As the days of winter are fast approaching it feels timely to settle in with the more wintry visuals making their way onto Instagram. Sharing through hashtags is a brilliant way of finding like-minded folk so I thought I would share some of my seasonal favourites.
This one was begun by designer-maker and author; Emma Mitchell (@silverpebble2) and is based around the art of “making” in winter to fend off those seasonal grey days. Emma even has a beautiful book around the subject called Making Winter: A Creative Guide for Surviving the Winter Months.
This is based around the concept of choosing the independent retailers over the big high street shops this Christmas. Here you will find a beautiful feed of chocolate-box independents that you will be drawn to support this winter. A few other hashtags also follow this theme including #ShopSmallThisChristmas and #TheIndependentShopkeepers which are brilliant sources of inspiration for your Christmas shopping list if you would like to shop small this year.
Fast approaching is #MeetTheMakerWeek set up by illustrator; Joanne Hawker (@joannehawker). It begins on 26th November and ends on the 1st December. Now in its third year #MeetTheMakerWeek is a platform for makers and creatives to tell the world what they can do and share the beautiful stories behind their businesses. It is also an excellent place to scout out new independents for you to support in your Christmas shopping this year. To learn more about the challenge and how to take part, visit Joanne’s page here and if you still want a little more you can listen to Josephine Brooks’ lovely podcast; On the Make here to find out about Joanne’s story and how to take part in hashtag challenges.
An alluring scroll of wintered tones in blues and greys with many a nature find and lots of outdoor appeal. This hashtag was launched by Inna (@Ineshka__) who also has a seasonal gallery of autumnal tones.
Similar to #MeetMeThisWinter this hashtag is all about the new season visuals and embracing nature’s bounty. Set up by Rachael (@seth.style) as a prompt to explore the seasonal world around you and share it with the Instagram community.
This one is finishing up tomorrow and was created by artist; Sarah Hamilton (@justacard) in a bid to encourage people to buy from makers, artists and independents even if it is quite literally #JustACard. The hashtag runs between 19th-23rd November so get sharing if you want to get involved.
Other hashtags I am loving at the moment are #ASimpleChristmas, #NatureOnThePage, #CreateAutumn and #EmbracingASlowerLife all for their stunning visuals and seasonal feel.
So I’d love to know what are your favourite hashtags? Do you switch them up with the seasons or keep to the same ones?