November 2013 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!

It’s almost November, and to be completely honest, I’m not entirely sure where this year went. Doesn’t it seem like May was just a couple of weeks ago? Gosh, how time flies.

Anyway, we can’t fight the flow of time, but we can take advantage of all the different holidays in November to promote and advertise our brands!

We’re in the middle of football season, so now is the perfect time to throw a football-themed promotion. Whether you’re supporting a school, local, club, or professional team, nothing brings people together like a good football game. Pass out some sweet tailgating promos and you’ll have brand impressions for the rest of the season and beyond.

Let’s see what else November has in store:

There’s a huge emphasis on education this month. Any school can have activities during American Education Week. But you also have a chance to educate students or community members about a variety of topics that have awareness days or weeks this month.  Give presentations, sponsor a health fair, and pass out magnets with facts and information printed right on the top.

National Novel Writing Month also falls in November. Thousands of people attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Local businesses, libraries, or coffee shops can offer space for people to write and offer special discounts. Even if you don’t have room to spare you can offer them a personalized pen or other item to show your support.

Thanksgiving is the biggest holiday this month, but the biggest promotional opportunity is Black Friday. Give your customers branded tote bags with their purchase or hand out water bottles to the first one hundred people through the door. Will you have any door buster customers? Then print up some custom hand warmers to give to guests while they are waiting outside.

Even if you don’t run a huge store, make sure that your business is ready for Small Business Saturday! Giving anyone who walks through your door a pen can kick off a lasting business relationship.

Interested in any of the products on our calendar? You can find them on our website right here: Eco-Friendly Non Woven Tote Bag (Medium), Healthcare Worker Stress Ball, and Krypton Pen.

But enough reading, let’s get planning! November is a great time to throw a promotion and Quality Logo Products wants to help! Our smart and promo-savvy representatives are ready and waiting to help! You can reach us by email (, by phone (866-312-5646), via our live chat, or by leaving a comment below.

P.S. Don’t forget about setting your clocks back on November 3rd!

Do you have any November promotions planned? Is your business getting ready for Black Friday? Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving?

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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. Bret Bonnet

    Umm… how did my birthday NOT make the cut?!?! 🙂

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