Maybe it is a reaction to the adverts on TV going all Christmassy, but November has become the month for campaigns to achieve other things.
Some of the highlights that I have come across are:
Movember – Moustache growing to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, particularly prostate and testicular cancer.
NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month, supporting people to write a 50,000 word novel between November 1st and 30th (I did this in 2005, or was it 2006?).
Wovember – Promoting and celebrating turning sheep into clothing (and much more).
NaBloPoMo – Supporting bloggers in posting one new blog post every day in November (it being November 2nd I’m too late for this one).
NaKniSweMo – supporting knitters to complete a 50,000 stitch sweater between November 1st and 30th (I started a sweater just before November but had to put it down for a commission, so I don’t qualify).