Holiday/Seasonal Article Template

Let this special time of year, or any special time of year, provide a little inspiration for your next article set!

There is always another holiday or season right around the corner, so there are many opportunities to reach your readers throughout the year. Sprinkle a couple dozen seasonal articles into your inventory to generate sure-fire page-view spikes while you further define your niche and have a little fun in the process.

Here’s How:

  1. Select a Holiday, Season or “Day” (like St. Nick’s Day) – Find an angle that allows you to keep your content as “evergreen” as possible so your article maintains some value throughout the year.
  2. Introduction – Describe the holiday or season (perhaps give a BRIEF history if it’s appropriate) and how it relates to your niche.
  3. Body – In the next paragraph(s) of the article give an overview of the value provided in this article. Be sure to keep it within the context of your niche and the holiday or season you’re writing about. For example, tell them how your tips or ideas can make it more festive, cheaper, safer, easier or even flashier.
  4. List of Examples – Now give a list of examples of your great holiday or seasonal ideas. Expand on those ideas to add value to your article. If you’re talking about decorating on a budget – then give your readers places to get great deals in addition to ideas for decorating.
  5. Conclusion – Conclude on a positive, fun or festive note. No one wants to read a dour consequence in a holiday article. Make sure you end your article with why the reader should follow your ideas.

Remember: Be unique. There are usually a lot of articles around the holidays or at the beginning of seasons. Don’t be discouraged by articles with similar headlines. Make your article reflect your voice, your niche and your value.

Celebrate the holiday season by writing and submitting some new articles today! When you’re finished, spend a few minutes mapping out all of your holiday and seasonal articles for 2010.

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Josanne writes:

Good article, and great idea-especially for us newbies who are still learning! Don’t think I’ll get an article on this done for Christmas, but think it will be GREAT for the additions I’m adding to my website in January, for Valentine’s Day!

Comment provided December 22, 2009 at 2:11 PM

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I always find the article content layouts you provide extremely helpful. It definitely gets rid of any writers block problem.

Merry Christmas and all the best to everyone at EzineArticles! Thanks for everything you do all year for us.

Comment provided December 23, 2009 at 1:45 PM

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Gary Stenzel writes:

This should help me a lot. Should work for non-holiday articles also.
Thanks!

Comment provided December 23, 2009 at 3:30 PM

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Phil Boren writes:

Thanks for the layout and the inspiration!

Comment provided December 23, 2009 at 4:40 PM

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winko writes:

Wish everyone to have a good holiday, I’m a Chinese? In China,he most important festival is New Year’s Day.I look forward to the arrival of Spring quickly?

Comment provided December 23, 2009 at 7:15 PM

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Herb writes:

Great !! Layout, Thank you.
It can be all the time template.

Comment provided December 23, 2009 at 7:46 PM

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Thanks for the idea. I’m getting ready to take a stab at the Christmas challenge, so I can use all the ideas I can get.

Comment provided December 26, 2009 at 2:05 PM

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Arlisa writes:

This article helps me to get started. I am new to creating a website and blogging. It’s been pretty exciting so far. Still nervous about the process, but I will just take baby steps until I get on track.
Happy New Year to all!

Comment provided December 27, 2009 at 11:15 PM

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Anne writes:

Useful, thank you for your introduction.

Comment provided December 28, 2009 at 1:55 AM

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Sheena writes:

Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular article!
It’s the little changes that will make the most significant changes. Thanks for sharing!

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