11 Opportunities to Show Your Appreciation in October

Creative and Unique Thank You Gift Ideas

No matter the month, we ALWAYS find a reason to celebrate! October is FULL of holidays and occasions that serve as the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for others! Below we’ve highlighted 11 Occasions in October that give you a reason to thank someone in your life! Show them how much you care by recognizing them for what they do and (of course!) surprising them with something sweet. A little act of kindness goes a long way.

“National Dental Hygiene Month is in October and the ADHA helps everyone celebrate dental hygienists! This month, they are encouraging dental hygienists across the country to share their stories about what makes them #DHProud. Follow along on ADHA’s social media channels all month to help spread the word about all the incredible work dental hygienists do.”

“Everyone wants to be strong and healthy. Our musculoskeletal (MSK) system – comprised of our muscles, bones and joints – plays an important role in helping us get and stay strong at all stages of life…It’s what makes it possible for us to stand. It’s what enables us to move. It’s what powers us to do the things that matter most, whether that’s taking care of our children, hiking in the Rockies, remodeling a vintage piece of furniture or dancing until the sun comes up.”

“October is National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM), an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy. Get involved and urge people to choose physical therapy (#ChoosePT) to improve mobility, manage pain and other chronic conditions, recover from injury, and prevent future injury and chronic disease.”

“The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) celebrates the accomplishments of pharmacists throughout the year but commemorates it during October by recognizing pharmacists’ contributions to health care and all they can do for their communities. The American Pharmacists Month campaigns will bring awareness to the wide array of services pharmacists provide, emphasizing pharmacists’ accessibility and expertise in patient care. Examples of these services include pain management; over-the- counter and supplement suggestions; seasonal and lifespan immunizations; medication reviews to assess safety, effectiveness, interactions and adherence; care management and counseling for disease states such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and high cholesterol; and smoking cessation counseling.”

“Help honor those at every step of the breast cancer journey by sharing the story of how you or someone you love has been affected by breast cancer. The National Breast Cancer Foundation will share these stories throughout the month of October on our social media platforms to encourage others facing breast cancer.”

“Held annually on 5 October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions. The Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel was adopted in 1997 to complement the 1966 Recommendation by covering teaching and research personnel in higher education.”

Celebrate Teacher’s Day (and back to school) with one of these teacher’s gift ideas, such as the Edible® Pineapple Drip Cakes™ And Swizzle Berries®.

With fresh cake-shaped pineapple covered in gourmet chocolate and topped with colorful glaze along with chocolate covered strawberries, this set of bite-sized indulgences is sure to delight the eyes and the taste buds. It’s sure to get an A+ from your child’s teacher.

“Customer Service Week is an international event devoted to recognizing the importance of customer service and to honoring the people who serve and support customers. Held annually during the first full week in October, Customer Service Week is celebrated in all 50 states and over 60 countries. Participants include leading financial, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, retailing, hospitality, communications, not-for-profit, and educational organizations, as well as government agencies, and others. What unites them is their deep commitment to quality customer care.”

“Veterinary technicians are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices, and play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare. National Veterinary Technician Week provides an opportunity to recognize veterinary technicians’ contributions. Because we value veterinary technicians every day of the year, we take this week to honor their commitment to compassionate, high-quality veterinary care for all animals. First celebrated in 1993, National Veterinary Technician Week takes place in the third week of October each year.”

“Medical assistants are at the heart of health care. Every year Medical Assistants Recognition Week (MARWeek) is celebrated during the third full week in October. Medical Assistants Recognition Week offers employers of medical assistants and CMAs (AAMA) an opportunity to recognize the contributions that these professionals make to overall health care delivery effectiveness.”

Boss’s Day is quickly approaching, and we know that sometimes gifting for this holiday can be a little tricky. We’re here to help with some easy tips, tricks, and unique Boss’s Day gifts that’ll make this day extra sweet! Try our Edible® Ultimate Dipped Fruit™ Platter.

Edible® Ultimate Dipped Fruit™ Platter

This decadent platter includes fresh banana bites covered in white and semisweet chocolate, chocolate covered apple wedges, chocolate covered pineapple daisies, and so much more. Rich chocolate and a wide offering of fruit flavors make this platter ideal for all of the boss’s in your office.

“AMTA members are invited to promote the massage therapy profession and their practices during  AMTA’s National Massage Therapy Awareness Week, October 20-26, 2019. Get tips on sharing the health benefits of massage with your community, such as educating the public and sharing the health benefits of massage with your community.”

Wow…October really is a busy month! These occasions and days of recognition are just a few of the many ways for you to recognize those who go the extra mile. Here’s to wishing you a sweet month of celebrations in October!