I’m participating in BlogHer’s December NaBloPoMo blog every day challenge. When you’re at a loss for words, all blogged out and feeling generally uninspired, you can turn to BlogHer for their daily writing prompt. The problem? Their prompts never quite feel like me. I also like to let post ideas sit for a while and evolve, take a picture or two which fit the post. So, I’ve decided to make my own list of writing prompts for my bloggy friends and myself, MauiShopGirl style…
Gift Guides I’m doing a series of buy local Hawaii gift guides this holiday season. Other variations could include gifts under a certain price, gifts for the foodie, the tech lover, …the list goes on and on.
Gift Wrapping Creative wrapping, reuse of materials or tutorials on bow tying are all great post ideas.
Advent Calendars I’ve seen so many wonderful handmade advent calendars on Pinterest and would love to see “how to” posts.
Spirit of Giving and Receiving Your thoughts on being a thoughtful gift giver and a gracious gift receiver.
Gift Games From Secret Santa to white elephant gift exchange to grab bag steals, what fun group gift tradition do you follow at home, with friends or at the office?
Charitable Giving Many people donate their time or money to a charitable cause in December. Which cause are you supporting and why?
Homemade Gifts, Ornaments and Cards It’s always fun to see what other bloggers make from the heart whether it is baked goods, paper crafts or art.
Holiday Decorations A few images of your family’s tree, your favorite ornaments or beautiful wreath hanging at your entrance will go a long way toward holiday cheer.
Recipes Do you make yummy gingerbread cookies or an indulgent eggnog? Please share your secrets and include a pretty picture.
Social Butterfly Annual holiday dinner with your friends, block party in your neighborhood or a family gift exchanging dinner? You could go do several posts, a planning post and another with shots of the event. Post about upcoming events in your community or document the great time you had attending. Everyone loves photos of delicious food and pretty table settings…
Holiday Stress The holidays are in many ways, stressful. How do you keep the stress at bay? Is the holiday season an especially hard time for you? Why?
The Meaning of Christmas Do you feel we’ve gotten away from the true meaning of Christmas or the holidays? Do you object to the commercialization of our holidays? Give us a piece of your mind.
Twas the Night Before Many families have night before or other holiday traditions, what are yours?
Playlist What are you favorite holiday songs? Give us your iTunes playlist.
Make a List Your top ten favorite holiday memories, your fantasy wish list, all time favorite holiday films…
No one’s Perfect Are you hosting your whole family for a holiday dinner with two left hands in the kitchen and a clogged sink? Did you lock your keys in the car with the engine running and pouring rain on the one day you were able to take a vacation day? Anticipate and show up at a huge community event only to find out it was over…the previous week? Please share, with a funny bone please. By the way, the examples? True stories, maybe I’ll tell you all about it one day.