Updated 23rd Nov 2022
Here it is! The final month of the year, December 2022 is upon us, and it's time to get your social media content calendar sorted. This article will help you get started with fresh new December social media ideas and blog posts.
December is also the most crucial month if you're a business. Customers are literally ready with their money in their hands, looking to buy gifts for friends and family. I’ve broken down the top 3 social media theme ideas you should be using to promote your business.
As an extra bonus, I've also included key dates and events of what's happening in December 2022.
Social Media Content Creation Tools
My number one tip when creating content for social media channels is to make it highly visual. We’ve all heard the phrase and image speaks a thousand words. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a graphic designer to create amazing content.
Here are 3 tools you can use to create amazing social media content:
Canva - Create graphics for anything and everything.
PiktoChart - Create cool infographics.
Pixelied - Create engaging graphics for anything.
PipDecks - Create incredible and engaging stories.
Tools For Posting Content On Social Media
One of the main reasons people don’t see the benefits that they would like from social media is due to the lack of consistency when it comes to posting regularly. Posting regularly is proven to improve your social media engagement and will help grow your accounts.
Let me introduce to you the amazing free social media schedulers you can set up today. Also known as social media management tools, you can now be your own social media content manager.
Later - Great for auto publishing content on all social media channels.
Facebook Creator Studio - Good for Facebook & Instagram.
Hootsuite - Also great for auto publishing content on all social media channels.
Canva - Good for most social media channels.
Feedhive - Advanced social media scheduling.
Key Dates & Events In December 2022
Another way of finding new social media ideas is to observe key dates and events that’s happening throughout the year. Generally speaking, these dates have a lot of hype on social media channels anyway. To help you out, here are some dates you should make a note of in December 2022.
18th - Hanukkah Begins
21st - 1st Day of Winter
22nd - December Solstice
24th - Christmas Eve
25th - Christmas Day
26th - Boxing Day
26th - Proclamation Day
26th - Hanukkah Ends
31st - New Year’s Eve
1 Dec 2022 Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day
1 Dec 2022 Civil Air Patrol Day
1 Dec 2022 Day Without Art Day
1 Dec 2022 Eat a Red Apple Day
1 Dec 2022 National Christmas Lights Day
1 Dec 2022 National Pie Day
1 Dec 2022 Rosa Parks Day
1 Dec 2022 World AIDS Day
2 Dec 2022 Bartender Appreciation Day
2 Dec 2022 Faux Fur Friday
2 Dec 2022 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
2 Dec 2022 National Fritters Day
2 Dec 2022 National Mutt Day
2 Dec 2022 Safety Razor Day
2 Dec 2022 Special Education Day
2 Dec 2022 Special Kids Day
3 Dec 2022 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
3 Dec 2022 Make a Gift Day
3 Dec 2022 National Rhubarb Vodka Day
3 Dec 2022 National Roof Over Your Head Day
3 Dec 2022 Skywarn Recognition Day
3 Dec 2022 Let’s Hug Day
4 Dec 2022 National Cookie Day
4 Dec 2022 National Dice Day
4 Dec 2022 National Sock Day
4 Dec 2022 Wear Brown Shoes Day
4 Dec 2022 World Wildlife Conservation Day
5 Dec 2022 AFL-CIO Day
5 Dec 2022 Bathtub Party Day
5 Dec 2022 International Ninja Day
5 Dec 2022 International Volunteer Day
5 Dec 2022 National Sacher Torte Day
5 Dec 2022 Repeal Day
5 Dec 2022 World Soil Day
6 Dec 2022 Miners’ Day
6 Dec 2022 Mitten Tree Day
6 Dec 2022 National Gazpacho Day
6 Dec 2022 National Microwave Oven Day
6 Dec 2022 National Pawnbrokers Day
6 Dec 2022 Put on Your Own Shoes Day
6 Dec 2022 St. Nicholas Day
6 Dec 2022 World Trick Shot Day
7 Dec 2022 International Civil Aviation Day
7 Dec 2022 Letter Writing Day
7 Dec 2022 National Cotton Candy Day
7 Dec 2022 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
8 Dec 2022 National Brownie Day
8 Dec 2022 Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day
8 Dec 2022 World Pear Day
9 Dec 2022 Christmas Card Day
9 Dec 2022 International Anti-Corruption Day
9 Dec 2022 National Llama Day
9 Dec 2022 National Pastry Day
9 Dec 2022 National Salesperson’s Day
9 Dec 2022 Official Lost & Found Day
9 Dec 2022 Weary Willie Day
9 Dec 2022 World Techno Day
10 Dec 2022 Dewey Decimal System Day
10 Dec 2022 Gingerbread Decorating Day
10 Dec 2022 Human Rights Day
10 Dec 2022 International Shareware Day
10 Dec 2022 National Lager Day
10 Dec 2022 Nobel Prize Day
11 Dec 2022 International Mountain Day
11 Dec 2022 National App Day
11 Dec 2022 National Noodle Ring Day
11 Dec 2022 World Choral Day
11 Dec 2022 Worldwide Candle Lighting Day
12 Dec 2022 Gingerbread House Day
12 Dec 2022 Green Monday
12 Dec 2022 National 12-hour Fresh Breath Day
12 Dec 2022 National Ambrosia Day
12 Dec 2022 National Ding-a-Ling Day
12 Dec 2022 National Poinsettia Day
13 Dec 2022 National Cocoa Day
13 Dec 2022 National Day Of The Horse
13 Dec 2022 National Violin Day
13 Dec 2022 Pick A Pathologist Pal Day
13 Dec 2022 U.S. National Guard Birthday
14 Dec 2022 Monkey Day
14 Dec 2022 National Bouillabaisse Day
14 Dec 2022 Roast Chestnuts Day
15 Dec 2022 Bill of Rights Day
15 Dec 2022 Cat Herders’ Day
15 Dec 2022 International Tea Day
15 Dec 2022 National Cupcake Day
15 Dec 2022 National Wear Your Pearls Day
15 Dec 2022 National Horse Day
16 Dec 2022 Barbie and Barney Backlash Day
16 Dec 2022 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
16 Dec 2022 National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
16 Dec 2022 Underdog Day
17 Dec 2022 National Maple Syrup Day
17 Dec 2022 National Wreaths Across America Day
17 Dec 2022 Pan American Aviation Day
17 Dec 2022 Wright Brothers Day
17 Dec 2022 National Ugly Sweater Day
18 Dec 2022 Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day
18 Dec 2022 Arabic Language Day
18 Dec 2022 International Migrants Day
18 Dec 2022 National Roast Suckling Pig Day
19 Dec 2022 National Emo Day
19 Dec 2022 National Hard Candy Day
19 Dec 2022 National Oatmeal Muffin Day
19 Dec 2022 Look for an Evergreen Day
20 Dec 2022 Games Day
20 Dec 2022 International Human Solidarity Day
20 Dec 2022 Mudd Day
20 Dec 2022 National Sangria Day
20 Dec 2022 Go Caroling Day
21 Dec 2022 Anne and Samantha Day
21 Dec 2022 Crossword Puzzle Day
21 Dec 2022 First Day of Winter / Winter Solstice
21 Dec 2022 Forefathers’ Day
21 Dec 2022 Humbug Day
21 Dec 2022 International Dalek Remembrance Day
21 Dec 2022 National Coquito Day
21 Dec 2022 National Flashlight Day
21 Dec 2022 National French Fried Shrimp Day
21 Dec 2022 National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day
21 Dec 2022 Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day
21 Dec 2022 Short Girl Appreciation Day
21 Dec 2022 Yule Begins
21 Dec 2022 Don’t Make Your Bed Day
22 Dec 2022 National Cookie Exchange Day
22 Dec 2022 National Date Nut Bread Day
22 Dec 2022 National Regifting Day
23 Dec 2022 Festivus
23 Dec 2022 National Pfeffernusse Day
23 Dec 2022 National Roots Day
24 Dec 2022 National Eggnog Day
25 Dec 2022 National Pumpkin Pie Day
25 Dec 2022 No “L” Day
26 Dec 2022 National Candy Cane Day
26 Dec 2022 National Thank You Note Day
26 Dec 2022 National Whiner’s Day
27 Dec 2022 National Fruitcake Day
27 Dec 2022 Visit The Zoo Day
27 Dec 2022 Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day
28 Dec 2022 National Call a Friend Day
28 Dec 2022 Holy Innocents’ Day
28 Dec 2022 National Card Playing Day
28 Dec 2022 National Chocolate Candy Day
28 Dec 2022 National Download Day
28 Dec 2022 National Short Film Day
28 Dec 2022 Pledge of Allegiance Day
29 Dec 2022 National Pepper Pot Day
29 Dec 2022 Still Need To Do Day
29 Dec 2022 Tick Tock Day
30 Dec 2022 Bacon Day
30 Dec 2022 Falling Needles Family Fest Day
30 Dec 2022 National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
30 Dec 2022 No Interruptions Day
31 Dec 2022 Hogmanay
31 Dec 2022 Make Up Your Mind Day
31 Dec 2022 National Champagne Day
31 Dec 2022 Universal Hour of Peace Day
31 Dec 2022 World Peace Meditation Day
If you’re looking to plan next year's marketing content calendar early, check out my article which provides a comprehensive list of key dates and events for 2022.
Top 3 Social Media Theme Ideas For December 2022
Content themes help to separate your content types from each other. It will also help you to track performance and understand what content your audience most engages with. Your content themes can be anything and it may differ from industry to industry. However, December is a month of selling, so it makes sense that the content themes should be focused on pushing sales. I cover content themes in more detail in my article on how to find social media content ideas.
Use the themes below to brainstorm December social media ideas.
Promotional - It’s the season of giving and buying. That is why it's a good idea to promote your products and services often.
Inspirational - Share a good news story or a positive message to your followers. It can be a quote, or something that spreads joy.
Community - December is the perfect month to share user generated content from followers. This helps build trust, engagement and sales for potential customers.
20 December Social Media Ideas For 2022
Ok the moment you have been waiting for. A list of 20 ideas for what to post on social media in December 2021. Use these ideas how you like. Remember, the key to social media success is to post often. These ideas can be used for any business, any industry or even on your personal accounts. Suitable for all social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc.
Holiday gift guides: Create a list of gift ideas for different recipients, such as friends, family, coworkers, or pets. You could also create gift guides for different price ranges or interests.
Holiday recipes: Share recipes for festive dishes, drinks, or desserts that people can make at home. You could also include tips for holiday entertaining, such as decorating ideas or party planning tips.
Holiday traditions: Share stories about your own holiday traditions, or highlight the holiday traditions of other cultures or communities. This can be a great way to create a sense of connection and foster a feeling of inclusivity.
Holiday travel: Share tips for planning a holiday vacation, including destination ideas, travel hacks, or budget-friendly options. You could also share photos or stories from your own holiday travels.
Holiday décor: Share ideas for holiday decorating, such as DIY projects, affordable options, or unique finds. You could also share tips for repurposing or recycling holiday decorations.
Holiday charitable giving: Share ideas for how people can give back during the holiday season, whether through volunteering, donating to a favourite charity, or supporting small businesses.
Share holiday traditions or special moments from your company or team. This can help to create a personal connection with your followers and give them a glimpse into your company culture.
Share festive photos or graphics that are related to your brand. This could be a holiday-themed version of your logo, a holiday-themed product, or a holiday-themed version of your company's signature look.
Share holiday gift ideas or special deals. This is a great opportunity to highlight your products or services as holiday gift options, and to encourage people to shop with you.
Share holiday-themed quotes or messages of goodwill. This can help to create a festive and positive atmosphere on your social media channels.
Share holiday events or charity efforts that your company is involved in. This can help to showcase your company's values and commitment to giving back.
More Social Media Prompts for December:
Share a video of your products or services in action.
Create a carousel of user generated content for your in-season products.
Ask a question about what your followers are doing over the holiday period.
Share a Christmas related quote.
Create a video of your top tips for creating new year goals ahead of 2023.
Post a ‘What’s My Elf Name’ image quiz.
Update customers of your opening times and office closure dates.
Wish everyone a Merry Christmas on Christmas day.
Share a personal photo of you and your family enjoying the holiday period.
Create a list of gift ideas.
Ask your followers to solve a Christmas riddle.
Highlight your promotional or sale.
Show off your new Christmas collection.
Share a video of your Christmas themed office workspace.
On the 10th, ask people to share photos of themselves in their Christmas jumper.
Capture the moment you enjoy a firework display.
Wish everyone a happy new year.
Share wisdom for #wisdomwednesday of something you have learnt over the last year.
Share a personal reflection on the goals you have achieved or have not achieved in 2022.
Share your goals for 2023.
December Social Media Moodboard
3 Blog Post Ideas For December 2022
Write a journal or reflection article on the last year and highlight key milestones for your business. Include images and videos if you can and make it personal.
Write a list of gift ideas for customers for Christmas but include links to other local businesses.
Create a guide for helping out your local community this winter and what you are going to do to help. Highlight charities that are doing amazing work, especially those who are experiencing homelessness.
There you have it, 20 brand new social media content ideas and 3 blog post ideas for December 2022. Use these ideas to boost your social media presence and to increase sales of your products and services.
Remember, when you are creating a list for your December social media ideas, make sure you have your main content themes mapped out.
I hope you found this blog useful. If you’re still looking for more ideas, check out my article on how to find social media content ideas for yourself.
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