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Oct 11 2013

5 Fun Facts To Get Your Business Into The Halloween Mood

Published by under Offers & Events

Just like every other year, October 31 in 2013 promises to provide a spooky and fun-filled day for Americans in the USA and across the world.

Since people associate really good memories with Halloween, why not give away promotional items your customers and employees will find useful? There’s every chance your recipients will remember your brand better!

Here are 10 fun facts to get you in the mood for a marketing campaign this Halloween:

1. The origin of Halloween: The word Halloween is derived from the Middle English word ‘Alholowmesse’, which means All Saints’ Day (celebrated on November 1 every year). The evening before Alholowmesse was known as ‘All Hallows Even’, which finally shortened to ‘Halloween’.

2. The origin of Jack-O-Lanterns: Jack-O-Lanterns owe their origins to a Celtic tale. Legend goes that a man named Jack fooled the Devil by making him pay for his drink. In return, the Devil forced upon him some hellish embers. Jack immediately placed these embers in a turnip and carried it with him wherever he went to ward off hellish spirits.

This brings us to a significant fact – the first Jack-O-Lanterns were turnips and not pumpkins!

3. Astonishing fact on pumpkins: In 2009, an estimated 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins were grown in the United States alone. These pumpkins were valued at $141 million.

4. Just behind Christmas!: Halloween is acknowledged as the 2nd most commercially viable holiday after Christmas – close to 40 million Halloween cards are given away each year!

5. The most popular Halloween costumes for adults and kids in 2012: As expected, grown-ups have a different wardrobe for Halloween from their younger counterparts. Here is a top 5 list of costumes for grown-ups:

i. Witch

ii. Vampire

iii. Pirate

iv. Batman

v. Zombie

And here is a top 5 list of costumes for children:

i. Princess

ii. Batman

iii. Spider-Man

iv. Witch

v. Disney Princess

Hope you enjoyed this article. Do shop at PromoDirect.com for all your promotional needs this Halloween!

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Sep 26 2011

Gear Up For Halloween With Promotional Items

Published by under Promotional Products

It’s almost October 31st and time for Halloween—our favorite fall holiday! Make this Halloween special for your employees, your existing, and potential customers by giving out promotional products that carry the festive spirit straight to their hearts along with your brand name.

Jack-o-lanterns, witches, ghosts and goblins, superstitions and apparitions are the focal point of the holiday for kids and adults alike. Add to the fun with promotional t-shirts, promotional toys, chocolates and candy. In fact, this is the season of tricks and treats! Why not treat your audiences to our exclusive range of promotional gifts and candies?! We have a delightful range of promotional candy, mints, chocolate pretzels, gourmet popcorn, cookie tins, and treat packets.

Promotional t-shirts can shout your custom message out to your prospects at any event this Halloween! You could put a grinning pumpkin or a boogeyman along with it on your chosen promotional t-shirt. How about a promotional product like a flashlight this Halloween, as most of the celebrations and festivity takes place at night. Promotional caps, mugs, and koozies too are business gift ideas that compliment Halloween events.

No party is complete without balloons! Give away custom imprinted balloons to ‘round off’ the festivity. Bring a touch of playfulness to your marketing strategy with promotional items and give them away neatly in customized Halloween bags.

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