Hooray, it is FINALLY the 1st of December, which means all the Christmas festivities can really begin. It also means that Bookmas started, which basically means I’m going to be posting lots of Christmassy content. Oh, and you’ve probably already seen the festive layout, that is also a part of Bookmas. I’ve been in the vibe for weeks now, I’ve put my tree up a while ago and I’ve been making Christmassy photos on Bookstagram already, but I felt like today would be the perfect day to give you some tips on how to turn your Bookstagram into a very festive thing. Because let’s be honest, Christmas is just the best thing ever and it is the perfect season to go all out on your Bookstagram. So here you go:
1 // Participate in the #OhMyBookmasChallenge
A little bit of shameless self-promo… If you haven’t heard about it yet, I’m organising a December Instagram challenge this year. And if you want your Bookstagram to be Christmassy I think participating in this can really help. Each day there’s a new theme and they are basically all Christmas related. So this might help you to come up with some nice Christmassy content.
2 // PROPS
Props are key if you want a Christmassy Bookstagram feed. You can use whatever you have. I use quite a lot of the Christmas decorations that I already own. But, you can also go to some cheap store (If you’re Dutch go to Action) and go crazy on buying Christmassy things that you can use in pictures. Good examples might be candy canes, baubles, fake snow, mini Christmas trees, fairy lights, festive confetti… you name it! You can basically use everything. And remember, sometimes less is more. You don’t have to throw in all of your decorations to make it look festive. Although, if that is the kind of theme you’re going for, then that is absolutely fine.
3 // Add a little bit of ‘Hygge’
Ever since I’ve read The Little Book of Hygge I’m obsessed with the term ‘Hygge’ and ‘Hyggelig’. The latter is kind of like the Dutch word ‘gezellig’ which I think is really funny. I guess I already knew what Hygge was all about before I even knew the term if that makes sense. Anyways, Hygge can be very Christmassy and so it is good to get that feeling in your pictures. How and what? I would say, make your pictures look cozy. I like to use blankets, candles, cushions and all things cozy in my pictures to give it that Hygge feel. At in some Christmassy ornaments and you’re good to go. Right now, I really like to use my red tartan scarf from Primark, it looks super festive if you pair it with some baubles or other Christmassy stuff. And it gives you that cosy feeling that the month of December is all about.
4 // Decide what you’re going for themewise
I think one of the secrets of great Bookstagram accounts is consistency and having a nice theme. So try and decide what you want to go for. Do you want a really colourful Christmas theme or maybe something a little bit more subtle?
I think that is all you need to keep in mind when creating a Christmassy feed. I hope lots of you are going to participate in the #OhMyBookmasChallenge, I can’t wait to see all your photos. I’m beyond excited! Also, let me know what you think of my Christmassy layout, I’d love to hear.