Welcome to my first blog contest!! This Advent I am hosting an Advent Contest. It is a Photo Contest that will take place on Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. If you would like to be added to the community Pinterest board just leave your pinterest username in the comments or email me at Bethannesbest at gmail.com and I will add you.
The contest will begin on Saturday, December 1st. Advent doesn’t officially start till Dec 2nd but I think it will be easier to keep track if the days of the month and contest are the same number. The list was compiled between several Advent Reflection books that are based on the daily readings, special holy days, and awesome ideas that I and the wonderful #CathSorority ladies came up with. Each week (Sunday – Saturday) is a different color in the photo to help sort the days better. At the end of each week I will be picking a winner of the most creative photo and they will win a small prize for participating. So the more days you participate the more chances you have to win!
All you have to do is take a photo of that days theme and either tweet it, instagram it, or pin it using the hashtag #AdventPhotoADay and the day number the photo goes with. You will also be able to post the photos to your blog and add your photo to the linky I will post on my blog, or upload it to my facebook page. I hope I have included enough mediums so that everyone can participate!!
If you have any questions of what any of the days are please let me know and I will try and better explain them below.
Day 1 – Light
Day 2 – Something you have created – This can be anything you have created from a drawing to a house you built.
Day 3 – An Advent Wreath
Day 4 – Your favorite Cross
Day 5 – Sharing your Faith – A picture of someone sharing their faith.
Day 6 – 12/6 – Feast of St. Nicholas – A generous person. St. Nicholas was very generous. Who do you know that is generous?
Day 7 – Free Day or Something that makes you happy
Day 8 – 12/8 – Immaculate Conception – Your favorite Angel or Saint
Day 9 – 12/9 – 2nd Sunday of Advent – View from your Pew
Day 10 – Bells Ringing
Day 11 – Favorite Holiday Song
Day 12 – 12/12 – Our Lady of Guadalupe – Favorite Picture of Mary
Day 13 – 12/13 – Feast of St. Lucy – Photo of Eyes
Day 14 – Make a wordle of what advent means to you. Go here for a post I wrote about how to create wordle’s. The short answer is to come up with words, phrases, bible quotes, or anything of what Advent Means to you. Type them into the box on wordle.net or tagxedo.com and it will create a pretty picture of words for you to upload to any of the social media networks for the contest.
Day 15 – 12/16 – 3rd Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) – Something Pink/Rose
Day 16 – Candle
Day 17 -Christmas Tree
Day 18 – Heart (this week open your heart to receive Jesus)
Day 19 – Something Far Away
Day 20 – Free Day
Day 21 – traditions/christmas decorations
Day 22 – 12/23 – 4th Sunday of Advent – Picture of your family
Day 23 – 12/24 – Christmas Eve – A Nativity
Day 24 – Christmas Eve – A Celebration!
Day 25 – Spread the Good news – Jesus is here! How are you spreading the good news?
I hope you enjoy this contest. I am looking forward to participating and looking at everyone’s photos. I hope we all grow together this Advent and have a little fun at the same time.