December 2012 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!
Once we get over our food comas from Thanksgiving, it’s time to start planning December promotions! Snow is still welcome, goodwill is high, and the gift-giving season is in full swing!
December is the perfect time to thank your employees for a great year of service or your customers for sticking by you for so many years. Nothing says “Thanks for everything” like a corporate branded tumbler or duffel bag. Your recipients will appreciate the gift and use it frequently, which only reinforces your brand impressions!
And once you’ve taken care of your employees and clients, there are still plenty of days leftover in December for you to throw a fantastic promotion!
Let’s see what else is happening in December:
At first glance, you can see that there are plenty of food-centric awareness days and weeks this month. On National Cookie Day you could have a cookie exchange in the office with your employees. Have your traveling salespeople take a bunch of logo cookies with them as fun leave behind gifts.
As winter is here (and probably only going to get worse), now is the perfect time to pass out winter-specific promotional items. Ice scrapers are always welcome promo items, especially when they come with a glove attached to the end.
And speaking of gloves, they also make welcome promotional gifts during the cold weather. Kits like the Keep Warm Buddy Set come with gloves, a scarf, and a cap to make sure that you and your customers stay warm throughout the season.
You were probably wondering why we decided to feature the Christmas Bird Count on our calendar this year. Well, after randomly stumbling upon it from a Google search, we thought that it was so interesting we had to include it. The Christmas Bird Count is when thousands of volunteers go out and literally count the early winter bird population. Data collected from the counters is analyzed and helps with bird conservation.
So why not hand out some promotional bird feeders and then encourage your customers and employees to go count some birds? It’s certainly a team building experience you’d never forget!
Need some help coming up with ideas for your December promotion? Then don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our knowledgeable representatives! You can contact a QLP employee by phone (866-312-5646), by email (email@example.com), via live chat, or by leaving a comment below.
Which of the many December holidays are you looking forward to this year? Have any awesome promotions or holiday gifts lined up?
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