February is here and so is the season of love. Love gets its own holiday where it rules and triumphs over everything one day out of the year. Many business owners and companies begin campaigning for peoples business with discounts, sales and promotions in hopes of capturing the heart of a man or a woman. It is that special time of the year where you get to say thank and show your appreciation to the one who has loved you from your weakest moment to your strongest. It is a day to show your affections to another.
February is about love. It's about heart; it's about passion. Now, depending on what kind or type of newsletter you publish as to what you will promote in your newsletter for the month of love, heart and passion. Does your newsletter have a way of offering the reader ways to interact with their families or others by giving them something they all could share?
Here are a some highlights for the month of February.
* February is also Black History Month. Black History went from a week to a month long celebration of history and culture. While we all understand the painful past of slavery for Black African Americans, there is a lot of good that was done and brought together with other cultures that produced the country we have today. February is also host to some presidents birthdays; notably Abraham Lincoln, who is an important figure in the history of Black Americans for signing the Emancipation Proclamation of freedom from slavery. What could you offer your newsletters subscribers that would enlighten them on the subject of Black History? Check with your historical society, they may offer you something unique to share with your subscribers through your newsletter.
* This year the religious observances of Lent and Ash Wednesday also falls in February. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. Lent is a forty day time period of preparing for Easter. Ashes are symbolic and was used in Old Testament time as a sign of penitence. The time of Lent on the other hand is a solemn time and one of fasting. This is a time when the churches in your community may have special programs or events. Consider checking in with them.
* Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday as some may know it by is also celebrated in the month of February this year. The word Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday in French. It's meaning - Last time to eat rich foods before starting the period of fasting during the lent season. Mardi Gras is an annual festival celebrated especially in France. However, there are some states that do celebrate Mardi Gras but it is not as well known to the national public.
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