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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

Hygge is about bringing more coziness into your life.  Whether you use your challenge photos for your social media or as a fun way to spend time with friends and family, 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 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.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge -  looking through the camera at a Christmas tree

Creating a Cozy Life Group: 

Since you clicked on an article about starting a Christmas Photo Challenge, I’m guessing you like all things cozy living. I created a Facebook group called Creating a Cozy Life with over 56,000 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

1. 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.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Advent Calendar

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.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Gingerbread House

3. 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.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Snowman in a field

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.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Snow Boots on a Man and a dog with antlers and snow boots

5. Warm beverage

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

31 Days Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Warm Beverage

6. Santa

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

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Santa Claus

7. Pile of blankets

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.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Pile of Blankets with mug of hot chocolate with fairy lights

8. Lighted candle

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.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge Candle in the Window

9. 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.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Snow Globe

10. 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.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Sleigh with Reindeer

11. 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.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Christmas Cookies

12. 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.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Challenge - Christmas wreath

13. Kitchen cookware

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

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Cookie Cutters with flour

14. Ingredients

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.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Ingredients for making crafts and food

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 group photo of feet with socks just so happens to make a cute photo too.

31 Christmas Hygge Photo Challenge - Holiday Socks

16. 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!)

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Christmas Lights with Dog

17. Natural pictures 

Create a work of art using materials from outside and stage it on the snow or a white sheet of paper.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge

18. Festive breakfast

Make yourself a nice holiday breakfast and capture it forever today.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Holiday Breakfast Tray

19. Peace on Earth 

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

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challange - Peace Scrabble Tiles

20. Nutcracker

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

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Nutcrackers

21. Fireplace

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

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Holiday Mantle

22. Holiday display

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

31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge - Holiday Stores

23. A stack of presents

One of the best things about Christmas are the presents.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Holiday Presents

24. Tablescape 

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.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Holiday Table

25. Nativity 

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

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Nativity Scene

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 or travel to city centers for a larger tree, they all make beautiful photographs.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge - Christmas Tree

27. 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.

31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge

28. Elf 

Anything elf related goes.

31 Day Christmas Photo Challenge

29. Ornament

Your favorite ornament deserves its own photo shoot.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge

30. Choo-choo

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.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge

31. Starlight

Stars are a beautiful reminder of The Star of Bethlehem.  Find your star and treasure the picture.

31 Day Hygge Christmas Photo Challenge

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 your special moments during this amazing time.

Make sure you sign up so you don’t miss a single post.  You might miss articles like Old-Fashioned Christmas ideas – 55 Tips for Holiday Fun. 

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

Wishing you an amazing Christmas season and creating happy memories.

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

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

Have Yourself a Happy Hygge Christmas

The Little Book of Hygge:  Danish Secrets to Happy Living 

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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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