‘Tis the season for festive celebrations! Indulge in the magic of the holiday season with 31 reasons to celebrate — one for every day of December. Get inspired by our calendar of Daily December Celebrations, gather your friends with our matching online invitations (delivered instantly by text!), and then make merry! Our Daily December Celebrations invitation collection offers festive and fun designs for Christmas Craft Night, National Cocoa Day, Giving Tuesday, Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, a neighborhood Christmas Lights Tour, and much more! Scroll down for creative ideas on how to celebrate each occasion.
HOW TO CELEBRATE
December 1st: Christmas Lights Day— Today is Christmas Lights Day! It's time to light up the neighborhood.Gather family and friends to decorate your home with Christmas lights. Remember to serve warm beverages like cocoa and cider to celebrate an evening of hard work. Send the invite.
December 2nd: Make a Wreath Day — Take a break from online shopping and host a Holiday wreath-making party with your crafty crew. Most local garden shops will have all the supplies you need. This fun activity will double as a festive decoration for your front door. Send the invite.
December 3rd: Giving Tuesday — Find an opportunity to give back this holiday season. Gather friends for a food drive or donation collection event in honor of Giving Tuesday. You can even decide to host a silent auction or a themed party around the nonprofit you love to support. Send the invite.
December 4th: Rockefeller Tree Lighting — Invite friends over to watch the annual New York City tree lighting ceremony on TV. Make it a jolly affair with cocoa and cookies. Send the invite.
December 5th: Make Homemade Ornaments Day — This year, trim the tree with sentimental ornaments made at home. Stock up a few supplies from the local craft store and gather loved ones to make your own holiday tree trimmings today! Send the invite.
December 6th: St. Nicholas Day — He’s making a list and checking it twice! Today is the feast day of St. Nicholas. Gather the neighborhood kids to write letters to old St. Nick or invite friends over for a Santa-themed feast of your own in honor of the occasion. Send the invite.
December 7th: Holiday Happy Hour — Warm everyone’s spirits today with a holiday happy hour! Add a cocktail poll to your invitation and whip up a few festive cocktails for guests to enjoy. Send the invite.
December 8th: National Christmas Tree Day — Haven’t picked up your tree yet? Great, today is the perfect day to find a fir (or pick up an artificial version if that’s your style!). If you’ve already picked up your tree, invite friends to come over and help trim the tree! Send the invite.
December 9th: Christmas Craft Night — Get your glue gun out and gather your creative friends for a night of Christmas crafting! Create festive painted wine glasses, homemade garlands, decoupage candle votives, or painted porch signs. Send the invite.
December 10th: Holiday Sing-along — Warm up your vocal cords and gather your crew for a holiday sing-along at home. Remember to print out the lyrics for popular holiday songs (or send a link for people to view on their phones)! Send the invite.
December 11th: Merry Meditation — Find your zen and invite friends to take a break from the holidays with an hour of relaxing meditation, yoga, or mindfulness exercises. Send the invite.
December 12th: Go Holiday Shopping — Only 13 more days until Christmas! Invite friends to wrap up their holiday shopping with a retail rendezvous. Send the invite.
December 13th: National Cocoa Day — Today is National Cocoa Day! Invite friends, family, and neighbors over to sip on homemade hot cocoa. Offer fun toppings like peppermint sticks, cinnamon, whipped cream, sprinkles, and more. Check out this easy crockpot cocoa recipe. Send the invite.
December 14th: Gingerbread Decorating Day — Today is Gingerbread Decorating Day! Whether it be a multi-story house or individual cookies, bring friends together to decorate scrumptious gingerbread. Send the invite.
December 15th: Christmas Movie Marathon — No need to watch your holiday film favorites alone this year. Invite family and friends over to cozy up and watch all the holiday classics. For extra points, provide fuzzy socks for each of your guests. Send the invite.
December 16th: Gift Swap — Schedule a casual gift exchange for an evening of good laughs and quality time. For extra fun, set a small price cap on gifts or insist everyone wrap up gifts they received last year that they’d like to unload. Send the invite.
December 17th: Christmas Wrapping Day — Time to tie the bow on Christmas wrapping! Why not invite friends over and make it a wrapping party? Incorporate fun snacks and seasonal cocktails to make the task fly by. Send the invite.
December 18th: Bake Cookies Day — Today is Bake Cookies Day! Get a headstart on holiday baking and host a cookie-baking partyat your home. Ask guests bring their favorite recipe and ingredients, and get to baking. Send the invite.
December 19th: Christmas Lights Tour — Gather family and friends to take a tour of your neighborhood holiday light displays! Establish a lead car and then caravan your way from street to street. Send the invite.
December 20th: Ugly Christmas Sweater Day — Today is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Invite coworkers to wear their favorite ugly holiday sweater to the office and show their team spirit. Have everyone vote for the best sweater at the end of the day! Send the invite.
December 21st: Winter Solstice — Today is the Winter Solstice. Bring the celebration outdoors, and observe the Winter Solstice with a fun hike with friends and family. Send the invite.
December 22nd: Hanukkah — Hanukkah begins today. Invite friends to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with a dinner of potato latkes followed by a round of spin the dreidel. Send the invite.
December 23rd: Festivus — Happy Festivus! If you love Seinfeld, you’ve heard of this holiday. A traditional Festivus celebration includes a plain aluminum pole in lieu of a Christmas tree, the annual “Airing of Grievances,” the Festivus dinner, and “Feats of Strength.” Learn more here. Send the invite.
December 24th: Christmas Takeout Night — ‘Twas the night before Christmas… and the takeout was ordered. Put away the dishes, and invite loved one over for takeout from your favorite restaurant. Send the invite.
December 25th: Christmas Day — Merry Christmas! Deck the halls and bring your nearest and dearest together for Christmas Day celebrations. Whether it’s an intimate Christmas brunch or a big dinner, celebrate being together! Send the invite.
December 26th: Kwanzaa — Make it a “Joyous Kwanzaa” with loved ones. Invite family and friends over to light the first candle of the Kinara or host a festive meal in honor of the occasion! Send the invite.
December 27th: Drink Eggnog Day — Take a moment to unwind from the holidays and observe Drink Eggnog Day. Gather your crew and whip up a homemade batch of this classic festive beverage. Here’s our favorite eggnog recipe. Send the invite.
December 28th: Go Volunteer — Inspire friends and family to get out and volunteer at a local charity in honor of the holiday season. Find opportunities in your local area here. Send the invite.
December 29th: Go Ice Skating — Find a local ice rink and gather the gang to go ice skating. Whether it’s an indoor or outdoor rink, it’s a wonderful way to spend a wintry afternoon and get in a little festive exercise. Send the invite.
December 30th: Write Your Resolutions — Assemble your squad to prep for the new year with a resolutions party. Set up a table with pens and paper and provide yummy snacks. Discuss your resolution ideas out loud or take time for some quiet reflection. Send the invite.
December 31st: New Year’s Eve — Happy New Year's Eve! Pop the champagne and host a party to say goodbye to 2019 and kick-off the new year. Cheers! Send the invite.