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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2017 Holidays and Special Dates

1.1 New Year's Day
1.16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1.28 Chinese New Year
2.5 Super Bowl
2.14 Valentine's Day
2.28 Mardi Gras
3.1 Lent
3.12 Daylight Saving Time
3.17 St. Patrick's Day
3.20 First Day of Spring
4.10 Passover
4.16 Easter
4.18 Tax Day
5.5 Cinco de Mayo
5.14 Mother's Day
5.29 Memorial Day
6.18 Father's Day
6.20 First Day of Summer
7.4 Independence Day
9.4 Labor Day
9.16 Octoberfest
9.20 Rosh Hashanah
9.22 First Day of Fall
10.31 Halloween
11.11 Veterans Day
11.23 Thanksgiving
12.21 First Day of Winter
12.24 Hanukkah
12.25 Christmas
12.26 Kwanzaa
 

 

Distribution Time Frames At a Glance

* Roundup Available

January

Craft Month (March)

March Madness

St. Patrick's Day

Spring Menus

Spring Cleaning

Home Improvement

Spring Break Travel

February

Easter / Passover

Tax Tips

Earth Day

National Gardening Month (April)

National Fitness Month (May)

Mother's Day

Cinco de Mayo

March

Summer Home Projects

Al Fresco Dining

BBQ / Grilling

Memorial Day

Father's Day

Graduation

Healthy Eating

April

Fourth of July

Summer Safety

Vacation Planning

Outdoor Living Spaces

DIY Indoor & Outdoor

Grilling Menus

Camping & Picnics

May

Outdoor Party Planning

National Immunization Awareness Month (August)

Swimming Safety

Back-to-School Menus *

Moving Tips

Lawn Care

June

Upgrading Your Home *

Fitness & Nutrition *

Back-to-School Gear *

Summer Birthday Parties

Fall Home & Garden *

Beat the Summer Heat

July

Labor Day

Tailgating / Football *

Fall Foods *

Breast Cancer Awareness

Fall Lawn Care *

Kitchen & Bath *

Fall Decor

August

Halloween

Winterizing Your Home

Veterans Day

Comfort Foods *

Holiday Meals *

Diabetes Awareness Month (November)

Preparing Your Home for Guests

September

Thanksgiving *

Christmas / Hanukkah *

New Year's Entertaining *

Holiday Travel

Holiday Gift Guides *

Winter Travel

Technology

Martin Luther King Day

October

Comfort Foods

Indoor Home Improvements

Declutter / Organization Tips

New Year, New You *

Winter Automotive Care

Healthy Lifestyles

National Eye Care Month (January)

November

Wedding / Bridal

Super Bowl *

Summer Camps (Featured in February)

Valentine's Day

Presidents Day

American Heart Month (February)

Black History Month

December

Home Improvement *

Winter Crafts

Mardi Gras / Lent

Seafood Recipes

Women's History Month (March)

American Red Cross (March)

Fire Prevention Month (March)

* Roundup Available