As posted earlier on this blog, February is Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month. February is also an awareness month that another red fruit calls home.
February is National Cherry Month. It is a month when cherries are not in season but we think about the benefits cherries have. It is a natural antioxidant, with 19x the nutrients as blueberries, and a natural reducer of cancer, arthritis and diabetes. The benefits are ongoing and it makes a great topping for a cherry.
Motivators carries two promotional stress balls that are cherry-shaped. These items are perfect for National Cherry Month.
That’s right! Today, January 25, 2012, is Opposite Day! How exactly are you meant to celebrate this special occasion? Days of the Year attempts to explain in typical Opposite Day-fashion: “Don’t celebrate Opposite Day by not doing everything the right way around. Behave exactly as you wouldn’t on a normal day, and undertake tasks in a straight-forward, back-to-front manner.”
Confused? Don’t be — the meaning of Opposite Day is actually quite simple. On this day, we’re meant to express ourselves in a way that communicates the opposite of the truth. Still don’t get it? Basically, on Opposite Day, “no” means “yes,” and vice versa.
If you own any reversible products, such as the promotional Gemline Meribel reversible tote bag, today’s the perfect day to turn it inside out! Have some fun; spread the word and celebrate Opposite Day with all your friends and family! You’re sure to have at least a few hilarious moments.
While Georgia is best known for their peaches and Maryland is best known for its shellfish, Florida is best known for its strawberries.
If you have ever eaten a fruit salad, you’ve probably tasted a strawberry. Strawberries are one of the sweetest and most popular fruits on the market.
For this reason, February is Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month. This is a month when strawberries in Florida are in season (December-April) and are ripe for the picking.
Motivators carries a promotional strawberry stress reliever in celebration of Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month. Personalize your stress ball and be sure to pick up some Florida-grown produce.
Every time we post to the Awareness Blog, it’s always about something that most people know about but we simply ask you remind yourself of the holiday/occasion/event. Once in a while, we come across something alm0st unheard of.
Marfan Syndrome affects 1 out of every 5,000 people of all ages, genders and ethnic groups. It is a disorder of the connective tissue in the human body where it deteriorates over time. This does not affect the intelligence but affects the heart, blood vessels, bones, joints and even the eyes. While there is no cure for this, there is treatment for this syndrome. Treatment can be expensive and requires regular check-ups, physical therapy and other forms of medicine/treatment.
If you would like to know more information on Marfan Syndrome, please visit the National Marfan Foundation website. Motivators carries plenty of promotional items for a fundraiser or raising awareness.
If you think your eyesight is getting progressively worse and you choose to blame it on “old age” now might be a good time to consider getting your eyesight tested.
Half of Americans have poor eyesight and many just succumb to it willingly. There are ways to take care of yourself and treatments for when your eyesight takes a turn for the worse.
The most important defense is knowledge. Many don’t know it is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month and thus many go throughout the year treating themselves to an eye exam or any kind of treatment.
Motivators carries a lot of promotional sunglasses accessories that are also perfect for those who wear glasses too. These include visor clips, cases and eyeglass straps.
Did you know that every two seconds in the United States someone needs blood? This shocking statistic tells us that blood centers are certainly facing a struggle to keep up with demand. Indeed, blood is constantly needed by cancer patients, accident victims, and people with blood disorders. To highlight this need, every year since 1970, Americans have observed National Blood Donor Month; we need to continue to raise awareness about the importance of donating blood.
Many people hesitate to give blood, and that’s completely understandable. Some are afraid of needles, and others think they do not have enough time. But there are simple ways to overcome these obstacles. According to the American Red Cross, one way to get over a fear of needles is to focus on the positive outcome instead of the initial pain: “What most say is that the slight initial pinch pales in comparison to the feeling of accomplishment they get at the end of a successful donation!”
Think you don’t have enough time for a blood donation? Consider this: It only takes one hour every two months. In the past couple of months, have you had at least an hour of spare time? If so, you should consider giving blood!
If you already give blood, perhaps you’re interested in taking it a step further. The American Red Cross has a ton of tips on hosting a blood drive. Doing so would absolutely help raise awareness about our nation’s demand for blood donations. Plus, you can utilize blood donor awareness giveaways to help promote your event.
It relaxes the body, protects the heart and makes you more attractive to people. It boosts your immune system, improves your mood and even relieves stress.
Laughter really is the best medicine. It does all of the above for you and much more. For this reason, February is National Laugh Friendly Month. It is a month where we take our New Year’s resolutions and introduce the emphasis on healthy laughter.
Laughter is important for every age group. If you have a favorite joke, imprint it on your favorite promotional product and be prepared to receive smiles and praise in return.
It takes just that long for someone in America to suffer from a coronary event. Every 60 seconds, someone is claimed by heart failure, heart attack or stroke. To say heart disease is an epidemic is an understatement.
The primary concern is that people do not know the symptoms to look out for. Not every heart attack starts with sharp, intense pain. Most end up with this intense pain minutes after the heart attack has started. At this point, the chances of survival have been cut dramatically.
The objective of American Heart Month, celebrated in February, is to point out ways to prevent heart problems and to bring awareness to others about the symptoms to keep an eye out for.
A diet free of trans-fat and low in cholesterol and avoidance of secondhand smoke is the best way to keep your heart healthy. There’s no better way to promote this than with custom imprinted American Heart Month products from Motivators. These items include promotional stress relievers in the shape of hearts or even promotional coloring books that promote healthy lifestyles.
Most of us only think about wellness in relation to our physical or mental health. But one aspect of wellness that’s more important than ever is one’s financial wellness. Let’s face it: Each December, we spend way too much on gifts, decorations, and dining out. It’s fitting then that January has been deemed Financial Wellness Month; let’s start the year out right and really think about and plan for our financial futures.
If you work for a bank, credit union, or other financial institution, Financial Wellness Month is a great time to get involved with the community. You could consider holding a seminar on budgeting, saving and/or spending wisely. It’s a great way to get your name out there and show local residents that you care about their well-being.
A great way to reiterate your message is to hand out appropriate promotional products. If you’re presenting at schools, choose a giveaway such as the promotional Saving Money is Fun coloring book that will appeal to children and adolescents. It makes understanding money and how to save easier than ever!
Adults, on the other hand, would more likely benefit from giveaways like books on education. What’s most important is to pick a handout that your audience will enjoy and connect with. Your message won’t get lost with one of these great financial giveaways!
Statistically, It’s very true that families that share a meal together tend to be happier. The same goes for participating in an activity together.
For this reason, February is National Bake for Family Fun Month. This gives you an opportunity to kick back from the hectic cycle of caring for family and your job and bonding over the wonderful concept of cooking. This will ready your children for experience in the kitchen and give you the satisfaction that you’re helping your children with a life-long skill. Everyone will enjoy the bond and lifelong memories.
If you’re trying to celebrate National Bake For Family Fun Month, be sure to look at the promotional measuring utensils and custom imprinted oven mitts.