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Category Archives: Holiday Fundraising Ideas
October 6, 2015
If you are fundraising between now and Halloween, try working that spooktacular theme into your fundraiser and watch it take off! Coordinating with a holiday or event can dramatically boost your sales by adding even more relevance and incentive for customers to spend money.
- Download and print our Halloween wrapper and tag pdf click here.
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Hole punch
- Ribbon (if you will be tying the tags on)
- Double-sided tape
Once you’ve downloaded our Halloween printables click here, print off as many of the designs of your choosing. We have three designs each for our $1 chocolate bars, $2 Chocolate Lover’s Bars, and tags for lollipops or other candies. Full instructions are also included in the pdf.
When all of your designs are printed off, cut them out according to the pdf directions. If you are pre-wrapping the bars prior to sales, simply apply a piece of double-stick tape to the underside of the upper flap and adhere to the underside flap. Make sure you clearly divide any flavors of bars if you are pre-wrapping them, so customers get the flavor they want. Clearly label the flavor of the chocolate bar on a sign near you if you are only selling one type of chocolate bar. It could also be beneficial to have stacks of the bar wraps set out at your sales stand and have patrons select their design as well.
For lollipops, you will want to use the tag designs and can attach the tags in one of two ways.
TAG METHOD #1: Punch a hole at the top and the bottom of the tag and slide the lollipop stick into the two holes.
TAG METHOD #2: Punch a hole at one of the upper corners of the tag and cut a length of ribbon. String the tag to the center of the ribbon and tie the ribbon onto the lollipop stick up by the candy. This method will also work if you would like to tie the tags to other candy and snack items like Snickers bars, Reese’s, Starbursts, etc.
November 21, 2014
The chillier it gets outside; the more people move inside. Use this to your advantage when planning your next fundraiser. Inside events give you great access to a stream of people in a condensed area, meaning they are far more likely to pass your way while attending.
Events or happenings in your area that you could fundraise at:
- Craft fairs - schools, churches, and community centers most often hold these in November and December
- Holiday plays, musicals, or recitals - schools, performance centers, auditoriums
- Movie nights
- Trivia nights
- Shopping malls
- Holiday activities - light displays, Santa dinners
If you are connected to any of these events or venues then, you may be able to fundraise at the events for free. If not, try reaching out and explaining your cause. It doesn't hurt to ask, and they may be accommodating once they hear your cause.
What fundraising products sell best this time of year? The answer can be based on the event. Item's like our $1 Chocolate Bars, $2 Chocolate Bars, Chocolate Pretzel Rods, lollipops, key chains and lanyards all make not only great moment of snacks, but also great stocking stuffers. Items like these may work best at local fairs and holiday activities. Quick treat time items like our Supreme Selection, Snack Variety, and School Store will likely have higher sales at events like movie and trivia nights or performances where food is allowed. But, get creative with your fundraising offerings! We have no minimum order on any of our products so, for example, you can order a case of chocolate bars and a case of our Supreme Selection to have the best of both worlds! Providing a variety is always a good thing.
You can further spice up your indoor fundraising with our printable lollipop tags, that you can download here. You can tie these to lollipops, pretzel rods or even chocolate bars with ribbons (see our previous blog post here for more on holiday fundraising).
If you're looking to start a fundraiser, give us a call at 1-800-500-1234 to place an order or to speak with one of our fundraising experts who will help you select a fundraiser fit for your group!
November 14, 2014
Tis the season for holiday fundraising! Cold weather, holiday sounds and more all signal the end of the year. But have no fear there is still plenty of time to hold a profitable fundraiser.
Coordinating or theming your fundraiser with the holidays is a great way to boost interest and potentially make more than you would normally. Make your holiday spirit known by putting "Holiday Fundraiser" on your signs or incorporating festive decorations around your table setup. Items like our chocolate bars, $1 and $2 variety, lollipops and chocolate pretzel rods all are great holiday snacks and can double as sweet small gifts or stocking stuffers.
As a bonus, theme out your fundraising products! Tie festive tags around your lollipops with curling ribbon or gift wrap yarns for extra incentive and fun. You can download our free printable tags here and make as many as you need. If you're working with a group, have each seller cut and tie tags on their case of lollipops or do an assembly line to get many hands involved. Getting your sellers involved in set up is also a way of allowing them to have a feeling on control and accomplishment when selling these festive items.You can also use these tags to tie around chocolate pretzel rods or anything else that your creative mind can come up with!
Having pens at your table to allow customers to write to and from names on the tags is a way to make your fundraising items more personal. Displaying your fundraiser is key too. Sticking the lollipops in a styrofoam base to stand upright is also a great way to display your items and further make sales. Use a styrofoam tree or our lollipop tree to bring that holiday theme in even more! Candy, snacks and other flat items can be displayed on themed table cloths or even in boxes wrapped like presents. If you are doing a table setup, consider having more than one item to sell in order to have variety. We have no minimum order on any of our items so you can mix and match cases to come up with your ideal setup.
Don't feel limited to a table setup either. You can have your sellers decorate the outside of boxes or bags that they carry their product in. Putting a selling price on the outside is also helpful when making quick sales.
If you're looking to do a holiday fundraiser that's quick and easy, give one of our friendly fundraising experts a call today at 1-800-500-1234 and they will help set you up with a top selling, profit boosting fundraiser to get you where you need to be before holiday break.