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October 2015 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!

October is one of my favorite months, and it’s not because my birthday is in a few weeks. OK, maybe that’s part of the reason why I love October, but really it’s because fall is one of my favorite seasons. I know, it seems like summer just started, and maybe you’re not ready to let go of the longer days, but like it or not, fall is just around the corner.

September might be the unofficial start to fall, but it doesn’t really start (in my opinion) until the leaves start changing color and we ditch the 80-plus degree weather. October 2015 means it’s time for apple orchards, corn mazes, and Halloween! Not to mention just about everything is pumpkin flavored these days.

It’s also a great time to restock on fall-themed promotional products! There are plenty of holidays, observances, and awareness days coming up in October. Check out the calendar below!

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World Teacher’s Day is on October 5. While we should always appreciate the hard work our teachers do all year, there’s something special about recognizing a day for teachers around the world. You could go practical and get your favorite teacher some custom pens, a weekly planner, or one of our Apple Stress Ball Memo Holders. Or you could go for more of a fun giveaway like one of our custom Bach Gift Boxed Chocolates or our Total Comfort Spa Kit!

October seems to be the month for candy, and I’m not just talking about that big holiday at the end of the month. October 18 is Sweetest Day! We have a ton of options when it comes to personalized candy to celebrate the sweetheart in your life and in your customers’ lives!

When mentioning candy, we can’t leave out the holiday that rules candy: Halloween! What’s not to love about dressing up as your favorite superhero, princess, or scary witch and collecting candy from your neighbors? The one thing kids (and adults) will need are bags to put all that candy in. Our PartyTime Pumpkin Drawstring Bag is a great option, especially because it comes with reflective paint!

Safety is always a concern when young children are walking around on the streets on Halloween night. Luckily, we have a number of different light clips that flash and will make walkers stand out without having to cover up their costumes with reflective tape!

Speaking of safety, the first week of October (the 4th through the 10th) is Fire Prevention Week. Why not promote safety in the home and workplace with firefighter-inspired stress relievers? Handing out promotional products is a great way to spread awareness for special causes.

Besides orange, pink is also a color we’ll be seeing more of in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Show your support with the Awareness Ribbon Keyholder, the Awareness Ribbon Stress Ball, or even the Breast Cancer Awareness Hand Sanitizer.

So if you’re not sure what kind of promotional product you want to offer this fall, the month of October should give you plenty of inspiration!

Do you like the products featured in our calendar? Of course you do! Who wouldn’t? You can find them on our website here: Cure Ribbon Magnet (.03 Thick), Skittles Treat Packet, and Monthly Planner (2016).

Our sales team won’t trick you! We only offer sweet deals on promo items. They are standing by ready to help you make your next promotion a hit! You can contact Quality Logo Products® by phone at (866) 312-5646, by email at, via live chat, or by leaving a comment below.

Do you love October as much as I do? Do you have the perfect Halloween costume picked out? Let us know 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. Jaimie

    You guys left out the most important holiday in October…my birthday!!! I know EVERYBODY wants to celebrate that! 🙂

    But on the real, Halloween is a great opportunity to show off your brand. Most towns do what is called “business trick or treating” this is everyone’s chance to get their name out there” While they hand candy and treats out to the kids, they have the opportunity to hand things like tote bags, hand sanitizers, tumblers, and mugs to the parents to get their business info out there for everyone to see! 🙂

    Businesses need to take advantage of this holiday for the kids, because it is their chance to get their brand out there!

  2. Greg

    All though October means the colder weather is on its way 🙁 can still have fun with Halloween!!! So many ways to promote and hand out useful items! Orange tote bags for the kiddies, sand sanitizer, lip balm, embroidered beanies are all great items that we can provide! Also with improve your office day and get organized week, you can get folders, portfolios, sticky note pads, phone stands and much more!! 🙂

  3. Raelene

    Great list but October is also awareness day/week/month for Dyspraxia Awareness, Dysautonomia Awareness, Blood Cancer Awareness (particularly ET aka Essential Thrombocythemia), Carers Week (well it is in Australia), Pregnancy & Infant loss.

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