April 2012 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!

With our luck in the Midwest, we’ll probably have one last snowfall before spring really hits. But for the rest of you lucky people, spring is heading your way! And as the weather grows warmer, the list of awareness dates grows longer. But that’s great! It means more opportunities for you to reach out to your customers!

Since flowers, trees, and grass will start growing again, it’s no wonder that we have so many environmentally-themed days. Imprinting items like seeded confetti or bagged trees will be perfect for Earth Day, Arbor Day, or Garden Week.

Check out what else is going on in April (click to enlarge):

Start the month off on a good note by embracing April Fool’s Day and National Humor Month. Consider letting employees (only ones who opt-in!) play harmless pranks on each other as long as they promise not to ruin personal or work property. Pass out laughing pens and watch as your Jim-equivalent puts your Dwight-equivalent’s stapler in jello.

National Volunteer Month is the perfect time to get out and volunteer in your community. Either sponsor an event with some fabulous giveaways, or let your employees take some time out of their work day to volunteer locally. Handing out imprinted water bottles or t-shirts during a volunteer event is a great way to give back to your community and generate positive PR for your brand.

We all know the saying: “April showers bring May flowers.” So if your customers are going to be running or walking through the rain, they might as well do so in some of your customized umbrellas. Also, get a handle on your taxes, stick to Organize Your Files Week, or reward employees on Administrative Professionals Day with a gorgeous padfolio or briefcase.

But we here at Quality Logo Products are most excited that April is Stress Awareness Month. After all, as your primary source for stress balls, we know all about spreading brand impressions while relieving tension! Whether you opt for cute stress balls, color changing stress balls, or the coolest stress ball of all time, there’s no bad option to kick stress to the curb!

If any of the products featured in our calendar strike your fancy, you can find them on our site here: Rabbit Stress Reliever, Executive Crescent Padfolio, and Double Wall Acrylic Tumbler With Straw (16 Oz.).

Still need some ideas for a kick-ass April promotion? Give one of our friendly and knowledgeable Quality Logo Products representatives a call! You can reach us by phone (866-312-5646), by email (, via live chat, or by leaving a comment below!

Have any fun promotions planned for April? Any particular holiday that you’re looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!


Mandy Kilinskis

Mandy is proud to be a part of QLP’s content team. A self-professed nerd, her interests include video games, sitcoms, superhero movies, iPods and iPhones but never Macs, and shockingly, writing. Her claims to fame are: owning over forty pairs of Chuck Taylor All Stars, offering spot-on coffee advice, and knowing an unbelievable amount of Disney Princess facts. You can connect with Mandy on


  1. Joseph Giorgi

    Awesome rundown, Mandy!

    I wasn’t aware April was National Poetry Month. Time to brush up on my haiku-writing skills.

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      Brush up on them! Maybe during April, all of us in the blog squad should take turns writing a haiku each day! You can kick us off, Joe. 😉

      • Jenna Markowski

        Haha, didn’t we have a haiku-writing phase a while ago? I vaguely remember it being extremely hilarious. We should probably start that up again!

  2. Jaimie Smith

    April fools day!! I love it!! 🙂

  3. Amy Swanson

    I find it funny that “Organize your Files” week begins on Tax day. Hmm… is there a correlation there 😉

    Thanks Mandy for researching and compiling this calendar!!

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      I feel like Tax Day should be titled, “Weep For Joy Day.” And then organizing your files can come later.

  4. Rachel

    Whoo Library Week and Poetry Month! I always enjoy discovering new writing/reading-based holidays through these calendars. 🙂 Great ideas as usual, Mandy — thanks for sharing!

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      I am going to celebrate Library Week for sure! I’ll go check out one of the biographies and memoirs that I’ve been dying to read.

      I can pass on the poetry part… 😉

  5. Eric

    Oh, Easter’s one I’ll look forward to ever more once I’m older, and have children of my own. Then I’ll have the chance to continue the legacy my parents began of hiding Easter Eggs in the loopiest damn places around the house. A tradition I’m definitely looking forward to passing on.

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      Same here. My parents put them in the craziest places. The best part would be when we wouldn’t find them all, and my parents didn’t remember all 50 places they hid the eggs, so we would be finding plastic eggs full of chocolate in July. It was always a fun surprise!

      • Jenna Markowski

        Haha! That’s the best! Christmas rolls around and you reach behind the TV to plug in the tree and.. “Hey! I found an Easter egg!”

  6. Jen

    I am totally taking advantage of Organize you files week! I have so much junk to get in order, this will be the perfect time for it!

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      Same here! I’m definitely going to have a look through my drawers and get rid of anything I don’t need! Yay, organization!

  7. Jill Tooley

    Oh man, April has April Fool’s Day and National Humor Month? What a treat for the pranksters in the office…

    It’s been a while since I’ve visited my local library, so I’ll take the time to fix that next month. And I fully intend to honor Earth Day — it’s one of those that I always miss!

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