The 31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge is the perfect way to document the magical moments of December. Time flies by fast, and the month is over before you know it. This fun activity will capture those memories forever.
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 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 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 season’s beauty. You can simply post the pictures on your Instagram account or keep them for yourself.
You can even use this list for a daily 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 103,000 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
The countdown begins. Advent calendars come in all different forms. If you don’t have an advent calendar, you may make one or take a picture of one that your friend has.
Christmas Photo Challenge #2 – 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
This picture can be anything with a snowman: wrapping paper, cupcake, cookie, or getting out there and making your own amazing snowman with your family.
Picture Challenge #4 – 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 the snow with your boots on.
5. Warm beverage
Take a picture of your favorite warm holiday beverage. Some of the possibilities are hot cocoa, apple cider, or eggnog.
6. Santa Claus
What hygge Christmas photo challenge would be complete without Santa? In this photo, only the real thing will do.
7. Pile of blankets
Being cozy during the holiday season is what being hygge is all about, and blankets are a crucial element. Add a string of holiday lights for a magical effect.
8. Lighted candle
Candles make a room transform into sheer wonder. A photo of a candle outside a window is a great way to showcase the holiday season.
9. Christmas snow globe
Snow globes make a beautiful addition to your Christmas photo challenge. Make sure you shake the globe 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 take center stage.
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
Your Christmas cookies are works of art. An annual photo showing how your style has changed over the years is the best way to capture your improved skillset.
12. 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.
13. Kitchen cookware
Take a photo of something that was handed down through the generations you use in your kitchen.
There are special ingredients we use in our cooking during the holiday season. Gather them together and take a fun picture of the season’s tastes.
15. Holiday socks
We all have that favorite pair of socks we wear during Christmas. There’s something so fun about showing off your festive side. Taking a group photo of feet with socks makes a cute photo too.
16. Christmas Lights
What would Christmas be without Christmas lights? Using Christmas lights in your photos is where you can get 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
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 most significant impact.
Using your creativity to make these photos is an activity the whole family would enjoy composing.
18. Festive breakfast
Make yourself a nice holiday breakfast and capture it forever today. Food photos are fun to capture because you can be creative with them.
19. Peace on Earth
Take a photograph of something that represents peace on earth. The picture can be of anything.
Who doesn’t love nutcrackers? They go hand in hand with Christmas. A collection of nutcrackers together will make a big statement.
A cozy fire is a favorite image representing the hygge lifestyle. Bonus points if there are Christmas stockings in the shot.
22. Holiday display
Pick your favorite Christmas Store Display of the season and take a photo of it.
23. A stack of presents
One of the best things about Christmas is the presents.
24. Christmas Tablescape
You go to all the effort of setting a festive table, and then the meal is over, and it becomes a beautiful memory. Your hard work deserves to be an everlasting photo.
25. Christmas Nativity
The reason for the season. This time of year wouldn’t be Christmas Day without Jesus.
26. 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
Don’t you love candy canes? They take beautiful holiday photos. Celebrate their unique style whole or crushed on your favorite Christmas dessert.
Anything elf-related goes. You can even dress up as an elf in various poses for creative self-portraits!
29. Christmas Tree Ornament
Your favorite ornament deserves its own photo shoot. I love the pictures that feature the decorations on the Christmas tree.
30. Christmas train
Christmas and trains go together. You can take a photo of a real one or a toy train that’s decked out for the holidays for the perfect picture of holiday cheer.
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 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.
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