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CHRISTMAS TRENDS 2012
Christmas Hot Toys 2012
Toys R Us Names 2012's Hottest Holiday Toy Trends
The 15 HOTTEST toys of the season!
Doc McStuffins Time for Your Checkup doll
Fisher-Price¨ Jake and the Never Land Pirates Jake's Musical Pirate Ship Bucky
Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Star Doll - Harmony B. Sharp
Gelarti Designer Studio
Micro Chargers Time Track
Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair Playset
Yvolution YFliker F1 Flow Series Scooter
Hot Wheels R/C Terrain Twister
LEGO¨ Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle
1D Collector dolls
Skylanders Giants Starter Pack
You've seen the FABULOUS 15, now check out the rest!
Playskool Rocktivity Sit, Crawl 'n Stand Band
Fisher-Price Cruise & Groove Ballapalooza
Bounce Bounce Tigger
Magforce Command Center
Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Kitchen
Peppa Pig Peek 'n Surprise Playhouse
Pillow Pets Dream Lites
The Original Big Wheel Racer
LEGO Friends Summer Riding Camp
Lite Brix Lumi-Port
Monster High Meowlody and Purrsephoneª 2-Pack
Nickelodeon¨ Winx Club Believix Collection
Scan2Go Starter Track Set
Switch & Go Dinos Brok the Brachiosaurus
Air Hogs R/C Battle Tracker
Beyblade Metal Fury Destroyer Dome Set
Illumivor R/C Shark
NERF Lazer Tag Blaster
NERF N-Strike Retaliator
LEGO Technic Jet Plane
Exclusive Skylanders Giants Legendary Character 3 pack
VTech Alphabet Activity Cube
Apptivity Angry Birds
Fisher-Price Disney Baby Minnie's Twinkling Tea Party Play Gym
Disney Princess & Me Diamond Edition Cinderella Doll
Flyline Air Racer & Air Combat
Gears of War Centaur Construction Set
iTikes Map Explorer
Minnie Mouse Bow-tique:Minnie's Fashion On-the-Go
Scatter Brainz Deluxe Pack
Novi Stars Scented Dolls
Playmobil¨ Western Fort
Words with Friends
Christmasworld Trends 2012/13
Christmas 2013: COLOR
Colors and Decorations
COLOR - This is the decisive signal for the coming season. Intense, strong tones are the emotional medium of an optimistic and future-oriented view of the world. They self-confidently permeate all styles and provided vital highlights.
Colors and decorations enliven everyday life. Individual interpretations of festive decorations enhance the personal enviroment long after the actual event - with the refined and restrained manner of SOFT CLOUD, the natural freshness of FANCY FOLK, the high-class glamour of LATE NIGHT GLAM and the intensely colorful purism of COOL VIBRANCY.
Over-the-top, extravagant and ostentatious
Fanciful, humorous and modern
Full of contrast, expressive and elegant
Light, feminine and delicate
Trends at the Fair
Christmas trends 2013 / 2014
Alongside the candle - creator of romantic mood par excellence - the hand-blown glass bauble remains the leading decorative element at Christmas time, with surface designs becoming ever more elaborate and imaginative. Encrusted with the most varied glittering embellishments, imprinted or misted snow-white, they are the jewels on every Christmas tree. But they can also happily be hung on neutral tree sprigs so that they stay with us well beyond the festivities right up until the end of the year.
The most popular decorative animals to be added to the traditional stylistic features are owls and stags. The variety of materials ranges all the way from bronze and velvet, fur and feather, to fabric and felt. Particularly popular are, moreover, angels, conical shapes, hearts and nativity figures.
Nature remains the number one source of inspiration for all decoration. Artificial flowers and Christmas trees are becoming more and more realistic both in the way they look and the way they feel. The proportion of laborious handwork in them is enormous. The dominant colours are white and silver – a far cry from the traditional Christmas red. Berries enjoy a pastel colour spectrum ranging from a light rosé colour to dark purple, with earthy and green tones, and create a background mood that exudes good cheer.
Christmas Design Trends 2012
Red and white checked patterns, tweed and Edelweiss motifs with traditional Alpine figures bring a piece of the Alps into your home. City folk also enjoy the mountain figures and rustic craftsmanship that conveys the feeling of a lovely, picture-perfect Heidi world with deer antlers and cow bells, hearts and fly agarics (mushrooms).
Culture Meets Christmas
The “good-time” formula for Christmas is in the mix! Traditional crochet motifs and photo prints, modern floral ornaments and glitter glamour are a tasteful melange of originality and humour. If you are in a scene or a jet-setting metropolitan, this culture mix will make a modern Christmas tale come true.
Mer De Glace
The aura of a brisk, cool snowy landscape surrounds this product line which combines icy blue tones with subtle colours found in nature. The highly accurate ice crystal structures, the streamline of the Christmas trees and the floral patterns bring back memories of the beauty of a crystalline winter, combining natural elements with a cosy and homely Christmas style.
Future The Past
This Christmas, golden trim refines the noble and exclusive touch of elegance of a style from the past with new shiny metal hues and pearls. Golden frames, trimmed with ornaments bring the beautiful decor of a splendid past tastefully into the present. And even modern traditionalist will feel that they have found their new luxury oasis in the warm, richly decorated candles and shiny whatnots tantalising the senses.
Vibrantly colourful and playful-looking figurines are set in a backdrop of familiar red and Scandinavian light blue. The frolic of untamed playfulness and a re-discovery of dollhouse romanticism and fairground magic characterise these darling accessories that make any child’s heart smile. A journey through the playroom adds colour and fun to life.
--The Christmas Trend Group
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Made In The USA
U.S. consumers are focusing more on American-made products.
Non-traditional colors. Colors seen on the fashion runways.
Glass ornaments - Retro, vintage, classic, modern. Metallic silver glass ornaments with vivid colors and glitter.
LED lighted ornaments.
Themed ornaments - All types of themes. Cupcake ornaments are trending. Birds remain trendy.
Design your own ornament kits - Dog paw-print ornament kits were hot in 2011 and remain trendy for 2012. Look for more types of ornament kits.
High quality materials. Intricate detail.
The mini ornament was trending up in '10, was widely popular for holiday 2011, and is still hot for 2012.
Candles fitted with LEDs. - Makers of traditional wax candles are also responding to the great competitive pressure caused by high paraffin costs with innovative concepts. Thus, LED lamps are integrated into hollow cylinders made of genuine wax, to create an authentic candle-flame look while electro-magnetic candles accurately reproduce a natural flame using flickering reflective wicks in real-wax candles.
Candle Lanterns - Lanterns are trending up for 2012.
Personalization and customization continue to be hot in 2012. (see also Personalized / Christmas )
Bronze, gold, silver, blue, purple, red, white, green.
Extending The Season
As in recent years, for the 2012 holidays consumers will be interested in products that span the seasons. Snowflakes and winter wonderland, snowmen and gingerbread, stars and pinecones - Consumers are looking to extend their seasonal decor past the holidays by purchasing non-holiday specific decorations that can be displayed after the holidays are over.
Winter wonderland sparkle extends beyond the holidays with silver and white decor.
Bring on the sparkle and shine. If it's standing still, put some glitter on it.
Clothing and accessories are being added to the offerings of holiday decor designers.
The nautical style has sailed into all categories of gift and home decor regardless of whether you reside near the sea or the city, and is still on trend for holiday 2012. (see also Nautical / Christmas )
Whimsical candy canes, cookies, gingerbread and treats.
Our feathered friends remain trendy.
LED lighting is leading the evolution in holiday trees -Variations in colors and styles, longer lasting and energy efficient.
Traditional green is the most popular color, but a rainbow of colors are available.
Taller trees (9' and above) to be more available.
Vivid colors. Brights and jewel tones.
Colors seen on the fashion runways.
Holiday 2012 Pet Trends
Quality vs quantity.
Made in the USA - Recent recalls of foods, treats and products from China will be on the minds of consumers.
Eco-friendly and green.
Bundling products for gifting.
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