The Magic of Custom Holiday Patches

The Magic of Custom Holiday Patches

🎄Unwrapping the Joy of Custom Holiday Patches: A Festive Twist to Celebrate the Season! 🎁

Ah, the holiday season. That festive time of year that brings us wonderful traditions such as eggnog, fruitcake and that Mariah Carey song. Well, one out of three’s not bad. (We’ll leave the choice of which one up to you.)

Amid the lights, ornaments, tinsel and other decorations, holiday patches have a place as well. They’re a low-cost, fun way to add a little “elf”-expression to the festivities. They’re a terrific way to spread joy and fun. They can prompt nostalgic musings on holidays past, and showcase new traditions for the future. They enable people of all ages to celebrate with cheer.

Let’s take a look at some of the fun ways custom holiday patches can brighten the season.

A Simpler Time

Part of the appeal of custom holiday patches is their ability to inspire memories of a simpler time, a joyous time of childlike wonder. They celebrate the anticipation many of us had as child, loving the lights and songs and TV specials, almost unable to bear the interminable wait for Santa Claus to arrive.

It’s easy to create custom patches with images of ornaments, Santa, Christmas trees, Rudolph and other icons that bring back fond memories of holidays past. Or you might choose snowflakes, nativity scenes, dreidels, or just about anything else you associate with the season.

Your choice of images is virtually limitless. Go for gingerbread men and women, elves, even the Grinch if you want. (Might want to watch out for copyright on that last one, though.)

Original Approach

While some may choose a traditional style, others look toward more contemporary or unusual themes. Whether you want a style from “A Nightmare Before Christmas” or even “Die Hard,” a good patch provider will be happy to craft the patches you want at a price you can afford.

And what would the holiday season be without ugly sweaters and the contests they inspire? Embroidered patches and sweaters go together like peanut butter and jelly! Custom patches can really pull your ugly sweater style together to create a winning look. No matter if it’s for a Christmas party or Hanukkah (yes, ugly Hanukkah sweaters are a thing), you can rock the sweater that makes your friends and family smile.

You can always create your own symbol of the season, or adapt one such as the peace symbol or the classic smiley face (add a stocking cap, for example). And don’t overlook the power of words as well. You can always add a text message to express your sentiment. Why not add a bit of a favorite holiday song lyric?

Patches: Not Just for Christmas

Of course, Christmas and Hanukkah are far from the only holidays this time of year. You can create custom patches for any one you wish. Have a turkey patch for Thanksgiving, a champagne glass for New Year’s Eve. Who doesn’t love a great New Year’s Eve sweater? (Ok, fine, most of us. But that doesn’t mean you can’t put a fabulous patch on a jacket, bag, or yes, even a sweater.)

You can craft custom patches to celebrate Kwanzaa as well. The cultural holiday created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, promotes and celebrates African values, culture and community. It is observed from December 26 to January 1 each year.


In addition to the traditional holiday symbols, it’s easy to personalize holiday patches as well. Create meaningful gifts by adding names, special message and dates to your patch designs. They make outstanding gifts for friends and family, or can be created as promotional items for businesses. Either way, recipients are sure to appreciate the extra thought a personalized patch represents.

Keep in mind that holiday patches are versatile enough to go just about anywhere. In addition to the obvious sweaters and jackets, you can put them on bags, hats, shoes, backpacks and more. You can fill your entire wardrobe with holiday cheer. Businesses can add a dose of festivity to their brand in the holiday season

Patches as a Way to Give Back

Custom patches can be an excellent way to demonstrate a spirit of giving to the community during the holiday season. You can give them away to donors, or even sell them as fundraisers. They represent your organization’s thanks and desire to give back to the community you serve. The intersection of festive celebration and social responsibility embodies the true essence of the season.

You can even create custom limited-edition patches for worthy causes. Add a new design each year to promote the cause and generate ongoing interest. Promote them on social media, and you’ve got a surefire hit. The added visibility and buzz it creates will help boost your brand or cause.

Emblems of Holiday Cheer

Ultimately, custom holiday patches are a festive touch of seasonal cheer in wearable form. With bright colors and happy images, they’re a way to bring a smile to even the biggest Scrooge in the office or on the street. 

Limited Editions And Collectible Patches

Like Christmas ornaments, coffee mugs and other items, you can order holiday patches in limited, numbered editions. Offering limited quantities and exclusive designs for the holidays creates a sense of urgency and anticipation each year. You can even encourage your customers through social media to create patch designs. These campaigns encourage engagement and increase emotional investment in the limited editions. Start a tradition for your business!

As you can see, custom holiday patches, whether for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s Eve or any other festive occasion are a terrific way to attract interest and draw people in to your business. 

Best of all, holiday patches are a surprisingly affordable way to celebrate the season. At, we’ve been crafting outstanding patches for 20 years. Let us show you how custom holiday patches can brighten your season and boost your bottom line. Call or email us today to find out how fast and easy ordering holiday patches can be, and what they can do for your business.


Rick Cundiff

Rick Cundiff

Content Director, Blogger

Rick Cundiff spent 15 years as a newspaper journalist before joining TJM Promos. He has been researching and writing about custom patches and other promotional products for more than 10 years. He believes in the Oxford comma, eradicating the word "utilize," and Santa Claus.