Why is Pinterest so perfect for Christmas? Whether you love to be organised or not, Pinterest can definitely make your life easier during the festive period.

Gone are the days of hand writing your Christmas list and posting it to the North Pole (apologies if any children are reading this), this year Santa is looking at Pinterest. Pinning items you see online is the ever so unsubtle way of telling those around you what you want.

The best thing is that Pinterest’s simple functionality means that anyone can use it – even people who aren’t very internet or social media savvy can easily get the hang of it. Once you have a Pinterest account and have added the Pin It button to your browser, the Internet is your Christmas oyster!

So here is my guide for how to get the most out of using Pinterest during the festive season…

Plan Christmas Dinner

Preparing and cooking Christmas dinner is never a simple task, so here is how you can use Pinterest to make the process easier:

  • Create a Christmas food board.
  • Pin inspiring food idea for buffets, starts, main courses, puddings, and so on.
  • Pin recipes so they are all stored in one place, easy to access and refer back to.
  • Pin ideas for table decorations, homemade crackers, etc.

Christmas Decorations and Crafts

Fancy trying something different when decorating your home and tree this year? Pinterest is full of ideas, whether you fancy making them from scratch or just want some inspiration to display the decorations you have.

If making them from scratch then they can also double up as gift ideas as I did last year.

Your Christmas List

This is not only for your benefit, but those around you. There are two ways of doing this; either advise your loved ones to look at your Pinterest boards from ideas of what to get you for Christmas, or blatantly create your own Christmas list board and send the link to your family/friends.

Secret Christmas Gift Ideas for Family/Friends

Thankfully Pinterest have recently launched ‘secret boards’ ready for the festive period. This is a great way to collect together ideas for presents for others but without them seeing them. You can even give someone else, such as a sibling, access to the board so you can collect ideas together.

Christmas Party Planning

Whether you have an abundance of Christmas parties to attend, or you’re throwing one yourself, Pinterest can be used to get inspiration and plan the lot:

  • Party outfit and make up inspiration
  • Decoration ideas for throwing a festive shindig
  • Simple party food and festive drinks ideas

Make Yourself Christmassy

I couldn’t finish this blog post without a mention of Christmas jumpers or nail art. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration for my Stamp Nail Art blog, but especially during the festive season. I am also a huge fan of Christmas jumpers, so although I can’t buy ALL the jumpers I see, at least I can pin them for future reference.

So what are you waiting for? With only 1 month and 6 days until Christmas day you better get pinning and planning! 🙂