and offers a unique contrast to traditional metal and glass ornaments. Any of our laserable ornaments are ideal for monograms, family names, or commemorative dates.
Pro tip: Combine a sublimatable ornament with a laser cut one to create a truly unique piece for your customers. Using both technologies together gives you the best of both worlds, allowing for a full-color photo to be added to a laser cut ornament, or vice versa. You can see a video on this very idea here.
Ornaments for Everyone
Whether you're sublimating, engraving, heat transfer printing, or using another process, creating personalized holiday ornaments for your customers is a great way to expand your business. Ornaments are easy to ship, easy to display, and can help you set your business apart from large, big box retailers who can’t offer customization.