Social Media Content Ideas & Fun Holidays in 2022

Let’s face it: keeping up with the latest and greatest trends on platforms like TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram could be a full time job… time that most of us don’t have!

While posting according to what is currently trending can be fun and draw a few likes, having a thoughtful and predetermined strategy that operates independently of social media trends is a great way to diversify your engagement with followers and provide consistent content that gets your organization and brand in front of your followers.

Before we jump into the full list of fun holiday social media ideas for 2022, it’s important for organizations, businesses, and nonprofits to consider some basic social media tactics (but if you can’t help but skip ahead to the full list, there’s no shame in that!).

First Steps for your Social Media Content Strategy

     When engaging your audience, you’ll want to post a few times per week. One can be a fun post, and the other can be a more direct post. When you can, try to incorporate a question in the post. Maybe for a fun post, it’s something like the meme below with a question of “Can anyone else relate?!” as your caption.

Meme of little boy crying and text saying "it's Monday again!"

Adding a question will encourage a donor to engage with your post with either a comment or like, which the social media platforms love. They actually use that engagement as a tool on how much they show your page to viewers in the future.

Types of Social Media Posts to Consider

A fun post can be something like these examples:

  • A funny meme/image/video/joke
  • Did you know? (Sharing a fun fact of the day, either random or about your organization)
  • Get to know ___ (Showcase a volunteer or staff member & some fun things about them)
  • Any of the items listed in the calendar outlined below

 

Direct posts should include things like:

  • Why you need their help
  • Photos/stories showing specifically how their support/donations helps you/your organization
  • Call to action (How they can give/volunteer/interact/contribute/buy?)

 

When choosing the strategy of being direct and straightforward with your social media post, be specific on what you need and make it easy for them to respond, collaborate, give, or volunteer right there on the spot.

And finally, remember to thank your donors, followers, and supporters! Make sure that they know that you value them and appreciate their support.

Full List of Fun Holidays & Events in 2022

Fun Holidays in 2022

January

1 – New Year’s Day
8 – Elvis Presley’ Birthday
10 – Peculiar People Day
18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
21 – Get to Know Your Customers Day
28 – Data Privacy Day

February

2 – Groundhog Day
7 – Super Bowl
9 – National Pizza Day
14 – Valentine’s Day
17 – President’s Day
20 – Love Your Pet Day
28 – Golden Globe Awards

March

5 – National Employee Appreciation Day
7 – National Be Heard Day
8 – International Women’s Day
14 – Daylight Savings Begins
15 – World Consumer Rights Day
17 – St. Patrick’s Day
20 – First Day of Spring

April

1 – April Fool’s Day
4 – Easter
10 – National Siblings Day
11 – National Pet Day
15 – Get to Know Your Customer Day
22 – Earth Day
25 – Academy Awards

May

1 – May Day
4 – Star Wars Day
5 – Cinco de Mayo
6 – National Nurses Day
9 – Mother’s Day
15 – International Day of Families
31 – Memorial Day

June

1 – National Say Something Nice Day
4 – National Donut Day
8 – Best Friends Day
20 – First Day of Summer
20 – Father’s Day
21 – National Selfie Day
30 – Social Media Day

July

4 – Independence Day
7 – World Chocolate Day
15 – Get to Know Your Customers Day
17 – World Emoji Day
18 – International Nelson Mandela Day
24 – Tell an Old Joke Day
31 – National Mutt Day

August

2 – World Wide Web Day
8 – International Cat Day
9 – National Book Lovers Day
15 – National Relaxation Day
16 – National Tell a Joke Day
19 – World Photo Day
26 – National Dog Day

September

6 – Labor Day
11 – Patriot Day
12 – National Grandparents Day
21 – International Day of Peace
22 – First Day of Fall
29 – National Coffee Day

October

1 – World Smile Day
13 – National Train Your Brain Day
14 – National Dessert Day
16 – Bosses Day
21 – Get to Know Your Customers Day
30 – Checklist Day
31 – Halloween

November

7 – Daylight Savings Time Ends
11 – Veterans Day
16 – National Entrepreneurs Day
25 – Thanksgiving Day
26 – Black Friday
27 – Small Business Saturday
29 – Cyber Monday

December

1 – Giving Tuesday
4 – National Cookie Day
18 – Super Saturday
21 – First Day of Winter
25 – Christmas Day
31 – New Year’s Eve