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Embrace the Holiday Spirit by Showcase Your Society's Merchandise and Gift Memberships


As the holiday season unfolds, it's a time of warmth, giving, and celebration. For historical and genealogical societies, this festive period offers a unique opportunity to showcase your array of merchandise and to highlight the thoughtful gift of society memberships.


A Christmas tree with lights and framed images of ancestors.

Why Merchandise Matters


Your society's merchandise isn't just products; they are pieces of history and heritage. From custom-designed t-shirts and mugs to specialized publications and unique artifacts, these items hold significant value for those passionate about genealogy and history. The holiday season is the perfect time to feature these items, offering your community a chance to own a piece of history or to gift it to someone who cherishes their heritage.


Tips for Promoting Your Merchandise


  1. Social Media Showcases: Use your social media platforms to display your merchandise with attractive images and engaging stories behind each item.

  2. Holiday Discounts and Bundles: Consider offering special holiday discounts or bundle deals to entice buyers.

  3. Email Campaigns: Send out a festive-themed newsletter highlighting your merchandise with direct links to purchase.


The Gift of Membership


A membership to your society is more than just a gift; it's an invitation to a journey through history and a chance to be part of a like-minded community. During the holidays, remind your audience that gifting a membership can be a deeply meaningful gesture, offering the recipient access to exclusive resources, events, and a community of fellow history enthusiasts.


Ideas for Promoting Memberships as Gifts


  1. Create Gift Cards or Certificates: Design attractive gift cards or certificates for memberships that can be easily gifted.

  2. Highlight Member Benefits: Use your platforms to talk about the benefits of being a member, including access to exclusive content, events, and discounts.

  3. Testimonials: Share testimonials from current members about the value and enjoyment they get from being part of your society.


The holiday season is a time of joy, reflection, and community. By showcasing your society's unique merchandise and offering the thoughtful gift of membership, you not only foster a deeper connection with your community but also help preserve and promote the rich tapestry of our shared history. Let's spread the holiday cheer and the love for genealogy and history this festive season!

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