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Hashtags for the Christmas Season

Christmas is a wonderful, magical season. If you are sharing business or personal posts on social media, hashtags are essential for maximum viewing. Check out the following hashtags for inspiration for the Christmas season.

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#Christmas (simple but effective)

#Christmas2021

#Holiday

#Holidayseason

#Christmasseason

#Christmasdecor

#ChristmasTime

#MerryChristmas

#Christmasvibes

#Handmade

#Homemade

#HyggeChristmas

#HappyBirthdayJesus

#CelebrateChrist

#ChristmasIsComing

#ChristmasCountdown

#Winter

#FirstDayofWinter

#Snow

#IBelieve

#Believe

#IBelieveInSanta

#Santa

#SantaClaus

#MrsClaus

#Rudolph

#ChristmasMood

#ChristmasEve

#ChistmasMagic

#HappyHolidays

#ChristmasCheer

#Love

#Peace

#Joy

#PeaceOnEarth

#ChristmasList

#NiceList

#NaughtyList

#ChristmasPJs

#FamimlyChristmas

#FriendsChristmas

#LetItSnow

#ChristmasJoy

#ChristmasEve

#ChristmasDay

#AllThingsChristmas

#SpreadKindness

#TisTheSeason

#ChristmasSweater

#OhChristmasTree

#Nativity

#ChristmasStory

#MeetMeUnderTheMistletoe

#Blessed

#FelizNavidad

#ChristmasDinner

#ChristmasFood

#BeMerry

Non-Candy Stocking Stuffers

Are you shopping for Christmas? Are you looking for ideas for Christmas stockings? If you are searching for non-candy stocking stuffers, check out the following list.

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  1. Gift cards (always a hit with teens)
  2. Money (another hit for teens)
  3. Books
  4. Bookmarks
  5. Themed socks
  6. Lego figures
  7. Pokémon cards
  8. Hot Wheel or Matchbox cars
  9. Drawing pencils
  10. Mini sketch pads
  11. Watercolor paints
  12. Colored pencils
  13. Markers
  14. Crayons
  15. Activity pads
  16. Bouncy balls
  17. Action figures
  18. Toy soldiers
  19. Toy farm animals
  20. Plushies
  21. Earbuds
  22. USB
  23. Memory cards
  24. Themed shoelaces
  25. Jewelry
  26. Hair clips or barrettes
  27. Scrunchies
  28. Ornament (This makes a great yearly tradition)
  29. Finger puppets
  30. Mini puzzles
  31. Harmonica
  32. Kazoo
  33. Glow sticks
  34. Craft items (beads and string)
  35. Rubber stamps and ink pads
  36. Key rings
  37. Nail polish
  38. Nail accessories
  39. Travel mug
  40. Bubbles
  41. Reusable straws
  42. Mini flashlights
  43. Booklight
  44. Silly Putty
  45. Play dough
  46. Journal
  47. Colored gel pens
  48. Sharpies
  49. Bubble bath
  50. Lip balm
  51. Hand lotion
  52. Washi Tape
  53. Post-It notes
  54. Aftershave/perfume
  55. Make up
  56. Magazine
  57. Comic books
  58. Glow in the dark stars
  59. Small Bible
  60. DVDs
  61. Slinky
  62. Gloves or mittens
  63. Earmuffs or hats
  64. Wallet
  65. Change purse
  66. Scarves
  67. Phone case
  68. Phone charger
  69. Mouse pad
  70. Bandanas
  71. Sunglasses
  72. Dinosaur figures
  73. UNO deck
  74. Playing cards
  75. Flashcards

Journal Writing Prompts for the Christmas Season

Do you want to add some Christmas entries to your journal? Christmas is a magical time of year. Writing about your current and past Christmas seasons is a great way to preserve your memories. If you need inspiration, check out the following journal writing prompts for the Christmas season.

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  1. How do you plan to spend the holiday season?
  2. Create a holiday bucket list. Add at least 10 activities.
  3. Describe what Christmas means to you. Go into details.  
  4. What Christmas traditions did you have growing up?
  5. Do you still incorporate any of those traditions with your family or friends today? Why?
  6. What new Christmas activities do you plan to try this year? Why?
  7. What is your favorite Christmas memory from childhood?
  8. What is your favorite Christmas memory as an adult?
  9. What do you feel was your worse Christmas? Why?
  10. Write a letter to Santa Claus. Yes, you as an adult write a letter to Santa.
  11. What is your favorite Christmas song? Why?
  12. What is your favorite Christmas show? Why?
  13. Write an A-to-Z list of everything Christmas-related. It’s harder than you think.
  14. How do you plan to give back to the community this Christmas?
  15. I love the holiday season because______________________. Free write your answer for at least 15 minutes.
  16. What was your best Christmas gift as a child? As an adult?
  17. If you were granted 3 wishes for Christmas, what would you pick? Why?
  18. Have you ever peeked at a Christmas gift for you as a child? Or an adult? What was the gift?
  19. What are you most thankful for this Christmas season?
  20. If you could give a Christmas gift to your community, what would you pick?
  21. Today is the first official day of winter. How does winter add to the Christmas season?
  22. Do you attend church services regularly or attend Christmas related services? How does your spiritual beliefs help you celebrate the Christmas season?
  23. What are you hoping to see over the next couple of days when celebrating Christmas?
  24. Christmas Eve! What do you plan to do?
  25. Merry Christmas! Write about your entire day.
  26. Did you go shopping for the day after Christmas bargains? Or spend the day just relaxing?
  27. Write about your best and worst New Year’s Eve celebrations.
  28. As a child, did you celebrate New Year’s Eve as a family? What did you do?
  29. Write about your Christmas season. List the highs and lows.
  30. Write about 2021.
  31. Happy New Year’s Eve! What are you plans?  

Journal Writing Prompts for December

The last month of the year is finally here. Are you ready to keep writing in your journal? If you are searching for suggestions, check out the following journal writing prompts for December.

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  1. How did November go for you, your family, work, school, and community? List your highs and lows for the month.
  2. What are you hoping to accomplish during the last month of 2021? List 5 goals.
  3. If you could relive one day over in 2021, what day would you pick? Why?
  4. What new hobbies are hoping to try over the winter months?
  5. What skill are you hoping to develop in 2022? Why is this important?
  6. Free write for 15 minutes.
  7. What one moment from today made you smile? Why?
  8. Are you satisfied with your current circumstances? Why or why not? What would you like to change?
  9. What has been on your mind lately? Why does this seem to be taking over your thoughts?
  10. List your biggest priorities for the day, week, the rest of the month, and next year.
  11. Did you overreact to any situation this week or month? Why?
  12. Who is your biggest inspiration at this moment? Why is this person so important to you?
  13. What is the best advice you could give someone right now? What is the best advice someone recently gave you?
  14. What is your biggest strength? Why?
  15. Why do you perceive as your biggest weakness? Why?
  16. If you knew tomorrow was the last day on Earth, what would you do? Why?
  17. What is the most important relationship in your life right now? Why?
  18. What have you been doing in your spare time lately? Do this activity bring you joy?
  19. What is one thing that you need in your life right now to improve your mood or situation? Why?
  20. Where would you like to travel next holiday season? Why?
  21. Happy First Day of Winter? What is the winter season like in your area? List highs and lows.
  22. What is one new activity you want to try next year? Why?
  23.   What do you do to stay healthy? Physically? And mentally? Do you need to take further steps in 2022? Why?
  24. Christmas Eve! How do you celebrate?
  25. Merry Christmas! How did the day go for you? What was your favorite moment?
  26. What are some of your favorite memories of 2021?
  27. For 2022, you plan to do more of________________. List at least 5 things.
  28. If you could have changed one thing in 2021, what would it be? Why?
  29. If you had to summarize 2021 with 5 words, what would you pick? Why?
  30. What do you hope to see in 2022?
  31. New Year’s Eve! How did you celebrate?

25 Days of Christmas: Drawing Prompts

December ushers in a month-long season of Christmas cheer. Are you looking to put extra merriment in the holiday season? Drawing is a superb creative outlet to add to this magical time of year.  

25 Drawing Prompts for Christmas

Christmas tree and gifts
  1. Self-Portrait with a Christmas Theme
  2. Christmas Tree
  3. Christmas Gifts, Wrapping Paper, Ribbons, & Bows
  4. Christmas Cards
  5. Santa & Mrs. Claus
  6. Elves
  7. North Pole & Santa’s Workshop
  8. Santa’s Sleigh & Reindeer (Don’t forget Rudolph)
  9. The Grinch
  10. Christmas Ornaments & Tree Topper
  11. Christmas Stockings
  12. Mistle Toe
  13. Nativity
  14. Mary, Joseph, & Baby Jesus
  15. Christmas Star
  16. Angels
  17. Letters to Santa
  18. Gingerbread House
  19. Christmas Sweater
  20. Candy Cane and Christmas Sweets
  21. Christmas Bells
  22. Christmas Wreath
  23. Nutcracker
  24. Peace On Earth
  25. Merry Christmas

Get the most out of your Christmas drawing prompts by turning your creations into ornaments. Consider using small notecards which can easily be laminated. Next, punch a hole in the top to add ribbon to hang on your Christmas tree.

Self-Care Ideas for December

December is a busy month. The holiday season always adds extra commitments to your busy schedule. Remember to take time for yourself. Engaging in self-care is a necessity for your overall well-being. If you need suggestions, check out the following list for self-care ideas for December.

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  1. Make a commitment to yourself for a stress-free month.
  2. Make a holiday planner (Staying organized is a great way to reduce stress).
  3. Give yourself permission for a lazy afternoon.
  4. Write in a journal
  5. Buy yourself something warm and fuzzy, a blanket or a pair of socks
  6. Make a play list of your favorite holiday songs.
  7. Curl up with a cozy warm blanket and a good Christmas themed book.
  8. Invest in a good moisturizer for the winter months.
  9. Bake something delicious.
  10. Get plenty of sleep. Take a nap or sleep in.
  11. Take a warm bubble bath or a long hot shower.
  12. Light a scented candle, meditate or pray.
  13. Listen to your favorite podcast while giving yourself a facial.
  14. Eat a meal by candlelight.
  15. Get creative, make your own Christmas decorations or ornaments.
  16. Go to a festive community event.
  17. Get outdoors, go for a walk or a hike.
  18. Call an old friend to chat.
  19. Spend an afternoon at the library, search for books, and enjoy the quiet.
  20. Buy flannel sheets.
  21. First official day of winter! Find a new hobby for the winter months.
  22. Start feeding the wild birds.
  23. Binge watch your favorite Christmas movies.
  24. Christmas Eve! Watch It’s a Wonderful Life.
  25. Christmas Day! Merry Christmas! Enjoy your day!
  26. Make a fruit smoothie.
  27. Try a new soup recipe.
  28. Order take-out.
  29. Visit a new local shop or café.
  30. Try a new dessert recipe.
  31. New Year’s Eve! Celebrate you made it through 2021!

December Photo Prompts

Cold weather, snow, and hot cocoa are all a wonderful part of December. Grab your camera or phone to take lots of photos. If you need some inspiration, check out the following photo prompts for December.

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  1. Self-portrait
  2. Festive event
  3. Landscape
  4. Cold
  5. Almost dark
  6. Love
  7. Upside down
  8. Noon
  9. Close-up
  10. Favorite
  11. Signs
  12. Path
  13. Distance
  14. Warm beverage
  15. Favorite cold weather food
  16. Cityscape
  17. Sled
  18. Snow
  19. Sleigh ride
  20. Weather in the morning
  21. Welcome Winter
  22. Birds
  23. Out the window
  24. Christmas Eve
  25. Christmas Day
  26. Texture
  27. Group
  28. Skyline
  29. Silhouettes
  30. 4pm
  31. New Year’s Eve
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25 Days of Christmas: Photo Prompts

Are you trying to get into the holiday spirit? If you are looking for extra inspiration for the Christmas season, check out the following photo prompts.

25 Photo Prompts for the Christmas Season

  1. Selfie in front of Christmas décor
  2. Christmas Tree
  3. Ornaments
  4. Ribbons and Bows
  5. Mistletoe
  6. Christmas Gifts
  7. Candy Canes & Other Christmas Sweets
  8. Christmas Lights
  9. Christmas Cheer
  10. Tradition
  11. Baking
  12. Stockings
  13. Family
  14. Bells
  15. Peace
  16. Red and Green
  17. Wrapping Paper
  18. Nostalgic
  19. Shining Bright
  20. Nativity
  21. Beverages
  22. Peace on Earth
  23. Joy to the World
  24. Santa
  25. Merry Christmas!

Rebecca Reviewed It: Village of Ashley Country Christmas

Colorful lights, Santa & Mrs. Claus, flame-throwing juggler, Christmas music, and a roaring steam engine, what else do you need on a chilly evening? I went to watch the beautiful Pere Marquette aka the Polar Express thunder into Ashley, Michigan. Carrying passengers to visit a small town completely decked out for Christmas fun.

Where: The train comes from Owosso to arrive in the small Village of Ashley, Michigan. The passengers enjoy about a 1 hour 15-minute ride, stay in Ashley for a couple of hours, then return to Owosso. The public is welcome to enjoy the small town and view the train coming into town.

When: The Polar Express comes into town twice a day every weekend until Christmas.

This is the official pamphlet from the Village of Ashley Country Christmas 2021.

What You View: The town is set up with a variety of little Christmas shops, food, hot cocoa, and activities for the entire family to enjoy. For example Penny Lane has handcrafted gifts to wear. The handmade hats are beautiful and warm.

The lists of little shops and activities within in the town.

Will I Go Again? Most definitely, yes. I would love to see the train arrive after a heavy snowfall. Hopefully Mother Nature and my schedule allow me to do it. Who knows maybe one of these times, I will actually ride the train.

15 Black Friday Quotes

Do you shop on Black Friday? Are you looking for inspiration before heading out to shop? Or perhaps you just need a quick chuckle as you binge on leftovers. Check out the following quotes for Black Friday.

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  1. “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” – Bo Derek
  2. “Shopping is a woman thing. It’s a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.” – Erma Bombeck
  3. “I love shopping. There is a little bit of magic found in buying something new.” 一 Rebecca Bloom
  4. “Happiness is not in money, but in shopping.” — Marilyn Monroe
  5. I really enjoy the shopping and going out and getting stuff for other people. I could really give a damn about getting gifts for myself, but I really enjoy giving gifts.” – Luke Combs
  6. “Everyone knows about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now help me spread the word about Giving Tuesday!” – Bill Gates.
  7. “Black Friday: because only in America people trample each other for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.” – Unknown
  8. “I have this system where if I buy three or four new things, I give away three or four things. Sometimes, it’s a very painful system, but shopping is even better when you know that someone else who needs it will be getting. Keep the clothing karma going, I say.”- Sara Blakely
  9. “You can always find something you want.” – Sophie Kinsella
  10. “Shopping is better than sex. If you’re not satisfied after shopping, you can make an exchange for something you really like.” — Adrienne Gusoff
  11. “Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” — Dave Barry
  12. “Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.” – Unknown
  13. “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness didn’t know where to shop.” Gertrude Stein
  14. “Don’t even front like you love your family, America, or God, if you don’t have a detailed & rehearsed Black Friday tactical shopping plan.” – Rob Delaney.
  15. “A bargain is something you can’t use at a price you can’t resist.” — Franklin Jones

If you are out shopping on Black Friday, be safe.

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