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December Small Business Marketing Ideas

December is a month full of holidays and ways to market your business. Here are our December 2021 marketing ideas to grow your small business.

December Monthly Holidays

There’s more than Christmas in December. Plan a promotion that includes blog posts, sales, social media posts, contests, etc. Here are some of the month-long holidays.

  • Stress-Free Family Holiday Month
  • Write a Business Plan Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • National Pear Month
  • Read a New Book Month
  • Identity Theft Prevention & Awareness Month
  • Operation Santa Paws (Dec 1-17)
  • Universal Human Rights Month
  • “Hi, Neighbor” Month
  • Write a Friend Month
  • Tie Month
  • Root Vegetable and Exotic Fruits Month 

December 2021 Weekly Holidays

Here are some weekly marketing opportunities in December.

  • Nov. 28 - Dec. 6: Hanukkah
  • December 5-11: Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week, National Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, Flu Vaccination Week
  • December 6-12: Computer Science Education Week
  • December 10-17: Human Rights Week
  • December 13-17: Cookie Exchange Week
  • December 14-28: Halcyon Days
  • December 25-31: It’s About Time Week
  • Dec. 26 - Jan. 1: Kwanzaa!
  • December 2021 Daily Holidays

There’s something to celebrate and a way to market your business every day.

  • December 1: Rosa Parks Day, Pie Day, Eat a Red Apple Day, Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day, Day With(out) Art Day, Package Protection Day, Wear a Dress Day
  • December 2: Fritters Day, Mutt Day, Special Education Day
  • December 3: Roof Over Your Head Day, Faux Fur Friday, Bartender Day, Be a Blessing Day
  • December 4: Cookie Day, Dice Day, Sock Day
  • December 5: Bathtub Party Day, InterNinja Day, Repeal Day
  • December 6: Pawnbrokers Day, Microwave Oven Day, St. Nicholas Day, Miners’ Day
  • December 7: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Illinois Day, Cotton Candy Day, World Trick Shot Day
  • December 8: Brownie Day, Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day
  • December 9: Pastry Day, Weary Willie Day, Christmas Card Day, World Techno Day
  • December 10: Dewey Decimal System Day, Lager Day, Human Rights Day, Nobel Prize Day, Salesperson Day
  • December 11: App Day, Noodle Ring Day
  • December 12: Ambrosia Day, Ding-a-Ling Day, Gingerbread House Day, Poinsettia Day
  • December 13: Cocoa Day, Violin Day, Pick A Pathologist Pal Day, National Guard Birthday, Ice Cream Day
  • December 14: Bouillabaisse Day, Alabama Day, Monkey Day, Free Shipping Day
  • December 15: Cupcake Day, Bill of Rights Day, Cat Herders Day, Wear Your Pearls Day
  • December 16: Chocolate-covered Anything Day, Barbie and Barney Backlash/Stupid Toy Day
  • December 17: Maple Syrup Day, Wright Brothers Day, Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, Underdog Day
  • December 18: Twin Day, Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day, Wreaths Across America Day, Bake Cookies Day
  • December 19: Hard Candy Day, Oatmeal Muffin Day, Holly Day
  • December 20: Sangria Day, Mudd Day, Go Caroling Day
  • December 21: Crossword Puzzle Day, Humbug Day, Maine Day, Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day, Winter Solstice, Flashlight Day, French Fried Shrimp Day, Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day, Anne & Samantha Day
  • December 22: Date Nut Bread Day, Forefathers Day, Cookie Exchange Day
  • December 23: Pfeffernusse Day, Roots Day, Festivus, Re-Gifting Day
  • December 24: Eggnog Day, Christmas Eve
  • December 25: Pumpkin Pie Day, A’Phabet Day or No “L” Day, Christmas
  • December 26: Candy Cane Day, Thank-you Note Day, Whiner’s Day, Boxing Day (Canada)
  • December 27: Fruitcake Day, Visit The Zoo Day
  • December 28: Short Film Day, Chocolate Candy Day, Card Playing Day, Holy Innocents Day, Pledge of Allegiance Day, Call a Friend Day
  • December 29: Pepper Pot Day, Tick Tock Day
  • December 30: Bicarbonate of Soda Day, Falling Needles Family Fest Day, Bacon Day
  • December 31: Champagne Day, No Interruptions Day, Make Up Your Mind Day, Universal Hour of Peace, New Year’s Eve

Not sure how to market your business this month? Here are some ideas:

  • Promote items that could be used as gifts or for holiday celebrations
  • Host a live or virtual party & giveaway 
  • Send holiday cards with promotions
  • Run a holiday social media giveaway
  • Host or participate in a toy drive
  • Create a photo opportunity
  • Update your Google Business Profile
  • Engage on social media
  • Create a gift or holiday party guide on your blog
  • Share 12 days of tips or products
  • Decorate your location for the holidays
  • Share behind the scenes videos
  • Use email marketing to reach customers
  • Ask customers for reviews
  • Give loyal followers a discount, coupon, free digital product, or a high-value physical gift for new clients, or those who sent you referrals

Want more ideas for marketing you small business in December? Read our article, Social Media Marketing Calendar For Promoting Small Business Saturday, or contact us.

Tags: cover-story, December marketing

Geoff Strauss

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