Promotional Items for Labor Day
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Today, Labor Day is often regarded by Americans as the symbolic end of the summer – the last long weekend celebrated with picnics and parades before autumn begins and those long summer days start to fade. Traditionally, however, Labor Day is meant to be a celebration of the labor movement and its achievements coming off the heels of the American Industrial Revolution. During this time in the late 1800s, the average American worker endured long hours and terrible working conditions in order to make a living and sustain their basic way of life. As workers sought an outlet to express their demands for better working environments and a better quality of life, unions developed and held parades to voice their concerns, as well as honor the workers of America. As years passed, more states held such parades and finally in 1894, Congress declared the first Monday in September to be the holiday known as Labor Day. Honor your workers on this holiday by giving them a custom engraved award of recognition for their hard work, such as this carved crystal paperweight award.