The holiday season is upon us, but did you know that November is host to a plethora of unique National Holidays that can make this time of year even more fun?
While most people are thinking about Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas, among other more common holidays, smart retailers are giving people a diversion from the everyday stresses of “holiday shopping” and adding a playful touch. That includes celebrating more obscure national holidays, and what better way to make these days more memorable than with great product packaging?
Let’s explore a few of November’s National Holidays and how plastic boxes can elevate products worthy of any gift or celebration. See if any of these ideas inspire you, and let us know how we can help package your treasures in beautiful ways.
National Candy Day
Get ready to indulge your sweet tooth, because November 4th is National Candy Day. Candy dates back to ancient times in the form of sugarcane and honey, whether consumed straight from the ground, mixed with spices, or used to coat dried fruits and flowers.
From butterscotch to taffy, peppermints to peanut butter toffee, candy nowadays comes in so many sizes, shapes, flavors, and colors that there’s bound to be something to please even the pickiest palette.
And with such a glut on candy on the shelves, it’s more important than ever to elevate this common treat into something tempting and artisanal. That’s where plastic boxes come in – from individually wrapped squares to carefully curated compartment containers, candies can be shipped, stored and showcased in rigid, crystal-clear boxes that protect and highlight.
For small treats like caramels, gummies, or candy corn, our compartment containers are excellent choices. With options for 12 or 18 equally sized compartments, they make a great option for separating candy by color, flavor, or decoration. Add shrink wrap, custom labels, ribbons or bows, and even the most ordinary caramel becomes an artisan feast.
One of the advantages of our OMNI collection is that boxes of the same or different sizes can be easily stacked and packaged together for an even more impressive display.
National STEM/STEAM Day
There’s more to November than food! November 8th aims to promote STEM and STEAM education, namely skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Students are encouraged to explore and improve their problem solving and creative skills through fun and engaging activities.
What better way to package, present, and gift products aimed at furthering this education than in plastic boxes?
Our hinged G750 and G790 are popular choices for museum-quality scientific discoveries like dinosaur fossils and gemstones. And our hinged 800s are ideal for other treasures like shark’s teeth. Any of our boxes can fitted with custom foam inserts to carefully cradle and elegantly showcase the contents inside.
For the budding scientist, our OMNI 800X has been used for everything from aquariums to tarantula habitats. Their crystal clear sides make it easy to study and appreciate the flora and fauna inside, and flush lids can easily be drilled for air holes.
For the technology enthusiast, our ESD boxes are specially designed to protect tools, fiber optics, electronic components, memory chips, motherboards, hard drives, circuit breakers, cabling and more. Our Stat -Tech ™ foam is uniquely designed to provide static sensitive electronic components with added protection from electrostatic discharge.
And as an added bonus, all of our boxes are reusable and recyclable – two great science lessons in one box!
National World Kindness Day
This national day of observation is celebrated in countries across the globe including the United States, Canada, Israel, and more. The World Kindness Movement is hoping to make this unofficial observance an internationally recognized day, and everyone can help by taking a few minutes each November 13th to share some kindness.
In addition to simple acts of kindness – sharing a compliment, picking up the slack on chores, offering to help someone in need – it’s a great day to surprise someone with a small, thoughtful gift.
And we’ve got the perfect boxes for just such occasions. The flush lids of our round boxes makes them ideal for stacking and packaging together, and they can even serve as the base of a larger package. For a simple but elegant gift that’s certain to bring joy to someone’s day, fill a round box with candy and top with a small stuffed animal, balloon, or billowy ribbons and bow.
One of the smallest boxes in our collection, the hinged 1×1 square is perfect for tiny gifts, trinkets and mementos. Fit it with custom flock board for a necklace or jewelry, include a custom imprint or design, add shrink wrap and a bow, and you’ve got a smile in a box.
National Button Day
You may wonder why the humble button needs a day of celebration, but this little bauble has been around since the 13th century. During the course of its existence, it’s been made of everything from wood to bone, bronze, shells, clay, metals and plastic. They’re both ornamental and functional, and they’re beloved by everyone from fashion designers to crafters.
This November 16th, celebrate the button with our compartment containers. These clear, hinged boxes have up to 18 individual compartments, perfect for filling with collections of buttons or other crafting supplies like threads and pins.
And for the dedicated crafter, our OMNI boxes pair perfectly with a series of specially grooved, unfinished pine wood bases. These bases can be painted, stained and decorated – with buttons, of course! – for a truly unique artistic creation that makes parties and get togethers more fun.
National Cake Day
Why not bookend this list with another tasty option for our boxes? You don’t need to wait for a birthday or wedding to enjoy a good slice of cake. November 26th each year celebrates cake in all its forms – yeast cakes, flourless cakes, sheet cakes, tiered cakes – even cake in a box.
Include all the basic dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, sugar – add small packets of flavorings like vanilla or almond, even throw in some cocoa powder for a fudge swirl, and you’ve got a little bit of joy in a tiny package.
All of our boxes can be custom imprinted with your brand, message or design, with your choice of 15 standard foil colors, including metallic gold and silver, and a choice of over 20 standard ink colors.
And of course, all of our boxes are food-safe and BPA-free.
Have any of these holidays inspired you think about how you can package and showcase your products? If you have questions or would like to learn more about how our boxes can elevate your products, contact us and we’ll work with you to find the perfect solution for your needs.