Design ideas and promotional resources for special anniversaries, events, and seasons happening in 2022

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As a way to get more Amazon and Etsy shop ideas for products to sell and boost your sales, you can create and promote designs around special anniversaries and events.

I’ve talked about this strategy before, specifically referencing a total solar eclipse that happened a few summers ago. And several Low Hanging System members created designs about the event and saw success. For some people, sales continued even after the eclipse was over.

Below, you’ll find a few screenshot testimonials from the LHS Facebook group about the eclipse:

Boost your ecommerce sales with these special anniversary design ideas and promotional resources

Boost your ecommerce sales with these special anniversary design ideas and promotional resources

Boost your ecommerce sales with these special anniversary design ideas and promotional resources

Boost your ecommerce sales with these special anniversary design ideas and promotional resources

Boost your ecommerce sales with these special anniversary design ideas and promotional resources

After seeing the success people had with their eclipse-related designs, one of the Facebook group’s moderators mentioned how “people *love* commemorative things,” and I couldn’t agree more. The moderator then came up with the idea to create designs and promotions for other special anniversaries and events happening throughout the year.

This is a great strategy to boost your sales, especially during the “slow-selling” periods, when not many of the commercialized, gift-giving holidays are happening.

And to help you get your wheels turning about new promotions and design ideas, I came up with a list of anniversaries and events happening in 2022 that you can use as inspiration.

I also talk about special evergreen “seasons,” including graduation and wedding season, which are other occasions that you can create promotions and design ideas for.

Each season also comes with examples, suggested coupon codes, hashtags, and a social media template that you can use with any promotions you run to promote your related products.

Just be mindful whenever you create design ideas for these anniversaries, seasons, and events that your designs don’t violate any copyrights. Always do your due diligence. And when in doubt, double-check.

Having said that, let’s now take a look at this list of anniversaries and events happening in 2022.

Special anniversaries and events happening in 2022

The following list of special anniversaries and events is divided into the following three categories:

  1. pop culture anniversaries
  2. historical anniversaries
  3. and astronomical events.

Pop culture anniversaries 

Movie anniversaries 

The Hunger Games – 10th anniversary

Selena – 25th anniversary

Men in Black  – 25th anniversary

Good Will Hunting – 25th anniversary

Titanic – 25th anniversary

Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn – 40th anniversary

Star Wars – 45th anniversary

The Godfather – 50th anniversary

The Man Who Shot Liberty Vallance – 60th anniversary

Miracle on 34th Street – 75th anniversary

Lego – 90th anniversary

Disney anniversaries

Snow White – 85th anniversary

Bambi – 80th anniversary

The Jungle Book – 55th anniversary

Winnie the Pooh – 45th anniversary

The Rescuers – 45th anniversary

Aladdin – 30th anniversary

Hercules – 25th anniversary

Lilo & Stitch – 20th anniversary

Treasure Planet – 20th anniversary

Ratatouille – 15th anniversary

Brave – 10th anniversary

TV anniversaries

The Bachelor – 20th anniversary

The Wire – 20th anniversary

American Idol – 20th anniversary

Dr. Phil – 20th anniversary

Firefly – 20th anniversary

Barefoot Contessa – 20th anniversary

The Real World – 30th anniversary

Melrose Place – 30th anniversary

SNICK’s debut on Nickelodeon – 30th anniversary

Family Ties – 40th anniversary

Cheers – 40th anniversary

MTV launched – 40th anniversary

Sanford and Son – 50th anniversary

Births & deaths

Birth of Elton John – 75th anniversary – March 23

Birth of Doris Day – 100th anniversary – April 3

Death of Marlene Dietrich – 30th anniversary – May 6

Birth of July Garland – 100th anniversary – June 10

Death of Marilyn Monroe – 60th anniversary – August 5

Death of Princess Diana – 25th anniversary – August 31

Birth of Jimi Hendrix – 80th anniversary – November 27

Birth of Ava Gardner – 100th anniversary – December 24

Historical anniversaries 

Insulin was first used to treat diabetes – 100th anniversary – January 11

The first woman, Hattie Caraway, was elected to the US Senate – 90th anniversary – January 12

End of the Sierra Leone Civil War – 20th anniversary – January 19

Bloody Sunday – 50th anniversary – January 30

Queen Elizabeth II reign (longest reigning British monarch) – 70th anniversary – February 6 (Platinum Jubilee)

Nixon’s trip to China – 50th anniversary – February 21

Truman Doctrine – 75th anniversary – March 12

Jackie Robinson became the first Black man to play professional baseball – 75th anniversary – April 15

Amelia Earhart solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean – 90th anniversary – May 21st

Marshall Plan – 75th anniversary – June 5

The Handover of Hong Kong – 25th anniversary – July 1

Battle of Stalingrad – 80th anniversary – August 23

Munich Olympic Massacre – 50th anniversary – September 5

The Rosetta Stone was deciphered – 200th anniversary – September 27

Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound – 75th anniversary – October 14

End of the Ottoman Empire – 100th anniversary – November 1

King Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered by Howard Carter – 100th anniversary – November 4

Establishment of the Soviet Union – 100th anniversary – December 30

Egypt celebrates 100 years of independence from the United Kingdom

Pakistan celebrates its 75th Independence Day

India celebrates its 75th Independence Day

Brazil celebrates its bicentennial Independence Day

Astronomical events

Lyrids Meteor Shower – April 22-23

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower – May 6-7

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower – July 28-29

Perseids Meteor Shower – August 12-13

Draconids Meteor Shower – October 7

Orionid Meteor Shower – October 21-22

Taurids Meteor Shower – November 4-5

Leonids Meteor Shower – November 17-18

Geminids Meteor Shower – December 13-14

Ursid Meteor Shower – December 21-22

Promotional tools for annual events and seasons 

The above list of anniversaries and astronomical events aren’t the only special occasions happening this year. There are also several annual special events and seasons taking place. These events and seasons include…

  • Sporting events
  • Awards ceremonies
  • Fashion Week
  • Graduations
  • Weddings

Below, you’ll find more information about each of these events and seasons along with design ideas and promotional resources, including relevant hashtags, coupon codes, and social media templates.

Sporting events

There are a bunch of major sporting events that take place each year. And many sports fans love showing their sport and team pride.

To avoid copyright problems, though, instead of using teams’ or athletes’ names in your designs, you can use general sports-related images, such as helmets, balls, or team colors.

For example, if you want to create a design for the Super Bowl, you can make designs related to football or Super Bowl viewing in general that don’t get specific about the teams that are playing.

Social media 

Here’s a social media post template that you can adapt for almost any of the sporting events listed below:

Template: #[Sporting event] is almost here! Are you ready!? Check out our selection of #[sport]-themed gift ideas: _____ [link]. Use promo code _____ to save _____% #Hashtag

Example: #SuperbowlSunday2022 is almost here! Are you ready!? Check out our selection of #football-themed gift ideas: http://bit.ly/2lchnOu. Use promo code TOUCHDOWN to save 15% #NFL

Winter Olympics in Beijing (February 4-20) 

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BEIJING
CHINA
OLYMPICS
WINTERGAMES
ATHLETES

Hashtags

#Beijing2022
#Olympics2022
#WinterGames2022
#WinterOlympics2022
#Olympics
#WinterGames
#WinterOlympics
#Athletes
#BeijingOlympics
#BeijingGames
#BeijingWinterOlympics
#GoForGold

Super Bowl Sunday – American football (February 6)

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Coupon codes

SUPERBOWL
FOOTBALL
NFL
TOUCHDOWN
CHAMPION
HALFTIME
BIGGAME

Hashtags

#Superbowl
#SuperbowlSunday
#Superbowl2022
#Football
#NFL
#Touchdown
#Quarterback
#FootballGame
#AmericanFootball
#Champion
#Champs
#ESPN
#Yardline
#FootballPlayer
#FieldGoal
#NFLDraft

NBA Finals – basketball (April 16-June 19)

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NBA
NBAFINALS
BASKETBALL
SLAMDUNK
REBOUND
HOOPSTER
ALLEYOOP
CHAMPS

Hashtags

#NBAFinals
#NBAFinals2022
#Basketball
#Basketball2022
#BasketballChampionship
#BasketballChamps
#LeagueChamps
#LeagueChamps2022
#BasketballFinals
#BasketballFinals2022
#BallIsLife
#NothingButNet

Stanley Cup Finals – hockey (May 2-June 30)

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STANLEYCUP
STANLEY
HOCKEY
PUCK
NHL
BARNBURNER
SLAPSHOT
GONGSHOW
BIGSKATE

Hashtags

#StanleyCup
#StanleyCup2022
#StanleyCupFinal
#StanleyCupPlayoffs
#Hockey
#HockeyFinals
#HockeysFinals2022
#HockeyChampionship
#HockeyChampionship2022
#HockeyChamps
#HockeyPlayoffs
#HockeyPlayoffs2022
#HockeyLife

U.S. Gymnastics Championships (June 21-26)

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GYMNASTICS
BACKFLIP
HANDSTAND
CARTWHEEL
GYMNAST
TUCK
TWIST
AERIAL

Hashtags

#Gymnastics
#Gymnast
#Gymnastics2022
#GymnasticsChamps
#GymnasticsChamps2022
#Handstand
#Cartwheel
#Acrobatics
#Tumbling
#Athlete
#Fitness
#GymnasticsLife
#GymnastLife

Tour de France – cycling (July 1-July 24)

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BIKE
CYCLE
RIDE
WHEELS
BIDON
BREAK
LEADOUT
LETOUR
LACOURSE

Hashtags

#TourDeFrance
#TourDeFrance2022
#Cycling
#Biking
#Cycle
#Bike
#LeTour
#LeTour2022
#ChampsElysees
#LaCourse
#GrandTours
#TeteDeLaCourse
#BikeLife
#CycleLife
#BikeRace

World Series – baseball (July 19-24)

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WORLDSERIES
BASEBALL
MLB
CHAMPS
HOMERUN
GRANDSLAM

Hashtags

#WorldSeries
#WorldSeries2022
#Baseball
#BaseballChamps
#BaseballChamps2022
#HomeRun
#GrandSlam
#Strikeout
#MLB
#BaseballLife

FIFA World Cup – football/soccer (November 21-December 18)

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Coupon codes

FIFA
FOOTBALL
CHAMPS
GOAL
SOCCER
WORLDCUP

Hashtags

#WorldCup
#WorldCup2022
#WorldCupChamps
#WorldCupChamps2022
#FootballChamps
#FootballChamps2022
#SoccerChamps
#SoccerChamps2022
#SoccerLife
#FootballLife

Other sporting events

Golf

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  • US Masters – April 7-10
  • US PGA – May 19-22
  • US Open – June 16-19
  • British Open – July 14-17

Coupon codes

GOLF
GOLFER
PAR
BIRDIE
EAGLE
BOGEY
ACE
PUT
GREEN

Hashtags

#Golf
#Golf2022
#USMasters
#USMasters2022
#USPGA
#USPGA2022
#USOpen
#USOpen2022
#BritishOpen
#BritishOpen2022
#Golfer
#HoleInOne
#GolfChamp
#GolfChamp2022
#GolfLife

Tennis

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  • Australia Open – January 17-30
  • French Open – May 22 – June 5
  • Wimbledon – June 27 – July 10
  • US Open – August 29 – September 11

Coupon codes

TENNIS
RACQUET
ACE
BACKHAND
DEUCE
LOVE
GAME
MATCH
SERVE

Hashtags

#Tennis
#TennisBall
#TennisRacquet
#GameSetMatch
#AustraliaOpen
#AustraliaOpen2022
#FrenchOpen
#FrenchOpen2022
#Wimbledon
#Wimbledon2022
#USOpen
#USOpen2022
#TennisChamp
#TennisChamp2022
#TennisLife

Horse racing

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  • Dubai World Cup – March 26
  • Grand National – April 9
  • Kentucky Derby – May 7
  • Preakness Stakes – May 21
  • Belmont Stakes – June 11
  • Melbourne Cup – November 1

Coupon codes

HORSE
RACE
JOCKEY
COLT
DERBY
FOAL
MARE
PACE
TRIFECTA

Hashtags

#Horse
#HorseRace
#HorseRacing
#Jockey
#DubaiWorldCup
#DubaiWorldCup2022
#GrandNational
#GrandNational2022
#KentuckyDerby
#KentuckyDerby2022
#PreaknessStakes
#PreaknessStakes2022
#BelmontStakes
#BelmontStakes2022
#MelbourneCup
#MelbourneCup2022
#RaceHorse
#Thoroughbred
#Equestrian
#RaceHorse

Auto racing

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  • Daytona 500 – February 20
  • Indianapolis 500 – May 29

Coupon codes

NASCAR
FASTCAR
SPEED
GRANDPRIX
REV
TURBO

Hashtags

#AutoRacing
#AutoRace
#RaceCar
#RaceCarLife
#Daytona500
#Daytona5002022
#Indianapolis500
#Indianapolis5002022
#Indy500
#Indy5002022
#FormulaOne

Awards ceremonies (Golden Globes, Oscars, etc.)

Awards season involves the Golden Globes, Academy Awards (Oscars), Grammys, and all of the other  awards show related to the arts. Design ideas can center around movies, television, and music (just be mindful not to make designs using any copyrighted material).

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Here’s a list of the major awards ceremonies happening in 2022:

  • Critics Choice Awards ceremony – January 9
  • Golden Globes ceremony – January 9
  • Oscars Governors Awards – January 15
  • Grammys ceremony – January 31
  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards ceremony – February 13
  • Annie Awards ceremony – February 22
  • American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards ceremony – February 26
  • Producers Guild of America Awards ceremony – February 26
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony – February 27
  • Art Directors Guild Awards ceremony – March 5
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony – March 6
  • Costume Designers Guild Awards – March 9
  • Directors Guild of America Awards ceremony – March 12
  • Writers Guild of America Awards ceremony – March 20
  • 94th Oscars ceremony – March 27

Coupon codes

AWARDS
WINNER
HOLLYWOOD
WINNING
PRIZE
OSCAR
GRAMMY
GOLDENGLOBE
SPIRIT
ANNIE
NOMINATED
ART
FILM
TELEVISION
CINEMA
MUSIC

Hashtags

#Awards
#AwardsSeason
#AwardsSeason2022
#Hollywood
#Oscars
#AcademyAwards
#GoldenGlobes
#Grammys
#Film
#Cinema
#Movies
#Actor
#Music
#Television
#Arts
#Winning
#Winner
#AcceptanceSpeech
#AndTheWinnerIs

Social media 

Template: #AwardsSeason is here! If you’re looking for awards-themed gift ideas (#Oscars, #Grammys, #GoldenGlobes, and more), we’ve got some fantastic new items: _____ [link]. Promo code _____ saves you _____% #Hashtag #Hashtag

Example: #AwardsSeason is here! If you’re looking for awards-themed gift ideas (#Oscars, #Grammys, #GoldenGlobes, and more), we’ve got some fantastic new items: http://bit.ly/2lchnOu. Promo code HOLLYWOOD saves you 10% #Oscars #AndTheWinnerIs

Fashion week

Fashion Week is a time when the industry’s top designers showcase their upcoming clothing lines to the media and buyers through a bunch of runway shows. The most significant fashion weeks are held in the following cities: New York City, London, Paris, and Milan.

New York City 

Fall-winter 2022 – February 11-16, 2022
Bridal 2022 – April 6-8, 2022
Spring-summer 2023 – September 9-14, 2022

London 

Fall-winter 2022 – February 18-22, 2022
Men’s 2022 – June 11-13, 2022
Spring-summer 2023 – September 16-20, 2022

Paris 

Fall-winter 2022 – February 28-March 8, 2022
Men’s 2022 – June 21-26, 2022
Haute Couture 2022 – July 3-7, 2022
Spring-summer 2023 – September 26-October 4, 2022

Milan 

Fall-winter 2022 – February 22-28, 2022
Spring-summer 2023 – September 20-26, 2022

Your fashion week designs could include pieces of clothing, shoes, accessories, and fashion-related words, such as “style,” “glamorous,” “chic,” or “fashionista.”

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FASHION
VOGUE
STYLE
MODA
RUNWAY
MODEL
CHIC

Hashtags

#FashionWeek
#FashionWeek2022
#Fashion
#Vogue
#Moda
#Style
#Stylish
#Runway
#Catwalk
#Model
#FashionShow
#Fashionista
#FashionDesigner
#Modeling
#Designer
#FashionStye
#Fashionable

Social media 

Template: It’s that very #stylish time of year again – #FashionWeek2022. And we just added a line of  _____ [product] in honor of all things #chic. Check out the great gift ideas here: _____ [link]. Use promo code _____ to get $_____ off your purchase #Hashtag

Example: It’s that very #stylish time of year again – #FashionWeek2022. And we just added a line of coffee mugs in honor of all things #chic. Check out the great gift ideas here: http://bit.ly/2lchnOu. Use promo code VOGUE to get $5 off your purchase #Fashionista

Graduations

Graduation season is a time for gift giving. It usually occurs around mid-late May and lasts into early-mid June. Design ideas for graduations include caps and gowns, diplomas, and well wishes for the class of 2022. Graduation designs can involve both high school and college or university graduations.

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GRADUATE
GRAD
CONGRATS
DIPLOMA
EDUCATION
SENIOR
CAPNGOWN

Hashtags

#Graduation2022
#Graduate2022
#Graduation
#Graduate
#Graduating
#HighSchool
#College
#University
#SmartyPants
#Diploma
#Grad
#GraduationDay
#GraduationDay2022
#GraduationGifts
#Student
#CollegeBound
#CollegeLife
#CollegeStudent
#HighSchoolStudent
#ClassOf2022
#COVIDGrad
#CoronaGrad

Social media 

Template: A big congratulations to everyone graduating in 2022! Check out our fantastic selection of #graduation gifts to show all the #graduates you know just how proud you are. Use promo code _____ to save _____%. Shop now: _____ #Hashtag

Example: A big congratulations to everyone graduating in 2022! Check out our fantastic selection of #graduation gifts to show all the #graduates you know just how proud you are. Use promo code EDUCATION to save 15%. Shop now: http://bit.ly/2lchnOu #Graduation2022

Weddings

Weddings occur year-round. But wedding season happens during the warmer months, from May to October, and it presents a lot of gift-giving opportunities. Guests give gifts to the happy couple. And the bride and groom often give their bridal party presents as a way to say thanks for participating in their special day.

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WEDDING
BRIDE
GROOM
NUPTIALS
MARRIAGE
FOREVER
LOVE
ENGAGED
MARRIED
BLISS

Hashtags

#Wedding
#Marriage
#Married
#Bride
#Groom
#HappilyEverAfter
#TilDeath
#Love4Ever
#Engaged
#Fiance
#Husband
#Wife
#Newlyweds
#SheSaidYes
#Proposal
#CoronaBride
#CoronaGroom
#CoronaWedding
#WeSaidIDo
#WeSaidIDo2022

Social media

Template: If you’re getting #married in 2022 or know someone who is, we added an awesome new collection of #wedding gifts to our store. You’ll find items for the happy couple and the bridal party. Shop now: _____ [link].  Promo code _____ gets you $_____ off #Hashtag

Example:

If you’re getting #married in 2022 or know someone who is, we added an awesome new collection of #wedding gifts to our store. You’ll find items for the happy couple and the bridal party. Shop now: http://bit.ly/2lchnOu. Promo code MARRIED gets you $5 off #HappilyEverAfter

I hope you find these anniversaries and special events useful for your Amazon and Etsy shop ideas! Leave a comment below if you can think of any other special occasions happening in 2022. And if you enjoyed this post, please share it with your friends and followers!

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    • Sure! As one example… for the Bachelor’s 20th anniversary, you could take a couple of your favorite contestants and make a simple design like “Trista + Ryan Forever” or something like that. :)

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