Employee newsletter ideas for April
Four months into the year, your April employee newsletters should feel like a breath of fresh air…but they shouldn’t take you an entire spring break to produce! So if you’re looking for a little content planning shortcut, you’ve definitely come to the right place.
We’ve culled and compiled and come up with a long, creative list of content ideas to help get you started! Use this guide to create an inspiring, energizing internal newsletter for April.
April 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 whittled down the list of daily, weekly, and monthly holidays and observances to find the ones that are either 1.) relevant for work or 2.) just light-hearted, silly, engaging ways to spruce up your newsletter. Take a scroll!
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 April
April 1: April Fool’s Day, International Fun at Work Day
April 2: International Children’s Book Day, National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, World Autism Awareness Day
April 3: National Walking Day
April 4: International Carrot Day, National Burrito Day, National School Librarian Day
April 5: Walk to Work Day
April 6: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, National Handmade Day, National Student-Athlete Day
April 7: International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, National Beer Day, No Housework Day, World Health Day
April 9: International Be Kind To Lawyers Day, National Library Workers Day
April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day, Siblings Day
April 11: National Pet Day, National Submarine Day
April 12: Day of Silence (The GLSEN Day of Silence is a national student-led demonstration where LGBTQ students and allies all around the country—and the world—take a vow of silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ people in schools), National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
April 13: International Plant Appreciation Day, National Make Lunch Count Day, National Scrabble Day
April 14: International Moment of Laughter Day, Look Up at the Sky Day, National Gardening Day, RAINN Day (an opportunity for college students to demonstrate to their peers that they are an ally in the fight against sexual violence)
April 15: National Laundry Day, Tax Day, World Art Day
April 16: Wear Pajamas to Work Day, World Voice Day
April 17: International Haiku Poetry Day, World Hemophilia Day
April 18: National High-Five Day
April 20: National Look-Alike Day, UN Chinese Language Day
April 21: Advisory Appreciation Day
April 22: Earth Day, Passover begins (ends April 30)
April 23: National Picnic Day, National Take a Chance Day, National Talk Like Shakespeare Day, World Book Day
April 24: Administrative Professionals’ Day, International Guide Dog Day
April 25: World Penguin Day
April 26: National Arbor Day, National Pretzel Day, Stop Food Waste Day
April 27: International Sculpture Day
April 28: Great Poetry Reading Day, National Superhero Day, Workers’ Memorial Day, World Day for Safety and Health at Work
April 29: International Dance Day
April 30: International Jazz Day, National Honesty Day
Weekly holidays and observances in April
Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week (April 14-20)
Every Kid Healthy Week (April 22-26)
National Library Week (April 7-13)
National Volunteer Week (April 14-20)
National Wildlife Week (April 4-9)
National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 15-19)
Monthly holidays and observances in April
Autism Awareness Month
Celebrate Diversity Month
Child Abuse Awareness Month
Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Fair Housing Month
Financial Literacy Month
National Arab-American Heritage Month
National Decorating Month
National Garden Month
National Humor Month
National Month of Hope
National Scottish-American Heritage Month
National Volunteer Month
Occupational Therapy Month
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Stress Awareness Month
Seasonal topics for employee newsletters in April
Spring has officially arrived, and April is a great month to encourage your employees to get outside, get moving, and freshen up their spaces.
Here are a few ideas of things we like to add to our April newsletters:
- Tips for dealing with stress: April is Stress Awareness Month, and if you do a wellness newsletter, you could do an entire edition of it on this topic alone! If you’re just going with a section of your monthly newsletter, consider sharing 5 simple tips that your team can follow to reduce stress in their day-to-day lives (e.g. a short walk, a video on how to take deep breaths, a yoga class, etc.)
- Spring cleaning tips for your office space or desk: Not only is this great for just general wellness, but you can even run a “show us/decorate your desk space” competition and offer the winner a little spring-themed prize. It’s a good way to get remote workers to share a different view of their space, too (after all, we’re used to only seeing what’s in the background of the Zoom meeting, right?!)
- Walking meetings: Challenge your employees to turn one meeting a week into a walking meeting! Instead of dialing in from a desk or taking the meeting in an empty conference room, call in from your phone and get out for a stroll. We love this format for one-on-ones, or for meetings where you’re just calling in to listen and learn.
- Performance updates: April marks not only the start of spring, but the start of the second quarter of the year! Your April newsletter is a great opportunity to reconnect with the company and share key performance metrics. Share how the organization is tracking towards its 2024 goals and any notes from leadership on where employees should focus in the coming months.
- Financial literacy tips: April is also Financial Literacy Month, and this is a topic that goes over incredibly well with employees (we find that many of them will specifically ask to learn more about this topic when surveyed). Here are 30 ideas from the Muse that you can easily incorporate as quick tips.
- Spring trends: Share what’s popular in your particular industry and give your team an idea of what’s to come!
- Local outdoor events: Find a calendar of local events and spotlight one or two for the team. After all, it’s the season for jazz music, food and wine festivals, outdoor concerts, and so much more. 🙂 Bonus tip: With a tool like Workshop, you can segment your internal audiences and send your employees personalized events based on your employees’ location.
Earth Day employee newsletter ideas
One of the biggest observances in April is Earth Day (April 22), which provides you a great opportunity to highlight the company’s sustainable, green, and/or environmental initiatives.
Here are a few ways you can celebrate with your team (and create newsletter content at the same time):
- Donate to local or national causes: Supporting environmental causes is a great habit to get into, and there are tons of awesome projects to choose from (you can even donate to directly to Earth Day). But make sure that you aren’t only committing to Earth Day with your dollars: back up your donations with tangible actions (like reducing your carbon footprint).
- Connect with nature: What better way to celebrate Earth Day than experiencing it for yourself? Book a time for employees to take part in a nature walk (either as a group, or have everyone do it independently and send in photos afterwards!)
- Share ways to reduce the company’s carbon footprint: Don’t forget to actually implement them during this week and beyond! Always pair your corporate words with corporate actions. 🙂
- Run a food waste challenge: In the US alone, around 40% of food is wasted each year 😲. Challenge employees to calculate their FoodPrint (here’s a link to the quiz!), waste zero food for one week, or run a Zoom cooking workshop that helps teach the team innovative ways to use leftovers.
- Create an eco-friendly working guide: Educate employees with a step-by-step guide explaining how to reduce their environmental impact at work (or home). Include tips on reducing electricity use, food waste, and travel.
- Go paperless: These days, most banks and services provide paperless options. Take a look over your weekly mail drop and see if there’s any providers you can scale back the paper waste with. Then, move your systems online with smart tools for key processes, like hiring. And, if you’re still printing your employee newsletter? Move to something like Workshop, and deliver your newsletter via email and text messaging instead.
- Take part in a local cleanup: Earth Day is all about getting involved via direct action. Cleanups are an impactful and fun way to physically involved. Check out Earth Day’s official Great Global Cleanup page for more info and events near you!
Earth Day email template
Do you have programming and initiatives planned this year to educate and inspire your team to take action and show support for environmental protection? Consider sending out a dedicated Earth Day email to help inform employees of all the great things you have planned! You can use this template as inspiration, or use it directly in Workshop!
Preview full template here.
Tax Day employee newsletter ideas
Tax Day is on April 15, and for many, this time of year can be a confusing and overwhelming time. You could always include a Tax Day section within your newsletter or send a dedicated email chock-full of tips, tricks, and resources that help your employees have a smooth tax season.
- Share information about how employees can avoid tax scams and protect their personal information
- Inform employees where they can find their W2
- Offer dedicated office hours to help employees with all their tax questions
- Remind employees of important tax deadlines, tax law updates, or employee tax benefits they may be eligible for
- Tie in the tax season theme and provide employees with personal finance tips and resources
- Why not celebrate the end of tax season? Organize a company-wide happy hour or celebration to mark the end of tax season
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