Over 219 million Americans are expected to celebrate Independence Day this year. Teespring sellers should take advantage of this exciting opportunity to create and sell unique, patriotic-themed products—the majority of U.S. citizens are extremely proud of their American heritage and love to display their pride through the apparel and accessories they wear. Don’t forget Armed Forces Day is just around the corner too—this day will be celebrated on June 30th in the UK. You can adapt and update existing veteran and patriotic designs for both holidays.
Don’t forget we’re looking to share great, patriotic designs on our company social media accounts and in the Boosted Network. Include the hashtag #teespringpatriot in your listing description and when sharing your listings on social media for a chance to be featured.
Cutoff dates – Armed Forces Day (EU Fulfillment)
Armed Forces Day (June 30th – UK), formerly known as Veterans Day, in the United Kingdom is an annual event celebrating the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces. Cutoff dates for delivery by June 29th in UK:
- Rush shipping order by date: June 25th
Cutoff dates – Independence Day (US Fulfillment)
Independence Day (July 4th – USA), also referred to as Fourth of July or July 4th, is a federal holiday in the U.S. commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. On July 4th, 1776 the Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire. Keep in mind you may need to end your print cycle by June 18th if you’d like US buyers to receive their order in time for July 4th with standard shipping. Cutoff dates for delivery by July 3rd in US:
- Standard shipping cutoff date: June 18th
- Rush shipping order by date: June 26th
Support a cause
Patriotic designs tend to incite emotional responses (loss, hardship, grief, pride, nostalgia) so we ask sellers to be as respectful as possible when creating designs. We also recommend you consider donating a portion of profits to a special cause. Adding a verified donation badge to your listing could help increase conversion rates by up to 45% as well as enable you to make a real, positive impact on the world.
Below is a list of available organizations in our charity database that support veterans. You can select one of the following organizations or contact [email protected] to add a new organization. Learn more about how to donate profits to charity with Teespring here.
- Folds of Honor
- Support Our Troops
- Wounded Warrior Project
- Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
- Operation Homefront
Popular product options
Did you know around 65% of consumers already own a U.S flag, 53% own patriotic-themed apparel such as t-shirts, and 40% own patriotic decorations? But that’s not stopping them from wanting more! This year 28% of U.S. based consumers plan on purchasing more patriotic items to celebrate Independence Day.
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T-shirts are always a popular product but we expect to see an increase in flag sales too. Teespring sellers should make sure to add flags to all of their July 4th or patriotic-themed listings. Also, because this holiday takes place in summer, many people will celebrate this day barbecuing and spending time with family near water (pools, lakes, beaches, rivers, etc.), therefore, towels can make a great product to add to your listings too. Don’t forget you can add leggings to match the t-shirts and tank tops within your listings as well.
Before you begin creating designs it’s important to be conscious of copyright and trademark laws surrounding the armed forces; for example, no design can feature official military branch logos, do not include the words (or variations of) “marine” or “coast guard”. Also, avoid using “US” before any branch of the military in your design—for example, you cannot have a design featuring the text US Army Veteran…but you can have a design featuring “Army Veteran”. The best military-themed designs focus on the word “veteran” and incorporate messages about brotherhood, sacrifice, honor, etc.