September 2012 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the summer months are coming to an end. September is here, and with it comes fall, cooler temperatures, and color-changing leaves.

But fear not, there are still plenty of ways to throw a successful promotion this month!

Have leftover promotional items from your Fourth of July giveaway? You have Labor Day and Constitution Day to throw another patriotic promotion.

Kids of all ages are heading back to school, so foot traffic is increasing at brick-and-mortar stores. Make sure that you dazzle these new clients and send them home with store branded items. Sticking to classics like tote bags and personalized pens is a great way to make sure your logo is seen frequently.

What else can we celebrate in September? Let’s take a look (click to enlarge):

September 2012 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates

Library cards, comics, and banned books? What a great month to love the written (and sometimes illustrated) word! Libraries can ask local store owners to set out bookmarks reminding customers about signing up for library cards. In return, libraries can hand out store-branded tote bags when patrons check out materials. Comic book store owners can celebrate National Comic Book Day by handing out comic-sized tote bags with each purchase.

Even though the name suggests otherwise, Oktoberfest starts this month! Oktoberfest runs from September 22nd to October 7th this year. Whether your community puts on a festival, or your bar features some special beers this month, this is the perfect time to get your logo on some promotional drinkware. Plastic mugs like the Mood Beer Stein are great for one-time events, but make sure you let your clients know that general logo mugs are also available to purchase.

While I’m looking forward to the return of some of my favorite TV shows, the majority of the American population is gearing up for football season. That means that it’s time to imprint those koozies, warm up the TV, and get psyched for tailgating.

Did any of the products on our September 2012 calendar interest you? You can find them on our website here: Patriotic Mad Cap Stress Ball, Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer (1 Oz., Full Color), and Custom Imprinted Bookmark (Full Color).

If you need some more ideas for a September promotion or have any questions, please feel free to contact one of us! You can reach one of the Quality Logo Products representatives by email (, by phone (866-312-5646), via our live chat, or leaving us a comment below.

What’s your favorite holiday in September? Did I miss any on the list? Do you have any cool fall promotions lined up?


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. Amy Swanson

    Arrrrgh! I always look forward to ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ mainly because changing my Facebook language settings to “Pirate” cracks me up, haha! Companies can take advantage of the fun day too with their giveaways.

    Oktoberfests are a great place to promote your brand with, I love the ideas that you gave! Mmm, a warm soft-baked pretzel with some mustard and a beer sounds so enjoyable right now 😉

    Great suggestions, Mandy!

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      Even if you’re not German, how could you resist the non-stop party that is Oktoberfest? They’re great for community festivals and for local businesses to promote themselves.

      …and now I also want a pretzel.

      • Eric

        I second the “need a pretzel” motion. Well, third it, technically. Promo mugs are always a nice keepsake from an event, and generally, those mugs are a lot easier to hold (especially whilst jugglist it with aforementioned pretzel). Looking ahead, folks, you might want to get a jump on some custom-printed mugs for your event!

        • Mandy Kilinskis

          Good call! Mugs with a handle are definitely easier to hold and carry at Oktoberfest-esque festivals and celebrations.

          Hmmm, I think we all know what we should do for our next QLP social event!

  2. Amanda

    September has always been my favorite month!! Cooler fall weather, Labor Day, and my bday are a couple of the reasons. Yay for September!! Bring on the leaves of fall.

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      Well with your birthday in the mix, I can see why! I’m a big fan of cooler fall weather myself, so I’m looking forward to September, too!

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