March always makes me happy.
Even though there’s still snow in my neck of the woods, I know that spring is coming.
And how can we not love a month that starts out with National Dadgum That’s Good Day (Mar. 1st), includes the First Day of Spring (Mar. 20th), and finishes up with National Crayon Day (Mar. 31st)?
This month, as you look through these March holidays and newsletter ideas, embrace the call of spring, the vibrant and varied colors of life, and the warmth of good food and good company.
And strive to find a way to share it all with your readers.
March holidays for great newsletter topics — 2023
- March 1st — National Dadgum That’s Good Day. Share a recipe, share a story. Give ‘em somethin’ good.
- March 3rd — National Anthem Day. Share some of America’s history. Have some fun and get patriotic by offering a discount code to everyone who can correctly answer a trivia question about our National Anthem.
- March 4th — World Day of Prayer.
- March 8th — Holi. The Hindu festival of colors is not only celebrated in India. Help your readers celebrate by sharing information about where they can go to dance, sing, and throw colorful ‘gulal’ on each other to celebrate the closing of winter.
- March 12th — National Plant a Flower Day. Take a tip from this Louisville real estate team and create a blog post about planting some flowers to brighten your space and link to it from your newsletter.
- March 13th — National Good Samaritan Day. Let your readers know what you’re doing to be a good samaritan and how they can be a force for good in their community too.
- March 14th — National Organize Your Home Office Day. Yes, I’m still working on this. It’s a work in progress.
- March 17th — St. Patrick’s Day. There’s more to it than corned beef and cabbage.
- March 18th — National Corn Dog Day. Did you really think you’d get through this without a single recipe?
- March 20th — March Equinox. Also called the spring equinox and vernal equinox, no matter what you call it, for the Northern Hemisphere, it’s the First Day of Spring.
- March 21st — National Flower Day. This is a great day to celebrate all things floral by sharing coloring pages bursting with flowers, adding a bit of floral decoration to your brick-and-mortar, or sharing tips and tricks for using edible flowers.
- March 25th — Earth Hour. The hour is just the beginning.
- March 28th — National Weed Appreciation Day. Because some weeds are awesome! Like Dandelions!
- March 29th — Vietnam Veterans Day. It’s been 50 years since we left Vietnam. Let’s thank those who made it home and remember those who didn’t.
- March 30th — National Farm Worker’s Day. If you’re not hungry, thank a farmer.
March newsletter ideas
As we steal glimpses of warm sunshine and spring flowers, March is full of colors, vibrancy, reasons to celebrate, and occasions to educate.
Find what fits with your brand and leverage it to build relationships with your readers and your community.
March newsletter ideas for bringing awareness and educating your audience
With March being awareness month for numerous diseases and causes, from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to vascular anomalies, it might be a good idea to use a bit of space in your newsletter to bring awareness to a cause that’s important to you, your business, or one of your employees.
- Be a reliable resource. Share some statistics and educate your readers. You don’t have to be an expert in the subject you want to bring awareness to. Instead, get with a local expert who is willing to answer some questions, then write a blog article or do create a video to share the expert’s information. Or, find an online article on a reputable website (like I did with the CDC and John Hopkins Medical Center above) and share the links with your readers. Include a small paragraph or two explaining why you’ve chosen to share it with them and why they should read it.
- Be involved in your community. Partner with a nonprofit organization to help bring awareness to your community. You can take a poll to see what people already know about the cause and then share the correct answers in a future newsletter or on social media. Or better yet, host a fundraiser and raise awareness and funds at the same time.
- Be relatable. If there’s a cause or occasion this month that’s particularly important to you, create a blog post about it and share an intro and link to it in your newsletter. Get personal and let your readers in. The more open and honest you are, the more they’ll be able to relate to you — which often translates to loyalty.
March newsletter ideas for having fun
Spring is coming. Go ahead, celebrate! Have some fun with your newsletter while driving traffic to your website and social media pages.
- Share stories. Write a blog article telling a funny background story about your business, or a family adventure that relates to one of this month’s ‘holidays’. Then, share the link to it in your newsletter, along with a line or two from the article that will tease and entice your recipients to go to your blog to read more.
- Create downloadables. With this month celebrating both flowers and crayons, this is the perfect month to use tools like Canva to customize some floral coloring pages and share them with your readers. HOT TIP: Incorporate your logo into the design and then use these same pages to entice new website visitors and Facebook followers to join your mailing list.
- Create an online challenge or contest. Challenge your readers to complete a scavenger hunt based on one of the many March holidays. You can start with a trivia question whose answer provides the next clue. With tools like puzzle.org or quickhunts.com, this can be something you host locally or online for more participants. You can even hide extra hints on your website and give your newsletter readers a leg-up on the competition by telling them where to look for the hints.
Whatever holiday you highlight in your newsletter this month, whether you issue a challenge, offer advice, or ask your readers to share, include your social media links and any branded hashtags or custom hashtags you’ve created so readers can easily find your social pages and relevant content.
March newsletter subject line ideas
When it comes to creating the best subject lines, it takes a balance between conciseness, clarity and wit.
Use these March newsletter subject line ideas to inspire your own great subject line ideas.
- “This is a great idea!” — International Ideas Month. Perfect for sharing information on a new product or fundraiser.
- “This will make you smile” – Share a Smile Day (Mar. 1st). Great for sharing a sale, a coupon or discount code, or a compliment for World Compliment Day (Mar. 1st).
- “What’s old is new” — National Old Stuff Day (Mar. 1st). Great for announcing updates, brand or logo changes, or anything that’s being “refreshed.”
- “New news on old stuff” – National Old Stuff Day (Mar. 2nd). Great for updates whether you own a resale shop or antique store, or are part of a senior’s group with a sense of humor.
- “We hear you” – World Hearing Day (Mar. 3rd). Let your readers know you hear them by announcing a new product or service or information that they’ve been asking for.
- “Dream a little dream…” — National Dream Day (Mar. 11th). Great if you have a business that has any relation to sleep, like mattresses, sleepwear, sheets and pillows, or anything that could make a person comfortable enough to sleep.
- “It doesn’t take a genius” — Preheader: “or does it?” — Genius Day (Mar. 14th). Great for sharing a new idea or creating FOMO for a sale.
- “Shhhh…..” — World Sleep Day (Mar. 17th)
- “This is so corny” — National Corn Dog Day (Mar. 18th). For those brands that don’t take themselves too seriously.
- “Won’t you be my neighbor?” — Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day (Mar. 20th). Great for inviting readers to join you for a community-wide event.
- “This is ribbiting” — World Frog Day (Mar. 20th)
- “Have we got a story to tell you” — World Storytelling Day (Mar. 20th)
- “Do you remember when…” — Memory Day (Mar. 21st). Good for announcing roll-back prices, flashing back to last year’s event, or reminding readers of something that’s coming up.
- “What are you doing tonight?” — Earth Hour (Mar. 25th). Perfect for encouraging people to take part.
- “This is the hour”— Earth Hour (Mar. 25th)
- “Time is running out”— Earth Hour (Mar. 25th)
- “Live long and prosper” — Live Long and Prosper Day (Mar. 26th)
- “Peace and long life” — Live Long and Prosper Day (Mar. 26th)
- “Hats on to you” — Wear a Hat Day (Mar. 26th). While this is perfect for a hat store, it also works for social media fun.
- “Put this on a stick!” — National Something on a Stick Day (Mar. 28th)
- “Tickle these…” — World Piano Day (Mar. 29th)
- “Color us happy” — National Crayon Day (Mar. 31st). Whether you just hit a milestone in your business, raised funds for a new endeavor, or hit a long-time goal, use this to celebrate wins with your readers.
- “Go ahead, color outside the lines” — National Crayon Day (Mar. 31st). This is good for asking for honest feedback and reviews from your customers.
For more March holidays and ideas on what you can do to share them with your customers, download the graphic below. Or, plan out the rest of your year with our Online Marketing Calendar, complete with a free template and a list of holidays you can use to plan a successful year.