Your Holiday Packaging Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and also the most important season of your sales cycle! The holidays are always a time when hordes of consumers hit the shops, hunting for that perfect gift. What better way to catch their eye than with custom holiday packaging that brings your products to the forefront? It’s a fact that festive packaging makes products more attractive during this special time of the year. But there’s more to it than slapping on a red and green ribbon. Today’s savvy consumers want festive packaging that looks intentional and offers a luxe unboxing experience. It should even look great without wrapping paper! How can you infuse some seasonal style into your Custom Packaging Services? Read on to learn how Gold Image Printing offers help with holiday packaging that lives up to the hype!

Boxes and Bags

There are endless options when it comes to the shape and size of your holiday packaging. Take a moment to assess your holiday packaging needs and whether your product will be best packaged in a box or bag. Are you jumping on the holiday care packages trend and offering a smorgasbord of products all in one package? Subscription Boxes made from corrugated cardboard are the perfect place to start, as they can handle weightier items and come in tons of different sizes. Mailer Boxes also make great holiday product boxes – print a special holiday message inside to bring a smile to their faces when they lift the lid. Maybe you’ve cooked up some delightful holiday confections and want customers to see them from afar. Opt for cellophane bags topped with custom Bag Toppers to let your products speak for themselves. Or cinch up a festive bag with peppermint-striped string sporting a Die Cut Hang Tag – it can even double as a tree ornament after it’s been removed! Whether you want your products boxed or bagged, Gold Image Printing has an option for you!

Cards, Tags, and Labels

When gifts are exchanged, it means more when warm wishes are also included. So don’t overlook the heart-warming effect of cards, tags, and labels as you design your own holiday packaging. Custom Insert Cards sporting your label against a festive background can also provide space for customers to write their own season’s greetings to the recipient of their gift. Trim a basic box with Washi Tape that loops the familiar lyrics of a beloved seasonal song. Or apply customized labels to products, from candles to canned cocktails, to promote their holiday scents or flavors. We’ve got loads of seasonally-appropriate picks, like White Ink Stickers, Die Cut Roll Labels, and personalized Stickers Labels that will make even the most last-minute package holidays-approved.

Customization: It’s About Form And Function

Some people like to do things by the book, with a comprehensive holiday guide to all the traditional motifs of the season. If this is your first time venturing into holiday packaging, Gold Image Printing offers some trusty online guides to help you, including Standard Box Sizes and Artwork Guidelines. But the fun really kicks off when you get into our customization and design features- and maybe choose to buck a trend or two. Who says you have to stick with a red and green color palette? Navy blue and gold look just as festive and twice as chic. Don’t let your brand identity get lost in all the tinsel, however – slip a custom Foil Belly Band around your standard product boxes as a nod to the season while maintaining a consistent look and feel. Look for ways you can balance your year-long branding with your special seasonal promos. We offer customization options ranging from subtle to complex. Whatever direction you take, just make sure your holiday packaging serves its purpose while looking fantastic. Check out our blog post, Custom Packaging Ideas, to get some ideas on how you can change up your packaging for the holidays!

Festive Specialties

Maybe you’ve decided to go all out with your festive packaging. If this is the case, then we’re delighted to introduce you to our printing specialties. Gold Image Printing is the industry leader in providing bespoke, specialty printing services that take any holiday packaging design to the next level. The holidays are all about adding sparkle that’s both merry and bright, so add a little bling with foil stamping. If you want an old-world feel, use letterpressing for gift tags that look like they came straight out of a certain jolly old elf’s workshop. Die-cutting pairs perfectly with custom Foil Stickers shaped like trees, leaves, and other shapes from nature that reflect the changing seasons. This is definitely the time to be a bit extra, so don’t be shy about adding a specialty or two to your custom holiday packaging!

Crunch Time

We all dread facing those holiday deadlines, but supply chain and transport can be a real challenge at this time of the year – especially when the weather outside is frightful. That’s why we’re here to share some great news: Gold Image Printing offers rush orders! Our team works around the clock to ensure that your holiday packaging needs are met in plenty of time. Our cutting-edge printing technology makes it a breeze to print a batch of custom holiday packaging, from Short Run Roll Labels to Custom Product Boxes and everything in between. Shipping times vary based on location, of course, but our printing turnaround time is never an estimate – it’s always a guarantee. Now that’s something worth celebrating!


The holidays can be a busy time of year, but at Gold Image Printing, we’re never too busy to help with holiday packaging that will make your products fly off the shelves quicker than a team of reindeer. Our Custom Packaging Services let you design your own holiday packaging that your customers won’t be able to resist. Give your business – and yourself – the best gift this year with custom holiday packaging from Gold Image Printing, the leading online printing service offering top-shelf quality, service, and support. We guarantee that it will be a gift that keeps on giving!