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45+ employee newsletter ideas for July 2024

Jamie Bell

It’s extra hard to engage employees during the long summer months, but have no fear! You won’t have to spend hours and hours researching “fun and creative ideas for July newsletters.” We’ve put together this employee-focused content planning shortcut to help. 🙂 We’ve culled and compiled and come up with a long, creative list of July newsletter content ideas to help get you started!


July 2024 holidays and observances

One of the most popular forms of content in employee emails is celebrating the month’s holidays and/or honoring specific observances. We’ve done all the research for you and narrowed down the list of daily and monthly holidays and observances to find the ones that are either 1.) relevant for work or 2.) just light-hearted, engaging ways to spruce up your newsletter. Take a scroll!

Bonus: Download this internal comms content calendar to help you organize your content and messaging so you can communicate with your employees and drive engagement.

Note: Some of these days hold special cultural and/or religious significance or are observances of sensitive topics, so if you choose to refer to them in your employee newsletters, remember to be thoughtful, intentional, and considerate. Holidays + observances are listed in alphabetical order.

Daily holidays and observances in July
July 1: Canada Day, International Joke Day, National Postal Worker Day, National U.S. Postage Stamp Day
July 2: National Wildland Firefighter Day
July 3: International Plastic Bag Free Day
July 4: Independence Day (U.S.)
July 5: National Graham Crackers Day
July 6: National Fried Chicken Day, Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day
July 7: Global Forgiveness Day, Muharram Islamic New Year
July 8: Be A Kid Again Day
July 9: Cow Appreciation Day, National Sugar Cookie Day, Fashion Day
July 10: Chronic Disease Day
July 11: World Population Day
July 12: National French Fries Day, National Simplicity Day
July 14: Bastille Day, National Mac and Cheese Day (Host a Mac and Cheese cook-off with your team! 🧀), Shark Awareness Day
July 15: National Give Something Away Day
July 16: National Cherry Day
July 17: National Hot Dog Day, World Day for International Justice, World Emoji Day
July 18: Nelson Mandela International Day, World Listening Day
July 19: National Words With Friends Day
July 20: International Chess Day, National Moon Day, World Jump Day
July 21: National Ice Cream Day, National Junk Food Day
July 22: National Hammock Day, National Mango Day
July 24: International Self-Care Day, National Drive-Thru Day
July 25: National Hire a Veteran Day, National Intern Day, National Wine & Cheese Day
July 26: National Disability Independence Day, One Voice Day, System Administrator Appreciation Day
July 27: National Love is Kind Day, Take your Houseplants for a Walk Day
July 28: National Milk Chocolate Day, Parents’ Day
July 29: International Tiger Day, National Lasagna Day
July 30: International Day of Friendship, World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Paperback Book Day
July 31: National Avocado Day

Weekly holidays and observance in July
Clean Beaches Week (July 1-7)
National Moth Week (July 20-28)

Monthly holidays and observances in July
Dog Days of Summer (July 3 – August 11)
French-American Heritage Month
National Anti-Boredom Month
National Blueberry Month
National Grilling Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
National Independent Retailer Month
National Make a Difference for Children Month
National Parks & Recreation Month
National Picnic Month


Seasonal topics and themes for employee newsletters in July

 

July is a perfect month to celebrate summer and really bring the community together: think picnics, cookouts, block parties, concerts, outdoor weddings, fireworks, music in the park, farmer’s markets, you name it.

Here are a few ideas of things we like to add to our July newsletters:

  • Local outdoor events: Find a calendar of local events and spotlight one or two for the team; bonus points if they’re family-oriented, since often the kids are still enjoying their summer vacations!
  • Recipes: It can be fun to have your employees share their favorite potluck/picnic recipe…after all, we know we’re all scrambling last-minute for something to bring to all the seasonal festivities.
  • Summer intern spotlight: If you’ve hired interns for the summer, spotlight a few of the key projects they’re working on or showcase a day in the life!
  • What’s new at/in the office: Your team might be enjoying the great outdoors and taking advantage of those vacation days (as they should!), so it’s nice to give the entire team a look at a particular office location, show off a new in-office amenity, or share photos from the latest company barbecue.
  • Q3 goals and OKRs: July marks the beginning of the third quarter, so it’s time to set the course for a truly great season! Keep your employees updated with communication about what’s to come for Q3, or use your newsletter as a way to course-correct if the company isn’t quite on track (after all, we’re now more than halfway through it).
  • Marketing offers or new items: If your company is launching something new or running a summer sale, keep your team in the loop on the details of the offer and/or the latest and greatest goods/services.
  • Community efforts, causes, businesses, etc.: This is the perfect time to get out and support your local community, whether it’s attending a local event, sponsoring a company lunch at a local restaurant, or getting the team to spend a day volunteering for a really great cause. (And if you need help segmenting your employee newsletters by specific locations, we can help with that!)
  • Team-building events and activities: Don’t let employee engagement fall off during the summer months; take the opportunity to surprise and delight your team with lighthearted activities and events. (You can even plan virtual events for your remote/hybrid teams! We’re particularly intrigued by some of the virtual classes that Confetti offers here!)

And, if you are planning a team-building event or activity, it’s always a good practice to gather feedback from your team while the event is still fresh in their minds. Sending your team a post-event feedback survey not only gives employees a space where they can give anonymous feedback and suggestions, but it will also help you evaluate your event efforts.

If you’re looking for inspiration for a team event survey email, look no further! You can use this template as inspiration or use it directly in Workshop.

Preview the full template here!


Next steps:

Download our Internal Comms Editorial Calendar: This sample internal comms editorial calendar will help you organize your content and messaging so you can communicate with your employees and drive engagement. It’s simple, streamlined, and totally customizable for your company’s needs.

 

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