For all your Christmas shopping carrier bag needs

Christmas Shopping Carrier Bags

Christmas is widely celebrated by many Christians and non-Christians, and many of its popular celebratory customs have pre-Christian or secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift-giving, music, an exchange of greeting cards, church celebrations, Christmas chocolates, Christmas foods, like mince pies, and the display of various decorations; including Christmas trees, lights, garlands, mistletoe, nativity scenes, and holly. In addition to Father Christmas (or Santa Claus) bringing gifts.

Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity among both Christians and non-Christians, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses including the packaging industry. The economic impact of Christmas is a factor that has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world.

So if you are a retailer, own a food store or super market and would like to add a touch of Christmas on your carriers you will be happy to know that there are many options available on the market. Christmas shopping carrier bags can be printed with Christmas designs on virtually any type of plastic carrier bag or paper carriers. You could also have your logo printed on Christmas retail bags to help you marketing your brand.

Food stores also benefit from the Christmas, the sales of Christmas chocolates, Christmas biscuits and Christmas mince pies always increase. And these could be given as a present, so for a better look you could buy cellophane packaging that will offer a shiny look to your products. Christmas cards will also go by the hundreds and you can also sell them in polypropylene Christmas greetings card bags which will keep the Christmas cards moisture free with a crisp and shiny look.

The etiquette of sending Christmas Cards

A considerable amount of strategic planning is required to ensure that maximum effect is gained from sending Christmas cards. Timing, size and quality are of paramount importance.

Sending Christmas cards too early is not only ineffective but can be humiliating for the sender. It reveals one's position, discloses the size and quality of card, exposing oneself to the possibility of a devastating counter-attack. On the other hand, a very late Christmas card runs the risk of negating the recipient's ability to respond, and reduces one's total card count.

It is certainly better to be on the early rather than late side, for the get-in-quick Christmas card sets the pace and compels the opposition to reply. It is a brave opponent who will respond with less than an equal-to or better-than card.

The next thing to understand is the value of size in Christmas cards. Important people, or at least people who think they are important, send big and important looking Christmas cards. This makes the recipient feel small; which is precisely what is intended. This can be quite costly, but usually worth it.

There is also a place for cheap and nasty cheap Christmas cards. They imply bad taste, poverty or disrespect to the recipient, and will guarantee deletion from their Christmas card list. These are particularly effective for terminating pointless long term Christmas card exchanges with people like the Fanshaws you met in Torremolinos in 1976, and can't even remember what they look like anymore - or was it Benidorm?

First-time Christmas cards sent on impulse to recent acquaintances should be avoided, for they can have devastating consequences; like those nice Watson people you met in Benidorm. Whilst it might be a nice surprise to get a lovely card in return, you might not be very pleased when they arrive at your front door on Boxing Day - or was it Torremolinos?

Adapted from an article by William Connor

Manufacturers of Christmas Bags

Retail Bags
Website providing you with the best suppliers of discount Christmas shopping bags. Contains information on where to source alternative packaging products such as environmentally-friendly, promotional shopping bags and where to have your shopping bags printed with festive designs.

Food Bags Direct
Specialists in food packaging with great prices and discounted suppliers. Buy all you seasonal food packaging direct from the manufacturer with free UK delivery.

Discount Food Bags
Providing free and accurate information on types, sizes and gauges for all your normal and Yuletide food packaging. Buy your Christmas food bags at discounted prices from our recommended discounted suppliers and get them delivered in time for Christmas (without any help by Santa)!

Gift Bags Direct
Gift Bags Direct offers great prices and discounts on greetings card bags and polypropylene display packaging. Buy all your Xmas gift bags direct from suppliers and manufactures this Christmas and save money.

Discount Greeting Card Bags
Find discount suppliers and information on greeting card bags, cellophane type, polypropylene bags.

Greeting Card Bags
Great prices and discounts on Greetings Card sleeves and bags and all your other display bags for photographs, T-shirts, posters, CDs, DVDs, biscuits, sweets and cakes.

Research & Resources

For more detailed information about retail bags including how they are manufactured and the different types of shopping bags available, please visit:

Presentation And Retail Display Bags
Packaging Knowledge is an online magazine with news on the world of packaging. Read articles and find lots of information about many types of bubble wrap.

Polypropylene Bags And Retail Bags
Plastic Bags is a free plastic packaging directory. Find great websites with lots of information and display packaging products.

Greeting Card Bags Goldstork is an interesting, best of the web style directory with lots of useful or unusual websites. Goldstork also offers a vault with only selected protective packaging websites.

Eco Friendly Alternatives

If you are looking for alternatives to plastic xmas bags you will be happy to hear that options are available for most types of packaging, be sure to check our recommended website for more information about biodegradable xmas bags.

Environmental Bags
Environmental bags is a website specialising in compostable, biodegradable and degradable bags. It discusses the use of green bags, what biodegradable and degradable really means and where to buy good quality environmentally-friendly bags.

Discount Biodegradable Bags
All your questions about biodegradable bags and degradable plastics answered - why we should use them, how they work, which ones are really eco-friendly, plus the best discount prices and deals on biodegradable bags and other environmentally friendly packaging.