For many, the month of October is like no other and brings a sense of joy and frivolity. The holiday marks the changing of the seasons from fall and winter and is a time of celebration and superstition. Halloween allows adults to act like children, and for children to take on the personas of spooks, goblins and current pop icons.
According to the History Channel, the holiday is expected to have originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward of roaming ghouls. Later in history, during the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1st as a time to honor all saints and martyrs, creating what is now called All Saints' Day. Many of the traditions that made up the celebration of Samhain were incorporated in All Saints' Day. As time went on, the celebration evolved into All Hallows' Eve and later Halloween, where it is now characterized as largely a secular holiday and community based. Across many western countries, especially in the U.S., Halloween is a night of child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating and parties for adults.
While the holiday is traditionally marked by candy, a business can make use of this favored day with the use of unique promotional products. Consider creating promotional giveaways that turn the task of trick-or-treating for candy into a competition for company swag that acts as branded marketing materials intended to boost awareness. Here are a few gift ideas that will work for a corporate rendition of trick-or-treating this October:
1) Cardiff Promo Pen. Make a company stand out from the crowd with a four-sided pen. This promotional pen features a non-slip comfort grip that allows anyone to use it for an extended period of time with less chance of hand cramps developing. The durable metal construction of the unit even allows it to tumble in a trick-or-treat bag without fear that it will be dented, broken or the logo scratched off. Print brand information so that it is available from every angle for greater marketing success.
2) 2014 Achieve Custom Wall Calendar. The fall is here and that means it is time for many people to start thinking about getting a new calendar ready for January 1st. Present current or potential customers with a promotional calendar on Halloween during a giveaway to boost marketing efforts. A personalized calendar like the 2014 Achieve Custom Wall Calendar allows a company to create and feature 12 stunning images and inspirational photos and quotes. A high-resolution image of famous moments will provide other individuals with the boost of spirit they need to accomplish great things in 2014 – and keep a company in mind at the same time.
3) 18 Oz. Color Grip Tumbler. Each morning, millions of workers stop by their local coffee shop or their personal coffee maker to grab a steaming beverage before the day starts. Give a daily reminder about a company or service and product with the 18 Oz. Color Grip Tumbler. A promotional coffee travel mug is the ideal marketing tool because it is used frequently and often seen by many people. Add a brand name or logo on the high-quality travel tumbler for a smart design. The stainless steel and colorful plastic grip liner is a modern marketing tool that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. The tumbler comes with a screw-on, spill-resistant slide lock lid for maximum safety and convenience. This allows a person to use the promotional marketing product on the go to achieve added exposure.