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.
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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
· National Pie Day
- Pinterest PinToWin: Favorite Pie Recipe Pins
- Video Contest: Share Your Best Pie Recipe
· Faux Fur Friday (First Friday of December)
- Photo Contest: Show Off Your Best Faux Fur
· National Fritters Day
· National Mutt Day
- Personality Quiz: Which Mixed-Breed Dog Best Suits You
- Photo Contest: You and Your Mixed-Breed Dog
· National Sock Day
- Photo Contest: Best Socks
- Sweepstakes: Brighten up your sock drawer with new socks
· International Ninja Day
- Video Contest: Show Off Your Best Ninja Moves
· 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
· National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
- Quiz: Pearl Harbor history
· National Cotton Candy Day
· 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
· National Pastry Day
- UGC: Have a pastry recipe contest
· Human Rights Day
· 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
· National Cocoa Day
· National Wear Your Pearls Day
· Cat Herders Day
· National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day
- Giveaway: A year’s supply of chocolate-covered goodies
- #ChocolateCovered and #BrandName, #ChocolateCoveredBrandName #ChocolateCoveredContest
· National Maple Syrup Day
- Instant Win: Prize – Bottle of Real Maple Syrup
- Quiz: Maple syrup trivia
· National Hard Candy Day
- Bracket: Head-to-head competition of different hard candies
· National Oatmeal Muffin Day
· 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.).
· National Homeless Person’s Remembrance Day
· 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
- 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.
· 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)
· National Fruitcake Day
· National Chocolate Candy Day
· National Card Playing Day
- Download: Card games e-book (be sure to include the rules for each game)
· No Interruptions Day (Last Work Day of the Year)
· 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
· 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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