December Writing Prompts

December is one of the most inspirational times of the year. Everything just feels so warm, fuzzy and merry. Homes are transformed into a creative wonderland. Lights and music light up every corner on every street. And memories and feelings of childhood, family, and laughter fill everyone with a little extra joy.

Not only are there so many things to do and enjoy during the holiday season but there is also so much to write about. Christmas is a great time to change up some of the topics you usually discuss on your blog. To spice up your blog by sharing a festive post, or by getting personal and sharing with your readers a little more about you.

I find myself feeling very motivated to write this time of year and I would like to share some of that inspiration with all of you. Try flexing your festive and creative muscles this December by writing on one of the following topics.

Please leave me a link to the post in a comment. I would love to read it.


1. Christmas gift guide

Share some of your favorite gift items this year. Best prices for clothing, your favorite lifestyle essentials or great gifts for kids. The options for a post like this are endless. I recently wrote a self-care gift guide of my own as a way to share some of my personal favorite items.

2. Christmas wish list

Most people have a list of things they would like for Christmas either in their minds or on paper. Share yours with your readers. You may inspire others to give or ask for similar gifts. Who knows maybe someone you know will read it and send you a special surprise.

3. Festive house tour

Give your readers a tour of your house all decked out for the holidays. Take some snaps of your favorite ornaments and your tree to add a little light to your blog.

4. Favorite holiday recipe

Perfect for you food bloggers out there, although certainly manageable for all bloggers. Many people enjoy cooking or baking during the holidays, show us what you have been up to in order to help inspire others with their own festive kitchen adventures.

5. Share a Christmas tradition

Traditions are what Christmas is all about, or at least part of it.  Why not let your readers get to know you a bit better by sharing with them a Christmas tradition of yours that is near and dear to your heart?

6. DIY – Christmas decoration

Tis the season of DIY’s! A post like this is great for you crafty folks. Show your readers how to create something magical in a festive tutorial.

7. DIY – Christmas presents

The last few years I have been making my own homemade Christmas granola and giving it as gifts. Where did I get the idea? A blog post I read of course. Not only do I enjoy doing this every year but the recipients seem to like the personal care and attention that goes into my homemade gift. Writing a blog post about your own DIY Christmas gift ideas is a good way to inspire others.

8. DIY – Ugly Christmas Sweater

Do you remember back in the day when ugly Christmas sweaters were just Christmas sweaters? I speak here of the 90’s people. Now it is a fun trend that everyone seems to be getting into. So why not make your own personalized Christmas sweater on your blog?

9. My best Christmas ever story

Share a personal story with your readers about a Christmas memory that is your favorite to relive.

10. Things I am grateful for this Christmas

A gratitude list is a perfect way to flex those positivity muscles. We all should take more opportunities to express gratitude in our daily lives and there is no better time to do that then during the holidays.

11. My favorite things list

Raindrops on roses, And whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles, And warm woolen mittens, Brown paper packages, Tied up with strings, These are a few of my favorite things . . .

Are you familiar with this classic Christmas song? Well, why not write your own list of favorite things that you love about Christmas?

12. OOTD – My festive outfits

Share your festive outfits with your readers to inspire others on what to wear for those holiday parties, family gatherings and days spent lounging and wrapping presents.

13. Christmas Travel wishlist

There are so many awesome places I wish to visit during Christmas time. Like Germany, Paris, and London. How romantic? Where would you like to spend a Christmas holiday and why?

14. Christmas shopping tips

Everyone has their little tricks and rules used to survive the overwhelming task of Christmas shopping. What are some of yours?

15. Share a local Christmas tradition

Most cities, countries, and cultures have their own unique set of Christmas traditions. In Newfoundland, we have mummering for example. See photo below. Tell us one from your home sweet home. 

16. Favorite blog posts of 2017

This is a great way to review your blogging year. What were your most popular, most viewed or personal favorite posts?

17. 2017 Reverse vision board

Everyone loves a good vision board. Most people use a vision board as a manifestation tool to help motivate them to achieve goals and dreams in the future. But how about creating a reverse vision board? Basically, add images of all of the accomplishments and happy moments of 2017. Take a photo of your masterpiece and post it on your blog and somewhere in your home so you can practice gratitude and joy for the year that you had.

18. 2017 Recap

How about a basic run through of your year? In a poem, a post or photos. Check out my 2016 here.

19. Favorite books of 2017

This is a great post for you book bloggers or anyone who has a passion for reading. What are some of the best books you read last year? Are there some you would never read again? Let us know!

20. My Christmas Day

Write a diary style entry of your Christmas day. How did you spend your Christmas, what is your usual routine?

I look forward to reading your creative and festive posts.

Happy holidays.



  1. Stacie | 6th Dec 17

    Thanks for sharing this inspiration with all of us. I sometimes have a hard time finding my groove and finding something to write about.

  2. Bill Sweeney | 6th Dec 17

    I love reading other people’s blogs about the holidays, whether it’s food, gift ideas, or cool decorations with the kids. December is definitely a wonderful month to write about!

  3. Danielle | 6th Dec 17

    Thank you so much for this inspiration. I find it difficult to write during the holidays even though it’s my favorite time of year. There’s just so much going on!

  4. Sarah Bailey | 6th Dec 17

    Thank you so much for this, I really do struggle sometimes with things to write and this has given me so many awesome ideas!

  5. Leah Kanaan | 7th Dec 17

    I love these writing prompts! They are so helpful for those times when I can’t think of something to do.

    • stephaniewp | 7th Dec 17

      I agree! It is always helpful to look back and get ideas when you are feeling stuck.

  6. Ruth I. | 7th Dec 17

    These are really good! As a reader, I would love to see the Christmas traditions or any family tradition. I really find those interesting!

  7. sara lafountain | 7th Dec 17

    These are awesome prompts! I wish I had more time to write about some of these topics.

  8. Kathy | 7th Dec 17

    I love reading through all of these. I’m so excited for the holidays this year. I think it’s going to be one of the best ones yet.

  9. Up Run for Life Healthy Lifestyle Blog | 7th Dec 17

    I love all of these ideas. Occassionally, I get writers block and I try to drop a headline in wordpress when I think about it. Then I can pick from those subjects as needed.

  10. Gisele | 7th Dec 17

    These are all great suggestions! I struggle with a topic for my weekly article because I feel like everything out there has already been covered.

    • stephaniewp | 7th Dec 17

      I struggle with that sometimes, but it is not always about having unique topics but uniquely discussing topics. You can add your own flair and unique personality to any post! 🙂

  11. Wendy Polisi | 7th Dec 17

    This would be a fun idea for a Christmas party. Everyone writes one of these things from the list and shares what they wrote!

  12. Lisa Favre | 7th Dec 17

    I’ve seen bloggers doing festive house tours and I think it’s a phenomenal idea. I gotta try that out for next year!

  13. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes | 8th Dec 17

    December is my favorite time of the year! I can always use more ideas for my writing so thank you!

  14. Ricci | 8th Dec 17

    I love all of these writing prompts! This month I feel like I have soooo much I want to blog about and at the same time I can’t think of anything to say? HA!

  15. Carol Cassara | 8th Dec 17

    Those are all wonderful ideas to write about this month! I think it’s really nice to put up your own gift guide and a wish list for yourself! Sharing the Christmas spirit through your Christmas decor and all that are awesome ideas too!

  16. Lynndee | 8th Dec 17

    Thank you so much for the list. My husband always struggles on what he’s going to write for the week. I will share this with him. 🙂

  17. Cherri Megasko | 8th Dec 17

    I love a whole lot of these ideas. I had the idea a few years ago to stuff my Christmas cards with a recipe and encourage others to do the same, but when Christmas card time came around it was too frantic. But it is a great idea for a blog post, too!

  18. Amy H | 9th Dec 17

    This is a great list of writing prompts. I know that there are days where I just get into a funk and can’t think of a topic to write on. This is perfect

  19. Marielle Altenor | 9th Dec 17

    This is a great list of writing prompts for the December! I’ve been doing a lot of gift guides. I’m ready for some baking!

  20. Rose Ann Sales | 10th Dec 17

    I love all of suggestion here. Most of the time, I’m having a hard tim to think what is the best topic should be up on my blog.

  21. karenlovestoread | 10th Dec 17

    Great list! I love the idea of the “reverse vision board”. 😀

  22. mimicutelips | 10th Dec 17

    I’ve written about some of these topics before. However you’ve given me some other ideas I hadn’t thought of.

  23. hotmessmemoir | 10th Dec 17

    These are great and I plan to use a few of them. Thank you! I like to share “grown-up” versions of the Elf on the Shelf. Lol!

  24. | 10th Dec 17

    These are all great props for December. I was just trying to figure out what to write about. I didn’t realize there were so many things I could touch on.

  25. Shannon Gurnee | 12th Dec 17

    I love this blog post full of ideas on what to write about during December! I definitely want to keep some of these in mind when crafting blog posts this month!

  26. Dawn McAlexander (@TheNewClassy) | 12th Dec 17

    That looks like a great list of writing prompts. I am looking forward to checking out your favorite books of the year.

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