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

Santa is preparing his sleigh, but we’re already thinking about the New Year and January 2016. There’s always that inevitable holiday hangover on January 1, we wrestle with when to take down the Christmas decorations, and we think we have no holidays to look forward to for a long time.

Luckily, you have us and our monthly calendars of all the upcoming holidays, awareness, and observances! January has a tough job following up December, but there are still plenty of interesting holidays and observances during the month. These holidays aren’t as well-known as Christmas or Hanukkah, but are still great for planning a promotional giveaway for your customers to cheer up their after-holiday blues.

So check out the calendar below for all kinds of giveaway ideas to plan for this January!

The start of a new year is always the chance for a new beginning, and not just for your business, but for your customers as well. We all know living healthy is a big New Year’s resolution, even though it doesn’t always stick for some people. You can be their motivation! Help your clients reach their fitness objectives with custom water bottles or pedometers.

Saving money is another big resolution that people make but don’t always follow through with. If you’re looking to help people reach their goal of saving money, check out our customizable banks, in both piggy and other forms. You’d be surprised at how quickly that spare change adds up!

Maybe you’re resolving to get through that pile of work and clean off your desk in January. Well, January 11 is Clean Off Your Desk Day, and if you’re looking to get organized, we’ve got your covered. From portfolios to our 3-in-1 Stapler, that clutter will disappear faster than you can imagine – that is, until the boss comes and dumps more work on your desk.

One resolution here at QLP we always strive for is quality customer service. January 4-9 is Thank Your Customers Week, and January 17 is Customer Service Day. It’s important to be grateful for your customers all year long, but setting aside a special day (or week) for them can also be great! Send those loyal clients a gift box of candy, because who doesn’t love candy?

Winter is usually in full force during January, and in most parts of the country, that means layers upon layers of clothing to fight against the cold. It makes sense that January is also Hot Tea Month and National Oatmeal Month, both of which are used to warm up. Hand out the Tea Strain-It for all tea lovers or the Tea Traveler for those on the move. If tea really isn’t your “cup of tea,” the Stoneware Big “T” Mug is great for not only oatmeal but all sorts of warm beverages and food.

See? January isn’t so bad. Plus, it’s never too early to set a New Year’s marketing resolution and ring in the beginning of year on the right foot.

Do you like the products featured on our calendar? Well you can find them right here: The Spooner Mug (12 Oz.), the Droplet Figure Stress Ball, and the Ice Scraper Hand Mitten.

The holiday season might be over in January, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great gifts and giveaways to offer your customers! Our sales representatives are standing by to help you with all your promotional needs. They’ll be with you through the entire process until you receive your promotional product. You can contact a Quality Logo Products® representative by phone (866-312-5646), by email (, via live chat, or by leaving a comment below.

Got a great promotional idea for January? Is a holiday not listed on our calendar that you are looking forward to? 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. PMO

    If someone could please send my wife and children a note explaining that the Festival of Sleep is a real thing?

    I try to make the Festival of Sleep happen every Sunday. Maybe now I can OFFICIALLY catch a few extra zzzzzz’s.

  2. Greg

    New years…. already! WOW! I don’t know about you but, 2015 flew by! I guess that saying is true! Look at all the fun stuff that I get provide for my customers! Universal letter writing week is coming up, so come check out all of the cool pens that we have in stock! We have pedometers, water bottles, and outdoor and active wear apparel for you to get ready, for healthy weight week coming soon. We even have some cool Spooner mugs to help you celebrate national oatmeal month! Come check us out!

  3. keith

    We are coming to a close of another year and now it the time to already start looking ahead and planning for 2016!

    Don’t forget to thank your customers for a great year and the first week of January is thank your customers week 🙂

    I will definitely be planning and looking forward to celebrating the Festival of Sleep Day. I’ll have to do some more research so I can properly be ready for that day of celebration!

  4. Gina

    Wow! Who knew there were so many special observances in January? While some of these seem a bit sillier than others (Global Belly Laugh Day), days like these offer a perfect opportunity to appeal to clients in a unique way. I’m trying to get myself to like tea more, and the cute items we have on our site (like Q50686) are definitely helping with the appeal. We also have little pillow stress relievers (Q2590) that could be used to observe Festival of Sleep Day!
    The great thing about our site is that you can find pretty much anything that would be appropriate for the more random observances in your life. Personally, I’m looking forward to observing National Doughnut Day on June 3rd, 2016. We even have the tiniest eraser set (Q47895) to celebrate!

  5. jaimie

    I still cannot believe that it is already a whole new year. 2015 went by way too fast. I hope everyone had a wonderful year and businesses were super successful in 2015. If not, then 2016 can be your year. And what better way to make your business more known than some awesome promotional products?

    Better yet, show all the customers that you do have, how much you appreciate them by sending them a gift during customer appreciation week.

    Or this could be the great time for bosses to show their appreciation for their customer service teams at their work by giving them something nice. Either way, you definitely should promote customer service day.

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