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It's beginning to look a lot like the holidays around here (cue snow, annual traditions and generous amounts of merriment!)


Did you know that Constant Contact can help you prep your small business, organization or non-profit for the holidays? And by holidays we mean Black Friday (Nov. 25), Small Business Saturday (Nov. 26), Cyber Monday (Nov. 28), and Giving Tuesday (Nov 29). But it doesn’t stop there! We’ve got even more tools to get you through the entire holiday season.

We've compiled our best ideas into a simple and effective holiday planning calendar giving you a stress-free way to extend your reach during the upcoming retail and charitable holidays.

Our holiday planning calendar includes four categories: Plan & Strategy, Quick Tips, Offers & Tools, and Product Help. Then, week-by-week we share new ideas featuring straight-forward recommendations for:

• Templates
• Advertising
• Campaigns
• Email Automation
• Promote Your Business
• Offers & Coupons
• Loyalty
• Cyber Monday
• Fund-raising
• List Development
• And more!

From effective ways to increase year-end donations to utilizing an event campaign for your big online sale, to adding value without offering a discount, and crushing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) we put it all out there just for you. (We’ve even thrown in some free, holiday email templates!) Here's a look at it:



You can keep it simple and select a few ideas to implement, or take action on all our strategies to gain the maximum return. We created this awesome holiday planning calendar with you in mind. It’s meant to be flexible, significant and our gift to you.

Organize your holiday marketing efforts in one place so you’ll have time to enjoy that hot cocoa (with marshmallows of course.)


It's the most wonderful time of the year! Here at Constant Contact, we love getting ready for the holidays and we want to see how your business is prepping for them as well. Come and join our #CTCTHoliday Decked Out Sweepstakes! Throughout the month of November, upload a photo to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #CTCTHoliday (make sure the post is public!) and you'll be entered to win some awesome prizes. 


Grand Prize: A custom Constant Contact Design & Build email campaign and a $500 Amex® Gift Card

3 Winners: A custom Constant Contact Design & Build email campaign

6 Winners: $250 Amex® Gift Cards


Click here for official rules and regulations. 


So what should you post? Anything that says "holidays"! Do you have a great display at your business that shows off a few products that you are selling? Maybe you want to let your customers know how hard your team works during this busy season with a behind-the-scenes photo (or even a selfie). Are you doing something for Small Business Saturday on November 26th? If you need some additional inspiration, check out some photo ideas that you can use: