The entire month of December is magical. Moments fly by so fast, and the month is over before you know it. The 31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge will help you document those important moments.
“I grew up as a photo nut. Every Christmas I would get a new camera. It’s a huge part of my life.” – Kevin Systrom
If you like hygge, I’m guessing you love all things cozy. I just started a new Facebook group called Creating a Cozy Life. 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.
Hygge is about bringing more coziness into your life. 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 just read 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.
Here’s the 31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge:
1) Advent calendar.
The countdown begins. If you don’t have an advent calendar, then maybe you can make one or take a picture of one that your friend has.
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.
This picture can be anything with a snowman in it: wrapping paper, cupcake, cookie, or get out there and make your own amazing snowman to show off.
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 snow with your boots on.
5) Warm beverage.
Take a picture of your favorite warm holiday beverage. Hot cocoa, apple cider, or eggnog are just some of the possibilities.
What hygge Christmas photo challenge would be complete without Santa? On 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.
8) Lighted candle.
Candles make a room transform into sheer wonder. Take a shot of the candle next to a window.
9) Christmas snowglobe.
Make sure you shake the globe up before taking a picture, so you catch the snow descending mid-flight.
If you can take a photo of a sleigh with reindeer you get extra points.
11) Christmas cookie.
Your Christmas cookies are works of art. Make sure you take an annual photo to show how your style has changed over the years.
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 that 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 all the tastes of the season.
15) Holiday 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 picture of your feet with socks just so happens to make a cute photo too.
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.
Create a work of art using materials from outside and stage it on the snow or a white sheet of paper.
18) Festive breakfast.
Make yourself a nice holiday breakfast and capture it forever today.
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 cozy fire is an essential ingredient for a 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 are the presents.
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.
The reason for the season.
26) Christmas tree.
What would a Christmas photo challenge be without a picture of a Christmas tree?
27) Candy canes.
Don’t you just love candy canes? They make beautiful pictures. Celebrate their unique style.
Anything elf related goes.
Your favorite ornament deserves its own photo shoot.
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.
Stars are a beautiful reminder of The Star of Bethlehem. Find your star and treasure the picture.
Whew! You made it through the 31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge. I hope you enjoyed it. Now you’ll have a lot more pictures of your special moments during this amazing time.
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Let me know in the comments below if you are doing the 31 day challenge and how you like it.
Wishing you an amazing Christmas season and creating happy memories.
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