Labor Day Weekend!
Labor Day is still celebrated in cities and towns across the United States with parades, picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays, and other public gatherings. For many Americans, particularly children and young adults, it represents the end of the summer and the start of the back-to-school season. But in the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution, the average American was working 24/7 and not compensated even enough to scrape together a living. Children as young as 5 or 6 were working as much and paid even less.
The very poor and the newly immigrated were often targeted for the most unsafe working conditions, with insufficient access to fresh air, sanitary facilities, and breaks.
With the rise of labor unions, workers began to strike and protest poor working conditions.
The idea of a “workingmen’s holiday,” celebrated on the first Monday in September, caught on in other industrial centers across the country, and many states passed legislation recognizing it. Congress would not legalize the holiday until 12 years later when a watershed moment in American labor history brought workers’ rights squarely into the public’s view. On May 11, 1894, employees of the Pullman Palace Car Company in Chicago went on strike to protest wage cuts and the firing of union representatives.
READ MORE: How a Deadly Railroad Strike Led to the Labor Day Holiday
Tips for the Fall Marketing Season
Get into the seasonal mood with the right color schemes and palettes to create an emotional response from consumers. We know that black and orange offer a spooky Halloween-y vibe. And orange and brown give off general Fall and Thanksgiving vibes. When designing any mailers, keep your brand in mind so it is easy for consumers to identify your business. The temptation is there to over-design but remember, keep it simple!
Now is that time to get set up for the fall sales! Focus on the lesser-known holidays to send out consumers’ mailers to beat your competitors, who may only run sales for Labor Day or Halloween. Build your direct mail campaigns around these Fall times.
Columbus day (also known as Native Americans’ Day)
MLB World Series
Daylight Savings Time
Nevada has a notoriously short Fall weather season. Then Winter will come for us all. September and October are usually a lull in the busy season for most businesses and are a great time to focus on gathering supplies for your business. Get cold weather garments started now! They can be ready to go by the time everyone starts reaching for their coats.
Sweater Weather is on the Horizon
Don’t let the cold sneak up on you and your team. Keep everyone on your team cozy with a new jacket, sweatshirt, or long sleeve shirt. Don’t forget hats and beanies as well!
We love a sharp-dressed team, that’s why we offer embroidery and screen printing! We offer digitizing your logo to get it garment-ready. Or can help you pioneer a rebrand.
There is a wide section of clothing brands to choose from. If you don’t have a big opinion on clothing items, just ask! We are happy to give our opinions on favorites or what is flattering for a range of bodies.
Personally, Fall is my favorite time of year. Not for its pumpkin-spiced everything. But for the Spirit of Change! Fall doesn’t stick around for a very long time in Northern Nevada. It usually goes from a smoke-filled heat to a bitter cold pretty quickly. But for a short amount of time, Fall lingers with the smell of leaves, crisp air, and pies bakings. Don’t forget the equinox is September 22nd.