December Photo Challenge Recap

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At the start of the month I started a photo challenge. 31 photos in 31 days, here is a recap on the challenge and what i posted.

It is the end of December and the start of a new year. This year seems to have flown by, and December has definitely gone in a flash. If you have been following this blog and my Instagram you may have seen that I set myself a photo challenge. # DecemberPhotoChallenge and #Aimsmas🎄 were the hashtags I used for each photo (alongside others).
I thought it would be nice to recap the photo challenge in this blog post, and pop all the photos in one place.

Week 1 Recap:

December 1st to December 7th. On one of the days, I posted twice, as I liked both photos of the Christmas tree that I took.

  • Day 1- Red
  • Day 2 – Candles
  • Day 3 – Shopping
  • Day 4 – Christmas Tree
  • Day 5 – City Lights
  • Day 6 – Star
  • Day 7 – Christmas Cards
Image of several images, labelled day 1 - day 7. Images include cranberries, a candle, shopping, two Christmas trees, Leeds city lights, a star and an assortment of Christmas cards.

Week 2 Recap:

December 8th until December 14th. This one I posted just one photo for each day. For the ‘Weather’ photo I was hoping we would have had some Christmas snow, but alas the weather did not play along.

  • Day 8 – Cosy & warm
  • Day 9 – Christmas flowers
  • Day 10 – Ribbons & Bows
  • Day 11 – Weather
  • Day 12 – Christmas Decorations
  • Day 13 – Baking
  • Day 14 – Christmas Lights
Image of several images included in the December photo challenge. These include, Christmas flowers, bows and ribbons, Christmas decorations in a shop, homemade mince pies and jam tars, merry Christmas lights, a view of The River Aire and a laptop playing 'Christmas Chronicles.

Week 3 Recap:

December 15th until December 21st. It was getting closer to Christmas in this week, which meant most of the photos had taken on more of a Christmas theme. I posted two photos of the ‘Christmas jumper’ theme.

  • Day 15 – Hot Chocolate
  • Day 16 – Pyjamas
  • Day 17 – Favourite Christmas Quote
  • Day 18 – Christmas Jumper
  • Day 19 – Christmas Book
  • Day 20 – Christmas Memories
  • Day 21 – Wrapping Paper
Image of several images included in the challenge. These images include, a hot chocolate at Leeds' German Market, a woman in pyjamas, two phtotos of a woman showing off various Christmas Jumpers, a selection of Christmas books, a Christmas Window scene, wrapping paper and a Christmas quote "Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling".

Week 4 Recap:

December 22nd until December 28th. This week covered the lead up and over the Christmas period. Again, I posted two photos for the ‘Outfit’ shots, simply because I loved the skirts I wore over Christmas.

  • Day 22 – Countdown
  • Day 23 – Christmas Food
  • Day 24 – The Night Before Christmas
  • Day 25 – Christmas Morning
  • Day 26 – Gift Received
  • Day 27 – Outfit
  • Day 28 – White
Image of various images. These include a Christmas Countdown chalkboard with "ยฃ days 'till Christmas" written on, a Christmas dinner on a plate, a mince pie with a carrot on a plate and a shot of Whiskey, a cup of coffee with a gingerbread and Christmas card with gifts and tree in the background. An image of Dolce & Gabbana Italian Zest scent, white Christmas tree light branches and two photos of a woman in two types of tulle skirts, one wine colour and one grey colour, both with Christmas trees in background.

Week 5 Recap:

December 29th until December 23rd. Not really a full week, but the three remaining days of December. I couldn’t choose just one memory for the years, so ended up choosing six! These were from all the wonderful places I have been able to travel to over the past year.

  • Day 29 – Outside
  • Day 30 – Favourite Memory of the Year
  • Day 31 – Sparkle
Image of several images in a grid. One of a carousel, and black dress with various sequins in an art deco style. The remain photos include 3 girls at Retiro Park in Madrid, a view of Staithes through a window, cocktails on a ledge overlooking Parga, a woman on a beach (selfie) in sunglasses and a winter coat, and a view of Lake Windermere.

So there is the recap of my December Photo Challenge. I really enjoyed completing this, as it totally gave me focus on what to post on Instagram. Some of the photos I did have to plan and take in advance, but again I really enjoyed setting up various compositions for the photos.
Did you follow along with my photo challenge? Have you ever completed a photo challenge before?
Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading,

14 thoughts on “December Photo Challenge Recap

    1. Aww, thank you! I really enjoyed taking them. It certainly makes posting on Instagram easier when it is all planned out / have a theme to follow, I don’t know what to post now

      Aimsy xoxo

  1. I find photo challenges so fun but really hard!! I always look up to people who actually manage to complete it. One goal of mine is to being able to actually finish a whole photo challenge!

    Great post and well done for posting every day during December!

    xo Malena

    1. I don’t know how I managed to complete it! I think the hardest part was the days after Christmas, as the hype of Christmas sort of dies doesn’t it?! Now I have to have a good think about what to post next!

      Thank you for commenting ๐Ÿ™‚

      Aimsy xoxo

  2. Wow! Firstly, how amazing that you achieved this challenge and secondly your photos look amazing! Iโ€™ve never been able to stick to anything like that haha!

    Pinar xo

    1. Aww, thank you! It was much easier to complete when I had bulk taken photos and definitely gives you a structure.
      Thanks for commenting!

      Aimsy xoxo

    1. Aww, thank you! It was really fun posting taking and posting them! I am so glad you liked the photos.
      The Christmas jumper one was a bit of a task to do, my selfie stick came in very handy! Will have to post a few more of me on my feed ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you for your lovely comment ๐Ÿ™‚

      Aimsy xoxo

    1. There are so many if you look on Pinterest. I adapted mine to what I thought I would be able to take. I loved completing it, would highly recommend doing one!
      Thanks for your comment!

      Aimsy xoxo

    1. Thank you! I love how my feed looks, just got to keep up with it now!
      Definitely, I really enjoyed taking the different pics and coming up with different concepts.
      Thanks for commenting!

      Aimsy xoxo

  3. Reallly cool, very instagrammable blogging idea. It’s already getting me thinking about Christmas next year ๐Ÿ™‚ Loved your Christmas jumper and loved how you rounded up your photo challenge with your best memory of 2018! Hope you create more of those memories over the new year ๐Ÿ™‚

    Johnny | Johnny’s Traventures
    https://johnnystraventures.com

    1. I loved doing something different to celebrate Christmas rather than a Blogmas (there is no way I would keep up with that!)
      Here is to a wonderful 2019!
      Thank you for commenting!

      Aimsy xoxo

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