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

We just had some wonderfully chilly weather around the Quality Logo Products headquarters, which means that fall is coming. And with fall approaching, it means that October is right around the corner.

So you know what that means, it’s time for our monthly calendar!

Obviously the biggest holiday in October is Halloween. There are so many promotional opportunities for Halloween that there’s no reason for your brand not to get involved! There are great giveaway items that you can customize with your company logo and ways to get involved with the rest of your community. Stuck at the office? Then make the most of your sugar-loaded employees.

But let’s check out what’s happening for the other 30 days of October:

Get ready for the pink, because October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Your brand can do some really easy things to raise money for breast cancer research. You can also see if your community has any kind of charity event scheduled. Employees can volunteer to staff the event or raise funds. Local businesses can band together to sponsor a charity walk of their own, your company can match employee donations, or you can resell some pretty pink promo items and donate the proceeds to the charity of your choice.

We’re also pretty excited about Plush Animal Lover’s Day! If you’ve been eyeing some promotional stuffed animals to resell for a booster club or give away to employees, then what better time of month to pass them out?

With Fire Prevention Week happening this month, it’s a good time to go over your fire evacuation plan with your company. Local firehouses and schools can hold fire safety lessons around their communities and then pass out promotional coloring books or pencils to reinforce the point.

If you’re interested in any of the items featured on the calendar, you can find them here on our website: Digitally Printed Ribbon Car Magnet, Monthly Planners, and Skittles Treat Packet.

As always, we are here to help you plan the perfect October promotion! If you need help picking out a great promotional item (or if you already know what you want), don’t hesitate to reach out to us! You can contact our knowledgeable representatives by email (, by phone (866-312-5646), via our live chat, or by leaving a comment below!

Have any cool promotions planned for October? Anyone planning a fun event or giveaway for Halloween? Who has already picked out their costume?

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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. Wash

    Halloween, cookie month, and sweetest day all in October? That’s a lot of sweets!

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