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50 employee newsletter ideas for February 2024

Kelsey Kingdon

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s packed with important holidays, observances, and events that can spruce up any February employee newsletter! But don’t worry, you won’t have to spend hours searching through calendars and websites to find them. Scroll through our list to find celebrations that are relevant to your work or fun content to engage your team.

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.

February 2024 holidays and observances

February 1: First Day of Black History Month, National Freedom Day, National Get Up Day, National Signing Day
February 2: Groundhog Day, World Wetlands Day
February 3: National Women Physicians Day, National Wear Red Day, National Carrot Cake Day, National Golden Retriever Day
February 4: 66th Annual Grammy Awards, World Cancer Day (Organize a World Cancer Day 5k Challenge with your team)
February 5: National Weatherperson’s Day, World Nutella Day
February 6: National Frozen Yogurt Day, Pay a Compliment Day, Safer Internet Day
February 7: National Send a Card to a Friend Day
February 9: National Pizza Day
February 10: Lunar New Year
February 11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Super Bowl LVIII
February 12: National Clean Out Your Computer Day
February 13: Galentine’s Day, Mardi Gras (Get a King Cake for the office! 🍰), World Radio Day
February 14: Valentine’s Day (Send employees a gift certificate to a restaurant in town for them to take their Valentine! ❤️)
February 16: National Caregivers Day
February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day (Send your company a thoughtful note from the CEO.)
February 18: National Drink Wine Day
February 19: Presidents’ Day
February 20: National Love Your Pet Day, World Day of Social Justice
February 21:  International Mother Language Day
February 22: World Thinking Day
February 23: Skip the Straw Day
February 24: Screen Actors Guild Awards
February 25: 35th Producers Guild of America Awards
February 26: National Pistachio Day
February 27: World Spay Day

February 29: Rare Disease Day

Weekly holidays and observances in February

Freelance Writers Appreciation Week (February 5-11)
Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 13-19)

Monthly holidays and observances in February

American Heart Month
Black History Month
Canned Food Month (Organize a canned food drive with your team!)
Great American Pie Month
National Cancer Prevention Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
National Library Lovers Month

Seasonal topics and other ideas for February employee newsletters

Here are a few additional ideas for your February newsletter:

Black History Month: When planning content and initiatives for Black History Month, it’s important that it’s not performative with empty messaging. There is always an opportunity for growth and improvement, and that begins with listening! This Adweek article offers insightful and thoughtful perspectives so your initiatives can be followed up with proactive steps that actively and consistently address systemic inequality gaps over time (not just in February).

Author, Lola Bakare’s points include:

    • Do invest / Don’t oversee and ‘empower’
    • Do be of service / Don’t be self-serving
    • Do recognize / Don’t tokenize
    • Do launch new initiatives / Don’t stop in February

Super Bowl LVIII: Whether you are tuning in for the game itself, the incredible (and most creative) ads, or the always entertaining halftime performance, it’s no surprise that the Super Bowl is one of the most watched broadcasts of all time! So why not use this highly anticipated television event as an employee engagement tool?! Include a quick survey for employees to submit their pick for the title this year! (Surveys can be embedded into emails with an employee communications tool like Workshop.) Employees who correctly guess the winning team will win a prize (lunch on the company, a coffee gift certificate, etc.)

Celebrations, launches, team accomplishments: It is always a great idea (and important) to include the most recent launches and team accomplishments in your internal communications so that your team can be well informed!  Bonus tip: Use multiple reminders to help boost engagement. Meet your employees where they are and send updates to multiple channels (like Slack, Microsoft Teams, Sharepoint, and more) from a single platform like Workshop.

Staff picks for books, podcasts, and movies: Have your employees share the latest podcast they are listening to or book they are reading! Once you have gathered all the staff picks, highlight them in your next employee newsletter. Bonus tip: Get social! Create a company hashtag for entertainment recommendations. Encourage employees to use it on social media so you can own the tag! When your team searches the hashtag, they will find loads of recommendations for books, podcasts, movies, and more.

Employee spotlight: Many companies these days operate in a hybrid or work-from-home model. With a remote team, it’s important to keep your employees engaged and connected to each other. One way to achieve this is to hold an employee spotlight in your employee newsletter each month in the form of a written interview, video, or short Q&A text alongside their photo. Include examples of the excellent work they do for the company, and a couple of personal interests too!

Team building activities: An easy and fun way to spruce up your internal newsletters is to include a simple team building activity. You could include a work bingo card, water cooler trivia, or offer a virtual break room!  

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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