We aren’t even to Thanksgiving and retailers has already transformed stores into winter wonderlands.

What most businesses don’t know is that there are 36 days that you can plan for on your editorial calendar.

The great news is that media will already be talking about it. Secondly, people will already be motivated.

November and December

  1. 11/1 Black November early kickoff
  2. 11/4 Daylight Saving Time ends
  3. 11/5 Cyber Stock (Stock up on inventory)
  4. 11/6 Election Day
  5. 11/11 Veteran’s Day
  6. 11/17 Friendsgiving
  7. 11/18 Cyber Week sale teaser
  8. 11/18 Cyber Week deal a day
  9. 11/19 Black Friday offers start launching
  10. 11/21 One of the busiest travel days
  11. 11/22 Thanksgiving
  12. 11/23 Black Friday
  13. 11/23 #OptOutside
  14. 11/24 Small Business Saturday
  15. 11/25 One of the busiest travel days
  16. 11/26 Cyber Monday
  17. 11/27 Giving Tuesday (aka “Cyber Tuesday,” Repeat of Monday)
  18. 12/2 12 Days of Deals
  19. 12/2 Hanukkah begins in the evening and goes until the evening of 12/10
  20. 12/5 Gift guides start launching
  21. 12/6 5 days of deals
  22. 12/10 Green Monday
  23. 12/10 Hanukkah ends in the evening of 12/10
  24. 12/12 National Poinsettia Day
  25. 12/14 Free Shipping Day
  26. 12/14 12 Days of Christmas
  27. 12/14 Last Day for USPS Retail Ground Shipping
  28. 12/14 Last Day for UPS Ground Shipping
  29. 12/18 Last Day for UPS 3 Day Select Shipping
  30. 12/18 Gift Card Awareness
  31. 12/20 Last day for UPS 2nd Day Air®: Thursday, December 20 (delivery on Monday, December 24)
  32. 12/20 Last Day for USPS First Class and Priority Mail Shipping
  33. 12/21 First Day of Winter
  34. 12/21 Humbug Day (or “Scrooge Day”)
  35. 12/21 Ugly Sweater Day
  36. 12/21 Last day for UPS Next Day Air®: Friday, December 21 (delivery on Monday, December 24)
  37. 12/22 Super Saturday (Panic Saturday)
  38. 12/22 Do you need a gift card?
  39. 12/22 Last Day for USPS Priority Express Shipping
  40. 12/24 In-store pickup
  41. 12/24 Christmas Eve
  42. 12/25 Christmas
  43. 12/26 Boxing Day
  44. 12/26 Kwanzaa
  45. 12/27 Redeem Gift Cards
  46. 12/31 New Years Eve

Did we miss any holidays? Let us know…