5 Ideas for Your Holiday Blog Posts

Things can get crazy around the holiday season, and your blog might suffer the consequences. You might be struggling to come up with appropriate topics, pressed for time, and unable to write in-depth blog posts. Or maybe you’re just not bothering because you think people won’t read your blog over the holidays anyway.

But you don’t have to let your blog go dark during the holidays. These five seasonal ideas will give you something to blog about that’s fun and interesting for your readers, and easy for you to write.

12 Days of Insert-Relevant-Topic-Here

Using this themed topic can give you two weeks’ worth of posts or more, depending on your blogging schedule. Everyone’s familiar with the Twelve Days of Christmas, so pick something that’s related to your blog and give this classic holiday idea your own twist.

For example, small business blogs can run 12 days of offerings and highlight a different product or service each day. If you’re a mom or dad blogger, you could run 12 days of kids’ wish lists, or 12 days of family-friendly holiday activities. Just about any blogger can find 12 tips related to their industry and turn them into a series.

Origin Stories for Favorite Holiday Customs

People love to learn new things. Why not take your favorite holiday custom(s) and find out how they got started, and then let your readers know about the origins of these traditions? With so many celebrations around this time of the year, there are plenty of holiday origin stories, such as the history of the Christmas tree, to be shared.

If your blog tends to share personal stories, you can even tell your readers about some of your own family traditions and how they got started—and invite people to share their personal holiday customs in the comments.

Gift-Giving Ideas

Over the holidays, there are plenty of people looking for gift ideas, from the “perfect” gift for a certain type of person, to last-minute gifts for late shoppers that won’t force them to take out a loan. Your readers will appreciate a post full of gift-giving ideas—and if your blog happens to relate to your business that sells great gifts, you can even work in a plugin for your products or services.

Here’s a helpful hint for gift-giving posts: If you don’t do so already, consider selling gift certificates for your small business. They make excellent universal gifts, and are often impulse purchases that can sell briskly during the holidays.

Holiday Recipes

No matter what type of blog you run, you can’t go wrong with this post idea. Plenty of people enjoy trying out new recipes—especially drinks and desserts. So round up some holiday recipes from around the Internet, or share your own traditional or family recipes with your readers.

Your Year-End Recap

The holiday season is a time to look back at the year that’s come before, and look ahead to a fresh new year. Writing a recap post is a great way to demonstrate how your blog has grown over the past year. You can hit some of your personal highlights, link to favorite or popular posts, and update readers on where you’ve been and what you’ve done.

Close out your recap post with your plans for the next year, and let your readers and subscribers know that they can expect more great content from you. Happy holiday blogging!

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Megan Totka

Megan Totka is a freelance writer, business expert and consultant. She was the marketing & editorial director at ChamberofCommerce.com for over a decade. As a business expert, she specializes in reporting the latest business news, helpful tips and reliable resources, as well as providing business advice. She has significant experience with the topic of business marketing, and has spent several years exploring topics like copywriting, content marketing, list building, social media and any hot topics to help businesses run their business successfully.

15 thoughts on “5 Ideas for Your Holiday Blog Posts

  • Great post! I will take into consideration writing a blog post on things I have learn and about the growth of my site. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • It’s always great to hear that something you did/wrote inspires people!

  • Nice article Megan.
    I’m not a very regular blogger but I have tendency to blog when I get free time. I was thinking about blogging on Festivals and Holidays. But not sure how and where to start and what to write. So I’m searching internet to get help on this, so far your article has been most helpful.

    Nice work keep up!

    • I’m glad my article was helpful for you! Good luck on your Festivals and Holidays article.

  • holiday blog post? ermm, yes I like this idea. Maybe I should snap more photo when I going out to have better idea for my blog post

  • I think we need to give priority for holiday post. As its time for vacation, most people visit net. Its not a new concept but still lots of bloggers failed to do it properly.

    Anyway Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

    • I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

      I think holiday posts should be a priority as well. Anything that can engage your readers.

  • Nice and unique post insisting the bloggers to do something beneficially.

    I do agree with your views and even am not blogging on my holidays. But now, I got some ideas to work on those days, thanks for your tips.

    • Thanks for reading!

  • Holiday recipes.. just in time.. any recommendation? How about some clips for step-by-step instruction?

  • I love that you posted about this! I am working on some posts at the moment and I’m trying to think of ideas for blog entries. I want to stay true to my blog and I don’t really enjoy making gift guides. I’d rather put up wish lists or things I am currently obsessing over. I am still struggling for ideas but hopefully they will come to me. I’m really good at DIY/crafts so I might do a couple of those for the holidays.

    • I know you’ll come up with some great ideas! And I definitely recommend being true to your blog.

  • Megan some great ideas. As a blog that speaks to tax and estate and legal matters, I think the best tip for me is the last one you mention. Doing a recap of sorts on these areas may be something for me to implement, so thanks for this great idea.

  • I always draw a blank this time for me but these are great ideas I love the 12 days of—– idea it really can be bent to any site and its a popular theme

    • Glad you enjoyed my ideas! Hope these ideas help you with your next holiday blog post.

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