Monthly Archives: December 2014

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Sister Snog loves : Christmas past. Christmas present.

Yule be amazed
Today the festive season is far more of a public affair thanks to social media. A treasure chest of inspiration to create the perfect day, wrapped in a big berry-red-&-holly-green bow. A time when Pinterest – the pin-up girl of social media comes into her own. Anyone-&-everyone can become a jackdaw, feed their inner collector and pin away. No need to face the hoards of shoppers to find the perfect pressie. Look online. Or make your own.

A picture of Christmas
Christmas has always been a time for giving. Now it’s very much a time for sharing. Pics of parties. Snow scenes & Santa hats. Beautifully wrapped gifts. Wonderfully decorated trees. Wreaths, winter cocktails & frosted fancies. All captured and uploaded onto Instagram throughout #advent in the countdown to 25th December.

Festive feasts
The festive season has become a foodie’s paradise with a cornucopia of culinary cheer over in video land. Find the perfect way to carve a turkey or go glam and have your turkey cooked in Champagne! From bakes to cakes, friends-over to left-overs there’s a top-tip or step-by-step guide on how to be the host with the most or perfect domestic goddess.

What memories do you have of Christmas past? And what will you be doing make your Christmas extra sparkley-&-magical year? At #snogtowers we’re dreaming of a purple Christmas. If you’re an #instagram fan pop over and say hello. Festive wishes.

This post is dedicated to Annie Armitage who has made a super successful business from capturing magic moments of people’s lives. Annie is one of the top family & teen photographers in the UK. This video will take you with her on a shoot. She is also an amazing event [...]

Seven somethings : 7 cute-&-cuddly #christmas campaigns

Cartier : A Winter’s Tale set in snowy Paris  (2014)
Who wouldn’t want Mr Kringle to deliver a package from Cartier on 25th December?
Particularly after seeing panthers playing in a world above the clouds.
And frolicking to Bing singing ‘Here Come’s Santa Claus’. Simply gorgeous.

McVitie’s : Capturing the emotion of #christmas (2014)
It’s over 30 years since McVitie’s created an ah-ha #christmas advert.
Now they’ve spent a cool £1million on the adorability-factor.
As puppies-&-kittens come out of a box of McVitie’s Victoria choccy biscuits. Ahhh!

Homebase : Interior styling gets a canine twist (2014)
Dressing a home in festive colours. Tinsel, fairy lights & sparkle is all part of Xmas.
Follow houseproud @harrietwoofs on #twitter – the Homebase doggy-mascot.
And watch this super-smart Jack Russell Terrier turn her house into her home.

Texas A&M University : The #christmas collie (2014)
This is a festive picture postcard video that captures the yuletide spirit.
Starring Miss Rev, the universitie’s mascot, sitting pretty under a #christmas tree.
It’s captured the social soul & been shared by over 2,000+ people & 7,000 likes.

John Lewis : A seasonal epic with a splash of Disney magic (2013)
Smashingly successful, this has become a firm furry favourite.
It’s a beautiful animated story of two unlikely friends. A hare & a bear.
Far more than just an ad – this was a £7million multi-media festive extravaganza.

Three Mobile : Socks-off for a merry moonwalk (2013)
Handpicked after advertisers ran an X Factor-style contest to find the perfect pony.
More than 7 million people fell in love with Socks the superstar Shetland in 1988.
Then last year he put on a Fair Isle sweater for a seasonal sequel #danceponydance.

Coca-Cola : Journey to the North Pole (1993 [...]

Seven somethings : 7 #instagrammers full of festive cheer

Elf on the shelf : 47,000 + followers
Elf on the shelf is a festive fairy-story. Three women. One impish elf.
That adds a cheery-&-cheeky twist to Christmas.
Step-in & follow the adventures-&-misadventures of the elusive imp. Efltastic.

#christmas glitter : 25,000 + followers
Santa’s grotto mingles with white #christmas wonderfulness.
Big red bows. Candy canes. Snowmen-hats-&-scarves. Christmas glitter.
A real #christmas cracker full of surprises. Absolutely mesmerising.

#christmas all year round : 19,000 + followers
There’s something special about waking up on 25th December.
Who wouldn’t want to capture that feeling every day of the year?
christmasallyear_round makes everyone feel Christmassy 365 days of the year.

#christmas magic : 14,000 + followers
It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas on christmas_magic.
Snow-filled scenes capturing the essence of the season.
Twinkling trees. Cats-in-santa-hats. Fairy lights & festive food. Delightful.

All things #christmas : 11,500 + followers
All the pzaszz of a top-class-high-lass department store shop window.
all_things_christmas is a cornucopia of delicious-delights.
Food porn combines with elegant interiors & all the trimmings. Dreamy.

Festive things : 1,000 + followers
What are a few of your favourite things at Christmas?
Seasonal sparkle. Colours of #christmas. Berry red. Holly green.
So many images say ‘Yule’. To so many. Say hello to festive.things. Magical.

We love Santa Claus : 868 + followers
St. Nicholas. Pere Noel. Babbo Natale. Kanakakolaka. Joulupukki.
Santa Claus aka Khris Kringle is at the heart of advent.
And Mr Cool Yule is shown in all his splendour on we.love.santa. Happy Kissmas!

Social musings : A picture of Christmas

Social musings : Dreaming of a purple Yule

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