Trick or treat?!? 🎃 This is no trick and all treats! That’s right! I’m freely giving you my Free Halloween Party Printables! 👻 If you are planning a Halloween party, download my complete Halloween party collection to decorate for your spooky celebration! 🎉 🧛🏻♀️
Why are these Halloween Party Printables free?
Great question! It’s a bit of a long story. Fall of 2018, I was designing these party printables with so much passion. 🥰 I planned that I would sell them and make a few thousand dollars. 🤑 (I’m a very ambitious and optimistic person.) I took the best photos I possibly could, created an Etsy Shop, Facebook Page, and plastered it on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I was ready for sales to start flying and my hard work to pay off. 👍🏼
So what happened?
I have no idea. My marketing efforts appeared as if I wasn’t trying. 😭 I sold a few party bundles, but my expectations were nowhere close to the amount I sold. My creative soul was crushed. 💔 I was exhausted, burnt out and frustrated. This Halloween Party Printable set wasn’t the only party pack I designed either. I have a Harvest Party/ Thanksgiving Party Printables, and Christmas Party Pack too. (And more, but more on that in a second.)
It Takes a Team
So, what did I learn? 🤔 I realized that I was doing this all myself. From designing the patterns, creating the templets, taking the photos, editing the photos, social media marketing, email marketing, word of mouth, Etsy optimization, figuring out sales taxes, customer service, you name it. 😰 I was stressing myself to the max and it was exhausting. 🤯 Of course, I wanted help, but I didn’t know anyone who was available to help me, and I wasn’t making money yet, so how could I pay them? 😩
During this burnout stage, I was asked to apply for a position to design party printables for another company. It sounded PERFECT! 🙌🏼 I could focus on the designing part and there would be a team of people who would work on marketing, so I could focus on what I love. Cue the heavenly music! 🕊
I applied, and apart of the application process, I had to create a TON of sample work. 😱 This is fairly common when applying for design jobs, but I already had so many projects, that it was pretty clear what I was capable of. But whatever, I really wanted this freelancing design position.
In addition, I gave in and got a local part-time job to help release some of the financial stress. (BTW, I was doing some design work on UpWork to help cover expenses too… that’s another story for a different blog post.) Just note, I’m trying to start an online business, work part-time and doing side gigs. 😅
I Fell On My Face
So, after what felt like forever, I finally heard back from the company on whether or not I would be hired to be their printable party designer. The answer? A “Sorry, but no.”
What the HECK!?!?! 😡 I just created SO much work for this application, which I only had a week to do. They even asked me, ASKED ME, to apply. Then they tell me ‘sorry but they decided to go with someone else?’ 😖
Up to this point, all of this has been nothing but a GIANT waste of time.
😏 (As I’m writing this right now, I’m getting very angry. *inhale*exhale* Several months have gone by so I’m not going to work myself up too much about this. Haha. 😌
I Didn’t Fail, I Decided to Move On.
After all this had happened, I decided that my creative and entrepreneurial calling was elsewhere. The reason I started making party printables was mainly to sell my pattern designs on products.
Now, I would LOVE to sell licenses of my patterns to companies and they can sell them on anything from printable party decor 😉, children’s clothing 👶🏽, home decor 🏠, stationary 💌, yoga leggings 🧘🏽♀️ , etc.
If you are an art director or work with an art director and you would like my patterns on your fall product line, please send me an email, and visit my Work With Me page to begin discussing licensing.
Chalk it up to learning experience! 🤦🏻♀️ 🤷🏻♀️
*Phew* That would never fix in a nutshell! But, the condensed version would be:
- I passionately created these designs to be loved and used by you!
- I tried to sell my Halloween Party Pack, but it didn’t work out.
- I want to design patterns and begin licensing my work with companies.
- To gain recognition, increase my websites SEO, and followers, I’m giving away these files for free.
Personal Use Only 😡
I’m not nice when it comes to misusing my files. The internet is a big place, but it’s not that big. If you have the audacity to download my files to sell or redistribute them, you will have a lawsuit coming. These files are copyrighted, and I have a cease and desist letter waiting to send you with friends and family who practice law that are ready to defend me if you take advance of my creative property.
This means that you can:
- download the files
- print and cut
- use them for your own event
- happily recycle
- reuse for the following year
- once the printable files are cut and assembled, take pictures of your decorations and post pictures sharing on social media.
You may not, and not excluding too:
- sell the files
- give the digital files for free
- download the files and send to someone else
- use for any design work
Download the Files
First, you must like my Facebook page or share a tweet. That’s it! Then you will download a PDF, that will have a link (CANDY CORN DOWNLOADS) that will take you to my Google Drive Folder, where you can download the files.