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May 2014 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!

It may seem like we just got out of winter, but according to the calendar, we’re already well into spring! May is just around the corner. So as long as the temperatures will cooperate, it’s just about time for some springtime promotions!

After a long, cold winter everyone is going to be itching to get outdoors. So hosting or participating in a golf outing, company picnic, or festival will be an excellent way to promote your business within the community. If you have a large budget you could sponsor a local little league team. If your budget isn’t that large, then opt for a fun and useful springtime promotional product that your customers will love.

There are plenty of ways to promote your brand or business this month. Let’s check out this month’s calendar for some ideas.

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Bars and restaurants should get ready for the large crowds that will gather on Cinco de Mayo. Beef up your menu with specialty drinks or dishes to please customers and then send them home with a promo item so that they remember the fun they had. Custom shot glasses are a natural choice for bars, along with bottle openers and personalized drinkware.

I’m not sure how your offices are, but practically everyone at ours is having a rough time with allergies. With Asthma & Allergies Awareness Month during May this is the perfect time for doctors to remind current (or new) patients that you’re there to help them. Reminder emails along with visits to community health fairs are a great way to get some local recognition. Personalized facial tissues are also a tangible way to remind customers next time they sneeze.

Speaking of the medical community, May also features National Nurses Week! Hospitals and doctor’s offices than thank these hardworking employees with custom apparel, personalized pens, or acrylic tumblers.

Last, but far from least, is Memorial Day. Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season along with remembering brave soldiers who died while serving in the nation’s armed forces. Military and patriotic promo items will be a natural fit for local celebrations. Ride on or sponsor a float in your local community parade and make sure that you have plenty of goodies to hand out to attendees.

Like any of the products on our calendar? You can find them right here on our website: Collapsible Water Bowl, Bike Bottle (20 Oz.), and Grill Master Barbecue Kit.

Let’s rock May 2014 like no other May has been rocked before! You can contact one of our Quality Logo Products representatives by phone (866-312-5646), by email (, via our live chat, or by leaving a comment below!

Have any neat May promotions lined up this year? Is your brand or business celebrating any holidays that didn’t make it onto the calendar? Let us know!

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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

    It’s worthwhile to check out each month’s events well ahead of time. If there’s an event or awareness month that is in line with your target audience you should capitalize on it and plan out your promotional items.

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