Snowflakes. Pine cones. Scented candles. Eggnog. Chestnuts. Frasier fir. Apple cider. Chunky sweaters. The holiday season is here!
Are you in need of some last-minute ideas for your holiday-themed Linqia programs? We’ve got plenty! We’ve gathered some unique and easy inspiration (courtesy of your fellow Linqia influencers!) to help you infuse your blog stories with the magic of the holiday season.
1. Make It Holly Jolly
Have fun with foliage by adding accents of real greens like holly or ivy, pine cones, and red berries throughout your photos. Adorn your wrapped gifts, decorate with details around your home, or even garnish your plated dishes with holiday colors of your choice. Adding natural foliage is a simple and easy way to transport your audience into the holiday spirit.
2. Dashing Through The Snow
Show how you embrace the great outdoors by highlighting what makes winter a wonderland: freshly fallen snow. Feature how you, your friends, and your family use your sponsored product while ice skating, building a snowman, sledding, or facing off in a good old-fashioned snowball fight. If you’re going for a cozier vibe, have your photos capture how you cuddle up with a warm drink and plenty of wool blankets as you watch the snow from the refuge of your fireplace.
3. Jingle All The Way
What’s the golden rule of holiday sponsored posts? Add glimmer and shimmer. To make your post shine, we suggest adding bits of gold, sparkly accents, twinkle lights, or ornaments as decoration. Hang them up over your door post, arrange them around your crafting station, integrate them into your holiday gift boxes, or sprinkle them around the holiday table.
4. Sparkle & Sprinkles
Speaking of sprinkles, there’s no reason not to decorate your desserts up like a Christmas tree! Edible add-ons in shapes like snowflakes, ornaments or bits of holly to make even the simplest desserts feel festive.
5. Hint, Hint: Use Peppermint
Decorate with candy canes, garnish with peppermint bark. If you do nothing else, crush the candies with a rolling pin and sprinkle it on everything. White chocolate doesn’t hurt, either.
6. Dress The Part
From your favorite ugly Christmas sweater to your annual matching pajamas, this season’s stories all call for your favorite holiday gear. Set the scene by cozying up in your favorite scarves and mittens. Even your food blogs allow you to whip out your holiday oven mitts, apron, or tablecloth you’ve kept in storage for the last year. Take it a step further by snapping shots of the finished recipe in gold trimmed bowls or your favorite Christmas mug.
7. Decorations & Decadence
Cultivate your creativity by developing original, Pinterest-worthy holiday treats your audience won’t want to wait to try! Turn powdered sugar into snow. Use blueberries as Christmas ornaments. Shape pretzels into antlers. Fashion marshmallows into snowmen. Think outside the box to transform everyday ingredients into a recipe worthy of the holidays!
It’s never too late to get your site holiday ready! Even the smallest of details can help weave together a story about your favorite traditions. After your story goes live, don’t forget to promote your photos across your Pinterest and Instagram social channels with relevant trending hashtags to showcase how your personal brand embraces the holiday season.