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Employee newsletter ideas for November

Kelsey Kingdon

November is packed with holidays and themes to keep your employee newsletter vibrant and engaging! But don’t worry; you won’t need to dedicate the entire month to hunting for content ideas to create a meaningful employee newsletter. We’ve done all the research and have compiled a list of holidays and observances happening in November. Plus, we’ve curated a selection of themes and topics to include in your next internal comms email, including Q4 goals and objectives, fall fun & festivities, and more. Let’s dive right in!

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November 2024 holidays and observances

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 November

November 1: All Saints’ Day, Día de Los Muertos (ends November 2), National Authors’ Day, National Stress Awareness Day, World Vegan Day
November 2: All Souls Day, Deviled Egg Day, International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists
November 3: National Sandwich Day, World Jellyfish Day
November 4: National Candy Day, Use Your Common Sense Day
November 5: Daylight Savings Time (US)
November 6: National Nachos Day, National Saxophone Day
November 7: National bittersweet chocolate with almonds day
November 8: National Cappuccino Day, National Parents as Teachers Day
November 9: World Adoption Day
November 10: Marine Corps Birthday, Sesame Street Day, World Science Day for Peace and Development
November 11: National Metal Day, Remembrance Day, Veterans Day
November 12: Diwali, World Pneumonia Day
November 13: World Kindness Day
November 14: National Pickle Day, World Diabetes Day
November 15: America Recycles Day, National Bundt Cake Day, National Philanthropy Day
November 16: Dutch American Heritage Day, National Fast Food Day
November 17: World Prematurity Day
November 18: National Apple Cider Day, World Pancreatic Cancer Day
November 19: National Play Monopoly Day, World Toilet Day
November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance, World Children’s Day
November 21: National Gingerbread Cookie Day, World Hello Day, World Television Day
November 22: National Housing Day (Canada)
November 23: National Espresso Day, Thanksgiving Day
November 24: National Sardines Day
November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, National Parfait Day,  Small Business Saturday
November 26: National Cake Day
November 27: Cyber Monday
November 28: Giving Tuesday
November 29: Electronic Greeting Card Day
November 30: Computer Security Day, National Mason Jar Day

Weekly holidays and observances in November

American Education Week (November 113-17)
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (November 5-11)
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November 13-21)
National Game and Puzzle Week (November 20-26)
National Geography Awareness Week (November 13-17)

Monthly holidays and observances in November

Adopt a Senior Pet Month
Aviation History Month
Diabetes Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Native American Heritage Month
National Adoption Month
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
National Entrepreneurship Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month
National Pepper Month
National Pomegranate Month
National Sleep Comfort Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Prematurity Awareness Month
World Vegan Month

Other ideas and seasonal topics for employee newsletters in November

Giving back: Your November newsletter is a perfect time to shine a light on the power of giving back (Giving Tuesday takes place on November 28)! Showcase charitable activities, volunteer opportunities, or company initiatives that allow employees to make a positive impact in their communities. 

Health and wellness tips: As the days get cooler and shorter, it’s essential to keep our physical and mental well-being a priority! Consider including a section where you can share tips for staying healthy and stress-free during the holiday season, including advice on maintaining a balanced diet, managing stress, and getting active. Keep your employees feeling their best as we enter the colder months!

Fall fun and festivities: Embrace the fall season by bringing some autumn cheer into the workplace! Share a community calendar with fall-themed events or outings that are happening in and around your community!

Bonus: With a tool like Workshop, you can segment your internal audiences and send your employees personalized events based on your employees’ location! 

Q4 goals & objectives: Keep your employees updated with how the team is tracking with Q4 goals, or use your newsletter to course-correct if the company isn’t entirely on track (so you can ensure you finish the year hitting your goals and KPIs)!

Employee milestones: With the end of Q4 quickly approaching, what better time to recognize and celebrate the achievements of your colleagues and team? Consider including a section that showcases work anniversaries, goals, and other significant milestones that employees have reached. It’s an easy lift and a great way to show appreciation for your team!

Employee newsletter tips & tricks

  • Create a branded experience: If you want to engage your employees via email, create a branded experience! An easy place to start is with your template design. Take a little extra care in how your information is laid out, the colors you’re using, your imagery, etc.. If you can match and reflect the company brand as much as possible, that’s where you get that “mixternal” win, that internal and external brand coming together.
  • Visual Storytelling: Incorporate visuals like images, GIFs, and videos to make your newsletter visually appealing and more engaging.
  • Track the results of your emails: When it comes to improving your internal communications strategy, knowing the effectiveness of your internal emails is key! Measure your clicks, open rates, and which employees have (and haven’t read your email) to adjust your strategy and increase engagement. (You can do all this and more with a tool like Workshop.)
  • Use internal newsletter software: A platform like Workshop allows you to create beautifully designed emails, personalize your content (and audiences!), and measure the effectiveness of your campaigns through various analytics.

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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