25 Days of Holiday Memories | Day 1: Take 5 Photos

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Day 1: Take 5 Photos

Hello, Holiday Season! We’re officially just 10 days away from Thanksgiving, which means the next few weeks will be jam-packed with excitement, joy, celebration, and all the things. Whether you’re energized to plan every last detail, or feel overwhelmed and need to simplify this season of life, you’re in the right place. The 25 Days of Holiday Memories is designed to help you create & share holiday memories – one step at a time. Because being the holiday magic-maker doesn’t have to be a hassle.

Today, we kick off our 25-day challenge with a simple assignment to take 5 photos. In the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle, sometimes the most magical memories are the little things that brought you joy. Take this as your cue to pause, take a breath, and document what that looks like for you today.

Start with these 5 photo prompts. Add more if you feel inspired.

  1. Selfie. Capture yourself exactly as you are right now. Take a photo of yourself in an everyday moment while you wait in the school pick-up line, arrive home from work, or relax with a glass of wine.

  2. Scenery. Get outside and snap a pic of a favorite view — a tree, a bridge, a local park, a building you notice on your commute, or the morning sky — anything that catches your attention.

  3. Simple Joy. Whether it’s a Pumpkin Spice Latte, a good book, or a pair of warm socks, take a photo of something small but significant that makes you smile today.

  4. Snafu. No one is perfect. Document a real life mess in your home, a failed recipe, a mascara mishap, an unfinished project, a spill. 

  5. Someone You Love. Photograph a family member, a pet, a friend, or a coworker you see in person today.

It may seem hard to believe, but these photos of small moments in time will turn into sweet memories. Share these photos in your Stories (tag @punchbowl @timehop and @trymemento for the chance to be featured by our brands), text them to a faraway friend, or simply tuck them away to look back on in the years to come. If you enjoy this simple exercise, continue it in the coming weeks. Make an effort to document daily life, and capture both big and small memories as you make your way through the season.

And that’s it! You can check off Day 1 of the 25 Days of Holiday Memories. In the coming weeks, we’ll inspire you to gather, surprise, and share special moments with your loved ones, but today is really just about you. Swing back tomorrow to see what’s in store for Day 2! 

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