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Crosswords, Cookie Cutters & Christmas: December Content Marketing Inspiration

November 25, 2014

By Jessica Budde
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Can you believe it’s already December (almost)? My, how time flies. If you’re like me, the falling snow and impending year-end can feel like a blessing and a curse at the same time. On one hand, things are slowing down at work, cozy fireside hangouts are frequent, and there’s lots of time to spend with close friends and family. But then there’s the flip side – time is running out to finish 2014 initiatives, the stress of holiday shopping is sucking the joy out of every trip to the store, and let’s face it, in many parts of the country, it’s fricken freezing! I’m here to tell you that I can’t help out with much of the stress that comes this time of year, but what I can do is help get your content marketing wheels turning for one final hurrah before we close the book on this year.

Snowed in? Beat cabin fever by drawing up a fresh editorial plan, and use the list below to get started. I’ve made the list, now you check it twice (or just once if you’re a smarty pants). Cheers!

Holidays

  • December 1: World Aids Awareness Day, Eat A Red Apple Day
  • December 2: Giving Tuesday, National Fritters Day
  • December 3: Disability Day, Make A Gift Day, Roof Over Your Head Day
  • December 4: Cookie Day, World Wildlife Conservation Day, Wear Brown Shoes Day, Dice Day
  • December 5: Bartender Appreciation Day, International Ninja Day, Salesperson Day, Bathtub Party Day, Sachertorte Day, Repeal Day, World Soil Day
  • December 6: Miners Day, Pawnbrokers Day, Put On Your Own Shoes Day
  • December 7: Pearl Harbor Day, Cotton Candy Day, Letter Writing Day, International Civil Aviation Day
  • December 8: National Brownie Day, Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day
  • December 9: International Anti-Corruption Day, Techno Day, National Pastry Day
  • December 10: Human Rights Day
  • December 11: International Mountain Day
  • December 12: Gingerbread House Day, Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, Poinsettia Day, Lost & Found Day
  • December 13: Violin Day, International Shareware Day
  • December 14: Monkey Day, Worldwide Candle Lighting Day, World Choral Day
  • December 15: Bill Of Rights Day, Cat Herders Day, Free Shipping Day, Lemon Cupcake Day
  • December 16: Hanukkah begins, Chocolate Covered Anything Day
  • December 17: Wright Brothers Day, Maple Syrup Day
  • December 18: International Migrants Day, Bake Cookies Day, Re-Gifting Day, Arabic Language Day
  • December 19: Underdog Day, Look For An Evergreen Day
  • December 20: Sangria Day, Go Caroling Day, Games Day
  • December 21: Flashlight Day, Crossword Puzzle Day, Humbug Day, Don’t Make Your Bed Day, International Dalek Remembrance Day
  • December 22: Forefathers’ Day
  • December 23: Roots Day, Festivus
  • December 24: Christmas Eve, Egg Nog Day
  • December 25: Christmas Day, Pumpkin Pie Day
  • December 26: Kwanzaa begins, Boxing Day, Candy Cane Day, Thank You Note Day
  • December 27: Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day, Visit The Zoo Day
  • December 28: Card Playing Day
  • December 29: Tick-Tock Day, Pepper Pot Day
  • December 30: Bacon Day, National Bicarbonate Of Soda Day
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve, Make Up Your Mind Day, No Interruptions Day

Seasonal

  • Winter Solstice: December 21st marks the official first day of winter… but who are we kidding, the snow doesn’t care what day it is.
  • Winter/Holiday Break: School’s out for a bit! Expect to see more kids around on weekdays
  • The month of December officially celebrates: writing a business plan, buckwheat, rising stars, aids awareness, tomatoes, ties, human rights, winter squash, colorectal cancer awareness, drunk & drugged driving prevention, bingo, safe toys & gifts, spiritual literacy, food service safety, and writing to friends
  • The first week gets to call itself: Older Driver Safety  Awareness Week, Cookie Cutter Week
  • Week two is all about: Human Rights Week, National Hand Washing Awareness Week, Computer Science Education Week
  • Let it be known that week three celebrates: Christmas Bird Count Week, Gluten-Free Baking Week, Halcyon Days
  • The last week of the month is: It’s About Time Week

Sports

  • December 3-7: World Swimming Championships
  • December 6: NCAA SEC Championship Game
  • December 24: Sports go dark!

Pop Culture

  • December 2: Series premiere of Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce (Bravo)
  • December 9: Sons Of Anarchy series finale (FX), The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (CBS)
  • December 13-14: Boogie In The Bungalow (Hamburg, PA) – indoor music and camping festival? say no more…
  • December 17: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies debuts at the movies
  • December 19: Annie hits theaters
  • December 26-27: Lights All Night (Dallas, TX) – come out and jam with Skrillex, Lady Parts, 12th Planet, and many others
  • December 29: Voting for Oscar nominations begins
  • December 29-31: Snowglobe (South Lake Tahoe, CA) –  if you like Disclosure, Branchez, Cherub, and Porter Robinson, then you need tickets

Have big content goals for 2015? Check back in a few weeks for January-themed content marketing ideas to help get you off to a good start.

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Jessica Budde

Jessica Budde

Jessica is a Digital Marketer at Cypress North and co-host of the weekly digital marketing news podcast, Marketing O'Clock. She loves working with people, has a passion for details, and tends to nerd out over all things tracking. She holds a Master’s in television, radio, and film from Syracuse University with a Bachelor's in communication studies from Niagara University.

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