How many patriotic holidays can you think of that are celebrated in the United States each year? The National Archives lists no fewer than nine, and their list doesn’t even include Patriot Day, which is celebrated every year on September 11.
The National Archives list includes Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Constitution Day, Election Day, Veterans Day and Bill of Rights Day, which you may or may not know is celebrated on Dec. 15 and has been a federal holiday since 1941.
All of those holidays but the first two have yet to be celebrated this year, which means that businesses who like to tie advertising promotions to patriotic holidays have plenty to look forward to and prepare for this year, starting with Memorial Day on the last Monday of May.
If you’re looking for a U.S. flag theme for an upcoming event, here are a handful of fun, inexpensive and patriotic ways to get your name in front of potential customers this summer:
Custom chocolate coins: These customizable milk chocolate coins come in gold, silver, red or blue foil. Have your company logo imprinted on the foil wrapper for a memorable — and delicious — gift for customers and friends. Chocolate coins with stock imprints also are available, including gold coins with Ben Franklin and the Liberty Bell or with Miss Liberty and the U.S. emblem.
Patriotic plants: Customers with green thumbs will appreciate these red, white and blue blossom kits. Other options are available, too, including a wall-mounted indoor version and a wooden cube kit made from natural pine.
Flag shades: Functional and patriotic. Stylish and practical. If you’re looking for an uber-useful customer gift, these American Flag sunglasses are sure to fit the bill.
Red, white and blue accessories: How about a patriotic scarf or beanie? Around the Pacific Northwest, especially this time of year, you never know whether you’ll need to bundle up or throw on the shades (above). Heck, sometimes you might need all three!
Baseball caps: Plenty of people like to show their national pride in an understated way. For those people, these baseball caps fit the bill perfectly. There’s a subtle American flag motif around the brim, and the rear enclosure is decorated with a small ode to Old Glory. The caps are available in — you guessed it — red, white and blue.
Designer pen: This retro-style twist pen is stylishly designed and would look great in use not only at holiday events but throughout the year.
American flag slap bracelet: Trends come and go in fashion. Slap bracelets, which you might remember from a couple decades ago, are back with a vengeance. These American flag bracelets can be branded with your company logo and, paired with a glow-in-the-dark bracelet, would be perfect to hand out at a fireworks event on July 4.
Our list of available patriotic promotional items doesn’t stop there! Contact us for more ideas, or feel free to browse LaserPoint’s offerings to find promo products perfect for your next campaign.