Rules of Vlogmas + Christmas Youtube Video Ideas
So today I decided to take part in Vlogmas on YouTube. The rules of vlogmas seem open to interpretation. Many YouTube vloggers announce the rules will be broken before they even begin. For me the basic rules of Vlogmas seem simple:
1. Daily vlog throughout December. From the start and until Christmas and hopefully including Christmas and beyond.
2. Make it festive, its vlogmas!
For anyone unfamiliar with YouTube a “Vlog” is a Youtube video (style varies enormously). And a “vlogger” is the producer and often the star of the show. As well as the camera operator and the entire film & production crew also.
On Vlogmas day 1 or even before you can announce your plans to the world. Let your followers on YouTube and social media know you are doing vlogmas. For many YouTubers this seems to mean explaining they will not actually be doing vlogmas. Every year many high profile YouTubers explain they will actually fail before they have even begun. The idea is to upload daily but if you will still be using the title and hashtag vlogmas you should probably explain yourself.
Cooking is hugely popular on YouTube. So even if your not a regular chef maybe now is the time to try some baking. Try making something festive or even something specific to your location to share with the world. Regardless of whether you make something inspirational or informative it should be entertaining even if you fail.
Festive Food Inspiration
So a fabulous way to get yourself in the festive holiday spirit is to try some Christmas Crafting. Inspire your viewers with with some handmade decorations or gifts. So you will need some supplies from a craft store which you can do on-line or even vlog visiting a local shop. Advent calendars, Christmas home decorations, Christmas tree decorations and also Christmas Cards are just a few ideas for interesting items to make.
Shopping hauls are always popular with YouTube viewers. So if your hitting the stores during the holidays take your vlogging camera along. Then share the experience and importantly what you got. But be careful if you also want to keep your gifts a surprise because you never know who is watching.
Making gifts is also an amazing personal touch. So if your looking for YouTube Christmas video ideas but have zero crafting skills or materials don’t fear. There are many kits available on-line to help you get started. Candle making, Soap making, jewellery and sewing. Get a spare so if all else fails you can gift the kit.
Cute Christmas Gift Ideas
Once you have your gifts and Christmas shopping completed you will also need to wrap them. Make a video sharing your inspiring ideas and method of wrapping presents. Keeping it simple or super elaborate? It will be entertaining if you have some odd shaped items to contended with.
Playing games is popular at Christmas. So before the big day it may be a good time to try out the latest family friendly, inter-generational board games. Or you might also prefer to test drive and review the latest releases and must have video console or games everyone wants this Christmas.
Share your Christmas and festive beauty, hair and skincare ideas. Partying with friends or the office party look for this season. Your beauty essentials for date night. Also the latest catwalk trends and how to make things festive, how much glitter is too much?
A winter look book is also a must for all fashionable YouTubers. High street Inspiration or luxury aspiration is up to you and your budget. Everybody loves a silly Christmas Jumper. So do you have cute Christmas outfit ideas to share. And have you been keeping an eye on the stores Christmas windows for Party dresses or suit ideas.
Festive Fashion Ideas
So here was my first ever Vlogmas Day 1 :
Also if you would like some more ideas for festive videos check out my YouTube channel: www.youtube.com
Finally if you need inspiration for crating a first YouTube video see out guide to creating your first YouTube video here.