May is a great month as it is a happy and positive month, everyone is getting excited that summer is near and the weather is improving. There are a variety of days, some of these are really important issues and some are fun days, it is important to have this balance. It’s time to send your spring campaigns!
May Theme – Mental Health Awareness Month
The month theme for May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s like a month-long kind of cause or endeavor. So definitely something to focus on if your company or brand falls within that kind of realm of industry.
So obviously there are tons of reasons to love May it’s the start of summer. People are getting really excited. Flowers are blooming. Obviously, the April showers bring may flowers, term, and you can start to kind of be outside again.
Two major holidays that are really good in the eCommerce world are Mother’s Day and the classic Memorial Day sales. So it makes sure that you take advantage of those and also get your customers and your subscriber base geared up for those big holidays. Now, without further ado, let’s get started.
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May 4 – Star Wars Day
The first holiday that we start with is May 4th, which is Star Wars Day, May the fourth be with you? Whatever this thing is, I’m not a Star Wars person, so I apologize.
May 5 – Cinco de mayo
May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, is obviously a classic holiday that everyone loves to pretend that they’re Mexican for the day and celebrate.
May 6 – National Nurses’ Day
And then May six is Nurses’ Day, National Nurses’ Day. This one is an interesting one to kind of bring up just because of all the hard work that all of our nurses have done over the past year with COVID going on. So definitely worth a shout-out via email on that day.
May 11 – Eat What You Want Day
And May 11th, Eat What You Want Day. I thought this one was quite funny, and this just provides a fun opportunity to engage with your customers.
May 13 – Leprechaun Day
On May 13th, Leprechaun Day. Again, another very random one, but can be fun and silly.
May 14 – Mother’s Day
When you get into the following week, you have Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th, really good idea to kind of ramp up for Mother’s Day in these coming, in the week prior, rather than just blasting people on actual Mother’s Day. Very unlikely that people are shopping on that day. They’re probably spending time with their mothers, but that’s why we recommend kind of gearing up for it in the week prior.
May 15 – International Day of Families
May 15th, International Day of Families.
May 16 – Love a Tree Day
May 16th, Love a Tree Day, for all of our environmentally friendly and aware customers and brands out there.
May 19 – Bike to Work Day
May 19th, Bike to Work Day, another kind of environmentally friendly holiday that you can kind of mention in your emails. And then the remainder of the month is pretty exciting. These are the holidays that I really liked.
May 20 – Be a Millionaire Day
May 20th, Be a Millionaire Day, who doesn’t want to be a millionaire?
May 24 – Victoria Day
May 24th, for all our Canadians out there is Victoria Day.
May 25 – Wine Day
May 25th is a Wine Day for all you wine lovers out there.
May 28 – Hamburger Day & English Premier League Finals
May 28th, Hamburger Day. And it’s perfect timing ’cause you’re gearing up for Memorial Day weekend.
Also, the English Premier League Finals are on May 28rd. For those of you who are really into soccer, as they say here in America or football, as they say in the rest of the world. One of the biggest leagues in the world, the English Premier League, they have their finals on May 28rd. Big, big event if you live in the UK, big event for a lot of Americans as well, who also watch the Premier League. So, this one’s really cool and exciting.
May 29 – Memorial Day
And then you have May 29st, which is a federal holiday, Memorial Day. So this is the day where you have a ton of sales. When I used to work in retail at a brick and mortar, this was a big, big holiday for us. So definitely something to consider if you’re a brand that’s into providing promotional discounts during the special holidays.