SOURCE: Creative Spark Media

December 02, 2009 08:00 ET

Holiday Games Hold a New Importance at Home and Office Celebrations - Hosts Cut Costs But Amplify Enjoyment

Recession Sparks a Four-Fold Increase in Sales of Inexpensive, Downloadable Holiday Games

SPOKANE, WA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2009) - Though holiday budgets are limited due to the recession, smart holiday party hosts are finding new ways to cut costs associated with throwing parties, while still amplifying the enjoyment and benefit. A growing trend incorporates inexpensive, downloadable, printable games -- bingo, scrambles, charades, trivia, and more -- to save costs, yet provide the bonding, appreciation, and fun that holiday parties can foster.

Creative Spark Media, the world's most prolific printable game developer, has been in the midst of the flurry, experiencing a four-fold increase in holiday game purchases. "Party hosts are trying to find innovative ways to harness the spirit of the holidays yet remain within tighter budgets. Party games make sense because they are low cost and yield a high 'fun' value. Each game host can boost social interaction, camaraderie, fun and laughter," said Heather Pieczonka, president and chief strategist of Creative Spark Media.

"Hosts are not just using the games the day of the party, either. For $6.99, some individual party planners have parlayed their usage of the games at home and also used them at the office for their company holiday parties. Hosting a get-to-know-you game, where employees learn fun facts about each other, or introducing a game a day for the 12 days before Christmas break increases social interaction, boosts morale and raises general enthusiasm."

An already stressful time of the year, printable party games make hosting easy -- hosts select a game online, purchase it, and in minutes, they're printing. This option allows the flexibility to print as many copies of the game as they need for 90 days. Some customers also choose to have them printed and shipped directly to their door.

"These games set the expectation that parties are not about the expense, but rather about wholesome fun and the result is that participants feel valuable, happy and respected," said Pieczonka.

About Creative Spark Media

Creative Spark Media is the world's most prolific printable game developer and was founded with a goal of making parties more fun and less stressful by giving customers quick, easy, and fast access to games they print right from home or anywhere with an Internet connection. With approximately 500 unique games dedicated to all holidays and party themes, the company has sold more than 10 million games to over 300,000 party planners in over 100 countries.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Cindi Goodsell, public relations consultant
    Creative Spark Media