When it comes to content marketing, blogging is always in season. All puns aside, with the holidays right around the corner, you might be looking for festive ways to spruce up your blog in the name of Santa and the spirit of Christmas. There are a lot of holiday blogging opportunities to be discovered—nearly every niche can benefit from spreading holiday cheer right through their blog.
Even if you are in the Christmas spirit this holiday season, it might be a bit perplexing as to how you can craft Christmas and the holidays into your blogging routine. If you are stumped on your holiday blogging ideas, we have some creative topics that will put your prospects into the Christmas spirit right along with you.
As an extra special something to you, I’m including short intros that you can use to get your new blog topics started off on the right foot. Be sure to note you can’t copy and paste these: that will get you penalized for duplicate content! You can, however, copy and paste and then reword. It’s easier to do that than come up with these off the top of your head.
With a new set of seasonal blog topics and fun introductions, you will be well on your way to one-upping your competitors with some very merry Christmas content.
Holly, Jolly Blogging Ideas for Business
Business blogs can be a bit dry, but it does not have to be that way for the holidays. These fun holiday blog topic can blend into a variety of business blog while giving your content a seasonal spin.
1. Six Solutions For Balancing Your Christmas Budget
Most people are all ears when it comes to learning new ways to save money. Christmas time is no exception, where people tend to blow budgets to buy that perfect gift. Offering your audience some solutions on budgeting for their Christmas items can help keep money in their pocket during busiest shopping season of the year. Write your best and most informative money saving ideas to help your readers save some coin.
Intro idea for your Christmas budget blog:
As shoppers dig deep into their pockets this time of year, many may feel their bank accounts stretch to accommodate Christmas time expenses. You are making your list and checking it twice, but the price tag for gifts, wrapping paper, and seasonal decor continue to climb. Even though it may be Christmas time, there are smart strategies to budgeting wisely while still checking off every gift on your list. Below are our six smartest solutions for balancing your Christmas budget.
2. Ten Years of Christmas Expenses: The Average Family Budget
This Christmas blog topic is a little more on the statistical side, but it can still make for an interesting read. Using the research conducted by American Research group, break down the statistics between 2004 and 2014 on the average Christmas spending for American families. Remember to tie in your own expertise and offer insight on why you think the budget has increased, decreased, or stayed the same throughout the decade. There is also a lot of additional information on this report that you can include in your blog post, such as analyzing Internet purchasing trends during the holidays.
Intro idea for your Average Christmas Budget Blog:
Have you ever wondered how your Christmas budget stacks up against other American families? The American Research Group recently released a report that breaks down yearly expenses between 2004 and 2014. As you can see, Christmas expenses have fluctuated throughout the last 10 years, and the changes typically correspond with the economy and job market. Take a look at the average expenses dating back to 2004, and see how your spending compares to others across the country.
3. 7 Tips For Scoring The Season’s Hottest Gifts
While some shoppers choose to spend hours (or days) waiting in line for hot holiday items, there are a few tricks of the trade that can help you get those gifts under the tree this year. Research some of the ways that people successfully snag items before they go out of stock. This might include shopping on some hidden gem websites, strategies on finding early deals, or even include some tips of your own.
Intro for your Scoring Hot Gifts Blog:
Every year, there is always that one toy or gadget that flies off store shelves faster than the blink of an eye. Shoppers scramble to get the holiday’s most popular gifts with many coming out of stores empty handed. If you have ever experienced this disappointment, we are here to let you in on a few secrets to scoring the season’s hottest gifts. By following our guide, you will have better luck hunting down and snapping up popular presents before it is too late.
4. Best Apps To Help You Reach Your Resolutions in 2015
Aside from singing Christmas carols and wrapping Christmas gifts, many people are beginning to make resolutions for the upcoming New Year. Studies show that only 8 percent of people actually reach their New Year Resolutions, according to Forbes. One of the trip ups to those striving to reach resolutions is lack of organization. As a person who is business-savvy, you probably have a trick or two up your sleeve when it comes to organizational tips. With hundreds of apps that are dedicated to help people lose weight and managing money, showcase some helpful apps that will help those resolution-makers finally meet their goals.
Intro for your Apps for Resolutions Blog:
Determined to reach your New Year’s Resolution this year? There’s an app for that. One of the keys to successfully reaching your goals for the New Year is organization. Your smartphone can be used as a resource to helping you reach your goals, with endless apps that are designed to help you stay on track for multiple purposes. Whether you are looking to lose weight, manage your money, or travel to unexplored destinations, we have found the most helpful apps to making 2015 a truly happy New Year.
5. Plastic Free: Five Ways To Avoid Debt This Christmas
As we carry over the financing theme, credit card debt is a major concern when it comes to paying for Christmas gifts. Using your expert advice, educate your audience on the best way of avoiding debt during the holidays. This can include not doing all of your shopping at one time, stop shopping once the cash flow runs dry, or other tips that you have come to learn over the years.
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It is no secret that many Americans pull out the plastic to fund their Christmas time spending. With credit card debt looming over thousands of heads after the holidays, you might be left second-guessing how you decided to pay for those new gadgets. Although using credit cards responsibility is not always a bad thing, it is best to avoid excessive holiday debt if possible. Lucky for you, we are here to help you avoid any potential Christmas debt at all costs. Here are five ways to go plastic free this season, so you can enjoy the holiday without the invoices.
Holly, Jolly Blogging Ideas for Law Firms
If you run a law firm, you might be surprised at how many fun and original blog topics opportunities that are available at your fingertips. While your competitors will likely be blogging the same old stale posts that puts clients to sleep, you will not be in that position this holiday season. Here are 5 creative and seasonal blog topic ideas for your law firm.
6. 7 Holiday Slip Ups That Might Have You Calling An Attorney
This is meant to be a fun and amusing holiday blog post that will get your audience chuckling. Think of holiday party or events where things can go awry, such as too many jello shots at the company Christmas Party, fighting over Black Friday deals, or holiday chaos with neighbors. Use your imagination to talk about why clients might need your services due to slip ups stemming from the holidays.
Intro for your holiday slip ups blog:
Christmas time is a jolly time, but people can do some crazy things during the holidays.
We have all heard crazy stories about Black Friday shopping trips gone haywire, with shoppers fighting over gifts and even giving each other black eyes to score the perfect present. If you are caught up in holiday brawls or find yourself overdoing it on the alcohol, you might find yourself in a legal jam. Here are 7 real slip-ups that might have you calling an attorney.
7. 5 Crimes That Santa Claus Commits Year After Year
Another engaging and amusing blog topic: brainstorm some crimes that Santa Claus realistically commits during Christmas Eve night. For example, Santa crosses a lot of country borders without a passport. He probably doesn’t have a license to fly that sleigh, and sliding down the chimney is grounds for breaking and entering. Have fun with this post and think of 5 crimes that Santa is guilty of committing.
Intro for your Santa Claus crimes blog:
Santa is a man who is full of jolly, but is he also a convicted criminal? If you think about it, Santa crosses quite a few lines from the view of the law. Not many people can get away with entering homes in the middle of the night, or crossing country borders without a passport. We all love Santa Claus, but the man might have some explaining to do in front of a judge. Here are 5 crimes that Santa Claus commits year after year. Can you think of some more?
8. 10 Crimes of Christmas: The Most Common Crimes Committed at Christmas Time
Aside from Santa Claus committing his numerous crimes on Christmas Eve night, everyday people participate in crime during the holiday season as well. Using your expertise, dissect the most commonly committed crimes during the holidays. Perhaps credit card fraud or burglary as attempts to score hot ticket gifts for Christmas time. Analyze credible statistics or use your own experience to share trends with your audience.
Intro for your 10 Crimes of Christmas blog:
On the first day of Christmas the town judge gave to me: 2 years for committing burglary. Now that the holidays are among us, certain trends in crime tend to spike during the holidays. Burglary is one of those crimes, with in home invasions spiking up to X percent higher than other times throughout the year. Shoplifting is also on the rise this time of year, with people stealing items from Christmas Cards to Xbox 360s. The following list features the top 10 crimes committed at Christmas time.
9. 5 Family Friendly Holiday Activities For All Ages
Don’t let your clients forget that family matters most this time of year. Think about the fun activities that you do, or would like to do, with your family during Christmas time. Try to think outside of the box and offer some out of the ordinary activities that would make for an enjoyable time during the holiday season. Encourage your clients to spend time with their families by suggesting your best family friend activities. Remember to take activities in your home town into consideration as well.
Intro for Family Friendly Holiday Activities blog:
The Christmas season is one of the busiest times of the year, but you still want to set aside some time to spend with what matters most: your family. There is the usual decorating the Christmas tree or baking gingerbread cookies, but what if your family is looking for something extra fun to do this season? To help contribute to your Christmas cheer, we have put together a list of 5 fun holiday activities that everyone in the family is sure to enjoy.
10. Tired of Lame Christmas Gifts From Your Spouse? How to Hire a Divorce Attorney
Again, this is meant to be funny — but you should still share valuable and relevant information. Hopefully no one is petty enough to divorce their husband or wife over poor gift choices, but you never know with people these days. Divorce is a tough and uncomfortable subject, so this is an opportunity to lighten things up a bit with some humor. Be sure your call to action includes calling your office for further consultation.
Intro for Lame Christmas Gifts blog:
Are you fed up with getting ties every year for Christmas? Does your husband seem to always forget that Christmas list you make for him every year? If so, hiring the right divorce attorney can put an end to those terrible gifts that you receive at Christmas time. Here are our best tips to hiring the right divorce attorney for your needs.
Holly, Jolly Blogging Ideas for Marketing
The beauty of running a marketing blog is that you have a wide range of fun and quirky blogging opportunities. Marketing is a creative field in itself, so aim to have fun and give your clients an interesting read. The holidays can present interesting angles in your field, and here are a few suggestions to get the ball rolling for your seasonal blog.
11. 5 Unique Holiday Traditions In (Town Name)
If your audience consists a lot of local clientele, take this opportunity to explore unique traditions or holiday activities that occur in your town. For example, Los Angeles has a list of unusual holiday traditions, including a holiday marionette show, King Kong holding mistletoe over Universal Sidewalk, or a living Nativity re-enactment. Think of any interesting traditions in your town, and showcase them on your blog. To give the topic a marketing edge, talk about the best ways to advertise each activity (social media, flyers, etc.).
Intro for Unique Holiday Traditions in (Town Name) blog:
Every town has a few holiday traditions, and (town name) is no exception. While photos with Santa and decorating the tree are tried and true traditions, there are a few unique Christmas activities that occurs in (town name) every year. If you have yet to explore the unique holiday traditions of our town, now is an excellent time to start. Check out these 5 unique holiday traditions that you can enjoy this holiday season.
12. Remix Your Client Holiday Cards With These Quick Tips
Everyone enjoys a Christmas Card, but let’s be honest: business Christmas cards can be a bit drab and impersonal. Before you resort to Dollar General’s stock pile of Christmas cards, considering putting your own spin your greetings this year. To get started with some new and fresh ideas, check out Pinterest’s section of holiday cards. You will find tons of easy ideas that don’t cost a ton of money.
Intro for Holiday Cards Remix blog:
Sending out the same old Christmas cards to clients year after year? Starting this Christmas season, give your clients something other than the standard Santa and sleigh Christmas card. With a little creativity, you can put a new spin on Christmas cards that will give your business a modern edge. Check out these holiday card remix ideas that will have your clients proudly displaying your Christmas card on their fireplace mantel.
13. 5 Ways to Jazz Up Your Website For The Holidays
This is a great blog topic for your clients who have websites (which, hopefully, is most of them). Using your expertise and tips that you have seen around the web, give your clients pointers on how they can easily add pizzazz for the holidays to their websites. Make sure the tips are user friendly and easy to apply, especially if your clients are not the most tech savvy people around. If your clients can’t do dress up their website on their own, offer 5 ways that you can add holiday cheer to their website for them.
Intro for Holiday Website Blog:
You always remember to decorate your store front, but don’t forget about your website. Your website is the face of your business online, and it can use some Christmas cheer this time of year. When it comes to marketing yourself online, use your website to stay on trend with the holidays and season. Here are a few popular ways to jazz up your website for the holidays. If you can’t handle these updates on your own, call us: we are here to make your website a little merrier!
14. 6 Inexpensive Holiday Gift Giveaways For Your Clients
Gift giveaways are fun, and they do not always have to be TVs or other big ticket items to make an impact. If your clients don’t have the budget to give away expensive gifts, they might be looking for more inexpensive options for gift giveaways. Explore fun gift ideas that are easy on the bank account, and encourage your clients to do a gift giveaway this season.
Intro for Gift Giveaway blog:
Christmas is the season of giving, and everyone loves a special holiday treat. You might think that offering free gifts to your clients will take you to the bank, but this isn’t always the case. To spread Christmas cheer and get in the spirit of giving, we have found some inexpensive gift options to give to your clients this holiday season.
15. The Importance of Mobile Friendly Websites During The Holidays
It is no secret that having a mobile friendly website is high priority these days. However, some clients still might not be on the ball. Use the holidays and the busy shopping season as an angle to promote the importance of having responsive design implemented on their website. For example, according to KISSMetrics, one third of all holiday shopping was done on a mobile device in 2013. To take things a step further, 40 percent of Black Friday purchases were made from a mobile device on that very same year. Use statistics and data that you can prove to help support the importance of mobile friendly websites this time of year.
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With emphasis on responsive design and a large percentage of shopping being done on mobile devices, customers come to your website expecting to browse on a tablet or smartphone with no complications. The key to having a smooth transaction between your website’s desktop and mobile version is responsive design, which allows your website to work efficiently on mobile devices. Websites that are not designed for mobile users can have your customers having to panning their screens or zoom out to properly view your content. Now that we are in the heat of the holidays, including responsive design on your website is critical to turning those clicks into conversions.
With these 15 holiday blog topics, you can easily coast through the season without taking too much time to plan your Christmas content. Remember to have fun with your content this season, and always remember the gift of relevance and value.
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