Holiday hours templates are great opportunities to easily create social media content for your healthcare practice–let your patients know about changes to your office holiday hours.
The Easy Way to Add Content to Your Social Media
One of the most frequent question that every office receives is – what are your office hours?
It makes sense to share this information in an automated way. This saves time in the telephone queue and makes everyone's day a little smoother. Add the information to your telephone answering system messages, website, posters in your clinic, and in your social media channels.
Common social media channels include Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
When the content appears in your social media channel, your patients will expect regular updates from you around each holiday and will return to your social media channel again and again over the year.
Let your patients know about changes to your office holiday hours!
- Encourage your patients to visit your social media over and over again!
- Easy for you to add content that your patients want to see.
- No new technology for you to learn – copy and paste!
There is a simple way to create this content.
Follow these steps:
1. Select Your Images
You can use any related image and size it to print and display in your clinic or your social media channel.
2. Add Your Logo
You could use an image without adding your branding. But, for more impact, I recommend that you take just a few minutes and use a photo editing software to add your clinic name and logo to the image. You want the reader to know which clinic the image is about! This is also a good way to continue branding for your clinic.
There are many free and easy photo editing software systems. I like to use Canva.
Once your images are edited, download them to your computer network system.
3. Prepare Your Social Media Content
Working with your authorized social media manager, confirm your holiday hours and related messages.
Use this sample message that you will type into the new social media post.
Happy Canada Day from all of us at ABC Clinic! Please note we will be closed Thursday July xx to Monday July xx.
We will be back to regular office hours on Monday. For our latest hours of operation, please visit our website [insert website address].
4. Save Your Files
Keep a copy of your images and your social media messages for use next year.
You might store the images and your notes on a shared folder on your computer network. For example,
Social Media >> Holiday Announcements >> Month Holiday
5. Publish Your Holiday Announcements
Add your images and the messages to your website and social media channels.
You can even use the image and print as a poster to display in your practice.
Add text comment to your post. Asking a question encourages comments and engagement. For example, Summer is here! What is your favourite summer holiday tradition?
Create more engagement with your patients and clients when you invite your staff to contribute their favourite summer holiday tradition to your social media post.
Or, create a ‘bulletin board' with your holiday hours announcement and add the quotes from your staff about their holiday traditions or their favourite picnic recipe.
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