50 December social media posts

Are you looking for inspiration for your December social media content?  This blog post is jam-packed with 50 December social media ideas, including Awareness Days, holidays, and great content inspiration for the whole of December.

There are some great national and international days that you can use to increase your reach and to “piggy-back” your presence into a much wider audience. Some are serious, some are just plain weird, but weird can be wonderful, too!

If you’re not sure how to use Awareness Days to your advantage, then check out our recent bog post on this very subject here.

If you’re looking to create quality content, but don’t want to spend a whole heap of time doing it, then read on!

This is what’s included with these December Social Media Ideas:

  • A handy infographic containing key dates. Print it out and pin it to your notice board or share it to Pinterest and share the love!
  • An overview of the December social media ideas. I’ve included some relevant hashtags to use, as well as a brief explanation and alternatives, where possible, so you’ll never be stuck with your December social media content again!
  • Templates that you can repost in your own social media or use as inspiration to create your own. You’re also free to amend any of the provided templates to fit your own branding and style.

December Social Media Ideas Infographic:

December Social Media Ideas Infographic

Included here is at least one National or International day for each of the days in December, together with some hashtags to make using these in your social media a breeze.

December Social Media Ideas Day by Day


1st Eat a Red Apple Day. As we all know, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” (Unless you’re Snow White, of course.)

Did you know there are over 7,500 varieties of apples available? How about asking for your audience’s favourite apple recipes?  Use #EatARedAppleDay

2nd International Day for Abolition of Slavery.  The UN estimates that 40.3 million people are in modern slavery.  Find out more here.

3rd International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  As the name suggests, this day is celebrated internationally and has been promoted by the UN since 1992 to encourage a better understanding of people with disabilities.  Use the hashtag #DisabilityDay

4th Santa’s List Day. He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice…You know the rest.

5th Day of the Ninja. Stealth-like and mysterious.  Why not take to the streets, dressed in your best warrior costume and carry out random acts of kindness?  Make sure you have your phone ready to catch the smiles! And, as no Ninja would be worthy without the right kit, you can create your own paper Shuriken (Ninja throwing star) here.

6th Put on Your Own Shoes Day.  If you’re a parent, you’ll know what a big milestone this is for your children. Us the hashtag #PutOnYourOwnShoesDay

7th Walt Disney Day.  If your audience could be their favourite Disney character, who would they be and why?

8th National Chocolate Brownie Day.  I mean, what’s not to like? Gooey deliciousness – and because it’s their day, they have no calories, right? Here’s a great recipe for the best brownies from Jamie Oliver.

9th Christmas Card Day.  It’s time to start ramping up the holiday spirit. Are your audience the sentimental type that keep all their Christmas cards, or are they more Bah, Humbug! And can’t be bothered to send any? #ChristmasCardDay

10th International Animal Rights Day.  This day reminds us all that kindness and respect is due to all creatures

11th Have a Bagel Day. Bagels found their origins in the European Jewish population in the 1600s.  What’s your favourite bagel topping? #HaveaBagelDay

It’s also National Mountain Day.

12th Gingerbread House Day. If you think Gingerbread houses are beyond your skill-set, then prepare to have your mind blown! Check out this beauty from http://duchessbakeshop.com/

13th National Cocoa Day.  Why not share a fun image, like this template in Canva?

14th Monkey Day. A day to celebrate our primate cousins. Here are 60 amazing monkey facts for you to share.

It’s also National Bouillabaisse Day and Roast Chestnuts Day

15th National Cat Herders Day.  Ever had one of those days?  This is the day to celebrate!

16th International Day for Tolerance. This day was created to encourage equality and diversity across the world.

It’s also Clarinet Day, Button Day and Fast-Food Day.  Which can you use?

17th National Maple Syrup Day.  Here are 5 unusual ways to use the golden, gorgeous goo – Enjoy!

18th International Migrants Day.  A day to celebrate the contribution that migrants make to our country.  Find out more about this awareness day here. Use the hashtag #MigrantsDay

It’s also Arabic Language Day and Underdog Day.

19th Oatmeal Muffin Day.  The day to enjoy a muffin, whilst trying to convince yourself it’s healthy. It’s also Look for An Evergreen Day – Do you go real or fake?

20th Games Day.  Time to dust out those board games and decide who’s going to be banker.

21st National Homeless Persons Remembrance Day.  This is the longest night of the year. What could you do on this day to help your local homeless people?

22nd Forefathers’ Day.  Today commemorates the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. #ForefathersDay

23rd Roots Day.  Have you ever traced your family tree?  Maybe there’s a story there that you could share with your audience. At this time of year, family comes sharply into focus, so ask your audience to share their stories. #RootsDay

24th Christmas Eve. It’s almost time to find out if you’ve been naughty or nice.

This is also Eggnog Day and here’s a recipe if you fancy making your own.

25th December. Christmas Day and, of course, the first of the Twelve Days of Christmas. How about creating a New Year Countdown?

It’s also Candy Cane Day. What’s your favourite Christmas film?  In my opinion, you just can’t beat Elf.   Here’s a Canva template you can use with some wise words from Buddy himself.

26th Thank You Note Day.  Were you made to write thank you letters after Christmas when you were a child?

27th National Fruitcake Day.  Fruitcake seems to be a bit like Marmite; you’re either a lover or loather Which are you?

28th Card Playing Day.  I’ve always wanted to be able to do the swanky card shuffling thing – Sadly, I hate playing cards, so there’s not much chance of me achieving my dream.  A day to dust off your deck and rediscover this classic from Kenny Rogers.

29th Tick Tock Day.  A day to remind your audience just how much time your products and services save them or give them top tips on productivity.  Use hashtag #TickTockDay.

You can also create an inspirational quote, like this one.

30th Bacon Day and Bicarbonate of Soda Day.  Make of those what you will.

31st Make Up Your Mind Day. Are you the sort of person who makes snap decisions or do you take time to consider the pros and cons of every situation?

Also, Champagne Day and No Interruptions Day, so switch the mobile onto silent and enjoy some peace and quiet!

December Social Media Ideas – December is also…

  • Pear Month
  • Food Service Safety Month
  • Write a Business Plan Month
  • Human Rights Month
  • Tie Month


Want more Social Media Ideas?

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  • A 12-month editable social media planning calendar.
  • A PDF version for you to print off and pin on your noticeboard.
  • Daily prompts and suggestions to create engaging social media posts.
  • 25 captions to spark inspiration and make publishing your posts a breeze
  • National Holidays, Awareness Days and other “Special” Days (Some serious, some just downright fun!) for you to use as themes for your posts.
  • 50 graphics illustrating these “Special” days to pep up your content.
  • 25 quote-based graphics, to inspire you and your audience and designed to fit in, whatever your branding.
  • 25 engagement graphics, to get your audience talking and encourage those conversations.
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For more content ideas, check back next month.  In the meantime, I’d love to know how you’ve used these December Social Media Ideas in your social media.  Comment below and let me know!

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