Elegant red design with Christmas decorations. How to Create a Cracking Christmas Flyer When creating your Christmas flyer, you need to consider both its imagery and text. Here we have provided some guidance on how to make the most of your content and get the best possible results. Of course, you should consider your audience and tailor any imagery to suit.
History Roman Saturnalia Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honor of the deity Saturnheld on December 17 of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through December The holiday was celebrated with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturnin the Roman Forumand a public banquet, followed by private gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival atmosphere that overturned Roman social norms: Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. August Learn how and when to remove this template message The earliest source stating December 25 as the date of birth of Jesus was Hippolytus of Rome —written very early in the 3rd century, based on the assumption that the conception of Jesus took place at the Spring equinox which he placed on March 25, and then added nine months.
In some churches e. In other churches e. This short Christmas season is preceded by Adventwhich begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day: Other European cultures have their own carnival festivities between new year and Lent.
Secularisation and commercialisation According to Yanovski et al. According to Chen et al. Some stores and shopping malls advertise their Christmas merchandise beginning after Halloween or even in late October, alongside Halloween items.
In the UK and Ireland, Christmas food generally appears on supermarket shelves as early as September or even August, while the Christmas shopping season itself starts from mid November when the high street Christmas lights are switched on. While in other countries the only holidays included in the "season" are Christmas EveChristmas Day, St.
Economics of Christmas The examples and perspective in this article deal primarily with the Northern Hemisphere and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject. You may improve this articlediscuss the issue on the talk pageor create a new articleas appropriate.
August Learn how and when to remove this template message Holiday shopping in Helsinki, Finland The exchange of gifts is central to the Christmas and holiday season, and the season thus also incorporates a "holiday shopping season".
This comprises a peak time for the retail sector at the start of the holiday season the "Christmas shopping season" and a period of sales at the end of the season, the "January sales". Although once dedicated mostly to white sales and clearance salesthe January sales now comprise both winter close-out sales and sales comprising the redemption of gift cards given as presents.
January is a key part of the holiday season. More than half of it was spent on family shopping. This is widely reputed to be the busiest shopping day of the entire calendar year. However, in the VISA credit card organization reported that over the previous several years VISA credit card spending had in fact been 8 to 19 percent higher on the last Saturday before Christmas Day i.
Although it was a peak, that was not the busiest on-line shopping day of that year. The busiest on-line shopping days were December 12 and 13, almost two weeks later; the second Monday in December has since become known as Green Monday.
Another notable day is Free Shipping Day, a promotional day that serves as the last day in which a person can order a good online and have it arrive via standard shipping the price of which the sender pays prior to Christmas Eve; this day is usually on or near December They attribute this to people "shopping in stores and malls on the weekends, and [ So they recommended that retailers manage their inventories for the entire holiday shopping season, with a leaner inventory at the start and new winter merchandise for the January sales.
On the basis of the growing popularity of gift certificates, he states that "To get a true picture of holiday sales, one may consider measuring October, November, December and January sales combined as opposed to just November and December sales. In addition, holiday shoppers are planning to buy even more cards this year: One in six consumers 16 percent plan to buy 10 or more cards, compared with 11 percent last year.
Consumers are also spending more in total on gift cards and more per card: Gift cards continue to grow in acceptance: Also, resistance to giving gift cards continues to decline: Consumers said that the cards are popular gifts for adults, teens and children alike, and almost half 46 percent intend to buy them for immediate family; however, they are hesitant to buy them for spouses or significant others, with only 14 percent saying they plan to buy them for those recipients.
Some stores in Canada hold Boxing Week sales before the end of the year for income tax purposes.
Christmas creep Main article: Christmas creep What has become known as "Christmas creep" refers to a merchandising phenomenon in which merchants and retailers exploit the commercialized status of Christmas by moving up the start of the holiday shopping season. The term is not used in the UK and Ireland, where retailers call Christmas the "golden quarter", that is, the three months of October through December is the quarter of the year in which the retail industry hopes to make the most profit.
Europe In the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, the Christmas shopping season starts from mid-November, around the time when high street Christmas lights are turned on.
The Netherlands and Belgium have a double holiday. The first one, the arrival of the Bishop Saint Nicholas and Black Peter, starts about mid November, with presents being given on December 5 or 6. Netherlands and Belgium often do not start the Christmas season until December 6 or 7, i.Free Christmas flyer and card templates.
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