April 2013 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!

April showers bring May flowers.

But April also brings plenty of opportunities for your business or organization to throw one awesome promotion. As great as March is, springtime doesn’t really start until April. And that means that it’s time to start thinking about your outdoor events this year.

There are plenty of events that happen in spring: picnics, dances, weddings, and plenty of golf outings. Now that it’s warm out, many companies will be bringing their clients and employees out to the links to play.

You can get the golfers in your life ready for the season by passing out golf items on Golfer’s Day. Golf tees, golf balls, and golf towels will all be used and appreciated by your employees or customers. Heck, in the spirit of Earth Day this month, why not kick it up a notch and hand out some custom Wilson Eco Core Golf Balls?

Let’s see what else is happening this month:


As I mentioned earlier, Earth Day falls during April. This means that if you’ve been toying with the idea of using an eco-friendly promotional product, this is the month! Whether you switch out your regular click pen for one made of corn, or give your clients some reusable tote bags to cut down on single use plastic bags, there are plenty of options. No ideas? Any brand can hand out little planters with a tagline like “Grow your business with us!”

Earth Day generally accompanied with lots of outdoor activities. So why not go all-out and celebrate National Volunteer Month by doing something to help the Earth? You can partner with a local charity or group to sponsor a clean-up or tree-planting day in your town. Your volunteers would love a custom t-shirt or reusable tote bag as thank you gifts.

If you’re a charity that normally relies on volunteers, this is the perfect month to thank them for everything that they do. If the budget allows you can customize and distribute some caps or blankets, with your brand’s logo, pass out gift cards, or give them a handsome travel mug. Low on funds? Then write your volunteers a hand-written letter of thanks.

Make sure that you visit your local library during National Library Week! At the very least, go and follow their social media accounts. The library is certainly more than just books and study rooms!

April is also Stress Awareness Month. Healthcare brands can pass out any kind of stress ball to encourage people to mind their stress and pair it with pamphlets for yoga, money management, or time management classes. If nothing else, picking a whimsical stress reliever will certainly give people something to smile at on their desk.

Did any of the promotional products on our calendar strike your fancy? You can find them our website right here: Twilight Tracer SuperNova Glowing Golf Ball, Whoopee Cushion (6″), and Round Stress Reliever.

As always, any of our Quality Logo Products knowledgeable representatives would be happy to help you plan your April promotions. We’d love to talk to you! Give us a call (866-312-5646), email us (, use our live chat, or just leave us a comment below.

Do you have any promotions planned for April? Planning to celebrate any of the holidays listed? Have any pranks planned for April Fool’s Day?

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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. Michelle

    Mandy, it’s so nice of you to consider my birthday a national holiday!! You misspelled my name, however. It’s “Michelle” not “Earth”. Thanks! 🙂

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      Oh shucks, my mistake! I’ll make sure that I have it right for next year! 🙂

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