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December is a busy month for social media holidays, but it’s also a great time to celebrate the little things: friends and family, love, and kindness. The world is full of reasons to be happy and thankful, so here are some ideas for how you can spread joy on social media during December:
Month-Long Events for December:
December is a month that offers a lot of opportunities to celebrate, whether it be holidays, TV and movie premieres, or other events. There are also special days that are celebrated around the world, some of which have been going on for years and others that only started this year. Either way, there’s something for everyone to enjoy throughout December!
December is Write a Friend Month
This month, there are a number of ways to celebrate Write a Friend Month by writing letters and emails to your friends—and even text messages!
What better way to show someone how much you appreciate them than with some well-written words? Tag a partner or a client on social media and tell them how much you appreciate their friendship.
Here are some ideas for what you can say:
Tell them how much they mean to you! Let them know what qualities or characteristics about them make you happy.
Tell them something personal that only they would understand. It could be something funny like “I love the way we always make fun of each other” or serious like “I can tell I can trust you with anything.”
Talk about their interests, hobbies and passions! The more specific the better – no one likes generic gifts (except maybe my grandma).
December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate and promote safe toys, this is a great month to do it! The Consumer Product Safety Commission created Safe Toys and Gifts Month in 1992 as an annual initiative to help raise awareness about the importance of ensuring that all children have access to safe toys and gifts.
For parents, teachers and caregivers who are looking for ways to celebrate this special time of year with your kids, there are plenty of ways you can get involved! First off: make sure that all their toys are rated by the ASTM International standards (or CPSC) so they know what kind of play experience each toy offers. If you don’t know how to determine whether or not a toy has been approved by these organizations, there are plenty of resources available online (like our handy guide). You can also find out which holiday gifts have been recalled on our website by searching through our database. If one of your loved ones received an unsafe gift this year, take action by returning it promptly—and if possible—reaching out directly with the manufacturer so they can resolve any issues related directly back towards them too!
A few dates we’ll be discussing:
- December 1 – World AIDS Day (International)
- December 5 – International Volunteer Day (International)
- December 7 – International Civil Aviation Day (International)
- December 10 – Human Rights Day (International)
- December 10 – Nobel Prize Day (International)
- …and more. Keep reading for more events, or sign up for Forekast to see hundreds of events that will be trending on social media in December.
December 1 – World AIDS Day (International)
World AIDS Day is an annual event held on December 1 to commemorate the day in 1988 when doctors in the United States and France first noticed the disease. World AIDS Day aims to raise awareness of this pandemic and honor those who have died from it.
This year, there are plenty of ways to participate on social media! To help you get started, we’ve compiled some ideas:
- Celebrate with your local LGBTQ community center or other center that provides support services for people living with HIV/AIDS by volunteering or donating money.
- Visit one of these great locations around town that offer free HIV testing on-site (while supplies last). If you’re worried about getting tested yourself, remember that these locations are staffed primarily by trained medical professionals who can provide emotional support during this process.
- Donate to World AIDS Day.
- Wear the red ribbon and show support!
December 5 – International Volunteer Day (International)
International Volunteer Day is celebrated every year on December 5th. The theme for 2019 is “Volunteerism, a Force for Good.” According to the International Year of Volunteerism website, the purpose of International Volunteer Day is to celebrate and promote volunteerism by highlighting its value as a catalyst for social change and economic growth.
The history behind International Volunteer Day dates back to 1974 when President Gerald Ford signed legislation proclaiming that April 5th would be known as National Youth Service Day each year in honor of the first American volunteer program established by James Garfield in 1882. In 2002, President George W. Bush signed a proclamation making December 5th International Youth Service Day because it was then believed that this would provide an opportunity to highlight youth service efforts throughout the world and encourage people of all ages who serve youth in their community through volunteering their time or resources toward positive goals such as improving education systems or providing health care services for underserved populations at no cost to them.”
December 5 – Krampusnacht (Germany)
Krampus is a creature that punishes naughty children. He comes from Austria and Southern Germany, where he is known as Knecht Ruprecht.
Krampusnacht (or Krampus Night) is celebrated on December 5th.
The Krampus story goes that St Nicholas was accompanied by a demon-like creature named Krampus who would punish bad children by beating them with birch branches or scaring them with unnerving masks and costumes. Nowadays, this frightening companion has been mostly replaced by other characters, such as elves and snowmen.
December 7 – International Civil Aviation Day (International)
December 7 is International Civil Aviation Day. It’s a global day of celebration for the history and future of air transport. The day is celebrated every year on December 7th, the birthday of the Wright brothers.
On this day in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made history by piloting their flying machine in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This marked the first time that a heavier-than-air craft took off from level ground under its own power and returned safely with no onboard motor or other means of propulsion (such as gliding). It was also the first time that pilots could steer their aircraft via control surfaces rather than just balancing themselves against a tailwind or crosswind.
December 10 – Human Rights Day (International)
On December 10th, we celebrate the day that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This day marks a commitment to promote and protect human rights for everyone all over the world.
Human rights are fundamental freedoms and liberties that all people are entitled to without discrimination or condition. The declaration defines these rights as being inherent to your personhood, including freedom from slavery, torture, arbitrary detention or exile; freedom from torture; freedom from discrimination based on race, sex or religion; and freedom of expression—to name just a few key examples.
While many countries have yet to embrace these ideals in their laws—and some have even taken steps backward—it’s important to remember what this day represents: A long-term vision for creating a better world based on equality under the law!
December 10 – Nobel Prize Day (International)
On December 10th, the Nobel Prize is awarded in Stockholm, Sweden. The prize is awarded in six categories: literature, peace, physics, chemistry, medicine and economics. It was established by Alfred Nobel’s will and first awarded in 1901.
December 11 – International Mountain Day (International)
International Mountain Day is celebrated on 11 December every year. It was created in 2003 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The day aims to raise public awareness about the importance of mountains and their role as sources of water and energy, food security, biodiversity conservation, cultural heritage and spiritual well-being.
December 12 – Poinsettia Day (US)
Poinsettia Day is celebrated on December 12 and honors the work of American botanist Joel Roberts Poinsett.
Poinsett was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1779. He later served as ambassador to Mexico under President Andrew Jackson where he brought back a plant that would become known as the poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima). The brightly colored flower became an important symbol of the holiday season and was often used as a Christmas decoration.
A few other fun facts about Poinsettia Day:
- In Mexico, it’s common to give poinsettias to friends and family instead of traditional gifts like candy canes or pine cones during this holiday season. They’re also considered good luck when given to guests at weddings!
- You know what else is great about this plant? It can be used for more than just decoration—the sap from its stems can actually be used as medicine!
December 18 – Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day (US)
If you’ve ever wanted to answer the phone like Buddy the Elf, this is your chance!
The idea of Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day has been around since 2010. It was started by a group of friends who invented an annual tradition where they would answer their phones while pretending to be Buddy. Now, people across the country are celebrating by picking up their phones with a smile on their face and a cheery “Ho-ho-ho” greeting!
December 21- International Mountain Day (International)
December 21 is International Mountain Day, an annual event organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It’s a day dedicated to the mountains and their importance to the world.
The IUCN emphasizes that mountains are important not just as sources of mineral wealth, but also as sources of clean water and energy. Mountains can be used as natural barriers against climate change, they are critical habitats for many species and they provide us with recreation opportunities.
And of course, some of the major holidays
- December 18 to December 26 – Hanukkah
- December 23 – Festivus (for the rest of us)
- December 24 – Christmas Eve
- December 25 – Christmas Day
- December 26 – Boxing Day
- December 26 to January 1 – Kwanzaa
- December 31 – New Year’s Eve
There are lots of fun reasons to celebrate in December
In December, there are lots of fun reasons to celebrate. Whether you’re looking for a reason to share the holiday spirit with your friends and family, your company or team, or your community: December is a great time to celebrate.
- Create a winter wonderland in your home by decorating your living room and dining room with wreaths made from fresh greenery and pinecones. Get started on this project by purchasing supplies from local craft stores (or online).
- Bake brownies and other sweet treats for friends and neighbors. Be sure to keep track of how many people were served so you know what food items you need when planning future events!
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So enjoy the holidays, and if you’re looking for even more ways to celebrate, check out our list above. We hope it was helpful!
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