The summer’s still in full swing, kids aren’t complaining that it’s almost time to go back to school, but here we are, talking about the holiday shopping season. Jack Frost will be here soon enough, and then we’ll all be wishing it were summer for just a few more days. The winter holidays—Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanza—are just around the corner, so we’ve compiled a list of great POP Novelty items to stock your shelves with for that holiday shopping rush.
Photo greetings are as popular as ever, with consumers looking for more and more ways to share their photographs with family and friends. Aperion (www.aperioninc.com) adds a new line this year—square photo window templates. These new templates will allow those digital consumers who like to crop their images, more options for a photo greeting, since the image size is smaller than the traditional rectangular area. Adding a new twist to the traditional photo greeting, PhotoTidings (www.phototidings.com) has added Stand-Up Photo Card templates, which, when trimmed and folded, let your customers display their cards in a unique way. The new holiday line includes two image-5x7 and 4x8 cards. Lucidiom (www.lucidiom.com) has added new holiday templates for its APM (Automated Photo Machine) line. Many of the cards are available in 4x6, 4x8, and 5x7 sizes. Pakor (www.pakor.com) offers, among other products, holiday and event photo greeting templates for Sony’s PictureStation kiosks.
Studio Style by Collector’s Gallery (www.studiostyle.com\photo) has added sixteen new designs to its line of Holiday Insert Cards. Embellished with foil accents and raised embossing, these cards are available in 10- and 20-count packages, and 10-count transparent boxes. Place your order before September 30 to get additional savings!
Winthrop Atkins (www.winthrop-atkins.com) also offers a variety of slip-in cards, including its Cape Cads Colors which elegantly display a photo slipped-into the cover of the card.
Westrim Crafts (www.westrimcrafts.com) offers the Digital Express Photo Mailers: printed card and CD jacket with coordinated CD labels, themed card, and envelope—for those customers who want to send multiple digital images to family or friends.
For those consumers who want to make sure the recipients of their photos will keep them hung up year round, Noritsu (www.noritsu.com) offers its customers a 2007 calendar template in 8x10 and 8x12 sizes.
Retailers who install Whitech (www.whitechusa.com) Photo.Teller kiosks can offer their customers a range of gifting options via the Photo.Tellers. A range of photo gifts are available, including T-shirts, jigsaw puzzles, coffee mugs, mouse mats, bags, balls, plates, and more. Whitech also offers a range of scrapbook templates, designed for a variety of holiday, travel, and other events.
Neil Enterprises (www.neilenterprises.com) added the new Musical Holiday Sphere to its Snow Globe product line. With a Santa figure atop the sphere, and snowmen at the base, it spins to “Jingle Bells” and can display two photos inside.
Perceptive Keepsakes (www.perceptivekeepsakes.com) offers a line of elegant wood boxes, frames, and other photo gift items that feature your customers image imprinted onto a high gloss ceramic tile. The wood is lacquered and lined. Boxes come in a variety of shapes, including square, rectangle, circle, and heart-shaped.
Pixifun (www.pixifun.com) offers retailers a range of blister-packed photo kits for the younger set. Each kit features everything needed to create a variety of photo items, including photo magnets and photo key rings.
Memory Maker Photo Bracelets (www.memorymakerbracelet.com) have added a variety of new bracelets, cellphone charms, and pins that allow consumers to add adorn jewelry with photographs.
For those customers who like to tote around their images for all to see, Image Display Creations (www.imagedisplaycreations.com.au) offers Photo Shoulder Bags. These unique bags feature slip-in pockets to display five photos.
For the photo fashionista, All My Memories (www.allmymemories.com) offers the Uptown Chic line of memory albums and storage solutions. The line features unique, color coordinated keychains, wallets, and purses that let the user display favorite photographs.
These days, images are popping up on everyday items, allowing consumers to personalize everything in their lives. Traditions Studio (www.traditionsstudio.com) offers an Address Book that comes ready for embellishing, as well as displaying a 5x7 photo that slips into the cover.