18 Dec

3 Christmas Packaging Design Tips for Businesses

Wondering how Christmas packaging can improve the Christmas experience for your customers? ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and we have some practical tips to enhance your business’s Christmas packaging! With the festive season in full swing, take a moment to dive into the essentials of efficient packaging. 

1. Baubles: Handle with Care 

Let’s talk Christmas ornaments. Delicate and unique, they need more than just standard protection. It’s important to keep them snug and protected for a secure Christmas journey. Ancillaries like bubblewrap absorb shocks and vibrations, providing a cushioned layer that safeguards fragile baubles from potential bumps. The bubblewrap we like to use is made from at least 30% PCW recycled waste and is exempt from the UK and EU Plastic Packaging Tax! 

Or, if you’re looking for a plastic-free alternative, then protective paper is the way to go. Adding an extra layer of defence, it prevents scratches and ensures that each ornament arrives at its destination in pristine condition, ready to adorn Christmas trees. 

Moving from internal to external ancillaries, what can you use to securely fasten your packages? EcoTape is at the top of our Christmas list! It’s a reliable choice for keeping your Christmas ornaments safe and sound. Distinct from conventional packaging tapes, Clear EcoTape is an environmentally friendly, plastic-free alternative that seamlessly secures packages while upholding an eco-conscious approach to packaging. The tape is made from Biaxially-Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) and a water-based acrylic adhesive. It’s an ideal choice if you want to improve your sustainability efforts. And, to make it extra Christmassy, we can print fun Christmas designs on the tape to get you in the holiday spirit! Take a look at our bespoke design service to find out more. 

2. Sip and Ship with Precision 

From dropped boxes to over-packed delivery sleighs, there’s an array of disasters that could easily impact the shipment of your package before it reaches customers’ chimneys. And sherry, the height of holiday sophistication, deserves a spill-free Christmas journey!  

Beverage packaging serves several functions, primarily aimed at safeguarding bottles from potential hazards such as breakage, shock, vibration, temperature fluctuations, moisture, and dust. Various packaging materials can be used to keep your bottles in place, from bespoke corrugated cardboard dividers to our Eco Tape again! Dividers prevent structural compromise and tape helps to ward off any unintended openings, making sure your sherry arrives on the Christmas table in one piece. 

3. Keep the Festive Feast Cool in Transit 

Mince pies, the stars of a festive feast, need a special Christmas ride to stay delicious. But what can you do to ensure they arrive fresh for serving on the big day? 

Hunting down the perfect material for frozen and chilled foods is not easy. The material needs to handle the cold, keep the product safe from spoilage and moisture, and be tough yet flexible. That’s why plastics have been the top pick for so long! They’ve got the right mix of qualities to tackle the demanding job of safeguarding and transporting frozen and chilled goods. But they’re hard to recycle.  

So, what is the alternative to plastic? Certain improvements can be made to ensure boxes retain their chill factor help and have more sustainable qualities. Corrugated cardboard can be coated to protect against moisture, creating a water-resistant barrier. These coatings, inside or outside the packaging, act as an absorption layer, ideal for food products. You can also enhance materials for strength and durability, making them freezer-ready! 

We’ve recently worked on a frozen food packaging project for MJ Petfoods & Proteins. They approached us to create freezer packaging for their raw frozen dog food brand, Dougie’s, and we jumped at the opportunity! Keep your eyes peeled on our work to delve into the details of this cool project.  

Christmas Packaging Considerations 

Making Christmas a memorable celebration involves more than just sending gifts or preparing for a festive gathering. At Greyhound Box, we understand that the art of Christmas packaging plays a crucial role in enhancing the overall holiday experience. With our expertise, we go beyond mere wrapping. We infuse Christmas efficiency into every detail, making the packaging a part of your customer’s joyful celebration! 

Get in touch to see how we can help you turn ordinary packaging into a festive delight. We will ensure that your Christmas gifts and preparations are decked with the spirit of the season. 

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