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

Can you guys believe that it’s almost December? Where did 2013 go? No seriously: where? This means that we only have a few short weeks to throw a promotion this calendar year.

But not to worry! December is packed with plenty of holidays that you can use to promote your organization or company. It’s the perfect time of year to give your VIP customers a holiday gift or to reward your staff for a year of hard work. Have a little extra money left over from the year? Consider splurging on an awesome branded jacket so your employees can think about your brand during all the cold months.

But there’s plenty happening other than the big holidays. Let’s see what’s going on this December:

If it was up to me, we’d celebrate National Handwashing Awareness Week every single week. So if you’re a healthcare brand or work in the industry, make sure you’re taking advantage of the week to promote good hygiene and your own business. Hand sanitizers make excellent giveaways because they come in so many shapes, sizes, and price ranges that you should be able to find something to match your budget.

If you live in the northern half of the United States then you’re probably already seeing low temperatures and frost on your windows. So make sure that your customers are ready for the season with some custom ice scrapers. They are a natural fit for auto shops and gas stations. However, they’re great for any brick-and-mortar store. You can hand them to customers on their way out so they’ll have a way to scrape off their windows as soon as they reach their car – that would make a heck of an impression!

Another great way to advertise this December is to get your customers thinking about you next year. Consider putting your logo and contact information on a personalized calendar and handing them out to your clients when they stop by or potential customers at your next trade show. Pair them with a printed card of all of your upcoming events so they know what your company will be up to next year. Calendars have fantastic return on investment because they are priced low and are kept for an entire year!

Do any of the products on our calendar strike your fancy? You can find them here on our website: Mischief Monkey Bank, Soap Sheet Dispenser, and Shatter Resistant Ornament.

Need some help coming up with ideas for your December promotion? Then let us give you a hand! Don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our QLP representatives! You can contact one of our reps by phone (866-312-5646), by email (, via live chat, or by leaving a comment below.

Which of the many December holidays are you looking forward to this year? Have any promotions or holiday gifts lined up? Have you busted out the holiday music yet?

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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. Maura Statman

    I’d have to agree with your point about National Handwashing Awareness Week! It’s a great suggestion to plan ahead every month to find out what the upcoming events are. If it is related to your industry, it’s a great opportunity for branding!

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