A Simple December 2017 Holiday Contest Guide

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The holiday season is in full swing by December, but Christmas and New Year’s Eve aren’t the only holidays to include in monthly marketing efforts. Here’s a monthly and weekly breakdown of the holidays happening this month.

Steal any of our holiday campaign ideas and hashtags!

Remember to replace “BrandName” with your own brand name in the examples below.

December Monthly Holidays

· National Tie Month

· Safe Toys and Gifts Month

  • Trivia Quiz: Ask questions about choosing safe toys and gifts this holiday season

· Universal Human Rights Month

  • Landing page: Provide information about human rights and how to help

· Write a Friend Month

  • Instant Win: Prize – Stationery gift set
  • Sweepstakes: Prize – Trip for two. The user wins a trip for themselves and the friend they wrote to.

· AIDS Awareness Month

· Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month

· Quince and Watermelon Month

December Daily Holidays

December 1st

· National Pie Day

  • Pinterest PinToWin: Favorite Pie Recipe Pins
  • Video Contest: Share Your Best Pie Recipe
    • #NationalPieDayContest

· Faux Fur Friday (First Friday of December)

  • Photo Contest: Show Off Your Best Faux Fur
    • #FauxFurFriday2017

December 2nd

· National Fritters Day

· National Mutt Day

  • Personality Quiz: Which Mixed-Breed Dog Best Suits You
  • Photo Contest: You and Your Mixed-Breed Dog
    • #NationalMuttDay

December 4th

· National Sock Day

  • Photo Contest: Best Socks
    • #ShowOffYourSocks
    • #NationalSockDay
    • #ShowBrandNameYourSocks
  • Sweepstakes: Brighten up your sock drawer with new socks

December 5th

· International Ninja Day

  • Video Contest: Show Off Your Best Ninja Moves

December 6th

· National Microwave Oven Day

  • Instant Win: Prize – Microwave Oven
  • Download: Offer an e-book for users to download featuring microwave oven recipes

· National Gazpacho Day

December 7th

· National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

  • Quiz: Pearl Harbor history

· National Cotton Candy Day

December 8th

· National Brownie Day

  • Coupon: Discount on brownies
  • Instant Win: Prize – Brownie gift basket, year’s supply of brownies, etc.

· Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day

  • Video Contest: Dress up as a time traveler

December 9th

· National Pastry Day

  • UGC: Have a pastry recipe contest

December 10th

· Human Rights Day

December 12th

· Gingerbread House Day

  • UGC: Collect photos of users’ best gingerbread house creations.

· Poinsettia Day

· Hanukkah (Until December 20th)

  • Download: Offer a Hanukah-themed recipe e-book for users to download
  • Video Contest: Share your best Hanukkah recipe

December 13th

· National Cocoa Day

December 15th

· National Wear Your Pearls Day

· Cat Herders Day

December 16th

· National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day

  • Giveaway: A year’s supply of chocolate-covered goodies
  • #ChocolateCovered and #BrandName, #ChocolateCoveredBrandName #ChocolateCoveredContest

December 17th

· National Maple Syrup Day

  • Instant Win: Prize – Bottle of Real Maple Syrup
  • Quiz: Maple syrup trivia

December 19th

· National Hard Candy Day

  • Bracket: Head-to-head competition of different hard candies

· National Oatmeal Muffin Day

December 21st

· Crossword Puzzle Day

· Humbug Day

  • Poll: What’s the Hardest Part of the Holiday Season?
  • UGC: Share a photo of your worst holiday mishap (gift mix-ups, burnt turkey, etc.).
    • #HappyHumbugDay

· National Homeless Person’s Remembrance Day

December 24th

· National Eggnog Day

  • Download: Share a recipe for homemade eggnog or a recipe book full of eggnog-inspired treats

· Christmas Eve

  • Instant Win: Win a last-minute Christmas present
  • Poll: “Are You Done With Your Christmas Shopping Yet?”
  • UGC: Share a photo of yourself doing some last-minute shopping

December 25th

· Christmas

  • Sweepstakes: Award Christmas décor, a Christmas meal, toys for kids’ Christmas presents, or some other Christmas-themed prize
  • UGC: Collect photos of Christmas trees, ugly Christmas sweaters, user’s favorite Christmas present, etc.
    • #MerryChristmasFromBrandName
    • #BrandNameChristmasContest

December 26th

· National Candy Cane Day

  • Poll: “What’s your favorite candy cane flavor?”

· Boxing Day (UK & Canada)

  • Coupon: Offer a one-day coupon for one of your products/services

· Kwanzaa (Until January 1st)

December 27th

· National Fruitcake Day

December 28th

· National Chocolate Candy Day

· National Card Playing Day

  • Download: Card games e-book (be sure to include the rules for each game)

December 29th

· No Interruptions Day (Last Work Day of the Year)

December 30th

· Bacon Day

  • Download: Provide an e-book full of bacon recipes for users to download.
  • UGC: “My favorite bacon recipe” or any other bacon-themed recipe contest
    • #BaconDay
    • #BrandNameAndBacon

December 31st

· National Champagne Day

· New Year’s Eve

  • Photo contest: Selfie on New Year’s Eve
  • Sweepstakes: Prize – Trip for 2. Win a trip to start the New Year on the right foot.

· Universal Hour of Peace

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