Word of the day: Nomopromofomo [no-mo-promo-fomo]
Noun: that feeling of never missing out on a promotional product opportunity again!
We’ve all been there. We’re scrolling through social media and realize we missed a not-so-well-known holiday, like Employee Appreciation Day, which is March 1, BTW, National Nurses Day on May 6, or even a silly-but-fun appreciation day. (Wait, there’s a National Taco Day?! Yes, it’s October 4.)
From a promotional products perspective, these are not just fun days to post about on your socials—they’re real marketing opportunities.
If you’re in the promo world, you know you need time to plan—usually a couple months out. Items have to be designed, ordered, manufactured, and delivered, and that’s before they’re even in the customers’ hands. In other words, if you’re not planning ahead, you’re missing out.
With that forward-looking attitude in mind, we’re excited to share an at-a-glance look at some well-known (and some lesser-known) holidays and observances throughout the year so you can stay on top of every promotional marketing and gifting opportunity.
Trade Shows Galore
It’s trade show season, meaning it’s time to check out new branded show bags. This Ultimate Tote Bag fits the bill nicely.
Spring has sprung! Check out this fun Good Luck Coolie for St. Patrick’s Day.
Order a custom Paper Air Freshener Tag for Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month.
Or treat your clients to a Moleskine Wellness Journal for National Nutrition Month.
Take a Breath.
- Featuring Easter, Stress Awareness Month, and World Book Day, April is all about letting go, starting over, and going on new adventures.
Mental Health Awareness Month is the perfect time for clients to focus on self care with the Serene House Relaxation kit.
National Fitness Day is May 4, so grab some branded Strength Resistance Bands.
Be ready for Cinco de Mayo (May 5, obvi) with this Margarita Kit in a Mason Jar.
And celebrate National Nurses Week with a PRIME LINE Medical Scrub Sticky Book.
June is National Dairy Month. If you know any milk (or yogurt or cheese) lovers out there, treat ‘em to this silly Stress Buster Cow.
World Ocean Day is June 8. Make a meaningful purchase with the Out of the Ocean Reusable Large Shopper, which uses plastics removed from the sea.
World Blood Donor Day is June 14. Mark the occasion with the 11 oz Belize mug, featuring a glossy white outer and red inner finish.
It’s National Ice Cream Month! The Koozie Ice Cream Kooler will keep your frozen treat of choice cold all month long.
Celebrate Independence Day with this 4-in-1 Pop-Out Magnet Set.
National Disability Independence Day is July 26. The Hang Around Tote Bag is a great way to make the workplace—and anywhere—more accessible.
It’s back to school time! This Honor Roll School Kit is an excellent branded way to show clients you care.
Then help parents relax because it’s also National Wellness Month. This Aroma Stress Reliever Putty has terrific therapeutic qualities and visual stress-reduction properties—which works well in that newly quiet house.
September is National Hispanic Heritage Month. The Legacy Roadie Five-Panel Trucker Cap can be ordered in a number of unique colors and patterns.
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is also in September. Show your drivers you care with a trucker hat that’ll last forever: the Carhartt Canvas Mesh Back Cap.
Labor Day is September 2. Celebrate steady hands and honest work with the Volunteer Knitwear All-American Tee Shirt, crafted in one of the last great textile mills in America.
National Food Bank Day is September 6. These Mini White Kraft Shoppers are functional, affordable, and perfect for a company-wide food drive.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Show your pink pride with the 16 Oz. Econo Color Changing Tumbler.
During Fire Prevention Week, teach the young ones early with this Flash Teaches Fire Safety Coloring Book.
For Halloween, this Pumpkin Frosted Shopper Halloween Bag is branded, convenient, and great for parties and impromptu trick-or-treat sessions.
This Election Day, rock your country’s colors with this patriotic My Voice, My Vote Button.
Veterans Day is November 11. When you purchase this 20 Oz. Basecamp Tundra Bottle, a percentage of the proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Show your clients you’re thankful this Thanksgiving with a Leaves Aplenty Thanksgiving Card.
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is December 7. Mark the occasion with a Phoenix & Chroma Softy American Flag Window Gift Set.
December is National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month. Keep clients safe with this RFID-Blocking Wallet Shield.
Finally, check out our selection of Acrylic Holiday Ornaments for Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve!