It’s nearly the end of the winter and the excitement for spring is starting to sparkle.
However, with Covid-19 pandemic, we are still forced to keep up with the current restrictions.
As most of the time is spent at home, children and parents are moving to digital services, newspapers and products. With the work from home and home-schooling, educational institutions, workplaces and businesses have to think of ways to engage their audiences.
Keep reading and you will find out some great content ideas for your February’s Newsletter.
General Newsletter Ideas for February
If you are looking for content to add to your February newsletters, you might consider the following suggestions as they will be suitable for any type of audience.
However, personalising content is always a great idea since it has more potential for the email newsletter to be opened.
Although February only has 28 days, there are many great festivities to celebrate. To emphasize them, you might consider February Newsletter Greetings, where you can share the content and articles which are related to these special days.
Highlight Health & Safety
With Covid-19 pandemic still being in the way, you might consider providing safety guidance for your audience. Alternatively, you could also provide information on how your company is handling the pandemic and what actions have been taken to protect the students, staff or customers.
Provide Tips on Wellness
Since a lot of people struggle to stay healthy at home, consider providing some tips and ideas on how to keep stable mental health during the lockdown.
You could also suggest some home workout routines and create newsletters with a programme to maintain healthy wellbeing of body and soul.
February newsletter topics and holidays
February has a more important celebration and special days. Here are some events you can add to your newsletter plan.
National Dark Chocolate Day
National Freedom Day
National Get Up Day
National Sickie Day
National Hedgehog Day
National Tater Tot Day
National Ukulele Day
Doggy Date Night
National Carrot Cake Day
National Golden Retriever Day
National Signing Day
National Women Physicians Day
National Thank a Mail Carrier Day
World Cancer Day
Give Kids A Smile
National Bubble Gum Day
National Shower with a Friend Day
National Wear Red Day
National Weatherperson’s Day
World Nutella Day
National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
National Frozen Yogurt Day
National Lame Duck Day
Time to Talk Day
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
National Send a Card to a Friend Day
Super Bowl Sunday
National Boy Scout Day
National Clean Out Your Computer Day
National Kite-Flying Day
National Pizza Day
National Toothache Day
Safer Internet Day
National Umbrella Day
Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
National Guitar Day
National Inventors’ Day
National Make a Friend Day
Chinese New Year
National Freedom to Marry Day
National Plum Pudding Day
National Tortellini Day
World Radio Day
Library Lovers’ Day
National Donor Day
Family Day (In Canada)
National Gumdrop Day
Nova Scotia Heritage Day
Singles Awareness Day
National Almond Day
National Pancake Day
Random Act of Kindness Day
National Drink Wine Day
National Caregivers Day
National Chocolate Mint Day
Tug of War Day
National Cherry Pie Day
National Love Your Pet Day
National Muffin Day
National Sticky Bun Day
National Margarita Day
National Walking the Dog Day
International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
National Dog Biscuit Day
World Spay Day
National Tortilla Chip Day
National Chili Day
National Clam Chowder Day
National Pistachio Day
National Skip the Straw Day
Yukon Heritage Day
International Polar Bear Day
National Pokemon Day
National Protein day
National Strawberry Day
National Chocolate Souffle Day
National Public Sleeping Day
Rare Disease Day
National Fasting February
National Self Check Month
National Enrolled Agents Month
Free and Open Source Software Month
American Heart Month
An Affair to Remember Month
Black History Month
Canned Food Month
Creative Romance Month
National Bake for Family Fun Month
National Bird Feeding Month
National Cherry Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Heart Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Library Lover’s Month
National Snack Food Month
National Weddings Month
National Embroidery Month
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week (1-7)
National School Counseling (1-7)
National Marriage Week (7-14)
Congenital Heart Failure Awareness Week (8-14)
International Flirting Week (8-14)
Freelance Writers Appreciation Week (8-14)
Jell-O Week (8-14)
Great American Pizza Bake (8-14)
Random Acts of Kindness Week (15-21)
Engineers Week (15-21)
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (22-28)
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February Newsletters for Kids
Creating newsletters for kids might be challenging as your aim is to not only capture the child’s attention but also involve them in participation.
To make it work, consider developing sections and topics where kids can publish their ideas, questions, pictures or thoughts so they could engage.
This will not only help children to get active in your newsletters, but they will also be excited to read your upcoming newsletters too. To attract attention beforehand you might consider the following subject lines:
- If you have a preschooler, you need this to try this!
- 10 bizarre things that will make your toddler smarter.
- Is this the next trend in raising children?
Here are a few suggestions on what to include in your newsletter:
Children like to hear and tell riddles and jokes of all kinds. If your newsletter includes them, kids will not only going to get involved, they might start sharing the jokes and riddles with friends who will potentially become your newsletter subscribers and readers too.
Arts and Crafts
You should consider including small art and craft projects which can be done at home. Keep the instructions simple, add pictures to demonstrate the process. Ask the kids to draw pictures related to February celebrations such as Valentine’s Day, Pancake Day, etc. You might also consider further participation by asking kids to send photos of their work and put them in your next newsletter.
To engage the children even further you might want to add a quiz section to your newsletter. Ask them about different topics or create themed quizzes based on monthly celebrations. You can also get the kids involved by asking them to send their questions for the quiz, which would bring further engagement and create excitement for kids to see their question posted in the following newsletter.
February Newsletters for Parents
As most of the parents work from home now, schools might use this advantage to approach them with the news about school services, child’s progress and upcoming plans for the school.
However, if your intention is to advertise and promote, it might be a perfect time. To intrigue the parents with your email, you might consider the following subject lines:
- 10% OFF for the Back to School Event!
- Top 10 Looks for Back to School
- Prep for School: New Year, New Look
If you are looking to promote your services via newsletter, here are a couple of ideas:
Advertise Your Institution To Attract New Clients
If you are a nursery, an elementary school or daycare, you might want to create a newsletter showcasing your services and telling the parents why they should choose your organisation for their children.
During the pandemic a lot of parents were looking for options on where should they leave their children once the work from home ends, so now is your time to shine and attract attention by presenting yourself by emphasizing the most important topics such as health and safety measures, the importance of education, offers and deals, etc.
Promote Your Products And Services For Kids
If you sell children related products or services which might ease the headache of parents whilst home-schooling – now is your chance to do that. Create newsletters to offer exclusive deals and don’t forget to add value to your content by giving some tips on how to home-school the kids, or present ideas on what to do with children while being at home.
If you are an educational organisation, you might want to consider the following content suggestions:
Tell Parents About The Progress Their Kids Are Making
Parents need to keep up with their child’s education, so inform them about the process and what the kids have been learning. You might also want to present the tips which would help parents handle the home-schooling and provide guidance on what parents could do to keep the progress going.
Provide Links To The Local Community
Although it might not be directed to the school, you might consider sharing relevant community information and updates which would interest the parents. It would help families to find relevant activities and services as well as connect to their local communities, establish friendships and find support if needed.
Provide Links To Further Resources And Reading
During this time, educational organisations need to show as much support as possible to parents who are trying to school their children at home.
When writing a newsletter, you might consider adding links to further reading resources and tutorials which might give extra guidance when learning. It will help parents to save time and create a better reputation for your institution as a ‘supportive and caring’.
Article contributor – Erika Klisonyte