Your Free Printable December Calendar
Who needs a free printable December calendar? Each month I publish a free Calendar printable for anyone to download and use. While subscribers have access to my whole resource library, you don’t even need to sign up as an email subscriber for a calendar. You can just download and print from the link below.
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For now, here is your December Calendar printable that you can use right away.
Here are some general dates of note this December depending on your background and where you live. Interestingly, there are no specific mental health dates in December that I’m aware of.
What have you got planned for December? I know it’s a busy time of year for everyone as the year comes to an end.
- December 5 – International Volunteer Day
- December 15 – International Tea Day
- December 24 – Christmas Eve
- December 25 – Christmas Day
- December 26 – Boxing Day
- December 31st – New Year’s Eve
To give you a jump start on December, I thought I’d share some ideas on how you can springboard off of some of these days or how you can better cope with some of the holiday.
International Volunteer Day
We know that helping other people and showing compassion is good for your mental health. I know that the few times I did volunteer work (canvassing for the Canadian Cancer Society or collecting canned goods) it was a good chance to think about something other than my own problems.
There’s a side effect to helping and volunteering too—you get out in the community doing things with other people for a common good—and that’s a perfect stepping stone to making new friendships. If you’re struggling to meet people, volunteering for a good cause could be one way.
International Tea Day
As I sit here sipping my Green Tea I can’t help but think what an amazing day International Tea Day is for promoting something that’s good for your health. Take up tea drinking if you have anxiety! You can drink green tea, chamomile tea, whatever tea makes you feel good. I even like to make iced tea using something like this..
Do you celebrate or how do you spend Christmas Eve? One year we went to the movie theatre and watched the Chevy Chase classic Christmas Vacation. Some years we go to the local church and listen to the Christmas songs. Other years we stay home and drink hot chocolate, open one present each, and set out milk and cookies for Santa. It’s a good night to be social if you want, but it’s also a good night to stay home.
I hear you: Christmas Day is filled with busyness if you have family to visit. We are split between visiting my parents and my husband’s parents, so it involves a fair bit of driving. It also involves hauling of presents and food. Social anxiety has to take a backseat on this day if you choose to participate, because their is just a lot of socializing to do. But, I also look at it as a good chance to stay social. If you view it this way, it will feel more enjoyable.
Do you shop on Boxing Day? I know it’s a big shopping day but I’ve never really taken part. If you are looking for deals on mental health items though, it’s certainly a shopping day to take advantage of. If you have shopping anxiety, perhaps stay away though. The stores will likely be packed with shoppers fighting over the last cashmere scarf.
New Year’s Eve
Here’s another holiday filled with socializing if you choose. Most people will stay up until midnight to watch the year turn over; some will do it with friends while others will do it alone. If you do plan to go to a New Year’s Eve party, look at it as a chance to be social and practice talking to strangers. It’s the last day of the year after all; the whole next year is ahead of you.