“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…” You know the Christmas carol The Twelve Days of Christmas, where the gift-giver resorts to more and more extravagant gifts for his sweetheart as they inch closer to Christmas Day. Looking for a fun holiday marketing idea that stands out?
This might be just what you’re looking for – a holiday advent calendar for your business that gives you specific actions to take to make the most of the holiday retail season. We shared advent calendar ideas for the first day of Christmas through the sixth day of Christmas and you can find those here.
Below are advent calendar ideas for the seventh day of Christmas through the twelfth day of Christmas!
More Holiday Advent Calendar Ideas
On the seventh day of Christmas – Monday December 20
Congratulations! You’ve made it through the weekend before Christmas (is that like The Nightmare Before Christmas?) and have reached Monday. Think of today as your time to regroup and take stock of what’s on your sales floor and backroom. Move as much inventory as you can to the sales floor – you want your shop to look full to the brim and bustling with activity!
On the eighth day of Christmas – Tuesday December 21
Slash the price on one item in the store, put it front and center with a large sale sign, and watch as customers flood in. Offer the deal for one day only and stick to it. If you have good results using this method, you might try it again on another day in the advent calendar with a different product or service.
On the ninth day of Christmas – Wednesday December 22
Wouldn’t it be nice to get a foot massage after walking the malls and shops all day? Your customers agree. If you can swing it budget-wise, hire a masseuse to come set up shop in your store and offer foot massages or shoulder massages to your customers at a wildly reduced price – or on your dime. Your store will be one of the most popular stops of the day!
On the tenth day of Christmas – Thursday December 23
You’ve done “Snack While You Shop.” Today, try offering some additional holiday-themed fun for shoppers: Play a favorite Christmas movie in the store and provide popcorn and refreshments (warm cider, hot cocoa, etc.) You’ll trigger nostalgia, the secret to mega Christmas sales, and lure in lots of shoppers who say “Look! The Christmas Story is on!”
On the eleventh day of Christmas – Friday December 24
It’s finally Christmas Eve! If you can bear it, open your store earlier and close it later than usual today. Be available for last-minute shopping – remember the 12 days of Christmas social media updates you’ve scheduled? You are painting yourself as a destination for creative, last-minute gifts and that means being open when customers stop by your store. While you may be closed on Christmas Day, stay open as long as you can on Christmas Eve to ensure you are able to serve your customers who are undoubtedly in a rush!
On the twelfth day of Christmas – Saturday December 25
You can relax and take a deep breath – it’s time to enjoy Christmas with your family after a tense two weeks with the advent calendar! You’ve brought customers to your store with creative offerings and retail strategies. You’ve made your shop merry and bright with these advent calendar ideas. A Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!