31 Drawing Prompts for December

Are you ready for new drawing prompts for December? Make a cup of hot cocoa, grab your favorite drawing utensil, and start creating.

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  1. Self-portrait in a winter scene.
  2. Colorful
  3. Patterns
  4. Favorite person
  5. Pet
  6. Birds
  7. Water scene
  8. Nature scene
  9. Country scene
  10. City scene
  11. Historic location
  12. Travel
  13. Cold
  14. Favorite location
  15. Shoes
  16. Happiness
  17. Sadness
  18. Future
  19. Mittens & scarf
  20. Out a window
  21. Happy 1st day of Winter! (Create a winter scene)
  22. Ski
  23. Snowman
  24. Christmas Eve
  25. Merry Christmas!
  26. Family
  27. Friends
  28. Trees
  29. Artist’s choice
  30. Celebrations
  31. Welcoming 2023!

Have a creative month!

31 Photo Prompts for December

Are you ready for new photo prompts for December? Grab your camera and go!

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  1. Selfie
  2. Landscape
  3. Colorful
  4. On my mind
  5. Distance
  6. Miniature
  7. Out a window
  8. Candle
  9. Shapes
  10. Rule of 3
  11. Shadows
  12. Black & white
  13. Brightness
  14. Sparkling
  15. Lowest point
  16. Nature
  17. Sunrise/Sunset
  18. New
  19. Bokeh
  20. Reflective
  21. Winter
  22. Pattern
  23. Trees
  24. Christmas Eve!
  25. Merry Christmas!
  26. Enormous
  27. Low light
  28. Cozy
  29. Highest point
  30. Photographer’s choice
  31. Welcoming 2023

Have a great month!

75 Songs for the Christmas Season

Music is one of the joys of Christmas. Artists have been writing about the holiday season for decades. If you are looking to add some Christmas cheer to your holiday party or dinner, check out the following songs. (Be careful, you may find yourself singing out loud!)

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  1. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Bing Crosby
  2. “Away in the Manger” by Nat King Cole
  3. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams
  4. White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
  5. “Sleigh Ride” by The Ronettes or “Sleigh Ride” by Ella Fitzgerald
  6. “What Christmas Means to Me” by Stevie Wonder
  7. “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” by Nat King Cole
  8. “Last Christmas (I Gave You My Heart)” by Wham!
  9. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey
  10. “How Many Kings” by Downhere
  11. “It’s True” by Sara Groves
  12. Let it, Snow! Let it, Snow! Let it Snow” by Dean Martin
  13. “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)” by Nat King Cole
  14. “Home for the Holidays” by Perry Como
  15. “Christmas Time Is Here” by Vince Guaraldi Trio
  16. “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  17. “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” by Frank Sinatra or “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” by Bruce Springsteen
  18. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Judy Garland
  19. “Frosty the Snowman” by Gene Autry or “Frosty the Snowman” by Jimmy Durante (Both are fun reeditions!)
  20. “Angels We Have Heard on High” by Ella Fitzgerald or “Angels We Have Heard on High” by Josh Groban & Brian McKnight
  21. Let It Be Christmas” by Alan Jackson
  22. “Underneath the Tree” by Kelly Clarkston
  23. “Christmas Cookies” by George Strait
  24. “Little Saint Nick” by The Beach Boys
  25. “Christmas Time All Over Again” by            Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  26. “Carol of the Bells/What Child is This?” by Point of Grace
  27. “Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas Song)” by Bing Crosby
  28. “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt
  29. “Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley
  30. “Run, Rudolph, Run” by Chuck Berry
  31. “Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy” by Garth Brooks
  32. “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms
  33. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee
  34. “Carol of the Bells” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  35. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)
  36. “Jingle Bells” by Ella Fitzgerald or “Jingle Bells” by Dean Martin (Both are great!)
  37. “Christmas, Baby Please Come Home” by Darlene Love
  38. “A Soldiers Silent Night” by Father Ted Berndt
  39. “Winter Wonderland” by Dean Martin
  40. A Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives
  41. “Merry Christmas, Baby” by Otis Redding
  42. “Happy X-Mas (War is Over)” by John Lennon
  43. “Please Come Home for Christmas” by The Eagles
  44. “Where Are You Christmas” by Faith Hill
  45. “Feliz Navidad” by José Feliciano
  46. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Dean Martin or “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Norah Jones and Willie Nelson
  47. “Merry Christmas Darling” by The Carpenters
  48. “Underneath the Tree” by Kelly Clarkston
  49. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by Jackson 5
  50. “Santa I’m Right Here” by Toby Keith
  51. “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” by David Bowie & Bing Crosby
  52. “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney
  53. Hard Candy Christmas” by Dolly Parton
  54. “Gold and Green” by Sugarland
  55. “Deck The Halls” by Mannheim Steamroller
  56. “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid
  57. “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues
  58. “We Need a Little Christmas” by Angela Lansbury
  59. “Believe” by Josh Groban
  60. “The First Noel” by Andy Williams
  61. “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” by Gayla Peevey
  62. “Joy to the World” by Aretha Franklin
  63. “O Come, All Ye Faithful” by Faith Hill
  64. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Bublé
  65. “Mary, Did You Know” by Kenny Rogers
  66. “Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You)” by Kelly Clarkson
  67. “When My Heart Finds Christmas” by Harry Connick Jr
  68. “Pretty Paper” by Willie Nelson
  69. “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by Thurl Ravenscroft
  70. “Christmas Day at my House” by Patty Loveless
  71. “Snow” by Leslie Odom Jr.
  72. “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem” by The Judds
  73. “My Favorite Things” by Julie Andrews
  74. “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” by Elvis Presley
  75. “O Holy Night” by Céline Dion or “O Holy Night” by Nat King Cole (Both versions are wonderful.)

Is your favorite song on the list? Merry Christmas! Keep singing!

62 Photo Prompts for the Christmas Season

The Christmas season is finally here. Are you ready to enjoy every minute of the holiday celebrations? Capturing memories through photography is a perfect way to catch every festive moment. If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following photo prompts for the Christmas season.

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  1. Festive Selfie
  2. ‘Tis the Season
  3. Christmas Decor
  4. Red & Green
  5. Toyland
  6. In the Kitchen
  7. Leftovers
  8. Red & White
  9. The Magic of the Season
  10. Tree
  11. Lights
  12. Snow
  13. Silver & Gold
  14. Santa
  15. Reindeer
  16. Star
  17. Community
  18. Food
  19. Beverage
  20. Holiday Spirit
  21. Childhood
  22. Traditions
  23. Parade
  24. Cityscape
  25. Mail
  26. Believe
  27. Travel
  28. Mistletoe
  29. Storefront
  30. Candy Canes
  31. Reflection
  32. Advent
  33. Nutcracker
  34. Sweater
  35. Ribbons & Bows
  36. Wrapped with Love
  37. Stockings
  38. Pajamas
  39. Gifts
  40. Nativity
  41. Ornaments
  42. Family
  43. Friendship
  44. True Meaning of Christmas
  45. Angel
  46. Warmth
  47. Landscape
  48. Black & White
  49. Crafts
  50. Weather
  51. Cozy
  52. Homemade
  53. Milk & Cookies
  54. Blessings
  55. On the Tree
  56. Silent Night
  57. Peace
  58. Love
  59. Joy
  60. Photographer’s Choice
  61. Celebrations
  62. 2023

Last-Minute Thanksgiving Decorations Ideas

Are you ready for the Thanksgiving weekend? The upcoming holiday includes large family gatherings, traveling, and community events. Or you could be opting to stay close to home. Whether you are gathering with family or friends, check out the following last-minute Thanksgiving ideas to make your holiday more memorable.

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Start Your Thanksgiving Decorating Now

Thanksgiving is only a couple days away. Consider simple last-minute decorating to make your home more festive.  

  • Paper Placemats: Creating paper placements is a fun activity for little ones. Use large pieces of construction paper to draw, paint, or color Thanksgiving designs. If you want to save your creation as a keepsake, laminate the final product. (Don’t have a laminator? You can still save your project with clear contact paper).
  • Place Cards: Fold notecards in half and decorate. Add a name, stickers, or other designs to your place cards. Creating place cards is another fun activity for children. Younger children may need help with writing out the names.
  • Thanksgiving Banner: Create a Thanksgiving banner out of construction paper or use a poster board. Write out Happy Thanksgiving. Asking all your guests to sign your banner is a great way to create a lasting keepsake.
  • Thanksgiving Centerpiece: Create a cornucopia or other type of Thanksgiving centerpiece for your table. A wicker basket with fall-themed flowers, gourds, or other nature items is a perfect budget-friendly centerpiece.
  • Flowers: Fill your favorite vases with fresh flowers. Or make small decorations with fake flowers. Bright yellow and orange flowers add a touch of color to your table setting.
  • Additional Table Embellishments: Gourds, miniature pumpkins, turkey figurines, and other small items create the perfect Thanksgiving table decorations.  
  • Tree of Thanks: Use a small branch or paint a tree on a piece of poster board. Cut out leaf shapes from different colors of construction paper. On each leaf, write down a reason why you are grateful. Give a pre-cut leaf to each of your guests. Soon, your tree of thanks will be full of colorful leaves.

Even the simplest decorations enhance your Thanksgiving atmosphere. Have fun with the creation process. If you do not have supplies on hand, check out your local dollar store for materials at a low cost.

Happy Thanksgiving!

29 Family-Friendly Shows for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving brings lots of food and family to your home. Are you looking to incorporate movie night with your Thanksgiving holiday celebration? If you are searching for ideas, check out the following family-friendly shows for Thanksgiving.  

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  1. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)
  2. The Care Bears’ Grams Bear’s Thanksgiving Surprise (1986)
  3. Garfield’s Thanksgiving (1989)
  4. An Arthur Thanksgiving (2020)
  5. Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow (2015)
  6. Rugrats: The Turkey Who Came to Dinner (1997)
  7. The Thanksgiving Promise
  8. Paw Patrol: Pups Rescue Thanksgiving/Pups Save a Windy Bay (Season 5, Episode 19) (2018)
  9. Animaniacs: Turkey Jerky (1993)
  10. The Thanksgiving Movie
  11. Waffles + Mochi (2021)
  12. Llama Llama: “Thanks-For-Giving-Story/Finding Dion” (Season 2, Episode 9)
  13. Trolls the Beat Goes On: Funsgiving (2019)
  14. A Walton Family Thanksgiving Reunion
  15. Turkey Town: A Thanksgiving Party (2018)
  16. Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Thanksgiving Parade (2000)
  17. A Sesame Street Thanksgiving (2017)
  18. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration (2008)
  19. Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999)
  20. Pete the Cat Room at the Table & Founders Day
  21. Free Birds (2013)
  22. Blue’s Clues: “Thankful” (Season 3, Episode 29) (1999)
  23. Sister, Sister: Thanksgiving in Hawaii (1995)
  24. A Looney Tunes Thanksgiving (1979)
  25. Addams Family Values
  26. The Addams Family (2019)
  27. Beethoven (1993)
  28. The Thanksgiving Treasure
  29. Family Thanksgiving

Of course, you can always start watching Christmas favorites over the Thanksgiving weekend. Miracle on 34th Street, Polar Express, and A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Happy Thanksgiving!

27 Journal Writing Prompts for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Are you ready for the holiday festivities? Do you want to add Thanksgiving-themed entries to your journal? If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following journal prompts for Thanksgiving.

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  1. Create a gratitude list for Thanksgiving. Try to reach a minimum of 10.
  2. Did you list people on your gratitude list? How do you show you are grateful to have those people in your life? Could you do more to thank them? If so, what would you do?
  3. What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Are you hosting a Thanksgiving? Or traveling? Describe your plans in detail.
  4. Are your plans your normal Thanksgiving tradition? Or are you doing something different this year? What is the same or different for Thanksgiving 2022?
  5. If you are hosting, do you plan to cook the entire meal? Or do others help you?  
  6. Is there a special dish or recipe you serve yearly at Thanksgiving? Why is the recipe so special?
  7. What is a traditional Thanksgiving dish that will not be on your dinner table this year? Why?
  8. Who are you planning to invite to your Thanksgiving meal? Are you having extended family over? Or friends?
  9. What new Thanksgiving tradition do you plan to start this year?
  10. Why are Thanksgiving traditions important to you and your family?
  11. If you could invite anyone to Thanksgiving, who would be at your dinner table? Why do wish this person could attend?
  12. Growing up, did your family host big Thanksgiving dinners? Describe a typical Thanksgiving from your childhood?
  13. What was the best part of your childhood Thanksgivings? Why?
  14. Do you still incorporate traditions or activities from your childhood into your own Thanksgiving plans? What are they? Do you change them at all?
  15. Describe earliest memory of Thanksgiving?
  16. Are you planning to participate in Black Friday shopping the day after Thanksgiving? Why or why not?
  17. What was your favorite Thanksgiving ever? Why?
  18. Are you married, engaged, living with a person? Write about your first Thanksgiving as a couple.
  19. Write about your first Thanksgiving as a family. (Yes, your dog counts as family)
  20. Have you ever been to restaurant on Thanksgiving? Describe your experience. Would you go again? Why or why not?
  21. Did you ever march or attend a Thanksgiving parade? If you marched, write about your experience. Were you in the band or did you ride a float? If you attended, what was the best part about being a spectator?
  22. Describe how your kitchen smells, sounds, or feels when cooking or baking on Thanksgiving?
  23. If you were talking to someone from another country, how would you describe your Thanksgiving celebrations?
  24. Do you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade on television? What is your favorite part? Why?
  25. Do you believe Thanksgiving should receive more recognition as a holiday? Why or why not?
  26. After Thanksgiving, write about how your day went? Did everything go according to plan?
  27. What was the best part about your Thanksgiving 2022?

Happy Thanksgiving! Keep writing!

37 Photo Prompts for Thanksgiving

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Do you want to capture every moment of the holiday celebration? If you need inspiration, check out the following photo prompts for Thanksgiving.

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  1. Selfie on Thanksgiving
  2. Harvest
  3. Long Weekend
  4. Cornucopia
  5. Family
  6. Friends
  7. Traditions
  8. Weather
  9. Together
  10. Celebrate
  11. Count Your Blessings
  12. Thankful
  13. Grateful
  14. Thanksgiving Eve
  15. Décor
  16. Centerpiece
  17. Parade
  18. Float
  19. Preparations
  20. Laughter
  21. Table
  22. Cooking
  23. Baking
  24. Grace
  25. Meal
  26. Your Plate
  27. Wishbone
  28. Turkey
  29. Desserts
  30. Leftovers
  31. Cleanup
  32. Football
  33. Nap
  34. Current View
  35. Black Friday
  36. Peace
  37. Festive Time

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy making memories!

54 Hashtags for Thanksgiving 2022

Thanksgiving is almost here! Are you ready for the holiday? Do you plan to post a lot of photos on your social media platforms? Hashtags are the best way to draw attention to your posts. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following hashtags for Thanksgiving.

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  1. #Thanksgiving
  2. #Thanksgiving20226
  3. #HappyThanksgiving
  4. #TurkeyDay
  5. #TurkeyDay2022
  6. #Friendsgiving
  7. #GiveThanks
  8. #BeThankfulAlways
  9. #SayGrace
  10. #GodisGood
  11. #Blessed
  12. #BlesstheCook
  13. #WhatsCooking
  14. #Homemade
  15. #BeGrateful
  16. #Love
  17. #Family
  18. #FamilyFirst
  19. #FamilyTime
  20. #QualityTime
  21. #Friends
  22. #ThanksgivingFood
  23. #ThanksgivingFeast
  24. #ThanksgivingDinner
  25. #ThanksgivingMenu
  26. #ThanksgivingDisplay
  27. #ThanksgivingTable
  28. #ThanksgivingMenu
  29. #Turkey
  30. #Stuffing
  31. #CornBrread
  32. #CranberrySauce
  33. #Ham
  34. #AlltheFixings
  35. #PumpkinPie
  36. #TraditionalMeal
  37. #Holidays
  38. #HolidaySeason
  39. #Gratitude
  40. #ThanksgivingDecor
  41. #ThanksgivingOutfit
  42. #ThanksgivingParade
  43. #AfterTheMeal
  44. #Football
  45. #NapTime
  46. #FoodComa
  47. #ThanksgivingEve
  48. #ThanksgivingTravel
  49. #FamilyVacation
  50. #FourDayWeekend
  51. #HolidayWeekend
  52. #Autumn
  53. #MakingMemories
  54. #Memories

Happy Thanksgiving!

8 Ways to Honor a Service Member on Veterans’ Day

Today is Veterans’ Day, an annual federal holiday to honor all who have served in the military. If you are searching for ways to honor a service member on Veterans’ Day, check out the following list for ideas.   

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  1. Social Media Posts: People spend hours on their electronic devices. Use your platform to acknowledge the veterans in your life. Thank a veteran directly by posting on social media. Post your favorite veteran’s picture. (Please be careful not to give out sensitive information.)
  2. Display the Flag: If you do not already display the United States Flag, purchase one to hang outside your home. Many large name department stores carry flag installation kits.  
  3. Everyone Eats: Do you know a friend or family member who is a military veteran? Call the person with an invitation for lunch or dinner.  Cook a homemade meal for your favorite veteran. If your schedule is full, send take-out to the person’s home or purchase a gift card from your local restaurant. Gift certificates are a wonderful way to honor a veteran and support your local restaurant.
  4. Send a Note: Writing a few words of thanks in a card is a great way to honor a veteran. Turn the activity into a family event. Create the thank you cards together. Then, make a special trip to the mailbox to send the cards.
  5. Attend a Local Community Event: Many communities host parades, place small United States Flags on graves, or other events. Check with the local V.F.W. for free meals for service members being served on Veterans’ Day. For a small fee, non-service members are welcome to eat too. The money raised goes back into the organization for helping veterans.
  6. Send a Care Package: Do you have a loved one who is currently serving in the military? Create a care package with hometown favorites. Ask other friends or family members to contribute to the care package. Adding cards or notes from others makes the care package extra special.
  7. Volunteer Your Time: Numerous non-profit organizations focus on helping veterans. Consider volunteering at a homeless shelter. Or go to your local veterans’ hospital or nursing home to volunteer with a veteran who does not receive any visitors. Your time could significantly help another person.
  8. Donate: Send a monetary donation to a local VFW or other reputable organization that directly helps veterans. Since the holiday season is just around the corner, many organizations or businesses are collecting toys, personal items, and groceries to help military personnel and their families.

Happy Veterans Day! God Bless!

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