Being Over 1,000 Years Old, St. Patrick’s Day Deserves Great Promo Products

HISTORY OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY

For over 1,000 years the Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday. St. Patrick’s Day falls on the anniversary of his death in the fifth century which is celebrated annually on March 17 during the Christian season of Lent. Irish families would typically attend church in the morning and commence celebrations from the afternoon throughout the evening. Friends and family would gather to enjoy the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage, drink and dance the night away!

Saint Patrick was born in Roman Britain, kidnapped at the young age of 16, and brought to Ireland as a slave. Eventually he escaped, but came back to Ireland bringing Christianity along with him and delivering that message to its people. Not only that, but he is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. The most well known story surrounding St. Patrick’s life is that he explained the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) using the three leaves of a native clover. Better known as the shamrock.

OTHER FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT THE HOLIDAY

  1. On March 17, 1762 the first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in New York.
  2. 150 million people plan to celebrate the holiday in the United States.
  3. 83% plan to wear green.
  4. 27% of those celebrating plan to head to a bar or restaurant.
  5. $6 billion (that’s billion, not million) dollars will be spent during St. Patrick’s Day.
  6. It’s been told that St. Patrick drove all the snakes from Ireland and there’s over 3,400 species there.
  7. The Chicago River remains green for about 5 hours after it’s been dyed for the annual parade.
  8. Pantone 17-5641 is the color for emerald green.
  9. There are 32.3 millions people with Irish ancestry living in the US.
  10. Your chances of finding a four-leaf clover are 1 in 10,000.
  11. Ireland’s global rank in beer consumption per capita in 2016 was 98.2 liters while the US’s rank was 74.8 liters.
  12. Hearts, stars, horseshoes, clovers, blue moons, rainbows and magical unicorns are the marshmallows you’ll find it Lucky Charms. Don’t believe us? Pour a bowl.

GIVE THEM SOMETHING THAT SAYS “SLÁINTE CHUGAT” (HEALTH TO YOU)

Maltster Bottle Opener & Sleeve

In our world, every bat has a man and every robin has a hood. The true peacemaker’s don’t let friends use their molars, ring finger,  or belt-buckles for anything under pressure. Be a hero… and a sidekick.

Brannigan Leather Wrapped Aluminum Flask

Here’s to actually being “in the band.” Give the gift to memorialize the behind-the-scene moments… Our emblazoned Brannigan Leather Wrapped Aluminum Flask will be forever remembered like that riff from Stairway. For all the times that make up the memories of our time. Queue the lights please. Choose from 6 domestic, USA Made, leather colors and customize to match your company logo to create something truly unique.

Set of 4 Dye-Sublimated Felt Coasters

This exclusive set of coasters is all that separates the condensation of water vapor droplets plummeting down that frosty glass to your heirloom table.  Wick that capillary action.

Neoprene Lip Balm Sleeve with SPF 15 Lip Balm

This neon green neoprene lip balm sleeve with plastic swivel snap hook and SPF 15 lip balm makes a fun giveaway during St. Patrick’s Day.

Dye-Sublimated Lanyard

Utilize full color to bring out the green in any of our dye-sublimated lanyards. Pair with a stunning badge for the ultimate combination during your St. Patrick’s Day event.

3/4″ Fold-Over Elastic Hair Tie

Our line of fold over elastics is a simple, universal accessory to wear with any outfit, for any occasion. This green stretchy elastic headband is a fun giveaway to hand out during your St. Patrick’s Day parade, party or event.

See SnugZUSA.com for more customizable promotional products to inspire your St. Patrick’s Day event! 

Show Appreciation to Employees on March 1st With These Gifts Ideas

“Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” – Richard Branson

Friday, March 1 is employee appreciation day. Say thank you to staff members by shining a spotlight on their hard work and contributions throughout the year. Custom branded gifts are an amazing way to give back and show your love and support. Be inspired by the custom branded gift ideas below!

LOGAN DYE-SUB FELT CORD KEEPER

Give out the Logan and employees who take their devices everywhere will love your brand! It’s a cord organizer made of felt that allows you to keep power cords protected and tidy.

17″ DYE-SUBLIMATED TUBE SOCKS

Take the first steps to an amazing staff giveaway with this pair of tube socks! They measure 16.25″ x 3.375″, are made of 95% polyester/5% spandex, and come in white. They won’t stay white for long though, because you can imprint these with a stock pattern or custom design using our dye sublimation method.

BUSKER LEATHER KEYCHAIN WITH ANTIQUE NICKEL CARABINER

Show workers you’re always on their side by giving out the Busker keychain! It’s made in the USA and made of leather with a split ring and antique nickel carabiner. The carabiner makes it easy to attach to bags or belt loops and always have by your side. This comes in six different colors and you can add a custom logo with 11 Irish waxed linen accent stitching for a truly unique design.

CIPHER WOOD FRAME WITH PLASTIC MESSAGE BOARD

6″ x 6″ whitewashed wood frame with gray plastic message board. Includes white plastic letters and comes in a white cotton bag. What message will they put on there?

HACKLER LEATHER MOUSE PAD

Improve employees’ work environment when you give this Hackler mouse pad! It’s made in the USA, measures 9.5″ x 8″, and is made of leather that’s available in six different colors.

THINK TANK GIFT SET

Come on, let your workers play! This includes a 16 oz. wide mouth Mason jar wrapped in leather handled sleeve, 5.125 x 3.75 mini composition book cover, 0.375 x 19.25 leather wrap bracelet, 3″ laser engraved cube puzzle, and an 8.5 x 3.75 leather amenities pouch with four wooden pencils all in a 14 x 9 x 4.5 wooden gift box with brown crinkle paper. This is made in the USA and comes in five fantastic colors.

Ready to get started? There’s no time to waste! March 1 is right around the corner so let’s customize something for Employee Appreciation Day 2019. Contact us!