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Marketing Tips – Celebrating Different Holidays in Your Themed Office

November 1st, 2016
sculpted characters with santa hats

Kids love holidays! Celebrate the holidays in your office with costumes, decorations, and contests! If you have IDS office theming don’t miss the opportunity to throw a Santa hat on an elephant or turn a crocodile into a spooky ghost for Halloween! Fun photo opportunities will abound in your themed office. Here are some other ideas for ways you can celebrate the holidays with your patients.

 

Halloween

October is the gateway to plenty of office decorating opportunities! Decorations, additional props, and even contests are a great way to engage patients and show off your festive spirit.

The holidays can also be used as an important educational tool for children in many dental offices. After Halloween, many children participate in ‘Candy Buyback’ events that allow kids to bring their candy to their local dental office in exchange for money or small dental-related gifts.

Not only does this teach your patients about the importance of healthy eating habits, it also gives them the opportunity to donate to a cause. Many Candy Buyback events donate the collected candy to military troops overseas to lift their spirits during the holidays.
 

Thanksgiving

November welcomes in Thanksgiving, which is a great time to host contests on your social media page or decorate with arts and crafts made by your patients. Encouraging children to be creative in the waiting room helps to distract kids from any dental worries, and nurtures their imagination.

A dental-related coloring contest can be a great way to get your social media hopping. Post the coloring pages and host a contest to get some social buzz around your practice.
 

Christmas

In December the spirit of giving is at its peak. This month is the perfect opportunity to educate children on the importance of charity and dental health. Host contests to see how many toothbrushes your patients can collect to donate to a local shelter. Encourage children to donate the money they receive from the Tooth Fairy to a cause that is important to them.

As a dental practice, you can host contests or raffles encouraging patients to support local charities. This is also the perfect time to turn your office into a winter wonderland through the addition of fluffy snow, holiday hats, and cut-paper snowflakes made by your patients!

 

Don’t forget about Easter, Back to School, and Valentine’s Day. There are so many ways to celebrate all year long. Enjoy the holidays and remember to take advantage of them to help promote your business!

 

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