November 5, 2008

Oh Deer and Other Holiday Trends

Wondering what the current holiday trends are for those selling on Etsy? I'm not an expert, but I do keep my eye on themes, notice designs reoccurring in magazines and read the trade reports.

1. Woodland - Birds are still going strong. Deer, whether it's reindeer, fawns or bucks I keep seeing them! Acorns, pine cones, feathers, trees - these are themes I've noticed on everything from housewares to stationary to jewelry and more.

2. Sugar-coated - it's a candy colored world out there. I've noticed this trend leaning more toward vintage, like old-Hollywood meets the North Pole. Glitter, tinsel, paper ephemera from Christmas past are paired up with vintage trims and sparkly baubles.

3. Christmas is more Christmasy this year with a nod toward holidays past. Classic red and greens with nostalgic motifs like mittens, snowflakes, trees and stockings can be seen in many magazines this season.

4. You big softie! Felted ornaments, crocheted snowflakes, soft and cuddly accessories in wool and cotton are big for decorating our homes and ourselves this chilly season.

Colors that seem trendy for jewelry this holiday - elegant designs in black and shades of plum and berry. Purple is THE color for fall and it will transition into winter too.

Well, that's it for now. What trends have you noticed or maybe you'd like to just announce a trend you plan on spear-heading this holiday season?

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