Last Updated on May 17, 2022
Crazy deals and colossal crowds – that’s how most of us know Black Friday sales. You might be wondering why consumers choose this day (apart from the other 364 days in the year) to go wild on their shopping spree.
Is it the fear of missing out? Something out of habit? Or maybe the meaning goes deeper?
The Strange Beginnings of Black Friday
Oddly enough, the term ‘Black Friday’ has three different origins.
It was first mentioned in 1869, when the U.S. gold market crashed. The name was used to describe the financial crisis that tanked the economy and ruined many investors. The exact date was September 24 – a Friday. It would be years later before this negative association is replaced with something less depressing.
By the 1930s, the U.S. is recovering and retailers were getting better at marketing. Thanksgiving was moved to the 4th Thursday of November (by Franklin D. Roosevelt), instead of the last Thursday of that month. This meant a couple extra days of shopping time. By then, ‘Black Friday’ became known as the day when businesses were ‘in the black’, or that they had positive earnings.
The term stuck in the 1950s, when huge crowds would stock up on giftable items before the Army–Navy Games. This event, which was then held the Saturday after Turkey Day, would pull in people and supporters from across the country to Philadelphia, where many of these games were hosted. Fridays became chaotic as retailers took advantage of the sudden arrival of visitors.
Exciting Black Friday Flyers
Even with the popularity and convenience of online shopping, thousands still prefer the craziness of Black Friday. There’s just something irreplaceable about the experience of traditional bargain-hunting. Maybe it’s the crowds. Or perhaps it’s the challenge of snagging store-only deals.
Regardless of the reason, you can’t go wrong participating in this annual shopping tradition. So join in the frenzy using these sensational Black Friday flyers.
1. Online Discount Flyer
This Photoshop file from Maghrib is highly editable and print-ready for modern flyers fit for department stores, small businesses, or online shops.
2. Black Friday Promotion Flyer and Instagram Vol. 5
Eviory brings you elegant graphic template that will save you time and money. The best part: it’s free for commercial use.
3. BLCK FRIDAY Flyers Template
Black and grey – hurray! This pack from Me55enjah contains 2 Ai and 2 PSD files that you can print or promote on digital platforms.
4. Black Friday Promotion Flyer and Instagram Vol. 4
Modern, minimalist, and modish, these templates don’t need to dress to impress. They let the words do the talking.
5. Black Friday Flyer Template V-7
With gradient colors against a dark background, this design by HTMLguru is the promotional flyer your Black Friday sales needs.
6. Black Friday Sale Flyer + Social Media
Looking for a contemporary but simple way to promote huge discounts on fashion items? This flyer from Vynetta is 100% vector and 100% chic.
7. Black Friday Flyer Template V-6
Show off your crazy discounts and bestsellers in this simply but impactful template, that’s also super easy to edit.
8. Black Friday Sale Flyer + Social Media
Make sure your customers will block the Friday after Thanksgiving with this promotional flyer that lets you add up to 3 of your bestselling items.
9. Black Friday Sale Poster Template
Whether you choose to print this or post it on Instagram, this fully editable poster/banner set by Nanoagency is good to go in just a few clicks.
10. Black Friday Flyer Instagram Post and Story
If you don’t have time to create flyers for your upcoming sale, this straightforward graphic template from Holismjd comes in AI, EPS, PSD files with free fonts used.
11. Black Friday Sale Flyer and Poster Template
This modern and professional set by Ambergraphics features posters and flyers in various sizes. Available in EPS and layered (PSD) files.
12. Black Friday Event Flyer Set
Guuver brings you this fun Black Friday flyer design with well-organized layers and social media-ready files.
13. Black Friday Midnight Sale Flyer
Announce your midnight sale in style with this snazzy template by Miaodrawing.
14. Black Friday Sale Flyer
Sometimes, simple says it best. This black-white-red promotional pack by Lilynthesweetpea includes 2 PSD and 2 AI files. Requires Adobe CS5 or above for editing.
15. Black Friday Flyer Set
Social media ready and easily editable, this flyer set by The Savory Directors is available in 2 AI and 2 PSD files for your convenience.
16. Online Black Friday Flyer
Whether it’s the Black Friday sale or you’re announcing an end-of-year midnight extravaganza, this template will suit your needs.
17. Black Friday Flyer Pack
This retro-inspired graphic pack by Tokosatsu packs a punch (of nostalgia!) to get customers saving the date of your sale.
18. Black Friday Poster
Sleek, clean, and contemporary, this suave-looking poster by Uicreativenet is great for promoting gadgets, fashion, toys, fitness, or sports goods.
19. Modern Black Friday
Purple has always been associated with royalty, luxury, and power. Create the same suggestion to your customers when you use this customizable graphic template.
20. Black Friday Pack
Say hello to this black-and-yellow flyer pack! Compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS4, CS5, CS6 and Adobe Illustrator CC.
21. Black Friday Poster
This special Black Friday poster is still fresh from celebrating Thanksgiving with its orange-and-black color combination.
22. Black Friday Flyer
Graphr gives you this vintage-inspired flyer in red and white that will help you announce your discount rates to your email list.
23. Black Friday Poster
Fresh, modern, and slightly minimalist, this fresh poster design in primary hues may not be in the traditional black that most people are used to seeing, but that’s exactly why it’s eye-catching.
24. Black Friday Flyer Set
Yellow, black, and red dominate these clean-cut templates that will look awesome either on print or social media.
25. Black Friday Poster
What’s a sure-fire way to get eyeballs for your Black Friday flyer? Get it in a bright, lively color – just like in this graphic template.
26. Black Friday Sale Template Set
With free fonts and organized layers, these files make it easy for anyone (even beginners) to begin creating their own flyers for one of the biggest sales of the year.
27. Black Friday Event Flyer Set
This fun flyer set contains AI and PSD files, as well as templates for your Instagram Story and posts.
28. Black Friday Event Flyer Set
Kick things off with a bang before Black Friday using this stylish and customizable flyer set.
29. Black Friday Flyer Set
Fully layered, highly editable, and print-ready, this cute promotional from Danny Aldana has got you covered. Print it or post it online, it looks handsome either way.
30. Black Friday Sale
Selling gift items, toys, or collectibles? This colorful and delightful template pack by Aiyari contains 3 PSD and 3 AI files to help you promote your wares in style!
31. Black Friday Flyer
This striking Black Friday poster by MONOGRPH will not go unnoticed, thanks to its neon-light effects against an old-fashioned black brick background.