60+ November Social Media Ideas + Canva Templates (and more)

Get fun, engaging November social media ideas for 2024! This post is packed with Social Media Holidays AND Canva Templates (many of them, free to use!).  Get your content prepped to go for November from images to video. 

60+ November Social Media Ideas + Canva Designs
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BY DONNA MORITZ | UPDATED JANUARY, 2024

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This blog post is brimming with national and international holidays for the month of November in 2024. And just for fun, we've included editable November Canva templates that you can use straight away.

What's Inside these November Social Media Ideas?

What to expect from this post:

  • November Canva templates for you to create images and videos quickly to match your posts for November!
  • an overview of November social media ideas. Ideas for what to create, how to share your designs and tips for images to videos and GIFs.
  • a handy infographic – to give you quick reference to the main social media ideas and holidays for November, 2024.

Check the full list of monthly social media ideas posts in this series:

Note that many of these holidays are US-based along with International and regional holidays. Look up holidays in your country or region to add more local content to your posts!

Tips for Creating Easy November Content!

Schedule content ahead to streamline the process. The following suggestions will make it so much easier for you as your content is finished and scheduled ahead.

A whole month's content ready? Yessirrr! Try these tips for your video confent:

  1. Leverage the November Canva templates: Of course, yes, you COULD design content from scratch yourself as a non-designer, but really… why would you want to? It's so much quicker to use a professional design template and save yourself some time. Al you need to do is edit and customise the dseign. Hot tip: edit just one thing at a time when it comes to imagery/photo/background video, fonts or colors and take it slow, sticking to changing just one or two things first. Be careful changing too many elements, you can easily ruin the design.
  2. Batch your visuals! Create your content in batches is so much more efficient than doing it one-by-one. And once you get started, you may as well do more than one right?
  3. Create social videos that are ready to post – Social videos are still super popular, and are perfectly timed at just 15-30 seconds in length. Just enough to catch our attention without losing it! Start with short videos and then switch up to longer videos or YouTube length long-format video later. PSST we've included some Canva video templates in this series too!
  4. Know your audience – What type of content do they engage with? How-to content? Handy tips? Questions? Fun, observational humour?
  5. Use GIFs for more personality – Giphy has a huge online library. Or you can even create your own! Add the Giphy app to Canva and search for GIFs to add to your design.

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Quick Guide Infographic for November Social Media Ideas

Use this easy reference guide for all your November Social Media Ideas in 2024. Share it now or save to Pinterest for later reference:

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Save this cheat sheet for later on Pinterest!

Want to see our full 2024 Social Media Holiday Infographic? Click here.

Check out the dates and November Canva Templates ready to go. Let's dive in!

November Social Media Ideas and Holidays – Calendar Days

We've got a smorgasbord of awesome October social media ideas and holidays coming your way. We're talking everything from coffee celebrations to fun-filled days dedicated to tacos, techies, and even drummers (yes, you heard that right)!

Let's jump in:

1. National Author's Day – It's the perfect time to celebrate the brilliant minds behind our favorite books. Share a post today about your most beloved author or book. Or if it's relevant, share a book related to your industry.

November 1 is Scented Candle Day, and who doesn't love candles? Share a Reel or Story about Candles:

Yellow Brown Gold Candle Tips Tutorial TikTok Instagram Reels Video by Donna Moritz (Socially Sorted)

2. Day of the Dead – This vibrant Mexican festival is celebrated worldwide, focusing on remembering loved ones who've passed away. This Mexican Festival is celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular in the southern and central regions – and by all people of Mexican heritage throughout the world. The focus is on prayer and remembrance of friends and family members who have died. Beautiful, colorful altars are made to remember the dead and there are many traditional dishes of food that are prepared as well. Find out more about this festival here.

3. World JellyFish Day – Yes, today is the day for those wobbly, yet serene creatures that float through the ocean. Take a deep dive into the fascinating world of these mesmerizing sea creatures. Share facts, tips, or even an underwater adventure.whether it's a post about how to avoid stings (looking at you, Australia) or a video of fun facts about Jellyfish, you can find out some fun facts here.

National Sandwich Day. Did somebody say High Tea?

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4. National Candy Day – Treat yourself to all things sweet! Extend the Halloween fun and use #CandyDay in your posts.

It's also Use Your Common Sense Day. Let's hope there's no need to explain this one but you never know! Maybe the hashtag #useyourcommonsenseday will help. Perhaps share a “real-talk” quote that makes perfect sense… something we all know what we should be doing but don't necessary follow through on with common sense:

Blue Motivational Quote Canva Template by Socially Sorted
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5. Guy Fawkes Day – Join the people of the UK in commemorating this historic day with bonfires and fireworks. Guy Fawkes is a popular day, marked in the United Kingdom annually with Bonfires at night! Guy Fawkes Day marks the anniversary of the discovery of a plot organized by Catholic conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605. It's celebrated by people lighting bonfires and setting off fireworks around the UK (and is also known as Bonfire Night). So we had to include it in our November social media ideas.

6. National Nachos Day – 6th November is National Nachos Day. Do we need a reason to celebrate Nachos? Indulge in the cheesy goodness of nachos or share your favorite nachos recipe. Or maybe make it the meal of the day!

This or That Canva Template (Help us Choose the Dish of the Day)
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7. National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day – because, as always, you can never have too much chocolate! Enjoy.

8. Cappuccino Day – Embrace the frothy goodness of cappuccinos. Share fun facts or enjoy a coffee-themed quiz with your followers. And it's coffee, so we never really need an excuse to post about it, right?

Coffee Break Message Reminder Canva Template by Socially Sorted- November Social Media Ideas
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or how about a coffee-themed quiz:

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It's also STEM/STEAM Day. Today is a day to celebrate Kids and learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Find out some ways to celebrate it here. Then hopefully your November Social Media ideas will be packed with STEM inspiration!

9. World Freedom Day – Commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of communist rule in Eastern Europe.

10. International Accounting Day – Even numbers can be fun! Share intriguing facts or puzzles related to accounting.

Maybe more interesting to the public at large is the fact that today is also Sesame Street Day. Who didn't watch Sesame Street as a child, right? This day was celebrated initially in 2009, to mark the show's 40th anniversary.

11. Veterans Day (US) – Honor the brave men and women who've served in the military. Share interesting facts and show appreciation. Find out more fun facts about Veterans Day here.

It's also Origami Day.

12. Chicken Soup for the Soul Day – from the day that the first Chicken Soup for the Soul Book was published over 20 years ago, over 110 million copies have been sold around the world. These books are about sharing extraordinary stories with the world. Celebrate heartwarming stories and consider sharing your own. Motivate your audience with inspirational quotes.

Share a Chicken-Soup-inspired motivational quote like this animated template with video background:

Pink Yellow Gradient Minimalist Motivational Quote Template
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or maybe this quote (note, this template is animated):

Animated Organic Shape Motivational Quote Template - Editable Canva Template by Socially Sorted
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13. World Kindness Day – This day began at the first World Kindness Movement® conference held at Tokyo in 1998, and celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Small Kindness Movement of Japan. Encourage empathy and understanding. Use #WKD and spread kindness far and wide.

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14. Spicy Guacamole Day – What is a list of November social media ideas without Guac, right? Spice up your nachos with guacamole and share your favorite recipes.

It's also World Diabetes Day #WorldDiabetesDay. Today is all about education about the warning signs of Type 2 Diabetes and actions that you can take to reduce the risk. Find out more here.

15. Steve Irwin Day – Remember the beloved wildlife warrior, Steve Irwin. Celebrate his passion for family and conservation. This day is celebrated annually on November 15th by his family. Steve Irwin Day is about celebrating the things that Steve was passionate about: Family, Wildlife Conservation and Fun. Find out more here.

Today is also Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day and National Philanthropy Day. And if you love to write, it's I Love to Write Day too.

And if you are a lover of funny social media posts with a mix of humor and popular culture, then it's Meme Day. Share a Meme or use this template to make your own:

Use my template free with a Canva Pro account or get 45 days free on Canva Pro here.

or share a classic meme with bold text like this one:

Dog Meme Video Canva Template by Socially Sorted - November Canva Templates
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In many parts of the world, today is International Tea Day – celebrated in places such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Uganda, India, and Tanzania. Sip and savor the flavors of tea celebrated in various parts of the world.

16. International Day of Tolerance – Promote mutual understanding among different cultures and celebrate tolerance.#ToleranceDay – another United Nations Day. Find out more here.

17. Take a Hike Day – Embark on an outdoor adventure and inspire your audience to explore nature's beauty. This day is observed annually in the US on November 17 – and with over 60,000 miles of trails in the National Trail System across the US there's no shortage of hikes to be done!

It's also National Unfriend Day – an obscure day to celebrate but maybe it's a good excuse (or a good time) to clear up your social accounts! This is about simplifying your connections online and focusing on the people that matter. If your newsfeed is full of content you're not enjoying, consider a clean-up!

18. Mickey Mouse Day – I've been a card-carrying Disney Superfan since I was a kid. So, I had to include Mickey Mouse Day in our November social media ideas. Why November, 18th? On November 18, 1928, our friend Mickey made his film premiere in the animated short “Steamboat Willie.” Post about Mickey or Disney on this day! Share your love for Disney and Mickey.

PS Never seen Steamboat Willie? You're in luck! It's publicly available to share on Disney's YouTube channel.

19. Women's Entrepreneurship Day – Recognize and support women entrepreneurs. Share tips and stories of successful female business owners. Every November 19th is a day to celebrate women entrepreneurs. Find out more here. Share some enrepreneurial tips on an infographic, Story or Reel:

Entrepreneur Success Tips - November Canva Templates
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It's also Play Monopoly Day! Get our your favourite Monopoly Board or ask your audience what their fave board game is!

20. National Absurdity Day – A day to celebrate the weird, unusual and bizarre!

It's also World Children's Day for Unicef. Share a fun, family-focused kid-centric post like this one. This template can be edited for many different purposes to “showcase” an image that is “priceless”:

Priceless Children Frame Canva Template by Socially Sorted- November Social Media Ideas
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21. World Hello Day secular holiday observed on November 21 annually. On this day we are encouraged to communicate – and to say hello to 10 people or more. It's all about greeting people and preserving peace. This event apparently began in 1973 as a response to the Yom Kippur War.

It's also World Television Day – we've come a long way from silent movies to Netflix! Find out more about the United Nations World Television Day and use the hashtag #WorldTelevisionDay.

22. Go for a Ride Day – Enjoy a journey, whether by bike, car, or any other means. Encourage adventure in your audience.

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23. Dr Who Day (Tardis Day) – Celebrate the time-traveling adventures of the Doctor. Share your love for the TARDIS or favorite sci-fi shows. Today was the day that the first episode of Dr Who went to air – November 23rd. It was called “An Unearthly Child”. Find out more here.

Post about the Tardis or Dr Who today! Or maybe ask your audience what their favorite Sci-Fi TV show was. Or run a poll!

It's also my favourite kind of coffee day – Espresso Day! No matter what type of coffee you drink, espresso is at the heart of them (don't talk to me about de-cafe). Find out more about this dark, powerful, pick-me-up here. Or share an educational espresso template like this one:

Espresso Infographic Canva Template by Socially Sorted- November Canva Templates
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or what about a coffee quiz?

Coffee Choice Quiz Canva Template - Editable Canva Template by Socially Sorted
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It's also Fibonacci Day. Why? The date is written in the mm/dd format (11/23 – US date format). As such, the digits in the date form a Fibonacci sequence: 1,1,2,3. This famous sequence is a series of numbers where a number is the sum of the two numbers before it. It's also the basis of many amazing patterns in our world.

24. Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day – Embrace the unique talents we all possess. Share your extraordinary skills with your followers. Can you juggle? Speak a language? Dance the tango? Share something fun with your audience.

25. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – Raise awareness and promote support for this vital cause. With violence against women still being a huge issue around the world, this is an important day from the UN. Find out more here and how you can participate or share.

And it's Small Business Saturday! Share some content around Small Business on your socials.

26. National Cake Day – Did somebody say Cake? I did, and yes, it's Cake Day, today! Enough said. Another slice? #NationalCakeDay #CakeDay. Share a post about Cake or perhaps a joke about cake:

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Cake Install Mockup Canva Template by Socially Sorted- November Social Media Ideas
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27. Electric Guitar Day. Rock out in celebration of the electric guitar. Spotlight legendary guitarists and iconic bands.

It's also Cyber Monday. Just in case you need to sell or spend more money … this time online (if you didn't do so already on Black Friday!). Share a fun neon glitch template like this as a GIF or a video:

28. In case you need something else to eat after Thanksgiving (hehe), today is French Toast Day.

29. Today is Square Dancing Day if you would rather be line dancing than shopping.

It's also Throw Out Your Leftovers Day. Time to finish up the Thanksgiving leftovers.

Do we need another Chocolate Day? Yes we do. So yes, today is National Chocolate Day because you have to have a chocolate day once per month, right?

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30. The last day of the month is National Mousse Day. Enough chocolate already? Not a chance, because chocolate is the best kind of Mousse, right?

Want More Dates?

Here are a few dates in November that change from year to year. We will do our best to update these annually. 

  • 28 November – Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November)
  • 29th November – Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving)
  • 29th November – Buy Nothing Day (the day after Thanksgiving)
  • 30th November – Small Business Saturday (Saturday after Thanksgiving)

Share a Thanksgiving post on your socials:

Blue Thanksgiving Quote Canva Template by Socially Sorted- November Social Media Ideas
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Or share a post about gratitude like this one:

Thanksgiving Gratitude Canva Template by Socially Sorted- November Canva Templates
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Need some Black Friday or Cyber Monday inspiration? Try these Canva templates:

Black Friday Neon Sale Canva Template by Socially Sorted- November Social Media Ideas
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Get your Black Friday templates ready:

Black Friday Canva Template by Socially Sorted- November
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Need a banner for your Cyber Monday sale?

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November Social Media Ideas and Holidays – Calendar Months

Use this list of November month-long holidays to help you create content:

  • National Gratitude Month
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • World Vegan Month
  • Novel Writing Month
  • Movember
  • Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
  • National Native American Heritage Month
  • Peanut Butter Lovers Lunch

A few tips for using Canva to create your September Social Media Images in 2024

Here's a couple of quick and easy tips for creating images in Canva for 2024 content:

1. Use templates… all the templates!

These are just a taste of the Canva templates you can find on my Canva Creator Profile. If you're Looking for more templates? Follow Profile here on Canva to see 1000s of additional templates (including new templates as I release them). I have a growing series of templates available for both Free Users of Canva and Pro Users:

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2. Create Videos

Canva now has an amazing video features thats allows you to easily add animations to your designs (text, object and whole-page animations) as well as adding videos and transitions. It has become a one-stop shop for creating video, especially when you consider the Magic Design elements that Magic Studio (AI features) brings to Canva for creating video. Check them out in this video and in this post.

3. Get More Calendar Ideas!

Check out my fully updated 2024 calendar post for more 2024 Social Media Calendar ideas! 2024 coming soon!

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Over to You

Enjoy creating November social media posts!

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Donna Moritz

Visual Social Media Strategist at Socially Sorted
Donna is a Visual Content Strategist and founder of Socially Sorted, listed by Forbes as a "Top 5 Social Media Blog You Need to Know About". Donna helps brands leverage the power of visual storytelling and content strategy in their business. Her content has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Inc. & Entrepreneur and she is a speaker and trainer on visual content for the marketing and tourism industries internationally.
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