The first official day of Winter starts tomorrow. Are you ready to post on social media? If you are searching for the perfect hashtags to celebrate the winter season, check out the following for inspiration.
The Christmas season is a great time to be a hometown tourist. The first snow, holiday decorations, and community events are perfect for going on an adventure close to home. Make the season more festive by taking time out of your busy schedule to explore your hometown. If you need inspiration on how to be a tourist in your hometown at Christmas, check out the following for ideas.
Check Community Events
When was the last time you spent an afternoon or entire day being a tourist in your hometown or closest major city?
Start by researching your hometown for upcoming events.
Look for anything new that interests you. But do not hesitate to check out events that are new. Trying something different is a great way to grow and meet new people.
Join social media groups that focus on your hometown, nearby cities, or county. The shared information from other group members is a great resource.
Check for Christmas Season Events
The Christmas season brings new events to many communities.
Christmas tree lighting ceremonies.
Live Nativity scenes
Festival of Trees
Christmas light decorating contests. (Many community pages will post a map to view the best lights in your town).
Christmas community concerts or plays
Go to a Christmas Market
Christmas craft shows or holiday bazaars
Create a Local Christmas Bucket List
Go ahead and make a bucket list for your hometown or nearby neighborhood. If you are going with family and friends, create the list together. Travel buddies are a great way to enjoy your hometown Christmas experience,
Check out new restaurants, revisit childhood favorites, go to art galleries, historical sites, or other interesting Christmas events.
Considering taking a different mode of transportation to get around your hometown. If the weather is good, consider walking.
Use coupons to save money which is a bonus during the holiday season. Also, many coupons use free items as an incentive for customers to spend a specific amount of money. Small trinkets or Christmas ornaments are a fun part of the shopping experience.
Take hometown tours.
Document Your Christmas-Themed Travels
Grab your camera or use your phone to document your hometown Christmas experience.
Go to your local café for a cup of hot cocoa, coffee, or tea. Sit and jot notes in a journal about your day’s adventure.
Buy postcards and write about adventures on the back.
Take lots of photos. Even if you pass the place every day while going to work or running errands, stop and snap a photo. Try different angles.
Create a Christmas scrapbook. Use your photos, postcards, sales receipts, business cards, and notes to make lasting memories of your hometown Christmas adventures.
The Christmas season is going strong. Are you ready to share your business or social media posts? Adding hashtags is a great way to draw attention to your posts for maximum viewing. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following hashtags for Christmas.
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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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.
Christmas in July is a unique way to celebrate the seasonal holiday in the summer. Many people love the second chance to celebrate Christmas including singing carols, decorating a tree, and receiving a visit from Santa. Others use Christmas in July to start planning for the festive season in December.
Planning for Christmas in July
If you are looking for ways to take advantage of the Christmas in July holiday season, check out the following.
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Make Lists (and More Lists): Use a notebook or your favorite app to start making lists for Christmas. Gift ideas, cards, and donation recipients are a great place to start with lists. Use your lists as part of the planning process for Christmas.
Take Advantage of Sales: Christmas in July ads are on television, radio, social media, and print. Finding a deal is always a significant step toward finalizing your Christmas shopping lists.
Shop Prime Days: Amazon hosts Prime Days in July. The two-day event, July 12-13 is a great way to start your holiday shopping. Purchase items early. The holiday season often brings shortages of favorite products.
Shop Back-to-School: In July, department stores begin filling shelves with back-to-school supplies. Markers, crayons, paint, paint brushes, paper, desk lamps, computers, and bags are generally on sale. The savings are perfect for buying early Christmas presents.
Plan Tentative Events: Make a revisable schedule for the holiday season. Plan social gatherings, teas, dinners, and other festive fun. Creating a tentative schedule allows you to make lists for supplies, gifts, and more.
Christmas in July is a great way to get a head start on the holiday season. Have fun! Take advantage of the seasonal sales.