Surprising Holidays to Celebrate in December

A bouquet of bacon roses to decorate an apartment.

December is synonymous with “the holidays” but there may be some days to celebrate that you may not be aware of, so today the Tower at OPOP Apartments is sharing several of these more obscure days to remember with members of our apartment community here in St. Louis, MO.

National Letter Writing Day (December 7th)

It’s December, a busy month for sure — and you may still need to get holiday cards in the mail. Today we are taking a look at celebrating National Write a Letter Day Choose a few special people to write a full-blown letter to this month. It will help you focus on gratitude and will give them a boost during a stressful month.

We have some tips to help you craft a lovely letter. First, use a warm greeting. Perhaps remark about the last time you were together. Next, tell them about yourself, what’s going on with you and your family — but avoid the urge to brag — just keep it down to earth. Follow up this part by asking about your recipient. Inquire about family news, what’s happening now, etc. Close by sharing some things you appreciate about them and any upcoming plans for the future. Let the person know you’d love to hear from them too. The most important thing is to be sincere and honest. Date the letter (usually in the top right-hand corner), and sign it. And that’s all there is to it!

National Maple Syrup Day (December 17th)

December 17th is National Maple Syrup Day, and we have a few of our favorite syrup recipes to celebrate. Breakfast is generally known as the most important meal of the day, so don’t forget to have a full and filling breakfast every day this month.

Crossword Puzzle Day (December 21st)

Visit USA Today to play a crossword puzzle in honor the upcoming Crossword Puzzle Day (December 21). Test your vocabulary and skill in solving the puzzle with the often cryptic hints that are provided (though you can set the level to regular or expert). If you prefer, creating words yourself, play a game of Scrabble or Words with Friends or create your own crossword puzzle. Whichever avenue you pursue, enjoy expanding your vocabulary with this quintessential word game.

National Bacon Day (December 30th)

National Bacon Day is coming up this month, and we think you’ll agree that it needs to be celebrated in spectacular fashion. We scoured the internet and found the perfect solution to go big with bacon. Treat your special someone to a bacon bouquet, that’s right, combine the goodness of bacon with the romanticism of a bouquet of flowers. Bacon roses are surprisingly easy to make. Watch this bacon-roses tutorial to learn how to wow your special someone. If you don’t want to invest in the time to make a bacon-rose bouquet yourself, head to and order a bouquet online!

Whichever holidays you celebrate this month, we hope you do it in style. Thanks for taking time to read our blog post!