The Everygirl’s 2021 Holiday Calendar

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On The Everygirl team, some of us are celebrating the holidays with family, some of us are planning to binge Hallmark movies until January, some of us are traveling for the first time in two years, and some of us are channeling Kevin McCallister and staying home alone while having virtual Zoom parties. No matter what the season looks like for you this year, we’ve put together a holiday calendar to give you something to look forward to every single day from now until New Year’s Eve—because if we all need one thing, it’s some holiday cheer. Check out these 61 daily activities, add them to your personal calendar or planner, and get ready to bring some much-needed holiday spirit into this season. Just call us Santa Claus! 



1. Hang a wreath—fall or holiday!
2. Find a wishlist for a children’s hospital or organization and donate a toy
3. Watch a seasonal movie you haven’t seen before (this time of year, we love anything with snow like Little Women, Just Friends, Narnia, or The Holiday)
4. Clean your home to prepare for holiday decorating
5. Treat your barista to a hefty tip
6. Bake cookies
7. Send holiday cards, whether you order them online or make them handmade


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8. Treat yourself to new slippers
9. Make a list of intentions of how you want to spend and make the most of the holidays this year
10. Watch your favorite childhood holiday movie
11. Make a favorite family recipe
12. DIY a peppermint-flavored drink (Coffee? Booze? Both?)
13. Send a seasonal plant delivery to a relative
14. Wear your favorite holiday socks to get you in the mood
15. Do a holiday DIY or craft


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16. Wear a tacky holiday sweater all day
17. Watch a Nancy Meyers movie
18. Schedule a holiday gift exchange with your friends
19. Pop a bottle of bubbly and celebrate the weekend
20. Cook or bake a meal over Zoom with family or friends
21. Do a double feature of a holiday movie that’s been remade (Miracle on 34th Street, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Bishop’s Wife/The Preacher’s Wife, A Christmas Carol, etc.) 
22. Go ice skating
23. Get a tree (small, fake, real—whatever works for you!) and decorate it



24. Catch up with an old friend you haven’t seen in a while
25. THANKSGIVING: Call (at least) three people to tell them how thankful you are for them
26. BLACK FRIDAY: Score an investment piece or item you’ve been wanting at a major discount
27. SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: Do some gift shopping from your favorite small business (gifts for yourself counts too)
28. Hanukkah begins! Make potato latkes at home
29. Kiss under a mistletoe—whether it’s your partner, your pet, a relative, a stuffed animal, or yourself 😘
30. Read a book with a holiday theme (a few favorites of ours are One Day in December, Royal Holiday, and Winter Stroll)


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1. Make kits for those in need: homeless, animal shelter, etc.
2. Call a loved one and virtually shop for gifts online together
3. Find the perfect Christmas PJs 
4. Try a festive manicure
5. Make homemade hot chocolate
6. Hang some twinkle lights
7. Set out a dish of holiday candy
8. Make DIY wrapping paper and mail or deliver a gift to a loved one
9. Make a playlist of your favorite holiday songs



10. Challenge yourself to try a new holiday recipe
11. Go through your closet and set aside items in good condition to donate
12. Make your favorite meal—that you normally order out—from scratch (truffle pasta or filet mignon, anyone?)
13. Share a favorite holiday recipe with a friend, then make their family fave too!
14. Go through old photos of past holidays with your family
15. Send family and friends a special ornament that reminds you of them with a handwritten note


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16. Wrap gifts while watching a holiday movie and drinking hot cocoa
17. Buy some fresh greens and DIY a holiday planter or wreath
18. Donate a coat for families in need through organizations like One Warm Coat
19. Find your go-to red lipstick for all your holiday party needs
20. Wear a glittery dress or sparkly eyeshadow—just because
21. Host a pajama party with your friends, siblings, or cousins (holiday matching pajamas required)
22. Make peppermint bark from scratch
23. Have a virtual karaoke session with friends (carols are a must)


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24. CHRISTMAS EVE: Go on a drive or walk to look at lights and decorations
25. CHRISTMAS DAY: Make handwritten thank you cards to give to friends and family for their gifts
26. Take all of your scrap wrapping paper to a recycling plant
27.  Buy a 2022 planner and plan your year
28. Bundle up in your coziest clothes and drink your favorite warm beverage
29. DIY a sparkly mani/pedi
30. Make your New Year’s resolutions
31. NEW YEAR’S EVE: Reflect on your favorite moments from 2021, and then set goals and intentions for 2022


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