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June 2016 Holidays, Observance, and Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!

The summer grilling season is here! June marks the time where we eat endless piles of hot dogs and hamburgers while we consume coleslaw three meals a day because someone way overestimated their Memorial Day BBQ turnout. The good news is that June is Great Outdoors Month, so that works; but the bad news is that International Picnic Day is too late in the month for these leftovers to keep!

June brings with it the first day of summer as well as a ton of great holidays and observances, and not all of them focus on the outdoors. That said, it’s a month that many people get out of their homes to travel, shop, and enjoy the nicer weather. So gear up for your next promotion with some of our fantastic seasonal offers designed just for this great time of year!

Check out what’s in store for us this June:

June 2016 Holidays and Observances

Early in June, we have National Environment Day (June 5th) as well as National Fishing Week (June 4th-12th). Add a dash of Great Outdoors Month and you have a fantastic recipe for an outdoor or nature themed promotion! You can help your customers or guests give back to the environment with a plantable tree in a bag. Or for the fishing enthusiasts, these amazing bass shaped koozies are a big hit!

Don’t forget: Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19th! It’s a day we go that extra mile to show how much we appreciate the role our fathers play in raising us. Dads teach us to be strong, pick ourselves up, and brush ourselves off when we fall. They remind us how the world truly works and show us the path so that we may walk it ourselves. They’re the first person to help us when we need to an extra pair of hands; and the last to leave when things aren’t working the way they should. The only thing that compares to the gentle touch of our moms is the warm embrace of our fathers, and they deserve that recognition. So it’s time to replace that tool set you stole from him and never gave back or the grilling utensils that flipped more burgers than they were ever meant to.

June is also a month where we focus on our health. It’s both National Fresh Fruit and Veggies Month and National Safety Month; Fresh Veggies Day is June 16th, and National Sun Safety Week and Men’s Health Week happen back-to-back. Promoting these holidays isn’t just to your benefit, it’s to everyone’s benefit! So gear up with some custom branded sunblock, an apple shaped stress ball, or any of our customizable safety items.

Last but not least, we have a couple pet-related holidays to celebrate as well! June is National Adopt A Cat Month, and though it’s just one day, Take Your Dog To Work Day is the 24th, which reduces workplace productivity worse than a tryptophan hangover on Black Friday. So grab some company branded dog treats for your employees and embrace the morale boost!

I for one welcome the summer: fond memories of fishing, camping, stargazing, and outdoor concerts. It’s a time to treat your customers and/or guests to something nice that they can use to take full advantage of the great weather (or protect them from it). Treat them well and they’ll return the favor. And if you need any ideas, don’t hesitate to ask one of our sales professionals on call and ready to serve you! 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’s your favorite local June event? Share it with us in the comments below and we’ll give you (and the event) a shout out on Twitter!


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  1. Anthony

    Summer time is officially here! However, it doesn’t feel like it with it still being rainy and cold out. #IllinoisWeather. But great month to start working on something awesome when the trade show of the summer comes along!! Best to get it done early so your are prepared and ready to go!!

    Especially if your event is outdoors, maybe some Koozies and Sunglasses might be the best way to express yourself! Check out Q243 and/or Q23071! Great items for the price and always have an awesome promotion going on!

    Happy Early Father’s Day to all the awesome Dad’s out there! You deserve it!! Time to finally get out of the dreaded Winter’s Hibernation Cave and jump into a warm, sunny embrace. Can’t wait to see what this month has to offer! Great post!! 🙂

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