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31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge

The 31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge is the perfect way to document the magical moments of December.  Time flies by so fast, and the month is over before you know it.  This fun activity will capture those memories forever.

If you’re looking for more ideas on how to have a hygge Christmas, check out my posts 21 Hygge Christmas Ideas to Warm the Soul and 21 Hygge Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas.  

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Snow Globe in Snow
31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge

Hygge is about bringing more coziness into your life.  Whether you use your best photos of the Christmas season for your social media, a family photo challenge, or as a fun way to spend time with friends, the 31 Day Hygge Christmas Challenge will become an annual tradition that everyone will love.

There are symbols of Christmas that give that sense of wonder about the holiday season and warm the heart.  Why not pay special attention to these details and have a record of those moments close at hand?

If you’re just reading this blog post and it’s the middle of December, don’t worry about getting every shot.

This article is just about taking note of your surroundings and showing the beauty of the season. You can simply post the pictures on your Instagram account or just keep them for yourself.

You can even use this list for a day photo challenge to capture the holiday spirit. Whether you use your cell phone or a more sophisticated camera, your photos will be keepsakes from a special time of year.

Creating a Cozy Life Group: 

Since you clicked on an article about starting a Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge, I’m guessing you like all things cozy living. I created a Facebook group called Creating a Cozy Life with over 72,000 like-minded souls.

It’s a group where we share recipes, pictures of things that leave you in awe, and ideas on how to make your life just a little bit more snug.  Join here to be part of the virtual cozy cabin.

Here’s some fun photography tips:

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge

Christmas Photo Challenge #1 – Advent calendar

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Advent Calendar
Advent Calendar

The countdown begins.  Advent calendars come in all different forms.  If you don’t have an advent calendar, then maybe you can make one or take a picture of one that your friend has.

Christmas Photo Challenge #2 – Gingerbread house

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Gingerbread House
Gingerbread House

Whether you make your own gingerbread house or your area has a gingerbread village event, it all counts. Last year I toured homes decked out for Christmas, and one home had a mini-gingerbread house made for every room.

Photo Challenge #3 – Snowman

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Snowman
31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge – Snowman

This picture can be anything with a snowman in it: wrapping paper, cupcake, cookie, or get out there and make your own amazing snowman with your family.

Picture Challenge #4 – Snow boots

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Dog and Man with Snow Boots
31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge – Snow Boots

The boots can be yours, a family member or even the dogs. They can be staged by the front door or take a photo of you walking in snow with your boots on.

5. Warm beverage

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Warm Beverage
Holiday Beverage

Take a picture of your favorite warm holiday beverage.  Hot cocoa, apple cider, or eggnog are just some of the possibilities.

6. Santa Claus

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photos Challenge - Santa Claus
Santa Claus

What hygge Christmas photo challenge would be complete without Santa? On this photo, only the real thing will do.

7. Pile of blankets

31 Day Christmas Picture Challenge Christmas Blanket
Christmas Blanket

Being cozy during the holiday season is what being hygge is all about and blankets are a key element.  Add a string of holiday lights for a magical effect.

8. Lighted candle

31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge - Candle in the Window
31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge – Christmas Candle in the Window

Candles make a room transform into sheer wonder.  A photo of candle taken outside of a window is a great way to showcase the holiday season.

9. Christmas snow globe 

31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge - Christmas Snow Globe
31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge – Christmas Snow Globe

Snow globes make a beautiful addition to your Christmas photo challenge.  Make sure you shake the globe up before taking a picture, so you catch the snow descending mid-flight.

If you live in an area that gets snow, making winter wonderland the background really lets the snow globe to take center stage.

10. Sleigh

31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge - Reindeer and Sleigh
31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge – Reindeer and Sleigh

Trying to find an old-fashioned sleigh can be made into a fun adventure.  Find out from your friends and family if they have seen a sleigh around town.  If you can take a photo of a sleigh with reindeer you get extra points.

11. Christmas cookies

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Christmas Cookies
Christmas Cookies

Your Christmas cookies are works of art. Taking an annual photo to show how your style has changed over the years  is the best way to capture your improved skillset.

12. Christmas Wreath

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge Christmas Wreath
Christmas Wreath

Nothing says welcome like a gorgeous Christmas wreath. Whether you use a wreath from your favorite store or your own wreath, it all counts.

You can also gather objects together and put them in wreath form like the photo below for you Christmas photo challenge.

13. Kitchen cookware

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Cookie Cutters
Christmas Cookie Cutters

Take a photo of something that was handed down through the generations that you use in your kitchen.

14. Ingredients

31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge - Christmas Ingredients for Crafts and Food
Christmas Photo Challenge – Christmas Ingredients for Crafts and Food

There are special ingredients we use in our cooking during the holiday season. Gather them together and take a fun picture of all the tastes of the season.

15. Holiday socks

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge Christmas Socks
Christmas Socks

We all have that favorite pair of socks we like to wear during Christmas time. There’s something so fun about showing off your festive side. Taking a group photo of feet with socks just so happens to make a cute photo too.

16. Christmas Lights

31 Day Christmas Photograph Challenge - Dog with Christmas Lights
31 Day Christmas Photograph Challenge – Dog with Christmas Lights

What would Christmas be without Christmas lights? This is where you can get really creative and wrap those lights around anything – even a sleeping dog!

(Update:  I just read in an article that there’s lead in most Christmas lights.  Make sure your lights are lead-free before doing this!)

17. Natural pictures 

31 Day Photograph Challenge - Natural Christmas Art
31 Day Photograph Challenge – Natural Christmas Art

Create a work of art using materials from outside and stage it on the snow or a white sheet of paper. A white background allows the natural elements to make the biggest impact.

This is an activity the whole family would enjoy composing.

18. Festive breakfast

31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge Holiday Breakfast Tray
31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge – Holiday Breakfast Tray

Make yourself a nice holiday breakfast and capture it forever today. Food photos are fun to capture because you can be so creative with them.

19. Peace on Earth 

31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge - Peace Scrabble Tiles
31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge – Peace Scrabble Tiles

Take a photograph of something that represents peace on earth. The picture can be of anything.

20. Nutcracker

31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge - Nutcrackers
31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge – Nutcrackers

Who doesn’t love nutcrackers? They go hand in hand with Christmas.  A collection of nutcrackers together will make the biggest impact.

21. Fireplace

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge Christmas Stockings
Christmas Stockings

A cozy fire is a favorite image representing the hygge lifestyle. Bonus points if there are Christmas stockings in the shot.

22. Holiday display

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Holiday Store Displays
Holiday Store Displays

Pick your favorite Christmas Store Display of the season and take a photo of it.

23. A stack of presents

31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge - Christmas Gifts
Christmas Gifts

One of the best things about Christmas are the presents.

24. Christmas Tablescape 

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge Christmas Tablescape
A Beautiful Table for Family Gatherings

You go to all the effort of setting a festive table and then the meal is over, and it becomes a beautiful memory. That hard work deserves to be shown off.

25. Christmas Nativity 

31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge - Christmas Nativity
Christmas Nativity

The reason for the season.  This time of year wouldn’t be Christmas Day without Jesus.

26. Christmas tree 

31 Day Hygge Christmas Picture Challenge - Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree

What would a Christmas photo challenge be without a picture of a Christmas tree?  Whether you take a picture of your Christmas tree on Christmas morning or travel to city centers for a larger tree, they all make beautiful photographs.

27. Candy canes 

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge Candy Canes
Candy Canes

Don’t you just love candy canes? They make beautiful holiday photos. Celebrate their unique style whole or crushed on your favorite Christmas dessert.

28. Elf 

31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge - Elf House
31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge – Elf House

Anything elf related goes. You can even dress up as an elf in various poses for creative self-portraits!

29. Christmas Tree Ornament

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge Christmas Tree Ornament
Christmas Tree Ornament

Your favorite ornament deserves its own photo shoot.  I love the pictures that feature the ornament on the Christmas tree.

30. Christmas train 

31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge - Christmas Toy Train
Christmas Toy Train

Christmas and trains go together. You can take a photo of a real one or a toy train that’s all decked out for the holidays for the perfect picture of holiday cheer.

31. Starlight

31 Day Christmas Picture Challenge - Star in Snow
31 Day Christmas Picture Challenge – Star in Snow

Stars are a beautiful reminder of The Star of Bethlehem.  Find your star and treasure the picture. They are one of my favorite images to capture.

Whew!  You made it through the 31 Day Christmas  Hygge Photo Challenge.  I hope you enjoyed it.  Now you’ll have a lot more pictures of interesting subjects during the month of December.

Don’t forget to join the Creating a Cozy Life Group. You’re not going to believe how amazing it is!

Let me know in the comments below if you did the 31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge and how you liked it.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope you have an amazing time.

For more information on adding hygge into your life, here are some books on Amazon to get you started:

Making Winter: A Hygge-Inspired Guide to Surviving the Winter Month

Have Yourself a Happy Hygge Christmas

The Little Book of Hygge:  Danish Secrets to Happy Living 

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Beth

Tuesday 16th of November 2021

Sounds fun! I am going to do this year and post to social media! Will link your page. Fun Read!

Kelly

Wednesday 17th of November 2021

Yay! I'm so glad you're doing this. I did it one year and had a blast. Kelly

Janet

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

I love this idea and am definitely going to try and do this. Already thinking about where some of these pictures can be taken. Thanks for a great idea!!

Kelly

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

You're very welcome Janet. I'm glad you're going to do this activity. Kelly

Holly Sickinger

Tuesday 10th of September 2019

This December 2019 I will be doing your 31 day Christmas photo challenge.

Kelly

Tuesday 10th of September 2019

Hello Holly! Yay! You'll have fun doing the challenge. Kelly

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