Great Themes Throughout the Year

Family Features delivers placements by knowing what the media needs and using your brand message to craft timely, engaging consumer content.

Timing Tips

  • We recommend distributing your content 2-3 months prior to ideal coverage timing.
  • Allow 1-2 weeks for development and production. Features typically require an additional 1-2 weeks.
  • To maximize magazine placements, allow an additional 1-2 month lead time.

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2018 Holidays and Special Dates

1.1 New Year's Day
1.15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
2.4 Super Bowl
2.13 Mardi Gras
2.14 Lent
2.14 Valentine’s Day
2.16 Chinese New Year
3.11 Daylight Saving Time
3.17 St. Patrick's Day
3.20 First Day of Spring
3.30 Passover
4.1 Easter
4.17 Tax Day
5.5 Cinco de Mayo
5.13 Mother's Day
5.28 Memorial Day
6.17 Father's Day
6.21 First Day of Summer
7.4 Independence Day
9.3 Labor Day
9.9 Rosh Hashanah
9.22 Octoberfest
9.22 First Day of Fall
10.31 Halloween
11.11 Veterans Day
11.22 Thanksgiving
12.2 Hanukkah
12.21 First Day of Winter
12.25 Christmas
12.26 Kwanzaa


Distribution Time Frames At a Glance

* Roundup Available


Craft Month (March)

March Madness

St. Patrick's Day

Spring Menus

Spring Cleaning *

Home Improvement *

Spring Break Travel


Easter / Passover

Tax Tips

Earth Day

National Gardening Month (April)

National Fitness Month (May)

Mother's Day

Cinco de Mayo


Summer Home Projects

Al Fresco Dining

BBQ / Grilling

Memorial Day

Father's Day *


Healthy Eating


Fourth of July *

Summer Safety

Vacation Planning

Outdoor Living Spaces

DIY Indoor & Outdoor

Grilling Menus *

Camping & Picnics


Outdoor Party Planning

National Immunization Awareness Month (August)

Swimming Safety

Back-to-School Menus *

Moving Tips

Lawn Care


Upgrading Your Home

Fitness & Nutrition

Back-to-School Gear *

Summer Birthday Parties

Fall Home & Garden

Beat the Summer Heat


Labor Day

Tailgating / Football

Fall Foods

Breast Cancer Awareness

Fall Lawn Care

Fall Decor



Winterizing Your Home

Veterans Day

Comfort Foods

Holiday Meals *

Diabetes Awareness Month (November)

Preparing Your Home for Guests



Christmas / Hanukkah *

New Year's Entertaining

Holiday Travel

Holiday Gift Guides *

Winter Travel


Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Comfort Foods

Indoor Home Improvements

Declutter / Organization Tips

New Year, New You *

Winter Automotive Care

Healthy Lifestyles *

National Eye Care Month (January)


Wedding / Bridal

Super Bowl

Summer Camps (Featured in February)

Valentine's Day

Presidents Day

American Heart Month (February)

Black History Month


Home Improvement

Winter Crafts

Mardi Gras / Lent

Seafood Recipes

Women's History Month (March)

American Red Cross (March)

Fire Prevention Month (March)