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I have very few Christmas (and no Hanukkah/Chanukah) images on Alamy, so it's not surprising that none has ever leased.

 

Do they sell? If so, what kinds of images have you had luck with?

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Looking through what the papers are using, Christmas dinner shots with all of the family present, person carrying turkey etc appear to sell. I don't have any, and with the family flown the nest, unlikely to be able to oblige!

 

I've sold a few snow scene images, vaguely related to Xmas.

 

But a search of All of Alamy for the last 12 months under %xmas etc should reveal what you want to know.

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Looking through what the papers are using, Christmas dinner shots with all of the family present, person carrying turkey etc appear to sell. I don't have any, and with the family flown the nest, unlikely to be able to oblige!

 

I've sold a few snow scene images, vaguely related to Xmas.

 

But a search of All of Alamy for the last 12 months under %xmas etc should reveal what you want to know.

 

I guess snow scenes and holiday fare are perennial favourites. Unfortunately, I don't have any snow or turkey (don't even eat it) scenes on Alamy. Vancouver is better for "rain-scapes" at this time of year. I wonder how well non-cliché Xmas images do.

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John:

 

Here's a basic rule of thumb for you. Every time you ask if a whole category of images sells or not, the answer will be yes, 100% of the time. Maybe it won't do well in one country or another, but in general, there isn't a category out there that doesn't have a market somewhere.

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John:

 

Here's a basic rule of thumb for you. Every time you ask if a whole category of images sells or not, the answer will be yes, 100% of the time. Maybe it won't do well in one country or another, but in general, there isn't a category out there that doesn't have a market somewhere.

 

Well, yes, of course, by Jove, I do realize that.

 

However, I thought it might be interesting and timely to see and/or hear about specific examples of what forum members have managed to sell in this category. Given the competition, though, reticence to share trade secrets is expected and understood.

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Bah humbug!  אחיזת עיני שטויות  :angry:

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Bah humbug!  אחיזת עיני שטויות  :angry:

 

Oy vey, where's Santa when we need him?

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Have just returned from a surfeit of Christmas. Cologne, Rudisheim, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Colmar etc. etc. all stuffed with Christmas markets. (No snow this year though). I was too busy with lecturing, exhibition, masterclasses and promoting my existing work to bother with thinking about stock, especially as it only takes a handful of prints sales to make more for me than most make from stock in a year. 

 

At least over there Christmas starts in December and not in August as here. I was offered a mince pie in a major store here in August. 

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At least over there Christmas starts in December and not in August as here. I was offered a mince pie in a major store here in August. 

 

Tell me about it! My wife (GRHS) and I had a convenience store for a while a few years back and the cash and carry warehouses had Christmas stock on their shelves beginning of June. Really made Christmas an anti-climax. Bring back the good old days when the Christmas tree was not put up and decorated until a day or two before.

 

Allan

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At least over there Christmas starts in December and not in August as here. I was offered a mince pie in a major store here in August. 

 

Tell me about it! My wife (GRHS) and I had a convenience store for a while a few years back and the cash and carry warehouses had Christmas stock on their shelves beginning of June. Really made Christmas an anti-climax. Bring back the good old days when the Christmas tree was not put up and decorated until a day or two before.

 

Allan

 

 

It might be a pain with Christmas being promoted too soon but….it does provide sales opportunities…this was licensed two years ago !!

 

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Great Xmas in the summer shot, Martyn. Thanks for sharing it.

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At least over there Christmas starts in December and not in August as here. I was offered a mince pie in a major store here in August. 

 

Tell me about it! My wife (GRHS) and I had a convenience store for a while a few years back and the cash and carry warehouses had Christmas stock on their shelves beginning of June. Really made Christmas an anti-climax. Bring back the good old days when the Christmas tree was not put up and decorated until a day or two before.

 

Allan

 

The supermarkets will be taking stock of Easter eggs on Christmas Eve. I know, I've delivered them. Christmas is over for them (apart from counting the £$£$).

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At least over there Christmas starts in December and not in August as here. I was offered a mince pie in a major store here in August. 

 

Tell me about it! My wife (GRHS) and I had a convenience store for a while a few years back and the cash and carry warehouses had Christmas stock on their shelves beginning of June. Really made Christmas an anti-climax. Bring back the good old days when the Christmas tree was not put up and decorated until a day or two before.

 

Allan

 

The supermarkets will be taking stock of Easter eggs on Christmas Eve. I know, I've delivered them. Christmas is over for them (apart from counting the £$£$).

 

 

Yeh! That used to be a pain as well.

 

Allan

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