2024 Social Media Holidays + 12 Months of Marketing Ideas to Inspire You

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Small businesses thrive during holidays and special observances and for good reason! The increase in consumer spending is a massive opportunity to cash in and enjoy a surge in sales.

And not just the major holidays either. “Social media holidays” are sometimes quirky, always fun, and give you a reason to celebrate and connect with your audience – and even to offer special sales when there’s no traditional consumer holiday like Black Friday in sight.

With a bit of planning and a touch of creativity, it’s easy to plan your marketing and promotions around these special occasions to help you meet your business goals and sales targets. 

To give you a jump start toward that end, we’ve pulled together 12 months of social media holidays, post ideas, email marketing promotions, seasonal marketing themes, and monthly marketing challenges to keep you inspired through all 52 weeks of 2024… let’s get started! 

January: New Year, Fresh Start ❄️🎉

In January, people are buying: health and wellness products, electronics, and home goods
Reasons: Post-holiday sales and resolutions to improve health and well-being

This month is all about fresh starts and new year’s resolutions, making it a great time to promote products and services that help your customers reach their personal and business goals.

Here are some more fun facts about consumer behavior in January… 

January Fun Facts

  • People are returning to their regular routines after a busy holiday season, so it’s a great time for businesses to offer products and services that help them in their day-to-day activities. 
  • Online engagement typically spikes due to more time spent indoors, so make the most of this by making sure you’re active on social media. 
  • Email open rates and engagement tend to be higher, so January is a great time to focus on email marketing campaigns and promotions. 
  • People are eager to start their year with something new which is why January is the most popular month for businesses to launch new offerings. 

Marketing in January

Themes: New Year’s Resolutions and Goal Setting

Motivate consumers to achieve their goals and embrace new beginnings.  Share inspiring stories of success and provide actionable tips. Highlight products or services that support personal growth, self-improvement, or lifestyle changes.

January Marketing Challenge: 

Establish your goals for the year and create a consistent social media posting habit: Decide on a social media posting schedule that you can realistically maintain throughout the year to increase your followers, subscribers and traffic in 2024.  Remember, slow and steady wins the “consistency” race! So focus on one platform at a time, such as Instagram or LinkedIn, to avoid spreading yourself too thin. Choose one content format (such as posts, stories, or short-form videos) to start. 

Recommended Tools & Tutorials: 

January 2024 Social Media Holidays & Post Ideas

🙏 National Thank You Month (month of January)
Express gratitude to your community with a heartfelt video or post.

🎨 National Hobby Month
Tell your audience about your favorite hobby and encourage them to share theirs with you.

🎉 New Year’s Day (January 1)
Reflect on your business highlights and lessons learned from the past year, express gratitude to your audience, and share your goals for the year ahead.

🚀 Science Fiction Day (January 2)
Share your favorite science fiction book, movie, or quote.

🗃️ Clean Off Your Desk Day (January 8)
Show your organized workspace and share tips for maintaining a clutter-free workspace.

🤪 Peculiar People Day (January 10)
Share a peculiar fact about yourself or your team.

✊ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 15)
Share a quote or message from Martin Luther King, Jr. that aligns with your brand’s values.

🚮 Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day (January 17)
Encourage your audience to reflect on what truly matters to them by asking them to share one thing they genuinely want to focus on in the coming months.

🤗 National Hugging Day (January 21)
Send a virtual hug to your audience with a heartfelt and encouraging message.

🌟 National Compliment Day (January 24)
Start a compliment chain by complimenting a fellow business or follower, and encourage others to join in.

January Hashtags

#happynewyear, #NewYearsDay, #NewYearResolution, #newyearresolutions, #makethemostof2024 #byebye2023hello2024, #ImNotGoingToTakeItAnymoreDay, #ElvisBirthday #DavidBowieBirthday, #CleanOffYourDeskDay, #PeculiarPeopleDay, #MLKDay, #MartinLutherKingJrDay, #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay, #NationalHuggingDay, #NationalComplimentDay

January Email Promotions

January is a great time to launch something new or create a special bundle to help your subscribers achieve a business or personal goal in 2024!

From the Seasonal Sales Promo Builder

January Email Subject Lines

  • 🎉 New Year, New Deals: Kickstart 2023 with Exclusive January Savings!
  • 🥂 Cheers to Savings: January Exclusive Offers Just for You!
  • ❄️ Beat the Winter Blues with Hot January Deals!
  • ☀️ Winter Warm-Up: January Deals to Brighten Your Days!
  • 🤸‍♂️ January Jumpstart: 50% OFF Flash Sale Starts NOW! 

February: Love Is in the Air 💕🌹

In February, people are buying: Gifts, travel, apparel, dining out
Reasons: Valentine’s Day and tax refunds

This month is all about love and romance, making it a great time to promote products and services that allow your customers to express their affection for the people (and furry friends!) that matter most to them.

Here are some more fun facts about consumer behavior in February:… 

February Fun Facts

  • Men spend more on Valentine’s Day gifts – roughly twice as much as women do! Tailor your marketing messages accordingly and don’t sleep on offering gift recommendations.
  • The “winter blues” are in full swing – during the colder months, consumers often engage in “winter blues” shopping to lift their spirits. 
  • Gift purchases surge – February is synonymous with Valentine’s Day, and U.S. consumers alone spend an estimated $25.9 Billion on gift purchases.
  • People don’t just buy gifts for their love interests – They also give Valentine’s Day gifts to their parents, children, and even pets! 
  • Engagement levels on email and social media are still going strong – as people remain hunkered down indoors, spending lots of time online.  

Marketing in February

Themes: Love, Connection, and Appreciation

Emphasize the power of love, connection, gratitude, and shared experiences. Share social media posts centered on love and appreciation. Showcase products or services that foster relationships, express gratitude, or create lasting memories. 

February Marketing Challenge: 

Add a new content format to your social media strategy. Experiment with different social media content formats to keep your content fresh and expand your reach. If you primarily share Instagram posts, step outside of your comfort zone and start incorporating Instagram Stories or Instagram Reels into your routine. 

Recommended Tools & Tutorials: 

  • Canva is not only an awesome tool for creating graphics, you can use it to create just about any social media format around including stories, short-form videos, animated .gifs and more with minimal learning curve and design skills needed. 
  • Learn How to turn Instagram Captions into Short-Form Videos 

February 2024 Social Media Holidays & Post Ideas

✊ Black History Month (February)
Celebrate and honor the contributions of Black people throughout history by sharing stories, achievements, and quotes.

🐿️ Groundhog Day (February 2)
Playfully predict your business forecast for the upcoming weeks, just like the groundhog predicts the weather.

🏈 Super Bowl (February 11)
Share a post related to the event, whether it’s about team predictions, favorite snacks, favorite SuperBowl commercials or ideas for things to do for people who don’t watch.

🛠️ Inventors Day (February 11)
Highlight famous inventors or share interesting facts about inventions you appreciate most.

🐉 Chinese New Year (February 10)
Ring in the Chinese New Year by sharing well-wishes and info about the Year of the Dragon.

🎭 Mardi Gras (February 13)
Share interesting facts about the traditions, origins, and cultural significance of Mardi Gras.

❤️ Valentine’s Day (February 14)
Show your audience some love! Express gratitude for their support, host a special giveaway, or offer a gift with purchase exclusively for your followers and subscribers.

🤝 Random Acts of Kindness Day (February 17)
Share ideas for random acts of kindness and encourage your audience to participate.

🇺🇸 Presidents Day (February 19)
Share a quote from a president you admire or ask your audience about their favorite president.

🐾 Love Your Pet Day (February 20)
Share an adorable or funny picture of your pet and ask your followers to tell you about their pets in comments.

February Hashtags 

#ChineseNewYear, #YearOfTheDragon, #ValentinesDay, #LoveIsLove, #CoupleGoals, #DateNight #loveyourself. #GroundhogDay, #SBLVII, #InventorsDay, #RandomActsOfKindnessDay, #PresidentsDay, #LoveYourPetDay

February Email Promotions

February is a great time to share gift ideas and show your subscribers some love with special deals, discounts, and bundles! 

From the Seasonal Sales Promo Builder

February Email Subject Lines

  • 💘 Love is in the Air! Valentine’s Day Deals Inside
  • 💖 Sweetheart Savings: Unlock Valentine’s Day Discounts!
  • ❄️ Frosty February: Cool Deals Just for You!
  • 🏹  Cupid’s Countdown: Gift Ideas for Your Loved Ones
  • 🇺🇸 Historic Savings Inside: President’s Day Deals You Can’t Resist!

March: Spring Fever 🌷🌧️

In March, people are buying: Apparel, home décor, and vacation bookings
Reasons:  Spring break and tax season

This month is all about celebrating the beginning of spring, renewal, and fresh beginnings. Consumers are eager to declutter their homes and get back outdoors, making this a great time to promote products and services that help people get organized and get back outside. 

Here are some more fun facts about consumer behavior in March… 

March Fun Facts

  • People experience a surge in energy and mood As the winter weather subsides, the days grow longer, and the first signs of spring appear, people often feel a boost in their mood! 
  • Time for a change Studies have shown that people are more prone to making impulsive buying decisions during the onset of spring because they’re ready to switch things up.
  • A focus on lifestyle upgrades – With the arrival of spring, people focus on purchases related to home decor, gardening supplies, fitness equipment, and outdoor activities.
  • Renewed commitments – March often sparks a renewed commitment to health and wellness and investment in related products and services.
  • Adventure planning As the weather becomes more inviting, people start planning and booking vacations and outdoor adventures. 
  • Spring cleaning – As the winter months come to an end people instinctively focus on deep cleaning and decluttering.

Marketing in May

Themes: Growth, Renewal, and Spring Awakening

Tap into the cheery energy of spring! Share inspiring tips for getting organized, your favorite vacation destinations, and outdoor spring activities. Showcase products or services that help consumers organize their homes, refresh their wardrobes, and boost their mood. 

Marketing Challenge for March

March is a great time for a digital declutter. Organize and streamline your marketing processes,  update outdated content, dig into your analytics to evaluate what’s working, or create a Repurposing Bank for your content.  

Recommended Tools & Tutorials

  • Click the graphic below to download our FREE Notion Blog Post Optimizer template 
  • Watch Sandra’s Tutorial on how to create a Content Repurposing Bank

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March 2024 Social Media Holidays & Post Ideas

🙌 National Employee Appreciation Day (March 1)
Share a post expressing your gratitude for your team’s contributions.

🚫📱 National Day of Unplugging (March 1)
Share tips for a digital detox, and ask followers to share what they enjoy doing when they unplug.

📣👥 National Be Heard Day (March 7)
Shout out a small business you think deserves more visibility and recognition and encourage your followers to shout out their favorite small business too.

👩‍🦰💪 International Women’s Day (March 8)
Share an inspiring story or quotes from your favorite influential woman.

😴💤 World Sleep Day (March 15)
Share the importance of getting sleep and your favorite tips. Give your audience permission to make sleep a priority!

🍀 St. Patrick’s Day (March 17)
Share a selfie of you wearing something green or ask ChatGPT to generate a list of St. Patrick’s Day quotes and share your favorite.

😅 Awkward Moments Day (March 18)
Share a lighthearted post or story related to your most awkward/funny/embarrassing moment you’ve had in your business.

🌸 First Day of Spring (March 19)
Share a vibrant photo of blooming flowers and celebrate the arrival of spring!

😊 International Day of Happiness (March 20)
Share a photo of a moment that brought you joy and happiness and the story behind the picture.

😂 National Let’s Laugh Day (March 19)
Post a funny meme, joke, or a humorous anecdote.

🐰 Easter Sunday (March 31st)
Share your favorite Easter traditions with your audience.

March Hashtags

#EmployeeAppreciationDay, #NationalDayofUnplugging, #NationalBeHeardDay, #InternationalWomensDay, #WorldSleepDay, #StPatricksDay, #AwkwardMomentsDay, #FirstDayofSpring, #InternationalDayofHappiness, #NationalLetsLaughDay, #EasterSunday

March Email Promotions

March is an awesome time to celebrate the longer days and renewed energy your subscribers are feeling with mood-boosting special offers!

From the Seasonal Sales Promo Builder

March Email Subject Lines

  • 🌷 Spring into Savings: Exclusive March Deals are Here!
  • ☘️ Luck o’ the Savings: St. Patrick’s Day Deals Inside! 
  • 🕰️ Time to Spring Forward: Daylight Savings Deals For You
  • 🌺 March into Savings with Fresh Deals!
  • 🌈 Spring Fling: Shop Now and Get Up To 50% Off!

April: Spring Forward 🌼☔

In April, people are buying: Easter gifts, gardening, and outdoor activities.
Reasons:  Warmer weather and holiday weekends

This month is all about shedding the chill of winter and enjoying the longer days of spring. Consumers are eager to shed their heavy coats and boots and step into the fresh air, making this a great time to promote products and services that help people get out and enjoy the outdoors. 

Here are some fun facts about consumer behavior in April… 

April Fun Facts

  • Consumers spend nearly $6B  dollars on St. Patrick’s Day
  • Easter is the 7th biggest spending holiday with Americans spending $24 Billion
  • Earth Day brings a focus on sustainability, and businesses aligned with eco-friendly practices can capitalize on this trend.
  • Home improvement and gardening interest peaks in April.
  • Springtime wardrobe renewal & prom season: Website traffic for dresses is 16% higher in April than in summer months! 
  • Tax prep, college prep: Related products and services enjoy peak interest in April.  

Marketing in April

Themes: Rejuvenation, Sustainability, and Earth Day

In honor of Earth Month, emphasize the importance of sustainability and environmental responsibility. Share educational content about sustainable living and encourage consumers to make conscious choices.Showcase products made from recycled materials, promote eco-friendly practices, and support organizations dedicated to environmental protection.

April Marketing Challenge: 

Generate Leads and Accelerate Growth – Start turning your social media into a lead generation machine. Create a lead magnet you can link to in your bio and reference it in your posts. This could be a checklist, a worksheet, a free training or course, or a how-to guide. 

Recommended Tools & Tutorials: 

April 2024 Social Media Holidays & Post Ideas

🤪 April Fool’s Day (April 1)
Share a playful prank your audience can pull on their friends, family, or coworkers today (keeping it light and harmless).

🎉 International Fun at Work Day (April 1)
Share a post about the most fun aspect of your work or a team bonding tradition.

👫 National Siblings Day (April 10)
Share a heartwarming post featuring your siblings or a team member who’s like family.

🐾 National Pet Day (April 11)
Share photos or videos of your pets, it’s always a crowd-pleaser!

🌙 National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day (April 16)
Share a photo of you or your team working in pajamas.

🔍 Get to Know Your Customers Day (April 18)
Engage with your audience by asking fun and insightful questions. Create polls, quizzes, or interactive content to get to know your customers better.

🖐️ National High Five Day (April 18)
Share a post shouting out a customer or colleague who has achieved a milestone or reached a big goal.

🌍 Earth Day (April 22)
Share tips for sustainable living, eco-friendly practices, or highlight your business’s commitment to environmental responsibility.

🦸 National Superhero Day (April 28)
Celebrate everyday heroes! Spotlight individuals in your community or team who demonstrate acts of kindness, courage, or generosity.

🔄 Pay it Forward Day (April 28)
Share ideas about simple acts of kindness your audience can do to celebrate the sentiment of the holiday.

April Hashtags

#Easter, #SpringBreak, #Celebrate, #Family #springintoaction, #easterweekend, #outdooradventures, and #homeimprovement. #AprilFools, #InternationalFunatWorkDay, #NationalSiblingsDay, #NationalPetDay, #WearYourPajamasToWorkDay,  #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay, #HighFiveDay, #EarthDay, #SuperheroDay, #PayItForwardDay

April Email Promotions

April is a great month to share email promotions centered around new beginnings and eco-friendly offerings with your subscribers. 

From the Seasonal Sales Promo Builder

April Email Subject Lines

  • ☔ April Showers of Savings: Special Deals Inside!
  • 🌼 April Awakening: Uncover Exclusive Spring Deals!
  • 🌷 Big Savings are in Bloom: April Deals Just for You!
  • ♻️ Unearth Eco-Fabulous Deals Today
  • 🌍 Celebrating Earth Day with Eco-Friendly Savings For You!

May: Cultivate Community and Celebrate Togetherness 🌸🌞

In May, people are buying: Flowers and other Mother’s Day gifts, graduation gifts, home improvement
Reasons:  Mother’s day, Memorial Day sales and graduation celebrations

This month is all about transitioning into summer, a time for relaxation, outdoor activities, and longer days. Consumers are eager to embrace the warmer weather and make plans for the upcoming season, making this a great time to promote products and services that help them get into the summer spirit.

Here are some more fun facts about consumer behavior in May… 

May Fun Facts

  • A popular trend for Mother’s Day gifts is a focus on personalized experiences such as spa treatments, weekend getaways, concert tickets and gifts that extend beyond Mother’s day like subscription services. 
  • May is “graduation month” – Popular purchases include electronics, gift cards, and items related to travel or the next phase of life.
  • Memorial Day is a significant shopping weekend, and consumers take advantage of discounts on various products, including appliances, furniture, and electronics.

Marketing in May

Themes: Connectedness and Community

As the weather warms, people emerge from their winter hibernation with a desire to connect with others. Share stories of community impact and encourage acts of kindness and compassion. Host virtual or in-person events or offer discounts or promotions that support community initiatives. 

May Marketing Challenge

Build authority with your content – Long form content (such as a blog post) is the best way to build trust and credibility with your audience and to drive traffic back to your website.  Aim to write at least one super valuable blog post this month and promote it on social media. 

Recommended Tools & Tutorials: 

May 2024 Social Media Holidays & Post Ideas

🌸 May Day (May 1)
Share traditions, spring-themed content, or ask your audience about their favorite May Day activities.

🚴‍♂️ National Bike to Work Day (May 17)
Share a post about biking to work or the benefits of cycling.

🌌 Star Wars Day (May 4)
Share Star Wars-themed content, quizzes, or poll your audience to find out their favorite Star Wars character.

🎉 Cinco De Mayo (May 5)
Share content related to Cinco De Mayo such as recipes and cultural insights.

📜 National Limerick Day (May 12)
Share a lighthearted limerick related to your business or industry. (ChatGPT can help!)

👩‍👧‍👦 Mother’s Day (May 12)
Share heartwarming stories, quotes, or a special promotion for Mother’s Day.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 International Day of Families (May 15)
Share a story about a treasured family tradition.

💰 National Be a Millionaire Day (May 20)
Share a post about aspiration or success stories related to your business.

🇺🇸 Memorial Day (May 27)
Share a respectful Memorial Day post, honoring those who have served. Consider sharing patriotic content, quotes, or participating in community initiatives.

😊 National Smile Day (May 31)
Share a cheerful post, a funny meme, or encourage your audience to share what makes them smile.

May Hashtags

#MayDay #BiketoWorkDay2024 #StarWarsDay #Maythe4thBeWithYou #CincoDeMayo #LimerickDay #NursesDay #MothersDay #FamilyDay #MillionaireDay #MemorialDay  #NationalSmileDay

May Email Promotions

May is a great month to share gift recommendations and discounts over Memorial Day weekend for your subscribers.

From the Seasonal Sales Promo Builder

May Email Subject Lines

  • 🌸 Mother’s Day Magic: Pamper Mom with These Exclusive Deals
    🎁  Mom’s Special Day: Gift Ideas & Discounts Inside
  • 🇺🇸 Memorial Day Salute: Honoring Heroes with Exclusive Offers
    🇺🇸 Salute and Save: Memorial Day Deals Inside!
  • 🧹 Dust Off the Deals: Spring Cleaning Specials Just for You!

June: Summer is here! 🏖️🌊

In June, people are buying: Apparel, travel, entertainment, and home improvement
Reasons: Summer vacation, wedding season, Pride month

This month is all about summertime fun and outdoor adventures. Consumers are eager to soak up the sun and enjoy the warm weather, making this a great time to promote products and services that help them enjoy summer to the fullest. 

Here are some more fun facts about consumer behavior in June… 

June Fun Facts

  • 36% of Americans plan to take a trip to a beach or outdoor destination in June.
  • 63% of LGBTQ+ consumers are more likely to purchase from brands that support LGBTQ+ causes.
  • 72% of LGBTQ+ consumers are willing to pay more for products and services from brands that align with their values.
  • LGBTQ+ consumers are more likely to engage with brands on social media during Pride Month.

Marketing in June

Themes: Adventure, Fun, and Summer Vibes

Highlight products or services that cater to outdoor activities, travel experiences, and support for the LGBT+ community. Share inspiring content about travel destinations, adventure activities, or personal development. Offer discounts or promotions related to summer fun.

June Marketing Challenge

Focus on driving traffic to your website. Direct visitors from social media platforms to your website to explore your offerings and learn more about your brand. Promote your blog posts on social media to generate organic traffic. Include links to your website in your bio, captions, and stories. Run social media contests or giveaways with website-specific entries to encourage website visits.

Recommended Tools & Tutorials: 

  • Metricool Autolists (affiliate link) is a feature that allows you to “set it and forget it” when promoting your blog posts on Facebook and Twitter. Metricool will recycle and reshare your links on a schedule you control so you don’t seem “spammy” but you’re ensuring people who miss your links the first time will see them the next time they’re (automatically) shared. 
  • Download our FREE Boost Blog Traffic Guide

June 2024 Social Media Holidays & Post Ideas

🏳️‍🌈 LGBTQ Pride Month
Share posts throughout the month recognizing Pride Month. Highlight LGBTQ+ voices, stories, or organizations. Show support without hashtags.

🌈 Say Something Nice Day (June 1)
Encourage your audience to share something nice about each other, your brand, or the community.

👋 Leave The Office Early Day (June 2)
Share a post promoting the importance of leaving the office early for self-care and share your plans for enjoying the extra time.

👫 Best Friends Day (June 8)
Share a post featuring your best friends or team members who are like family.

👨‍👧‍👦 Father’s Day (June 16)
Share heartwarming stories, quotes, or special promotions for Father’s Day.

☀️ First Day of Summer (June 20)
Share content related to the season, such as summer-themed products, activities, or tips.

🐾 Take Your Dog to Work Day (June 21)
Share a post about bringing dogs to work or showcase your office pets.

📷 National Selfie Day (June 21)
Encourage your audience to share selfies related to your brand or a fun theme. Host a selfie contest or showcase team selfies.

🏢 Micro-, Small-, & Medium-Sized Enterprises Day (June 27)
Share posts highlighting the impact of small and medium-sized enterprises. Encourage your audience to shop local and share their favorite small businesses.

📱 Social Media Day (June 30)
Share a post about the importance of social media for your business. Encourage your audience to connect on various platforms and share their favorite social media tips.

June Hashtags

#PrideMonth, #SaySomethingNice, #LeaveTheOfficeEarlyDay, #BestFriendsDay, #FathersDay, #SummerSolstice, #FirstDayofSummer, #TakeYourDogtoWorkDay, #NationalSelfieDay, #MSMEDay, #SocialMediaDay

June Email Promotions

June is a great month for running promotions related to Father’s Day, hot summer deals and earlybird 4th-of-July sales for your subscribers.  

From the Seasonal Sales Promo Builder

June Email Subject Lines

  • 👔 Dapper Dad Deals: Celebrate Father’s Day with Exclusive Savings
  • 🎉 Cheers to Dad: Father’s Day Toasts with Exclusive Discounts
  • ☀️ Summer Unleashed: Dive into June with Sizzling Savings
  • 🌴 Sun-Kissed Savings: June’s Hottest Summer Deals Inside
  • 🌊 Wave Hello to Summer: Exclusive Deals for You!

July: Midsummer Momentum 🌞🌴

In July, people are buying: Travel, dining out, and entertainment
Reasons: Peak summer travel season and holiday weekends

This month is all about celebrating outdoor festivities. Consumers are eager to gather with friends and family for barbecues, fireworks displays, and backyard parties, making this a great time to promote products and services that help them host memorable celebrations and enjoy the long daylight hours and warm weather.

Here are some more fun facts about consumer behavior in July… 

July Fun Facts

  • Consumers spend $4.4 billion on ice cream in July 
  • The warm and sunny weather means increased spending on leisure goods and services like barbecue grills, pool accessories, travel packages, and outdoor apparel.
  • Consumers are more likely to indulge in luxury purchases in July
  • July is a time for people to focus on relaxation and self-care, making it a great time to promote spa treatments, wellness products, or stress-reducing activities.

Marketing in July

Themes: Independence, Patriotism, and Summer Bliss

Promote products or services that enhance leisure activities, creative pursuits, and personal enjoyment. Share engaging content related to hobbies, entertainment, or creative expression. 

July Marketing Challenge

Engage your email subscribers – Don’t leave your email subscribers hanging! Start sending out weekly emails to keep your brand top-of-mind and to nurture your audience. Invite your subscribers to read your blog posts, offer them some exclusive tips and insights around the topics they’re interested in, and ask them engaging questions to find out what they need help with.  

Recommended Tools & Tutorials: 

  • Activate Your List is a system of broadcast emails to connect and engage with your audience. Adapt the templates for your niche and never run out of things to say to your subscribers! 

July 2024 Social Media Holidays & Post Ideas

🍦 Ice Cream Month
Poll your audience to find out their favorite flavor of ice cream.

😂 International Joke Day (July 1)
Share a joke related to your industry (use ChatGPT if you need help!).

🇺🇸 Independence Day (July 4)
Share a post featuring a patriotic quote or your favorite 4th of July traditions.

🍫 World Chocolate Day (July 7)
Share posts dedicated to the love of chocolate.

🎁 Give Something Away Day (July 15)
Host a giveaway or share posts about giving back to your community.

😄 World Emoji Day (July 17)
Poll your audience to find out which emojis reflect their current mood.

🌍 Nelson Mandela International Day (July 18)
Share posts reflecting on Nelson Mandela’s legacy or sharing a quote that aligns with your brand’s values.

🤝 Get to Know Your Customers Day (July 18)
Poll your audience to find out what they need help with most as it relates to your niche.

🤣 Tell an Old Joke Day (July 24)
Share an old joke or create a post inviting your audience to share their favorite classic jokes. Use ChatGPT to generate ideas!

👫 International Friendship Day (July 30)
Share a post honoring friendships and tag your friends.

July Hashtags

#icecream, #jokeday, #4thofJuly, #IndependenceDay, #WorldChocolateDay, #GiveSomethingAwayDay, #MandelaDay, #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay, #TellAnOldJokeDay, #InternationalFriendshipDay

July Email Promotions

July is a great month to celebrate summer with special offers for Independence Day or you can “create your own holiday” and run a flash sale that helps your subscribers take action on something they’ve been procrastinating on because of the warm weather. 😉 

From the Seasonal Sales Promo Builder

July Email Subject Lines

  • 🌞 Open Up for Sizzling Summer Savings!
  • 🏖️ Heat Up Your July with Hot Discounts
  • 🇺🇸 Independence Day Blowout: Dive into Summer Savings!
  • 🔴⚪🔵 Red, White, Blue and Discounts Too!
  • 🌡️ Beat the Heat with Cool July Deals – Shop Now!

August: Relax & Revitalize 🍉🍦

In August, people are buying: Apparel, dining out, and home entertainment
Reasons: Back-to-school shopping and summer celebrations

This month is all about winding down from the summer rush and preparing for the return of fall. Consumers are eager to catch up on rest and relaxation, making this a great time to promote products and services that help them unwind, recharge, and then gear up for the change of season. 

August Fun Facts

  • August is one of the most popular months for online shopping. This is likely due to the fact that many people have more leisure time in August and are looking for ways to entertain themselves and their families. 
  • Consumers are more likely to make impulse purchases in August, as they are feeling more relaxed and carefree. 
  • August is also a popular month for home improvement projects, as people are looking to make their homes feel more comfortable and inviting after a long summer. 

Marketing in August

Themes: Relaxation, Back to School, and End-of-Summer

Emphasize the start of a new school year, personal growth goals, and learning opportunities. Share content that inspires creativity, academic success, and personal development. Offer discounts or promotions on back-to-school essentials.

August Marketing Challenge

Review key sales and marketing targets you set in January and set your goals for the fall – time to make your plans to end the year strong! What do you need to learn, do, or create to hit your goals? Take advantage of the easy-breezy month of August to level up your skills and prepare for the change of season… it’ll be here before you know it! 

August 2024 Social Media Holidays & Post Ideas

🎒 Back to School Month (August)
Create engaging content, such as back-to-school tips or checklists, and share a post featuring relevant products or services for the upcoming school year.

🌐 World Wide Web Day (August 1)
Share a post about the significance of the World Wide Web, its impact on your life/business, or highlight your favorite internet achievements.

😺 International Cat Day (August 8)
Share a post featuring your office or team cats or cute cat content.

📚 Book Lover’s Day (August 9)
Share a post about your favorite books or your best reading recommendations in different genres.

😴 National Lazy Day (August 10)
Share posts promoting self-care, relaxation tips, or humorous content related to taking it easy.

🧘 National Relaxation Day (August 15)
Share a post featuring calming content, relaxation techniques, or special promotions for relaxation-related products or services.

😄 National Tell a Joke Day (August 16)
Create a humorous post, share a joke related to your industry, or host a joke contest.

📸 World Photography Day (August 19)
Share visually appealing content, highlight photography tips, or showcase your team’s photography skills.

🐾 National Dog Day (August 26)
Share a post featuring your office or team dogs, dog-related products, or heartwarming dog stories.

♀️ Women’s Equality Day (August 26)
Share a post celebrating women’s achievements, quotes, or discussions on gender equality.

August Hashtags

#BacktoSchool, #WorldWideWebDay, #InternationalCatDay, #NationalBookLoversDay, #LazyDay, #NationalRelaxationDay, #NationalTellAJokeDay, #WorldPhotoDay, #NationalDogDay, #WomensEqualityDay

August Email Promotions

August is a great month to promote exclusive summer offers to help your subscribers gear up for the change of season and get back to school and business-as-usual. 

From the Seasonal Sales Promo Builder

August Email Subject Lines

  • 🌅 End-of-Summer Deals Are Here!
  • 🎒 Back-to-School Bonanza: August Essentials On Sale Now!
  • 🌞 Last Call for Summer Fun: Dive into August Savings!
  • 👋 Wave Goodbye to Summer with August Exclusive Deals
  • 🛍️ Shop & Save: August End-of-Summer Retail Therapy

September: Back to School & Business ✏️📚

In September, people are buying: Back-to-school supplies, apparel, electronics, and of course, pumpkin spice lattes 🎃
Reasons: Labor Day sales and preparations for fall

This month is all about bidding farewell to summer and embracing the crispness of autumn. Consumers are eager to prepare for the upcoming holiday season and indulge in cozy comfort, making this a great time to promote products and services that help them transition into the fall season.

Here are some more fun facts about consumer behavior in September… 

September Fun Facts

  • Labor Day rivals the 4th of July and Memorial Day in barbecue-related purchases. 
  • 25% of people plan to get out of town to enjoy the last long weekend of summer. 
  • Many businesses launch new products in September, capitalizing on the start of the new school year and the return to routines.
  • September is a popular month for community events and fundraisers, it’s the second-highest fundraising month, surpassed only by December. 

Marketing in September

Themes: Transition, Preparation, and Autumn Beginnings

Encourage productivity, goal setting, and personal achievement. Share content that provides tips, strategies, and success stories related to work, personal goals, or hobbies. Host webinars or workshops on productivity and personal development.

September Marketing Challenge

4th Quarter is coming up fast and there is no time like the present to start planning your promotional campaigns to end the year strong. 

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September 2024 Social Media Holidays & Post Ideas

🛠️ Labor Day (September 2)
Share a post honoring your team’s dedication.

📚 Read a Book Day (September 6)
Share a post featuring your favorite books, reading nooks, or literary recommendations.

👵👴 Grandparents Day (September 8)
Share a post featuring stories or photos of grandparents, promote intergenerational activities, or offer special deals for grandparents.

🇺🇸 National Day of Service and Remembrance (September 11)
Share a post commemorating the events of September 11, promote acts of service, or highlight charitable initiatives.

🤝 National Day of Encouragement (September 12)
Share a post with words of encouragement, motivational quotes, or stories of resilience.

👩‍💼 National Business Women’s Week (September 15-21)
Share a post featuring successful businesswomen, share stories of achievements, or offer support and resources for women in the workplace.

☮️ International Day of Peace (September 21)
Share a peace-themed inspirational quote.

🍂 First Day of Fall (September 22)
Share a post featuring fall-themed products, décor, or activities.

❤️ World Heart Day (September 29)
Share a post promoting health tips, exercises, or heart-healthy recipes.

🎙️ International Podcast Day (September 30)
Share a post highlighting your favorite podcasts or encourage your audience to share their go-to podcasts.

September Hashtags

#LaborDay, #ReadABookDay, #NationalGrandparentsDay,, #NeverForget911, #DayofEncouragement2024, #BusinessWomensWeek, #PeaceDay, FirstDayofFall, #WorldHeartDay, InternationalPodcastDay 

September Email Promotions

September is a great month to help your subscribers get back into routine with special deals and discounts for the back-to-school and back-to-business season. 

From the Seasonal Sales Promo Builder

September Email Subject Lines

  • 🍂 Fall Essentials: Discover Smart Savings this Week Only! 
  • 🍁 Autumn Arrival: Welcoming Fall with Exclusive Deals!
  • 📚 Smart Starts: Back-to-School Deals for All Ages
  • 🌆 Launch into Fall: Back-to-Business Flash Sale!
  • 🌻 Fall in Style with Autumn Discounts!

October:  Cozy Vibes and Fall Feels 🎃🍂

In October, people are buying: Halloween costumes, apparel, and home décor
Reasons: Halloween festivities and fall break

This month is all about celebrating the changing seasons and indulging in fall festivities. Consumers are eager to deck their halls with autumnal décor, gather with friends for pumpkin carving and bonfires, and enjoy the delicious flavors of the season.

Here are some more fun facts about consumer behavior in October… 

October Fun Facts

  • Americans consume an average of 1.4 billion quarts of popcorn during the month of October, primarily due to the popularity of Halloween movie marathons and parties.
  • The Halloween candy industry generates over $2.5 billion in sales annually.
  • Americans consume an estimated 50 million pumpkin pies during the month of October
  • Businesses invest the most in continuing education in the month of October

Marketing in OCtober

Themes: Cozy Comfort, Fall Feels, and Halloween Excitement

As the fall season arrives, foster creativity, storytelling, and imagination. Share engaging content related to holidays, traditions, or creative activities. Organize costume contests or giveaways on social media. Showcase products that encourage imaginative play, storytelling, or spooky adventures. 

October Marketing Challenge

Are you ready? It’s time to prepare for your upcoming email promotions for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday. Create your checklist and break down your to-do list into weekly milestones. Stay consistent on social media and engaged with your email list to keep building trust and connection with your audience. 

October 2024 Social Media Holidays & Post Ideas

🎗️ Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October)
Share a post celebrating strength, feature inspiring stories of survivors, or host a pink-themed giveaway to spread awareness.

☕ International Coffee Day (October 1)
Share a post celebrating the love of coffee, feature your favorite brews, or host a coffee-themed giveaway.

🌮 National Taco Day (October 4)
Share a post showcasing your favorite taco recipes or host a poll for which restaurants make the best tacos in your area.

😊 World Smile Day (October 4)
Share a post with uplifting content, funny memes, or stories that bring a smile.

🌍 Do Something Nice Day (October 5)
Share a post highlighting acts of kindness, share your company’s charitable initiatives, or encourage followers to do something nice for someone else.

🧠 World Mental Health Day (October 10)
Share a post promoting mental health awareness, resources, or self-care tips.

🧩 National Train Your Brain Day (October 13)
Share a post with brain teasers, puzzles, or interesting facts.

🌎 Columbus Day (October 14)
Share a post featuring your most recent “discoveries” – favorite podcasts, YouTube channels, tools, or creators to follow.

🍰 National Dessert Day (October 14)
Share a post showcasing your favorite dessert or recipe.

🍲 World Food Day (October 16)
Share a post featuring your favorite dishes or recipes from around the world.

👔 National Bosses Day (October 16)
Share a post expressing gratitude for your boss or leadership team, highlight their achievements, or share inspiring leadership quotes.

✅ Checklist Day (October 30)
Share a post with a helpful checklist related to your niche.

🎃 Halloween (October 31)
Share a post featuring your Halloween-themed products, host a costume contest, or share behind-the-scenes looks at your festive decorations.

October Hashtags

#PinkOctober, #BreastCancerAwareness, #CoffeeDay, #InternationalCoffeeDay#NationalTacoDay, #WorldSmileDay, #DoSomethingNiceDay, #WorldMentalHealthDay, #ColumbusDay, #DessertDay, #WorldFoodDay, #BossesDay #NationalBossDay, #ChecklistDay


October Email Promotions

October is a great month for promoting spooky savings and “just because” deals to celebrate cozy fall vibes. 

From the Seasonal Sales Promo Builder

October Email Subject Lines

  • 🎃 October Delights: Fall into Savings This Week Only! 
  • 🍂 Cozy Up to Savings: October’s Best Deals Inside
  • 🌙 Spooky Good Deals: October Savings Are Here!
  • 🕸️ Trick or Treat Yourself: October Deals Inside
  • 🍭 Sweet October: Treat Yourself to Irresistible Deals!

November: Practice Gratitude 🦃🍁

In November, people are buying: Thanksgiving groceries, entertainment, apparel, and holiday gifts
Reasons: Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales

This month is all about celebrating the harvest season and preparing for the upcoming holidays. Consumers are eager to stock up on seasonal produce, indulge in comforting meals, and prepare for the festivities that lie ahead. 

Here are some more fun facts about consumer behavior in November… 

November Fun Facts

  • Online shopping generates nearly 20% of all retail sales in November 
  • Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, with an estimated $9.7 billion in sales in 2022.
  • Cyber Monday follows closely behind, with an estimated $10.7 billion in sales in 2022.
  • November is the second-highest month for charity donations, due to Thanksgiving and the holiday spirit.
  • Americans donate an average of $263 to charity in November.
  • Food banks, homeless shelters, and children’s charities are the recipients of the most donations in November.

Marketing in November

Themes: Gratitude, Thanksgiving, and Early Holiday Cheer

Emphasize the spirit of gratitude, generosity, and community during the holidays. Share content that celebrates traditions, family togetherness, and charitable initiatives. Offer discounts or promotions related to holiday gifting or giving.

November Marketing Challenge:

This month is all about executing your seasonal sales so stay focused on hitting your deadlines and sales targets – this is make-it-or-break it time for many small businesses! 

November 2024 Social Media Holidays & Post Ideas

📚 National Authors Day (November 1)
Share a post featuring your favorite authors and recommend books to your audience.

🕰️ Daylight Savings Time Ends (November 5)
Share a post with tips on how to make the most of the time change, promote cozy products, or host a “fallback” giveaway.

🇺🇸 Veteran’s Day (November 11)
Share a post expressing gratitude for veterans or offer special discounts for veterans.

🌍 World Kindness Day (November 13)
Share a post with acts of kindness, encourage followers to perform random acts of kindness, or share stories of kindness within your community.

👩‍💼 National Entrepreneurs Day (November 19)
Share a post highlighting your entrepreneurial journey, offer business tips, or showcase local entrepreneurs.

🦃 Thanksgiving Day (November 28)
Share a post expressing gratitude, share Thanksgiving recipes or traditions, or host a Thanksgiving-themed giveaway.

🛍️ Black Friday (November 29)
Share a post with Black Friday promotions, exclusive discounts, or limited-time offers.

🛒 Small Business Saturday (November 30)
Offer special Small Business Saturday discounts or encourage your audience to shop small and share their favorite local finds.

🌍 World Kindness Week (November 11-17)
Share posts throughout the week highlighting different acts of kindness, or host a kindness challenge for your followers.

🌐 Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 18-24)
Share posts featuring entrepreneurial success stories, offer business advice, or host a virtual networking event.

November Hashtags

#NationalAuthorsDay, #DaylightSavings, #VeteransDay, #WorldKindnessDay, #WKD, #EntrepreneursDay, #Thanksgiving, #GiveThanks, #BlackFriday, #ShopSmall, #SmallBusinessSaturday, #WorldKindnessWeek

November Email Promotions


November is the biggest month of the year for email promotions and seasonal sales. Customers are ready to hear about your Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday deals. Good luck! 🤞💸

From the Seasonal Sales Promo Builder

November Email Subject Lines

  • 🦃 Gobble Up HUGE Savings This Thanksgiving Weekend!
  • 🖤 Black Friday Discount Mania: Your VIP Pass Inside!
  • 🛍️ Shop Small, Save Big: Small Business Saturday Deals!
  • 🌟 Give Back, Get More: Exclusive Giving Tuesday Offer Today Only!
  • 🌐 Cyber Monday Spectacular: Dive into the Best Deals!

December: Festive Cheer, Holiday Celebrations, and Gift-Giving 🎄🎁

In December, people are buying: Gifts, dining out, and holiday decorations
Reasons: Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve celebrations

December is a peak time for gift-giving. Leverage this by offering special promotions or limited-time bundles to boost your end-of-year sales. This month is all about embracing the joy of the holiday season and spreading festive cheer. Consumers are eager to gather with loved ones for gift-giving, festive parties, and holiday traditions.

December Fun Facts

  • December is the busiest month for retail sales, generating over $1.5 trillion in sales in 2022.
  • December is one of the highest volume months for B2B sales as companies are looking to close deals before the end of the year
  • December is the most popular month for charity giving
  • 64% of U.S. consumers say they’re likely to buy gift cards as holiday gifts 

Marketing in December

Themes: Festive Joy, Celebration, and Year-End Reflection

Capture the magic of the holiday season with festive content, gift guides, and promotions. Share stories of joy, generosity, and holiday traditions. Organize virtual holiday events, contests, or collaborations.

December Marketing Challenge:

Review 2024 – how did it go? Get organized for the new year and enjoy the holiday season. This is a great time to reflect on the year you’ve had and start thinking about your goals for 2025.  

2024 December Social Media Holidays & Post Ideas

🎁 Cyber Monday (December 2)

Share posts with exclusive promotions, online discounts, or limited-time offers.

🤝 Giving Tuesday (December 3)
Share posts supporting a charitable cause, host a donation drive, or pledge a percentage of your sales to a nonprofit.

🍪 National Cookie Day (December 4)
Share posts showcasing your favorite cookie or cookie recipe.

💌 Christmas Card Day (December 9)
Share a post with your favorite Christmas card designs or DIY card-making tips.

🚚 Free Shipping Day (December 14)
Share a post promoting free shipping on orders or offer a special free shipping code.

🍪 Bake Cookies Day (December 18)
Share a post with your favorite cookie recipes and baking tips.

🎁 Super Saturday (December 21)
Share a post with special Super Saturday discounts, promotions, or gift ideas.

❄️ First Day of Winter / Winter Solstice (December 21)
Celebrate the winter solstice by sharing your frosty photos and favorite winter traditions.

🌟 Christmas Eve (December 24)
Wish your followers a Merry Christmas or share your favorite Christmas Eve tradition.

🎄 Christmas Day (December 25)
Share heartfelt holiday wishes or showcase Christmas morning moments.

🕎 Hanukkah Begins (December 25)
Share a post honoring the start of Hanukkah or feature Hanukkah traditions.

🎉 New Year’s Eve (December 31)
Countdown to a new year! Share posts reflecting on the year or share your resolutions. Encourage your audience to share their hopes for the upcoming year.

December Hashtags

#CyberMonday #ExclusivePromotions #OnlineDiscounts #LimitedTimeOffers #GivingTuesday #CharitableCauseSupport #DonationDrive #NonprofitPledge #NationalCookieDay #Cookies #CookiesOfInstagram #CookieShowcase #ChristmasCardDay #CardMakingIdeas #ChristmasCardDesigns #DIYCardTips #FreeShippingDay #FreeShipping #ShippingPromo #SpecialCode #BakeCookiesDay #CookieRecipes #BakingTips #HomemadeCookies #SuperSaturday #SuperSaturdayDiscounts #Promotions #GiftIdeas #WinterSolstice #Winter #FirstDayofWinter #FrostyPhotos #ChristmasEve #Christmas #ChristmasTime #MerryChristmas #ChristmasTime #ChristmasDay #ChristmasTimeIsHere #HolidayWishes #Hanukkah #HanukkahBegins #HappyHanukkah #HanukkahTraditions #NewYear2024 #NewYear #HappyNewYear #Reflections #Resolutions #NewYearHopes

December Email Promotions

December is a great month to raise money for charity, help your audience find the perfect gift, and get them ready for the new year with special gift guides, offers, and promotions! 

December Email Subject Lines

  • 🎁 Give Back, Get More! Exclusive Giving Tuesday Offer Inside
  • 🔔 Jingle all the way to HUGE savings 
  • 🎅 Ho, Ho, Ho! Our Holiday Gift Guide is Here!  
  • 🎄🥂 Cheers to Our Best Christmas Specials – Open up!
  • 🎉 Countdown to Savings:  Early Access to New Year’s Best Deals

So… Are You Ready to Rock Your Marketing in 2024? 

We hope so! We hope you found some inspiration in this post and are ready to make 2024 your best year ever. 

Keep your chin up if roadblocks get in your way, keep going, and adapt as needed. Remember that consistency is the key that unlocks the door to success and that means doing your best to maintain a regular social media presence, nurture your email list, and keep taking steps to keep your brand stays front and center throughout the year. You might not see the impact right away, but if you keep at it, it’s a guarantee that you’ll be in a completely different and better place this time next year. 🙂

We know you can do it and wish you the very best of luck. Have a wonderful 2024!

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