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!

Last-Minute Thanksgiving Meal Ideas

Did you decide to host a last-minute Thanksgiving dinner? The holiday is only a couple days away. Are you now in panic mode? Don’t worry! Take a deep breath! And start planning now.  

One of the best parts of the Thanksgiving holiday is the food. Planning your meal should be your top priority. How are you going to serve your Thanksgiving meal? Check out the following for last-minute Thanksgiving meal ideas.

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  • Traditional Meal: Bake a large family-style meal. Involving your family or friends in the cooking or baking process creates a memorable experience. Don’t forget dessert.
  • Buffet Style Meal: Spread all the delicious Thanksgiving dishes out on a table or counter. Then, invite your guests to help themselves. The buffet style is great for smaller spaces. Your guests can serve themselves and then find a place to sit.
  • Potluck Style: Purchasing all the fixings for Thanksgiving can come with a high price tag. Asking your guests to bring a dish to pass is a great way to celebrate and cut expenses. The variety of dishes is a tasty experience.  
  • Pre-ordered Meal: Order your meal from a local restaurant or food establishment. Pre-ordered meals come with different options. Simply order the best meal choice for your family’s Thanksgiving. Heat and serve your meal for a quick and easy Thanksgiving.
  • Picnic: If you live in a warmer area, take your Thanksgiving meal outdoors. Eating outside is a fun option.
  • Indoor Picnic: Is your Thanksgiving going to be a casual affair with only a few people? Turn your meal into an indoor picnic
  • Candlelight Meal: Light scented candles or use flameless ones to add a special atmosphere to your Thanksgiving dinner table.

Your Thanksgiving meal may not go as you imagined. But take a step back and enjoy your day with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

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!

54 Activities for Your Christmas Season Bucket List

The Christmas season is almost here. Are you ready to join in the festive fun? Do you want to make this Christmas season memorable for you and your family? Start by making a Christmas season bucket list. Ask every family member to participate. If you need inspiration, check out the following ideas for your Christmas season bucket list.

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  1. Christmas photoshoot
  2. Send out Christmas cards to family and friends
  3. Go to a Christmas community concert (During the Christmas season, many community concerts are free or low cost. You and your family could attend more than one to get you into the holiday spirit).
  4. Volunteer
  5. Decorate your home
  6. Decorate a Christmas tree
  7. Write a letter to Santa (Yes, adults can do this too)
  8. Wear matching Christmas pajamas
  9. Bake and decorate Christmas cookies
  10. Host a family game night
  11. Drive around and look at Christmas decorations
  12. Watch Christmas movies
  13. Make a gingerbread house
  14. Put out cookies for Santa (Don’t forget the carrots for the reindeer)
  15. Hand out Christmas baskets full of homemade goodies
  16. Go caroling
  17. Create a Christmas playlist
  18. Make a YouTube or TikTok Christmas greeting
  19. Do random acts of kindness
  20. Make homemade hot cocoa
  21. Host an ugly Christmas sweater party
  22. Hang mistletoe
  23. Be a secret Santa
  24. Go sledding
  25. Host a traditional Christmas dinner
  26. Have a picnic under the Christmas tree
  27. Make hot cider
  28. Create a hot cocoa bar
  29. Go ice skating
  30. Go to a tree lighting ceremony
  31. Read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
  32. Watch The Nutcracker
  33. Get your and your family’s photo taken with Santa
  34. Hang Christmas stockings
  35. Attend Christmas Eve Services
  36. Donate a wrapped toy
  37. Host a Christmas brunch
  38. Donate to an animal shelter or rescue
  39. Foster a pet over the holidays (Who knows, you may find your new best friend)
  40. Attend a Christmas parade
  41. Make paper snowflakes
  42. Read the Christmas story from the Bible
  43. Donate to a food bank
  44. Host a bonfire
  45. Set up the Nativity scene
  46. Host a Christmas tea
  47. Attend a live nativity
  48. Buy a new tree ornament for each family member
  49. Make Christmas crafts
  50. Attend various community Christmas programs and concerts (At this time of year, many activities are free, minimum fee or donation-based)
  51. Make a birthday cake for Jesus
  52. Make green and red paper chains
  53. Make homemade Christmas ornaments
  54. Pull-on a Christmas cracker

Have a wonderful Christmas season! Make memories!

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!

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!

Photo Prompts for November 2022

Who is ready for November? The holiday season is quickly approaching. November brings Election Day, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving Day. Are you ready to capture every moment? If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following photo prompts for November.

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  1. Selfie
  2.  Reflective
  3. A photograph of another photograph
  4. Far away
  5. Closeup
  6. Time (Day Light Savings Time Ends)
  7. Hidden
  8. Democracy (Election Day USA)
  9. Comfortable
  10. In-between
  11. Veterans Day!
  12. Shapes
  13. Quiet
  14. Dusk
  15. Morning
  16. Weathered
  17. Pattern
  18. Pathway
  19. Shiny
  20. Out the window
  21. Nostalgia
  22. Celebrations
  23. Family and Friends
  24. Happy Thanksgiving!
  25. Abundance
  26. Water
  27. Cityscape
  28. Nature
  29. Angles
  30. Photographer’s Choice!

Have a wonderful November! Keep Clicking!

56 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies

Halloween is a week away! Do you love the spooky season?  Pumpkins, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night are a significant part of Halloween. Are you looking to combine your love of Halloween with a family movie night?  If you need inspiration, check out the following family-friendly Halloween movies.   

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Go ahead, make popcorn, grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy a Halloween-themed movie night.

  1. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
  2. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  3. Hotel Transylvania (2012)
  4. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
  5. Coco (2017)
  6. A Witches Ball
  7. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  8. Halloweentown (1998)
  9. Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001)
  10. Halloweentown High (2004)
  11. Return to Halloween Town (2006)
  12. Coraline (2009)
  13. Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2018)
  14. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1950)
  15. Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021)
  16. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  17. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
  18. Beetlejuice (1988)
  19. Casper (1995)
  20. Spirited Away (2002)
  21. Happy Halloween Scooby-Doo (2020)
  22. Ghostbusters (1988)
  23. Hocus Pocus (1993)
  24. Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)
  25. The Harry Potter series (The 8-film collection is excellent for binge-watching).
  26. Monster House (2006)
  27. Corpse Bride (2005)
  28. The Dog Who Saved Halloween (2011)
  29. The Book of Life (2014)
  30. A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (2020) (Netflix)
  31. The Curse of Bridge Hollow (Netflix)
  32. Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)
  33. Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (2013)
  34. Goosebumps (2015)
  35. Super Monster Saves Halloween (2018)
  36. The Addams Family (2019)
  37. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  38. Toy Story of Terror (2014)
  39. Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2004)
  40. The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular
  41. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)
  42. Room on a Broom (2013)
  43. The House with the Clock in Its Walls (2018)
  44. The Little Vampire (2000)
  45. Spooky Buddies (2011)
  46. ParaNorman (2012)
  47. Monster Family
  48. Under Wraps (2021)
  49. Little Monsters (1989)
  50. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  51. Gremlins (1984)
  52. Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales (2021)
  53. Garfield’s Halloween Adventure
  54. Labyrinth (1986)
  55. The Munsters (2022)
  56. Woody Woodpecker and Friends Halloween Favorites

Happy Halloween!

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