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March 2016 Holidays, Observances & Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!

Yeah, you’re not reading the calendar wrong; it’s almost March 2016. There are definite reasons to love or dislike the month of March. The first day of spring is something most people look forward to, especially if they live in a colder climate during the winter. Then again, Daylight Saving Time also begins, and we lose an hour of sleep.

For me, I’m super stoked to see the snow finally melt completely, and even more excited to still see the sun up in the sky around 4:30 pm. The first day of spring isn’t until the latter part of the month, but once March 1 rolls around, I can see the light at the end of the bitterly cold tunnel.

March has a lot of great holidays and observances throughout the month. Check out the calendar below to draw some inspiration for your next promotion!

First up is Employee Appreciation Day on March 4. Show your employees (at least the ones you like the most) that they’re doing a great job. It depends on the type of office you work in, but if your employees like listening to music while working, the Extended Bass Ear Phones will ensure their tunes can play without bothering others around them.

If you have an employee who is occasionally late, consider giving them a clock for Employee Appreciation Day. They’ll need it come Daylight Saving Time, which begins on March 13. All clocks will jump forward one hour, and we’ll all be bleary eyed come Monday morning.

Appropriately, just before we move our clocks forward is National Sleep Awareness Week on March 6-12. Check out the Travel Pillow or an eye mask to promote your love of sleep.

Bars and clubs will be busy come March 17 on St. Patrick’s Day when everyone is Irish. You can go simple and giveaway a custom 4-Leaf Clover Stress Ball to patrons, or gear the promotion more towards your establishment with the Bottle Opener with Flashlight.

We have some time before April’s showers start, but March is National Umbrella Month. Our large selection of umbrellas will keep you dry as the temperature starts to rise and the snow gives way to rain.

Be sure to check our full calendar above to see all of the holidays, observances, and awareness dates you can draw inspiration from during the month of March!

Have your eye on the products featured on our calendar? You can find them right here: the Basketball Stress Reliever, the Promo Planter, and the Apron with Pocket.

Still not sure what promotional product you want to order, or maybe you just have a question about the product you’re looking at? Great! We love answering questions. Our friendly sales representatives are waiting to hear from you. They’ll do their best to answer any questions you have, or help you narrow down a product that will help your brand. You can contact a Quality Logo Products® representative by phone (866-312-5646), by email (, via live chat, or by leaving a comment below.

Have any giveaways planned this March? Working on a big marketing push during the month? Let us know all about it in the comments!

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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. Rondell Caraos

    Since I am here in Chicago and I ride a motorcycle… I’m all about Winter being OVER! Mach Madness is coming up and so is the nice weather. I can’t wait! March 13th is Daylight Savings… awesome! It will be nice to see sun light on the way to work for a change. March 20th is the first day of Spring and also my son’s 3rd Birthday so I am very excited about that! Whatever you are excited about, think about expanding your Brand while thinking about it. We have all sorts of Items to full-fill your promotional needs. Let us bring in a 4 leaf Clover and bring you some luck for a prosperous 2016!

  2. Anthony

    It’s so crazy how fast this year is flying by already! Spring is almost here and thank god for that! But it’s also a great time of the year to start planning all of those awesome vacations as well figuring out how you want to promote yourself for the summer.

    It’s awesome that these awareness weeks is all about mental health and that is just as important as your physical health. For me, I am all about hitting up that National Sleep Awareness Week! I actually wish I could take a nap right now…

    Great post my friend!

  3. keith

    I really needed to hear this. This cold weather can go away soon enough. Daylight savings is coming up and I’m looking forward to that, along with the first day of Spring! This year just keeps flying by.

    There is never a bad time to start planning and looking into what you might need to help promote your business for the Spring and Summer season.

  4. Chase

    Every year or so, my assistant goes to the south side Chicago Irish parade and tells how many different promotional products he saw handed out, tossed out, traded, etc. Hundreds of people spend their money to invest in promotional products to hand out at these events and I think it’s a great idea. Whether it be t-shirts, hats, cups, candy, stress balls or anything directly St. Patrick’s-day related, QLP has it and is ready to do what we can to get it in your hands by your parade or event date.

  5. Leo

    March MADNESS!! Not only is it Basketball Craziness for everyone, but it’s also when we can all start thawing out 🙂 Spring time is just around the corner. Springtime makes everyone happy! Why not spruce up your giveaways by choosing something new and exciting? Shaun had some great ideas above! WAY TO GO SHAUN! Why not Spring into spring with the Fun Spring? Bright colors and endless hours of fun . How about the comfy Spring Throw Blanket? Not too hot and not too cold. We can do a Full Color Heat Transfer on this and really make your logo POP! How about the Mini Watering Can Blossom Kit! This lovely little beauty allows us to place your logo on the packaging as well as on the Watering Can! You are also able to choose from 10 different seed pods! From Tomatoes to Poppies, there is something for everyone. I’m also a huge fan of the 60” Arc Golf Umbrella. It’s about that time my fellow golfers! This item will allow us to imprint your logo in a very generous imprint area! 10” x 6” large! It’s amazing!
    If you are ever not sure of what to do, we can help you over the hump! We’ve been doing this for quite some time, and sometimes is just great to get a different perspective.

  6. Angie

    Spring is in the air . . . I think? With the thick sheet of ice on my car windows this morning, it doesn’t feel like Spring is on its way. I am a wee bit Irish, so I do enjoy St. Patty’s Day. Bottoms up my friends. It’s almost fishing weather too . . . love it!

    Before you know, we need to start planing for those company picnics and family reunions.

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