As we head into the fall and get swept up in the chaos of registration and the start of classes, it’s easy to forget about the upcoming holiday season. Although the holidays seem so far away, they’re closer than you think! We no longer provide a Christmas deadline, however, September and early October are the best times to place your order so that you can feel confident knowing you’ll have your order in by the holidays.
This is a great time to offer parents and students a new option for holiday gifts! For example, consider offering a team branded pyjama pant for parents to give to their children (your students). We have many other loungewear options available that make the perfect gifts. If you’ve ever wanted to explore a team branded loungewear option, this is the ideal time to do so! Choose from gifts that your students will wear all the time such as our Hip Hop Sweatpants, our Street Unisex Hoodie, our Evolution Crop V-Neck and many more. Everything that we offer is customizable to your team’s branding! Have your students represent your brand everywhere they go. This serves as great marketing for your brand and gives your students a way to rep the team that they love!
Now is an excellent time to start inquiring with your parents to get a sense of what holiday gifts they’d like to purchase. A great way to do this is to browse our website, choose your favorite items and add them to a form for your parents to browse and fill out. Another great way to inquire about styles is to use social media! Create several polls on Instagram stories so your parents and students can vote on which garments to order for the holiday season. You can also use a form to take pre orders from your parents for the holiday season. Why wait when you can get it out of the way before the craziness of fall is in full swing?
To place an order online, you’ll need completed designs. If you don’t have designs for the pieces you’d like to order in the fall, no worries! Our Limelight team is ready to help; contact us now to start the design process. The design process can take between 1-2 weeks depending on the number of revisions you may have, so don’t wait! This is not included in our 6-8 week production time as that starts from the time your order is placed.
To start the design process, head to our website and click “Start A Design” in the top right corner. Then, select the garment(s) you’d like to create designs for and pay the one time design fee. You will then be contacted by a Teamwear Specialist who will work with you one on one to create your custom pieces. If you’re an existing Limelight customer, simply reach out to your Teamwear Specialist and they’ll be happy to assist you.
Once you have designs for all of your garments, it’s time to place your order! Go to the product page of the garment you’d like to order, select the design, sizes and if you’d like names. Add all of your products to your cart, approve all of your sizes and designs and you’re ready to place your order. This is when your 6-8 weeks begin to receive your order. During our busy season around the holiday, this may be longer due to much higher demand. This is why we recommend getting your orders in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and unnecessary stress during an already stressful time!
If you’re having a hard time thinking of garments to offer for the holiday season, let us help! If you already have some loungewear that you love in your team wear look, consider offering some accessories.
Our Custom Backpack is one of our best sellers and for good reason. Our backpack is super durable and comes with more space than you’ll ever need. It’s perfect for packing all of your items for training and even competition. With two customizable panels on the front, you can work with your Teamwear Specialist to design a coordinating backpack to go with your existing team wear. This bag also features a laptop pocket inside as well as a side water bottle pocket. With all of these great features, you can’t go wrong with this as a gift.
Custom Duffle Bag
Our Custom Duffle Bag is another fantastic option to carry all of your training needs. We offer an option with and without a strap for this bag. This is a fun and stylish option for your students to sport to and from training! This bag features a black base with a customized panel on each side of the bag so your students can rep their favorite team anywhere they go!
Looking for some stocking-stuffers instead? We’ve got you covered. Consider our newest product already loved by so many, our Scrunchie! This high-quality hair accessory will keep your student’s hair out of their faces all practice long. Worried about your students with bangs? That’s why we created our Headband. Both of these hair accessories are fully sublimated, meaning you can have your team’s branding on the entire item. We also offer a custom team Bow if you’re looking to shake things up!
Custom Team Slides
If you’re looking for an easy-to-wear gift for your students, consider our Custom Team Slides. Not only will your students love the comfort that these slides provide, but also the ease of sliding them on and off when they’re running out the door. As always, you’re able to customize these slides with your team branding!
All of our garments and products are made with high-quality materials and fabrics. Therefore, no matter what you choose, you know you’re getting the best for your students.