August 2011 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!

There may not be any major holidays in August, but that doesn’t mean there’s no reason to celebrate! This month was made for “chillin’ out, maxin’, and relaxin’ all cool.” It includes Relaxation Day, Simplify Your Life Week, and Watermelon Day – the perfect combination for the last leg of the summer. There’s only one more month of summer left. That means this is your last chance for the perfect summer promotion!

Take a breather, get some rest, learn about sharks, and appreciate the people around you before the summer comes to a close. You can continue to simplify your life even after Simplify Your Life Week concludes by saving some cash on National Garage Sale Day! And don’t waste this precious summer time fighting with your significant other – you can rekindle the flame on Kiss and Make Up Day. And don’t forget to take good care of those eyeballs! It is Cataract Awareness Month and Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, you know. Oh, you didn’t? Well, now you do!

Have a look at what else is happening in August 2011 (click to enlarge):

So show some love to your sisters, friends, dogs, and kindergartners this month! A great promo item for anyone this month is the Aluminum Picture Frame. With Sisters Day, Friendship Day, Dog Day, and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month, everyone’s got a loved one to cherish memories with! There’s still time for outdoor promos, too. People will still be gathered around their grills and pools enjoying s’mores and watermelon this month!

If you are interested in any of the products featured in this month’s calendar, you can find them here: Light Up Dog Collar, Shark Stress Ball (Economy), Basic First Aid Kit, and Eyeball Stress Ball.

If you still need some advice on the perfect promo item for one of these holidays, or any other holiday that you can think of, we’d be happy to help! You can reach a friendly Quality Logo Products representative by phone (866-312-5646), by email (, by live chat, or by commenting below.

How will you be using promotional products this month? Which dates are you most excited about? Did we miss any?

Jenna Markowski

Jenna has a much easier time writing about the media and pop culture than she does writing about herself. She enjoys the simple things in life, like puns and typography. She is an avid fan of pop-punk, Halo 3, Spider-Man and origami, with a slight Taco Bell obsession. Her spirit animal is either a bulldog or a panda bear. You can also connect with Jenna on Google+.


  1. LK

    Ooooo! I didn’t know there was such a thing as National Garage Sale Day!!
    Maybe I’ll be able to find some sweet Garage Sales on that day and then recover from all the Garage hopping on Relaxation Day!

    • Amanda

      Sounds like a couple holidays I could enjoy!!! =) Garage sales are awesome–so much cool stuff to discover.

      • Jenna

        Good call, Lauren!

        I knew you would love Garage Sale Day, Amanda!


  2. Jen

    Watermelon Day is my B-DAY!!!
    Great Calendar Jenna, it looks so nice!

    • Jenna

      Happy Almost Birthday and Watermelon Day!!
      Thanks, Jen! 🙂

  3. Amanda

    “And don’t forget to take good care of those eyeballs!” What an excellent line Jenna!

    Great job on the calendar. I love Garage sale day, Family day, and Dog day best! Yay for August!! =) Seems like this year is just flying by.

    • Jenna

      Haha, thanks Amanda!
      Those are all good days! Right? Where did 2011 go?

  4. Rachel

    S’mores Day sounds awesome! Though in my book, every day should be s’mores day. 🙂

    Thanks for the fun calendar!

    • Jenna

      I agree — every day should be s’mores day. We should probably celebrate s’mores day here at QLP!


      • Amanda

        Again, +1. I’m in for that day!!

      • Jen


  5. amy

    Any month that celebrates S’mores AND Relaxing is my kind of month 😀

    Great post Jenna! Thanks for keeping us up-to-date!

    • Amanda


    • Jenna

      Agreed! Plus it’s my birthday this month! It doesn’t get much better than that!
      Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  6. Joseph Giorgi

    Two words: “Elvis Week.” It just doesn’t get much better than that.

    Excellent list, Jenna! 🙂

    • Jenna

      Thanks, Joe! 🙂

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