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100+ employee newsletter ideas for March 2024

Kelsey Kingdon

There’s a lot to celebrate in March, and I don’t just mean the holidays! I’m talking about longer days, sunshine, warmer temperatures, and that zesty new spring feeling. But since there are so many exciting (and essential) holidays to celebrate, including National Employee Appreciation Day, International Day of Happiness, and National Napping Day (yes, it’s an actual holiday!), we put together a long list of creative content ideas for you so you can spend less time drafting up your March employee newsletter and more time enjoying the sunshine.

Scroll through to find celebrations that are relevant to your work or just light-hearted and engaging ways to spruce up your newsletter. 

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.


March 2024 holidays and observances

March 1: National Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Day, National Employee Appreciation Day, World Music Therapy Day
March 2: International Rescue Cat Day, National Read Across America Day, World Teen Mental Wellness Day
March 3: World Wildlife Day
March 4: National Grammar Day, National Snack Day (Send out a quick survey to see which snacks to stock your office with – Surveys can be embedded into emails with an employee communications tool like Workshop), World Tennis Day
March 6: Discover What Your Name Means Day, National Oreo Cookie Day (Did you know you can customize your Oreo cookies? Branded cookies with your logo? Yes please!)
March 7: National Cereal Day, National Flapjack Day
March 8: International Women’s Day, National Proofreading Day, National Retro Video Game Day
March 9: International Fanny Pack Day (Did someone say team swag?!), National Meatball Day
March 10: Daylight Saving Time, Harriet Tubman Day, Ramadan Begins (ends April 9)
March 11: National Napping Day, World Day of Muslim Culture Peace, Dialogue and Film
March 12: Girl Scouts’ Birthday, National Organize Your Home Office Day, National Plant a Flower Day
March 13: National Good Samaritan Day
March 14: Celebrate Scientists Day, International Day of Mathematics, National Children’s Craft Day, National Pi Day, Science Education Day
March 15: Ides of March, National Preschool Teacher Appreciation Day
March 16: 54th NAACP Image Awards, National Vaccination Day, National Artichoke Day, National Panda Day, St. Urho’s Day
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
March 18: Transit Driver Appreciation Day
March 19: International Read to Me Day, National Backyard Day, National Chocolate Caramel Day, Spring Equinox
March 20: International Day of Happiness, Naw-Ruz (Baha’i New Year), World Oral Health Day, World Storytelling Day
March 21: World Down Syndrome Day, International Day of Forests, National Flower Day, National Renewable Energy Day, National Rosie The Riveter Day
March 22: International Talk Like William Shatner Day, World Water Day
March 23: Cuddly Kitten Day, National Puppy Day, Purim (ends March 24)
March 24: National Cheesesteak Day, National Cocktail Day
March 25: Holi, International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, International Waffle Day
March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day (Create a company holiday to celebrate! 🎉), Solitude Day
March 27: American Red Cross Giving Day, World Theatre Day
March 28: National Hot Tub Day
March 29: National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, National Vietnam War Veterans Day
March 30: National Doctors’ Day, World Bipolar Day, Take a Walk in the Park Day
March 31: Easter Sunday, International Transgender Day of Visibility, National Farm Workers Day, Crayola Crayon Day

Weekly holidays and observances in March

National Invest in Veterans Week (March 1-7)
International Women’s Week (Week of March 8)

Monthly holidays and observances in March

American Red Cross Month
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Dolphin Awareness Month
Endometriosis Awareness Month
Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering Month
Gender Equality Month
Greek-American Heritage Month
International Ideas Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
Listening Awareness Month
National Athletic Training Month
National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month
National Cheerleading Safety Month
National Color Therapy Month
National Craft Month
National Deaf History Month
National Music in Our Schools Month
National Nutrition Month
National Optimism Month
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
Red Cross Month
Women’s History Month


Seasonal topics and other ideas for March employee newsletters

Here are a few additional ideas for your March employee newsletter:

National Employee Appreciation Day: One of the primary goals for internal communicators in 2024 (based on our recent internal comms trends survey) is engaging employees and creating a better workplace. We know it’s critical to recognize your employee’s efforts all year long, but going above and beyond on National Employee Appreciation Day will go a long way for your team, creating engaged employees and a healthy workplace.

Here are 10 ideas to show appreciation to your employees on National Employee Appreciation Day:

1.) A personalized note (or phone call) from the CEO
2.) Host a team happy hour
3.) Offer a surprise day off, an extended weekend, or long lunch break
4.) Host an awards ceremony (think: your own personal Dundie awards!)
5.) Offer free professional development or training
6.) Hold a giveaway or raffle with prizes (company swag, extra vacation day, gift certificates, etc.)
7.) Treat your employees to a meal
8.) Launch an employee recognition program (i.e. employee recognition wall of fame, employee of the month, shoutouts from leadership on social media, company website, or intranet)
9.) Take your team to a concert
10.) Pamper your employees by hiring a masseuse, chiropractor, or mindfulness coach to come to the office

(Looking for more ideas for National Employee Appreciation Day? Check out these ideas!)

Rally for a cause or awareness campaign: March is stacked with important awareness holidays and observances (see above), and there are plenty of opportunities for your team to get involved and participate in meaningful ways.

For example:

  • Consider having the team volunteer, donate blood, or participate in a group safety training for Red Cross Month 
  • Share relevant resources and educational materials with employees for Brain Injury Awareness Month, National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, or Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • March is Women’s History Month, and it’s an excellent opportunity to recognize the contributions of women on your team! Consider hosting guest speakers or offering professional development training. Find local events and celebrations for Women’s History Month that your company can attend. Note: When planning initiatives and celebrations this month, it’s important to ensure that we approach this celebration with intersectionality in mind by considering the unique experiences and challenges faced by different groups of women, including those from diverse cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds and gender identities.

Review Q1 goals and objectives: For many companies, March marks the end of the first quarter. What better time to take stock of your progress with your employees!? Celebrate the success of the goals and metrics you hit in Q1 with your team, and communicate an action plan for Q2 for the areas you fell short.

March Madness Tournament

March Madness is the NCAA Division men’s single-elimination basketball tournament of 68 teams that compete in seven rounds for the national championship. If you and your team want to join in on the fun and festivities, create a March Madness pool for your company! Here are a few tips to get you started.

  • Determine who wants to participate and determine the prize for the winner. You could have the tournament be a $5 or $10 entry fee, or the prize could be company swag, an outlandish trophy, a gift certificate, or an extra PTO day. Additionally, you could just play for the glory of winning; no prize needed!
  • Distribute brackets. These can be printed out, or you can sign up online (NCAA offers an online bracket challenge). 
  • Now it’s time to start predicting! Have participants fill out their brackets by picking who they think the winner of each game will be all the way to the very last round. 
  • Next, identify a scoring system. This article offers a variety of ways to score your March Madness bracket.
  • Select someone to be the keeper of the brackets! This person will determine who is in for the next round and who is booted out! If you are playing online, it will keep score for you.
  • Lastly, celebrate the winner!

(Looking for a few more March Madness bracket ideas for work that are just for fun, so your entire team can get involved, whether they are sports fans or not? Check out these out!)


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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