Thanksgiving is so much more than a single day of feasting with family and friends. It’s a season to reflect and to be grateful. This month we honor veterans, caregivers, Native Americans and more. Then we finish with a couple of big holidays.
It’s time to flip the calendar page, check out November holidays and observances, and start thinking about who we’re connecting with this month. We’ve shared some ideas to help you celebrate.
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Scorpio (October 23-November21)
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Grab your calendar and a notepad. For your personal list of notes to write and cards to send, think about:
- Weddings and anniversaries
- New babies and showers
- New jobs, promotions and retirements
- Thank-you notes
- Special events
- People you’re thinking about or praying for
- Folks you’ve been meaning to get in touch with
- Friends who need some extra care
Time to stock up?
November is National Native American Heritage Month.
November is National Family Caregivers Month.
National Native American Heritage Month
National Family Caregivers Month
- Ways to support and care for a caregiver
- Read real stories and a personal perspective about caregiving
- Simple ways to include children in caregiving
- Taking food to friends in need
National Novel Writing Month
- Did you know the Hallmark Channel publishes novels, too? Browse them here.
- Put away the shaving cream and razors, let your hair grow, and donate the money you usually spend on cutting, trimming, waxing and grooming to your favorite cancer-fighting charity.
Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is November 1-2. (Translation: The memories and the love of those who have passed are with us on this Day of the Dead and always.)
No-Shave November is all month long.
All Saints Day/Día de Todos los Santos
Day of the Little Angels/Día de los Angelitos
Day of the Dead/Día de Muertos
- Learn about history and traditions
- Honor those who have passed by creating an altar
- Make and decorate calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls) or download a free coloring page
Diwali is November 5.
Veterans Day is November 11.
Daylight Saving Time Ends
- What is Veterans Day?
- Shop Veterans Day cards
- What to write in a card to a service member
- Read about military appreciation holidays
Holiday Open House
The magic of the holidays starts at home, when you’re surrounded by your favorite people, fondest traditions and new memories in the making. Visit your Hallmark Gold Crown for special offers as the Countdown to Christmas continues.
World Kindness Day is November 13.
International Children’s Day is November 20.
World Kindness Day
- Teach kids about kindness
- Download a free printable kindness journal
- Get ideas for 30 days of kindness and caring
Sometime in November
- Friendsgiving is a holiday gathering of friends and chosen family. There’s no designated date.
- Browse Friendsgiving cards and gifts
International Children’s Day
- Encourage kids to make a difference with The Little World Changers collection: books, cards, ideas and more.
Thanksgiving is on November 25.
Hanukkah begins at sundown on November 28.
- What is Thanksgiving?
- Shop Thanksgiving cards
- Shop Thanksgiving gifts and décor
- Browse Thanksgiving ideas
Native American Heritage Day
- Celebrate the cultures and traditions of Native Americans and recognize the many contributions they have made.
First Day of Advent
Hanukkah Begins at Sundown
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