December Content Ideas for Blogs and Social Media

December Content Ideas for Blogs and Social Media
The Holidays can be an overwhelming time of year for someone when considering where to shop for their family and friends. There are deals and ads for everything. How do you get your company to stand out against your competitors? Add value to your company with content  on your blogs and social media sites that will be sure to get you noticed.  That’s where we can assist you with over 100 content ideas for every  day of the month. We  are also featuring 5 unique and festive content ideas that are different from the typical holiday content ideas.

Be sure to leave us a comment with any other December content ideas you have!

Featured Content Ideas

1. “Holiday Hours” Graphic Download

Download free one of our two holiday hours graphics to your website. These festive graphic are customizable to your company’s contact information. With many businesses changing their business hours during the holiday season, this graphic will help your customers stay informed on when to contact you. If you are staying open later for  more shopping to occur, you will want to alert your customers that you are indeed open. If you are closing early or for the day, avoid upset customers by letting them in on the best time to reach you. These graphics are good for content because your contact information can be easily shared.

2. Holiday Wish List

Host a contest on Facebook or Pinterest. The contest applicants will select one product or service of yours that they want to add to their holiday wish list. The content can be listed all over your social media sites getting everyone involved. The winner you select will receive one item they put on their  holiday wish list. The purpose of the contest for you is to get more engagement on your social media sites,  direct more traffic to your website, and to see what products or services that are the most wanted by your customers. Connecting with what your customers want can help you in selling to them.

3. Open Letter to your Customers

Save the postage and a tree by writing a letter that you post to the front page of your website and link from your social media sites. You want this letter to be geared towards your customers. Your title and opening sentence need to be a powerful hook to catch their attention. What you will want to include in the letter is a recap of the past year. Mention any new products or services you launched this past year,  a thank you to your customers for supporting you and give a sneak peak of what the new year holds for your company. Get them excited for what’s next!

4. Shine a Light

Shine a light on one of your employees by writing an in-depth profile on them. The employee can be someone who is new and/or noteworthy.  People love personalization and want to get to know those who are behind the scenes. Chose someone who has a story that people will find interesting, someone who has gone above and behind within their job, or someone who no one knows what they do. The great thing about this profile is that you can reuse this idea as many times as you want with a new employee spotlight every week, month, or year depending on the number employees you have within your company.

5. New Year’s Resolution for your Business

How many of you make a personal New Year’s resolution every year with new goals you set for yourself? Why not take it a step further a make a New Year’s resolution for your company? As a company, you should already be setting goals to better improve your business on a continual basis. Bring your customers into this by writing a blog with some of your company’s aspirations for the year. Interact with the blog by asking for their opinion on what they what like to see change or stay the same with your company. Also, ask other business what are some of their  company’s ideas. This blog can bring content for January and December by initially putting some ideas out their in the beginning of December, then redrafting the resolution after getting insight on what your customers want before the new year, and then in January mention how your progress is going.

Celebrations by Month

Bingo Month
Write a Friend Month
Awareness Month of Awareness Months Month
World Aids Month
Bingo’s Birthday Month
National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month
National Write A Business Plan Month
National Tie Month
Operation Santa Paws (1-19)
Quince and Watermelon Month
Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking
Tomato and Winter Squash Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

Celebrations By Week

Week of December 1st-5th: International Coelenterate Biology
Week of December 1st-7th: Cookie Cutter
Week of December 1st-7th: Tolerance
Week of December 1st-7th: Clerc-Gallaudet
Week of December 1st-7th: National Hand Washing Awareness
Week of December 1st-7th: Recipe Greetings For The  Holidays
Week of December 1st-24th: Advent
Week of December 10th-17th: Human Rights Week
Week of December 14th-28th: Halcyon Days (7 days before and 7 days after the Winter Solstice)
Week of December 15th-21th: Gluten-free Baking  (Week Before Christmas)
Week of December 15th- January 5th: Christmas Bird Count
Week of December 16th-24th: Posadas
Week of December 17th-24th: Chanukah
Week of December 17th-23rd: Saturnalia
Week of December 25th-31st: It’s About Time Week
Week of December 26th- January 1st: Kwanzaa

Celebrations by Day

December 1st:
Eat a Red Apple Day
World Aids Awareness Day
Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation
Civil Air Patrol Day
Rosa Parks Day

December 2nd:
Cyber Monday
National Fritters Day
National Mutt Day
Special Education Day

December 3rd:
National Roof over Your Head Day

December 4th:
Santas’ List Day
Wear Brown Shoes Day
National Cookie Day
National Dice Day
Special Kids Day (1st Wednesday)
Wildlife Conservation Day

December 5th: 
Bathtub Party Day
Repeal Day
International Ninja Day

December 6th:
St. Nicholas Day
Mitten Tree Day
Put on your own Shoes Day
Miners’ Day
National Salesperson Day (1st Friday)
Faux Fur Day (1st Friday)

December 7th:
International Civil Aviation Day
Letter Writing Day
National Cotton Candy Day
Pearl Harbor Day
Earmuff Day (1st Saturday)

December 8th:
International Children’s Day  (2nd Sunday)
National Brownie Day
Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day
Worldwide Candle Lighting Day (2nd Saturday)

December 9th:
Christmas Card Day
National Pastry Day
International Anti-Corruption Day

December 10th:
Human Rights Day
Nobel Prize Day

December 11th:
National Noodle Ring Day
International Mountain Day

December 12th:
National Ding-a-Ling Day
Poinsettia Day
Gingerbread House Day

December 13th:
Ice Cream Day
Violin Day

December 14th:
National Bouillabaisse Day
Monkey Day
International Shareware Day

December 15th:
Bill of Rights Day
National Lemon Cupcake Day
National Cat Herder’s Day

December 16th:
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

December 17th:
National Maple Syrup Day
Underdog Day
Wright Brothers Day
Free Shipping Day (3rd Monday)

December 18th:
Bake Cookies Day
National Roast Suckling Pig Day
National Wear A Plunger On Your Head Day
Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day
International Migrants Day

December 19th:
Look for an Evergreen Day
Oatmeal Muffin Day
National Re-gifting Day (Thursday before Christmas)

December 20th:
Go Caroling Day
Louisiana Purchase Day
National Sangria Day

December 21st:
Forefather’s Day
Humbug Day
National Flashlight Day
Look on the Bright Side Day
Crossword Puzzle Day
Winter Solstice
Yule

December 22nd:
National Date Nut Bread Day
Festivus
The Shortest Day of the Year
National Haiku Poetry Day

December 23rd:
Roots Day
A Day to Air All Grievances

December 24th:
Christmas Eve
National Chocolate Day
National Eggnog Day

December 25th:
Christmas Day
National Pumpkin Pie Day

December 26th:
Boxing Day
National Candy Cane Day
National Thank You Note Day

December 27th:
Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day
National Fruitcake Day

December 28th:
Card Playing Day
Pledge of Allegiance Day

December 29th:
Pepper Pot Day
Tick Tock Day

December 30th:
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
Bacon Day

December 31st:
Make Up Your Mind Day
New Year’s Eve
Unlucky Day
No Interruptions Day
Universal Hour of Peace Day

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Resources:

Holiday insights. (December 2013). December, 2013-2014 Bizarre and Unique Holidays. Retrieved from http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/december.htm

Mental Floss. (December 2013).  11 Offbeat December Holidays You Still Have Time to Celebrate.  Retrieved from http://mentalfloss.com/article/29492/11-offbeat-december-holidays-you-still-have-time-celebrate

Brownie Locks. (December 2013).  Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, Unknown Holidays & observances. Retrieved from http://www.brownielocks.com/DECEMBER2013.html

This post was written by Joey Ambrose on November 27, 2013

Joey is the President and CEO of Go Web Solutions, an award-winning web design and Internet marketing company in Tucson, Arizona. When he's not helping clients get the most from their web sites, Joey enjoys cycling, running, swimming and hiking. Contact him at: joey@gowebsolutions.com or on Google+

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