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Dash of Inspiration – Christmas in July, Part 1

July 2, 2012

A Dash of Inspiration, A Cup of Creativity by Doreen

Christmas in July, Part I

I know that most of you are busy enjoying summer and all the fun the warm weather months offer, but as we’ve said many times before; designers must work up to six-months in advance of holidays in order for their designs to make it to market in time for consumers to find them – and in our case search engines to find them.  So, like it or not, July we will be focusing on holiday inspiration so that even though the snow is still months away, you can get in the mood to work on your Holiday Card designs this month!

One of the beautiful things about holiday card making is that though color trends come and go each year, there are buyers for just about every color combination; regardless of current trends.  We’ll start this first week with some fun and different color combinations I made up for you to use in your holiday designs. I’ve also listed some great links to the coming season’s trends such as; Black & Gold representing the year of the dragon is ‘in’ this year for tree and room decorations – enjoy these lovely color combos!

For those of you who can switch your frame of mind to the holiday season; you will no doubt be rewarded by early sales. Remember, many of those terrific ‘bulk’ sales come very early in the season.

For the next four Mondays in July, the Dash of Inspiration will be offering inspiration and design freebies to help you get those new 2012 Holiday Cards on the market!  ENJOY!

Top 12 Holiday Trends for 2012

Christmas Trends Group 2012

Keeping Up With the Joneses: Christmas Decorating Trends for 2012

(Editor’s Note: Get your new cards noticed by search engines quicker by including a detailed description in the Artist’s Notes – and don’t forget to add the colors and color combinations! If you’re using a “trendy” color scheme, search engines will see your description as relevant to a current hot topic, and index it faster.)

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 2, 2012 7:31 pm

    Like these! Shared on FB too.

  2. July 3, 2012 9:04 am

    Thanks Doreen I will be using these, strangely the green has been in my cards this week for Christmas 😀 yay I found a trend one, love the hues they are nice, so off to do mad christmas cards in berry red.

  3. July 3, 2012 10:05 am

    Lovely colors, great shares! Thank You!

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