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February 2016 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!

If there were ever a month that could be labeled as the “Month of Love,” February would probably get a lot of votes. I’m guessing it would be because it’s usually when the Super Bowl takes place. People really love football.

February isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite month. It’s still cold in most parts of the country, and it’s not even trusted with a full 30 days. By the time February 2016 rolls around, just about everyone is ready for warmer weather. At least I look forward to not having to warm up my car every morning or scrape the windshield. While we all know the month’s most famous holiday, there are plenty of other observances throughout the month that you can focus on for your next promotional product giveaway.

Let’s check out the calendar below to see just all the great holidays and observances happening in February!

As I mentioned above, February 7 marks the Super Bowl, and while this isn’t a national holiday, it’s a pretty important day for football fans around the country. This year a 30-second commercial during the big game is expected to cost companies $5 million. Since most business owners reading this probably won’t able to afford that price tag, we have plenty of other, more cost-effective promotional giveaways.

The Tall 12 Pack Kooler not only comes at a reasonable price, but is large enough to hold enough beverages for you to bring over to a party at a friend’s house. Of course, you’ll need the Football Can Holder to keep those drinks nice and cold while you watch the game.

The party won’t stop after the game, with Mardi Gras just two days later on February 9. Hand out the Mardi Gras Grip Pen during the annual parade. For the bars and restaurants that plan on having drink specials throughout the night, include the water-activated Clear Ultra Glow Ice Cube for some added flair.

Of course, I’d be remiss to not mention the month’s most well-known holiday, Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking to go the traditional route when it comes to gifts, the Renoir Gift Boxed Chocolate is right up your alley. If your New Year’s resolution involved changing up from the routine, try the Plush Big Paw Bear with Shirt or a Pampered Spa Set.

Cupid won’t be the only one busy starting February 14, though. Build a Better Trade Show Image Week runs from February 14-20. Part of building a better image is being able to network and connect with others. The Carinola Business Card Holder keeps your cards organized and all in one place so you can quickly exchange information with everyone you come in contact with.

When I first saw that February was National Weddings Month, it seemed a little strange. But if you think about it, it makes sense, given that February has Valentine’s Day, too. Getting married and looking for some wedding favors? Our Connection Credit Card Gift Boxes are a great way to commemorate your special day while offering something sweet for your guests.

Don’t let history repeat itself this Groundhog Day! Make this February the best one your business has yet.

Make sure your customers and clients fall in love with your company and brand in February with great promotional giveaways! You’ll get a personal sales representative on the line when you give us a call. They’ll walk you through the entire ordering process and will even follow up with you whenever you need them. You can contact a Quality Logo Products® representative by phone (866-312-5646), by email (, via live chat, or by leaving a comment below.

What are you planning to give away in February? Any holiday you’re planning on observing, but don’t see it on our calendar? Let us know in the comments below!

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Bubba is the Quality Logo Products mascot. He may have started out as "just a stress ball," but he's come a long way since the company's launch in 2003. Bubba has been immortalized in numerous vector artwork designs for internal and external promotions, and you can see him change outfits on the Quality Logo Products homepage whenever a holiday rolls around. Oh, and he thinks pants are for the birds. You can connect with Bubba on


  1. stacy

    National Entrepreneur week! What a great week for promo products. It would be awesome to celebrate new businesses with some employee / customer appreciation gifts. Mardi Gras is one of my favorite times of the year, I actually had the opportunity to be in New Orleans for it one year. I am a huge fan of all things glittery and Mardi Gras in NOLA is the place to be for glitz, glitter, and shiny.

    I love seeing these blogs every month because you learn new awesome days! Such as “wear red day” didn’t know that existed, but I will be sure to wear red on the 5th! Thanks for keeping us up to date guys! Great Blog!

  2. Anthony

    Crazy to think that February is just around the corner! Time flies when you are having fun!! 😀 These posts are fun to read simply because you learn some fun little facts about what to celebrate or what you might see from these awareness weeks. Plus from the Chinese New Year and from Valentine’s Day, there might be some interesting products being produced from some clients! It is the year of the Monkey so totally possible to see some Monkey Stress Toys (#Q43796) being passed around! Can’t wait to see the possibilities of what this month has in store!! Great post!! 😀

  3. Greg

    TIME IS A FLYIN BY! Come get all your Feb swag! Mardi Gras, super bowl, valentines, presidents day! Stress footballs, stress hearts, US capito stressballs, flasks, wine glasses, oh my. We got all of that and more! Give me a call and I will help ya out!

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