Mockups and promotional resources for special anniversaries, events, and seasons throughout the year

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Creating and promoting designs around specific occasions and events is an effective strategy that really works to boost your sales.

Case in point: in 2017, when the total solar eclipse was happening in the U.S., a number of LHS people decided to make designs about the event, and they had a good amount of success. For some people, sales continued coming in even after the total eclipse had ended.

Here are some screenshot testimonials that were taken from the LHS Facebook group:

Boost your ecommerce sales with these special event mockups and promotional resources

Boost your ecommerce sales with these special event mockups and promotional resources

Boost your ecommerce sales with these special event mockups and promotional resources

Boost your ecommerce sales with these special event mockups and promotional resources

Boost your ecommerce sales with these special event mockups and promotional resources

Given the success people had with eclipse-related designs, one of the group’s moderators made the following comment, which is actually what inspired me to create this blog post. :-)

Boost your ecommerce sales with these special event mockups and promotional resources

I didn’t want to just talk about the anniversary of the moon landing, though. So I dug in and found a few other cool anniversaries happening this year.

Plus, another LHS’er posted the following chart in the FB group, which shows some of the main holidays, events, and seasons, and the timing when people are most actively pinning about them on Pinterest.

You can use these timelines to help guide your design creation and promotions throughout the year.

Below, you’ll find a list of special anniversaries, events, and seasons happening throughout the rest of 2019 and into 2020. All of the events include a series of mug mockups (for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram) and promotional resources, including coupon codes, hashtags, and social media templates.

NOTE: Mentioning special events is a good marketing strategy for any items you sell. This strategy doesn’t have to apply just to mugs. It can apply to t-shirts, shot glasses, pillowcases, and any other items you sell since customers do respond.

That said, let’s dive into the special anniversaries and events…

Mockups and promotional tools for special anniversaries happening this year

A number of significant anniversary events are happening in 2019. Every year, really, has at least a few special anniversaries and commemorative events going on. So this design/marketing strategy isn’t limited to just 2019. As we get closer to 2020, you can research anniversary events that are happening next year as well and get a jump on those.

Below, you’ll find a list of some of the more significant anniversaries happening in 2019 along with some design ideas and promotional resources. The anniversary events include…

  • 50th anniversary of the moon landing
  • 75th anniversary of D-Day
  • Stonewall Inn’s 50th anniversary
  • 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment
  • 50th anniversary of Woodstock

Let’s take a look…

50th anniversary of the moon landing 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first human beings ever landing on the moon, which happened on July 20, 1969, during the Apollo 11 lunar mission.

Design ideas for this anniversary include anything related to the moon, outer space, astronauts, and rocket ships.

Boost your ecommerce sales with these special event mockups and promotional resources

Mockups 

You’ll find all of the moon landing mug mockups in the Dropbox folder you’ll gain access to after opting in at the bottom of the post.

Coupon codes

MOON
LUNAR
SPACE
APOLLO
ROCKET

Hashtags

#MoonLanding
#MoonLanding50
#LunarLanding
#OneSmallStep
#Apollo11
#Moon
#MoonWalk
#MoonWalk50
#Space
#OuterSpace
#Astronaut
#RocketShip

Social media 

Template: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the #MoonLanding with these unique _____ [product]. Promo code _____ gets you _____% off. Shop now here: _____ [link] #Hashtag #Hashtag

Example: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the #MoonLanding with these unique t-shirts and hoodies. Promo code APOLLO gets you 20% off. Shop now here: http://bit.ly/2lchnOu #OneSmallStep #OuterSpace

75th anniversary of D-Day 

The first day of the Invasion of Normandy, known as D-Day, happened on June 6, 1944, making this year the 75th anniversary.

Design ideas for this event include anything that relates to World War II and honors veterans and the military.

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Mockups 

You’ll find all of the D-Day mug mockups in the Dropbox folder you’ll gain access to after opting in at the bottom of the post.

Coupon codes

DDAY
WWII
JUNE6
NEPTUNE
VICTORY

Hashtags

#DDayAnniversary
#DDay
#DDay75
#NormandyLandings
#OperationNeptune
#WWII
#WW2
#Allies
#Victory
#Veterans
#Military
#History
#America
#Freedom

Social media

Template: To pay tribute to the 75th anniversary of #DDay, we created these commemorative _____ [product] and we’re running a special to honor those who fought for our #freedom. Use promo code _____ to get $_____ off: _____ [link] #Hashtag

Example: To pay tribute to the 75th anniversary of #DDay, we created these commemorative mugs and we’re running a special to honor those who fought for our #freedom. Use promo code JUNE6 to get $5 off: http://bit.ly/2lchnOu #DDay75

Stonewall Inn’s 50th anniversary 

Stonewall Inn in New York City is the site of the Stonewall riots, which happened on June 28, 1969, and are largely considered to be what sparked the LGBTQ liberation movement.

Design ideas for this anniversary include anything that celebrates equality and LGBTQ pride, such as rainbows and messages that say things like “Love wins” and “Love is love.”

NOTE: June is also LGBTQ Pride month.

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Mockups

You’ll find all of the LGBTQ pride mug mockups in the Dropbox folder you’ll gain access to after opting in at the bottom of the post.

Coupon codes

STONEWALL
PRIDE
RIOT
EQUALITY
LOVEWINS

Hashtags

#StonewallInn
#Stonewall
#StonewallRiots
#StonewallAnniversary
#LGBTQPride
#Pride
#Liberation
#Resist
#LoveWins
#LoveIsLove
#LGBTQ
#Love
#Equality
#Pride2019

Social media

Template: Celebrating 50 years of #Pride this year, which started with the #StonewallInn. To commemorate the anniversary and serve as a reminder that there’s still work to be done, we made these special #LGBTQPride _____ [product]. Promo code _____ saves you _____%: _____ [link]

Example: Celebrating 50 years of #Pride this year, which started with the #StonewallInn. To commemorate the anniversary and serve as a reminder that there’s still work to be done, we made these special #LGBTQPride t-shirts. Promo code LOVEWINS saves you 15%: http://bit.ly/2lchnOu

100th anniversary of the 19th amendment 

After decades of trying to pass a women’s suffrage amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the 19th amendment, which prohibits the government from denying people the right to vote on the basis of sex, was finally passed by the House of Representatives on May 21, 1919 and by the Senate on June 4, 1919.

Design ideas for this anniversary include anything having to do with women’s rights and empowerment, inclusivity, and feminism.

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Mockups

You’ll find all of the 19th amendment mug mockups in the Dropbox folder you’ll gain access to after opting in at the bottom of the post.

Coupon codes

VOTE
XIX
NINETEEN
SUFFRAGE
SUFFRAGETTE

Hashtags

#19thAmendment
#RightfullyHers
#HerVote100
#WomensVote100
#WomensRights
#VotesForWomen
#WomensSuffrage
#Suffragette
#Suffrage
#Equality
#VotingRights
#WomensHistory

Social media 

Template: Let’s celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the #19thAmendment! We created a series of unique _____ [product] and _____ [product] to mark the occasion. Save _____ % with promo code _____. Shop now: _____ [link] #Hashtag #Hashtag

Example: Let’s celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the #19thAmendment! We create a series of unique mugs and t-shirts to mark the occasion. Save 10% with promo code SUFFRAGE. Shop now: http://bit.ly/2lchnOu #VotesForWomen #WomensVote100

50th anniversary of Woodstock 

Woodstock was a 3-day long music festival that was held over the summer of 1969 in Bethel, New York. The concert was billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music.”

Design ideas for this anniversary event include anything that celebrates peace, love, and music and the Woodstock festival.

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Mockups

You’ll find all of the Woodstock festival mug mockups in the Dropbox folder you’ll gain access to after opting in at the bottom of the post.

Coupon codes

WOODSTOCK
PEACE
LOVE
MUSIC
1969

Hashtags

#Woodstock
#WoodstockAnniversary
#Woodstock1969
#Woodstock50
#WoodstockFestival
#PeaceAndMusic
#PeaceLoveMusic
#Peace
#Love
#Music
#Concert
#1969
#JanisTribute
#LiveMusic

Social media 

Template: It’s the 50th anniversary of #Woodstock this year! Keep the spirit alive with these unique _____ [product]. Save $_____ when you use promo code _____. Check out what our shop has to offer here: _____ [link] #Hashtag #Hashtag

Example: It’s the 50th anniversary of #Woodstock this year! Keep the spirit alive with these unique t-shirts. Save $10 when you use promo code 1969. Check out what our shop has to offer here: http://bit.ly/2lchnOu #Woodstock5o #PeaceLoveMusic

Mockups and promotional tools for annual events and seasons 

Anniversaries aren’t the only special occasions that happen each year. There are also a number of special events and seasons that occur, aside from major holidays. These events include…

  • Graduation
  • Fashion week
  • Diwali
  • Awards Season
  • Superbowl
  • March Madness
  • Spring Break

Some of these occasions have already happened in 2019, but you can keep them in mind for when they roll around again in 2020.

Graduation 

Design ideas for graduations include caps and gowns, diplomas, and well wishes for the class of 2019. Graduation designs can involve both high school and college or university graduations.

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Mockups

You’ll find all of the graduation mug mockups in the Dropbox folder you’ll gain access to after opting in at the bottom of the post.

Coupon codes

GRADUATE
GRAD
CONGRATS
DIPLOMA
EDUCATION

Hashtags

#Graduation2019
#Graduate2019
#Graduation
#Graduate
#Graduating
#HighSchool
#College
#University
#SmartyPants
#Diploma
#Grad
#GraduationDay
#GraduationDay2019
#GraduationGifts
#Student
#CollegeBound
#CollegeLife
#CollegeStudent
#HighSchoolStudent

Social media 

Template: Congrats to all the #grads this year! Show all the #graduates you know just how proud you are with a unique, celebratory _____ [product]. Promo code _____ saves you _____%. Shop now: _____ [link] #Hashtag #Hashtag

Example: Congrats to all the #grads this year! Show all the #graduates you know just how proud you are with a unique, celebratory coffee mug. Promo code DIPLOMA saves you 20%. Shop now: http://bit.ly/2lchnOu #Graduation2019 #Student

Fashion week 

The most significant fashion weeks are held in New York City, London, Paris, and Milan. To learn when the events are being held in each location, check out this link. Fashion week designs can include articles of clothing, shoes, and fashion-related words, like “style,” “glamorous,” and “fashionista.”

Boost your ecommerce sales with these special event mockups and promotional resources

Mockups

You’ll find all of the fashion week mug mockups in the Dropbox folder you’ll gain access to after opting in at the bottom of the post.

Coupon codes

FASHION
VOGUE
STYLE
MODA
RUNWAY

Hashtags

#FashionWeek
#FashionWeek2019
#Fashion
#Vogue
#Moda
#Style
#Stylish
#Runway
#Catwalk
#Model
#FashionShow
#Fashionista
#FashionDesigner
#Modeling
#Designer
#FashionStye
#Fashionable

Social media 

Template: The most #stylish of all the weeks, #FashionWeek2019, just started. We created a line of _____ [product] in honor of all things chic. Check out our selection here: _____ [link]. Use promo code _____ to get $_____ off #Hashtag #Hashtag

Example: The most #stylish of all the weeks, #FashionWeek2019, just started. We created a line of coffee mugs in honor of all things chic. Check out our selection here: http://bit.ly/2lchnOu. Use promo code RUNWAY to get $5 off #FashionShow #Model

Diwali 

Happening from October to November, Diwali is a Hindu celebration of the festival of lights. Design ideas can include candles and lights.

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Mockups

You’ll find all of the Diwali mug mockups in the Dropbox folder you’ll gain access to after opting in at the bottom of the post.

Coupon codes

DIWALI
DEEPAVALI
INDIA
LIGHTS
HINDU

Hashtags

#Diwali
#Diwali2019
#HappyDiwali
#Deepavali
#Deepavali2019
#HappyDeepavali
#India
#Lights
#FestivalOfLights
#DiwaliLights
#DiwaliGifts
#IndianFestival
#Kheer
#Gulab
#Jamun
#Shankarpale
#DiwaliParty
#IncredibleIndia

Social media

Template: #HappyDiwali! Celebrate the Hindu festival of #lights with these unique #Diwali-inspired products. Check out the selection here: _____ [link]. Promo code _____ gets you $_____ off #Hashtag #Hashtag

Example: #HappDiwali! Celebrate the Hindu festival of #lights with these unique #Diwali-inspired products. Check out the selection here: http://bit.ly/2lchnOu. Promo code INDIA gets you $5 off #Diwali2019 #DiwaliParty

Awards season (Golden Globes, Oscars, etc.)

Awards season involves the Golden Globes, Academy Awards (Oscars), Grammys, Tonys, Emmys, and any other significant awards show related to the arts. Design ideas can center around movies, television, theater, and music (but be careful not to make designs using trademarks or copyrights of the movies, shows, etc.).

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Mockups

You’ll find all of the awards season mug mockups in the Dropbox folder you’ll gain access to after opting in at the bottom of the post.

Coupon codes

AWARDS
WINNER
HOLLYWOOD
WINNING
PRIZE

Hashtags

#Awards
#AwardsSeason
#AwardsSeason2019
#Hollywood
#Oscars
#AcademyAwards
#GoldenGlobes
#Grammys
#Emmys
#Tonys
#Film
#Cinema
#Movies
#Actor
#Music
#Television
#Theater
#Arts
#Winning
#Winner
#AcceptanceSpeech
#AndTheWinnerIs

Social media 

Template: #AwardsSeason is here! For anyone throwing awards-themed parties (#Oscars, #Grammys, #Tonys, and more), we’ve got just the thing: _____ [link]. Use promo code _____ to save _____% #Hashtag #Hashtag

Example: #AwardsSeason is here! For anyone throwing awards-themed parties (#Oscars, #Grammys, #Tonys, and more), we’ve got just the thing: http://bit.ly/2lchnOu. Use promo code WINNER to save 15% #Awards #AndTheWinnerIs

Super Bowl Sunday 

Super Bowl Sunday designs can pertain to American football, the NFL, and the two teams playing in the big game (and again, just be mindful of trademark issues).

Boost your ecommerce sales with these special event mockups and promotional resources

Mockups

You’ll find all of the Super Bowl Sunday mug mockups in the Dropbox folder you’ll gain access to after opting in at the bottom of the post.

Coupon codes

SUPERBOWL
FOOTBALL
NFL
TOUCHDOWN
CHAMPION

Hashtags

#Superbowl
#SuperbowlSunday
#Superbowl2020
#Football
#NFL
#Touchdown
#Quarterback
#FootballGame
#AmericanFootball
#Champion
#Champs
#ESPN
#Yardline
#FootballPlayer
#FieldGoal
#Sports
#NFLDraft

Social media 

Template: #SuperbowlSunday is almost here! Are you ready!? Check out our selection of #football-themed party supplies: _____ [link]. Use promo code _____ to save _____% #Hashtag #Hashtag

Example: #SuperbowlSunday is almost here! Are you ready!? Check out our selection of #football-themed party supplies: http://bit.ly/2lchnOu. Use promo code TOUCHDOWN to save 10% #NFL #Superbowl2020

March Madness (college basketball)

March Madness is all about college basketball, so designs can include anything related to brackets and playing basketball (once more, be careful of trademarks).

Boost your ecommerce sales with these special event mockups and promotional resources

Mockups

You’ll find all of the March Madness mug mockups in the Dropbox folder you’ll gain access to after opting in at the bottom of the post.

Coupon codes

BASKETBALL
MARCH
MADNESS
NCAA
FINAL4

Hashtags

#MarchMadness
#MarchMadness2020
#Basketball
#CollegeBasketball
#BigDance
#Bracketology
#Brackets
#CollegeBBall
#NCAA
#MyFinalFour
#FinalFour
#NCAATournament
#NCAABasketball
#BallIsLife
#Sports

Social media 

Template: It’s that time of year again, #MarchMadness! Check out our selection of #basketball-themed products: _____ [link]. Save _____% when you use promo code _____. Shop now and win #Hashtag #Hashtag

Example: It’s that time of year again, #MarchMadness! Check out our selection of #basketball-themed products: http://bit.ly/2lchnOu. Save 10% when you use promo code FINAL4. Shop now and win #NCAABasketball #CollegeBBall

Spring break 

Spring break is a time for traveling and taking vacations, especially to warm, beachy locations like the Caribbean and Mexico. Design ideas can relate to the beach, warm weather, partying, and having fun in the sun.

Boost your ecommerce sales with these special event mockups and promotional resources

Mockups

You’ll find all of the spring break mug mockups in the Dropbox folder you’ll gain access to after opting in at the bottom of the post.

Coupon codes

SPRING
VACATION
TRAVEL
JETSET
PARTY

Hashtags

#SpringBreak2020
#SpringBreak
#Spring
#Springtime
#Vacation
#Travel
#Wanderlust
#Holiday
#Fun
#FunInTheSun
#RoadTrip
#Traveling
#Party
#PoolParty
#SpringBreakers
#SpringBreakGirls
#SpringBreakBoys
#GoodTimesTanLines
#SpringBreakMemories
#SchoolsOut
#PlaneSpringBreak

Social media 

Template: Who’s going away for #SpringBreak2020?! Get the #party started with one (or more) of our fabulous _____ [product]. Start shopping here: _____ [link]. Save big with promo code _____ #Hashtag #Hashtag

Example: Who’s going away for #SpringBreak2020? Get the #party started with one (or more) of our fabulous shot glasses. Start shopping here: http://bit.ly/2lchnOu. Save big with promo code JETSET #Wanderlust #SpringBreakers

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