February is upon on us and we want to know, do you have your 2019 marketing plan in place yet?
You likely had a pretty good year in 2018. Consumer confidence is high and moving is flowing pretty freely. But, if you don’t take this time to boost your marketing budget, you will miss out on an opportunity to capture additional market share. We want you to have professional marketing materials and a strategy for print and digital platforms. How is your website? Does it look good? Is it optimized for search rankings? If any of these questions confuse or worry you, please let us help.
And while you’re considering that call or email to discuss your marketing plan, read this interesting trivia about the second month of the year. Fact: February was not always the second month of the year.
February was originally the last month of the calendar year. It was eventually moved in 450 B.C. to its place as the second month. This was done so the calendar would reflect a standard lunar year.
February is packed with holidays and history. February 2nd is Groundhog Day; the 12th is Abraham Lincoln‘s birthday; the 14th is St. Valentine’s Day; the 15th is Chinese New Year and Susan B. Anthony‘s birthday; the 18th is President’s Day;
and the 22nd is George Washington’s birthday.
The month of February is the only month that can pass without a full moon, in common years. The last time we witnessed such a scenario was last year (2018).
In common years, February starts on the same day of the week as March and November, and on leap years, it starts with the same day of the week as August.
February is American Heart Month; Black History Month; Bird-Feeding Month; and Dental Health Month.
Amethyst is the birthstone for those born in the month.
The Violet and the Primrose are the flowers for February.
February is named for the Latin word februum, which means purification.
And, the second month of the year is a day longer every four years. Do you know why? The answer is: A common year has 365 days and a leap year 366 days, with the extra day designated as February 29. A leap year occurs every four years to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year, or the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit around the sun, which is about 365¼ days.
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