Here we are, December 1, which means that it’s time we highlight some of the month-long events occurring in December. Although we generally associate December with the holidays and the start of winter, there are several other events occurring in the month. Instead of attempting to discuss all of them, I will merely highlight some of the more noteworthy ones.
In light of today being World AIDS Day, let’s kick off the December monthly event calendar with World AIDS Awareness Month. AIDS, a disease that first came into prominence during the 1980s, still runs rampant across the globe. Because of declining media attention, many people believe that the disease has stabilized in recent years and is mainly prevalent in Africa, but this is not the case. In fact, the number of Chinese deaths attributed to AIDS are “up nearly 20,000 in a year,” according to an article appearing in the American Free Press.
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Although the holidays are supposed to be a time of high spirits and family fun, they can cause a great deal of stress. Between budgeting for holiday gifts and planning for holiday parties, people often look forward to January 1, when the holidays are over and they can get on with their lives. We can’t bend the laws of space and time to fast-forward through the next four weeks, but we can try to enjoy the spirit of the season.
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Remember when Ralphie got the Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas and nearly shot his eye out? That’s why December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month. When buying gifts for the little ones on your list, make sure that you adhere to the age guidelines printed on the box. You also should think about consulting the Safe Kids USA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission websites for other guidelines on what gifts are safe to buy and which ones are not. Safe Kids USA’s Toy Safety Fact Sheet is especially helpful.
Still working on that list of resolutions from January? You’re not alone. That’s why December is Procrastination Awareness Month, which sets out to remind everyone NOT to procrastinate despite how easy it is to say “I’ll get to it tomorrow.”
I haven’t been the greatest at sticking to New Year’s resolutions, but the ones that stick are those that I start BEFORE the New Year, so that by the time January 1 rolls around, the change in behavior is already well on its way toward becoming a habit. So don’t procrastinate! Carpe Diem! Be the change you want to see in the world!
InkHead’s expansive selection of Printed Notepads will help your employees or your customers combat their inclination to procrastinate and keep track of their outstanding tasks.
In this modern age of emails, SMS, and instant messaging, people often forget about the personal appeal of sending a written letter via snail mail. Good thing December is National Write to a Friend Month, so you can take an opportunity to send a letter to a friend with whom you may have lost touch. Make sure to pen the missive by hand. Nothing says you care like a misspelling or illegible handwriting.
Want to encourage letter-writing among your staff? Why not reward hard workers with their very own luxury Custom Cross Pen?
Most people may know December as the month of Christmas carols and holiday shopping, but there are other events occurring over the course of the month. The five mentioned here are just a small handful of the many month-long holidays you can incorporate into a promotional campaign.