November 2022 Marketing Days

There is much to be thankful for and November is the perfect month to show our appreciation and gratitude! Give thanks this month for your family, friends, community and nation by celebrating and remembering the important days throughout November.

Woman adopted a young girl

National Adoption Month

Every year, more and more children are in need of loving families through adoption. Adoption is a positive way to help families grow and help children get out of foster care. There are several types of adoption - open adoption, closed adoption, international adoption, foster care adoption and infant adoption to name a few. World Adoption Day is also celebrated this month on November 9 and National Adoption Day is celebrated this year on November 20.

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

According to the Center for Disease Control Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Current estimates are that about 5.8 million people in the United States have Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, including 5.6 million aged 65 and older and about 200,000 under age 65 with younger-onset Alzheimer's. With numbers of those predicted to be diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s in the next 20 years, it is important to know the signs and get tested, if possible. This month plan a memory walk or collection donations to help fund research of Alzheimer's so that someday there may be a cure.

Sign that says voting day and red, white, and blue stickers that say "I Voted"

November 8 - Election Day

Time to head to the voting booth! Election day is always held on the first Tuesday after the First Monday of November. The first election day was November 7, 1848. During an election, ballots can contain proposals and people seeking public office from the local, state and national level. It is important to educate yourself on each issue and candidate so you will feel comfortable and confident with your choices when casting your ballot.

Individuals in the Military Saluting

November 11 - Veterans Day

Veteran’s Day is observed to honor all men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. This is different from Memorial Day when we honor all men and women who died while in service. November 11 marks the end of World War I when on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the month fighting ceased. The day is also known as Armistice Day. In 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the names to honor more than one set of veterans.

November 18 - Mickey and Minnie Mouse’s Birthdays

It was on this day in 1928 that the most famous mouse couple in all the world made their debut. “Steamboat Willie '' was the first animated short that featured Mickey and Minerva “Minnie” Mouse. The rest, you can almost say, is history. The iconic duo have been in hundreds of animated shorts, movies and television series. They are the most celebrated characters at Disneyland and Disney World. While the two have never tied the knot, the original couple that voiced Mickey and Minnie Mouse were married in real life!

Someone cutting a turkey for thanksgiving dinner

November 24 - Thanksgiving

Time to pig out and watch the pigskin! It’s Thanksgiving! A holiday that goes back hundreds of years, and attributed to the Pilgrims and Native Americans coming together to break bread, Thanksgiving is one of the most celebrated American holidays. Always celebrated in the USA on the fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving was first declared a national holiday in 1863 by President Lincoln. The date was moved to the fourth Thursday of the month in 1942 by President Rosselvlt to give consumers more days to shop before Christmas. So whether you like sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes, light meat or dark meat, pumpkin or apple pie, there is always good food, and fellowship to be had on Thanksgiving.

November 25 - Black Friday

Now that the turkey is eaten, it’s time to shop! Black Friday is known as the biggest shopping day of the year with retailers opening extra early and offering amazing deals on the hottest items for Christmas, and going from being “in the red” to making a profit “in the black.” Today, however, Black Friday “deals” are coming earlier and earlier, with some retailers now open on Thanksgiving day and others offering their Black Friday deals day and even weeks before the day after Thanksgiving.

November 26 - Small Business Saturday