October 2011 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!

Ah, October. Nothing says fall like entering the tenth month of the year and bundling up in a cozy scarf with a mug of hot chocolate. There’s a lot to look forward to this month: schools being off for Columbus Day, techies and internet junkies finally getting their dues, and field trips! For all of you costume, candy, or horror movie nuts out there – rejoice! It’s almost Halloween.

With National Boss Day and Improve Your Home Office Week, October is the time to focus on your company. Employees can pitch in on an imprinted pen for their boss, and bosses can return the favor by passing out corporate gifts for desks at home or at the office. Foodies will rejoice over World Vegetarian Day, National Pumpkin Day, and National Pizza Month.

Here’s what else is going on this month (click to enlarge):

October 2011 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates

Libraries, bookstores, and schools can appeal to the bibliophile clients and promote literacy with custom bookmarks. The whole area serves as a canvas for your logo and contact information, and you can even add some facts about books or famous authors. Any of our animal stress balls will be great reminders of National Animal Safety and Protection Month, and their whimsical designs make them high retention items.

If any of the featured promotional products in this month’s calendar strike your fancy, you can find them here: Broccoli Stress Reliever, Circle Safety Flasher, and Arch Bookmark (1 3/4″ x 8”).

As always, we’re here to help you plan your next promotional item! If you need some help, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our excellent Quality Logo Products representatives by phone (866-312-5646), by e-mail (, by live chat, or dropping us a comment below!

Any big plans for promotional products this month? Which dates are you looking forward to? Did we miss any important ones?

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. Scooby

    National PIZZA month! Wahoo!!! If you guys find any NPM discounts, let me know!

  2. Bret Bonnet

    I’m going to wear my birthday suit for Halloween this year! 🙂

    • Amanda

      Well, I guess then you could say that your costume is 100% unique and original. =) hahaha

  3. amy

    Looking forward to National Pumpkin Day, bring on toasted and salted pumpkin seeds!! I may have to celebrate a bit early though 😉 LOL

  4. Jen

    I think a QLP field trip to a pizza place is in order for next month. 😉

    • Amanda

      That sounds fun!!! =)

  5. Eric

    We all need to take a field trip to go get veggie pizza, I’m thinking.

  6. Cybernetic SAM

    Wooo National Vegetarian Day! I think companies should all sponsor people to eat healthy on National Vegetarian Day. That would be really neat!

  7. Rachel

    I had no idea there was an Internet Day–but that’s awesome! Every day is Internet Day for me, but I’ll be sure to be extra-antisocial on October 29, haha. Also loving that it’s Book Month and Go on a Field Trip Month. October’s looking to be pretty sweet overall 🙂

  8. Joseph Giorgi

    YES!!! No school on Columbus Day! OMG it’s gonna be so awesom…



  9. Amanda

    My favorite season has always been fall. The mild temperatures are awesome! And I love being able to wear sweaters and socks again. Plus, with it being pizza month and book month, how can we go wrong!? Assuming of course, audio books count! =)

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