December Photo a Day Challenge 2013

It’s time to begin our monthly Photo a Day Challenge!  Whether you’re new or returning, welcome to our December Photo a Day Challenge!

Did you play along with us before or are you a photo-a-day newbie?  If you’re a regular photo-a-day’er or if this is your first challenge we welcome you to join us and jump right in!  This is all for fun so if you skip a day or two or ten you can make them up later or just forget about them.  There is absolutely no pressure!  Really.  This is just a fun way to slow down and focus on the beauty in life.  Every day moments in life are beautiful!

Each month I enjoy looking at all of your fun pictures and get to know some of you better.  Ya’ll are getting really creative with your photos and I just love it!  I try and make my way around and comment or like everyone’s pictures every day or so but this group is getting too big so please don’t be offended if I miss yours.  Also, if you participate, take just a moment and try to encourage another fellow photo-a-day’er by commenting or liking their photo.  I’m sure they would appreciate a follow too!

December Photo a Day Challenge!

How to participate:

All it takes to join in is to simply take a photo and post it on a social media site with the hashtag #EmbracingBeauty.  I’m using Instagram and sometimes I’ll post them on Twitter and Facebook too.  When you tag your photos with the #EmbracingBeauty hashtag they’ll join the list of photos under the #EmbracingBeauty hashtag (Facebook now allows hashtags so don’t forget to tag the photos you post on there too!).

If you’d like to edit your photos before posting them you could use a number of online photo editing sites.  One that I’ve heard that is gaining popularity is

If you’re stuck on a day and can’t think of a picture to do for it you can email me and ask me if I have any ideas or take a look at the pictures of others who are participating.  I’m always amazed at how the same word can mean so many different things to different people; it’s great!  To see the photos of everyone who is playing along simply click on the “#EmbracingBeauty” on your given site.  This is so much fun!!

Who’s ready to join me?

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Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Beauty.


  1. Kelli Claypool says

    Hey Ashley! This will be my first time participating in a challenge like this. I’m a bit nervous and my photos are not always spectacular. Nonetheless, I’m up the for the challenge. Other than posting the picture on Twitter & Facebook and using the hashtag, is there anything that I need to sign-up for?

    Thanks so much!

    • AshleyWalkup says

      Nope, that’s it! You can also post on Instagram too if you want but that’s all you have to do. I’m sure your photos are lovely and I look forward to seeing them. Thanks for joining in!! 🙂

  2. This is my first time participating in a photo challenge and I can’t wait! Seems like so much fun! 🙂

  3. i may have to join in late!!

  4. I LOVE photo challenges, but I always drop out half way through!

  5. moscatomom says

    Oh how fun!! I want to jump in!! I will have to set a reminder to do it every day though lol

  6. What a fun photo challenge! I tweeted 🙂

  7. Paula @ Frosted Fingers says

    I always want to take part in these and do well for a few days and then drop off the face of the earth 🙂

  8. Julie Johnston says

    What a great list! Tomorrow is going to be a great day to show the current temperature – it will probably be a negative number. 🙂

  9. I love this! I’m going to share with my kids– they have their own instagrams- it will be cool to see their thoughts, too!

  10. Stephanie Person says

    Awesome photo challenge! I’ll start today!

  11. I’ve tried other daily photo challenges on Instagram and they always get pushed aside. I think it’s because I take it too seriously and try to think of the perfect photo for the theme of the day. 😛

    • AshleyWalkup says

      YES, a woman after my own heart! I do the same thing! I think that’s why I end up procrastinating a lot of things. Try to tink of this as a fun challenge – no need for perfection. 🙂

  12. ~MNMSpecial~ says

    I’m a few days late, but love the photo challenges.

  13. Jennifer @ My Sweet Sanity says

    I really need to do this. I so do not use Instagram as much as I should.

  14. I always say I want to join these challenges but fall off. I think I may jump into the challenge and play catch up.

  15. This is the perfect month for a photo a day challenge. There is so much fun stuff going on!

  16. I so need to do this. I have good intentions and then I get sidetacked.

  17. SippyCupMom says

    Great challenge and ideas! I need to participate!

  18. Jennifer Soltys says

    Love this ideas!! One of these times I will get my butt in gear to join!!

  19. kiamorgansmith says

    Love that this exercise make you take a step back and reflect on the what are the best moments in life! Good idea!

  20. Melanie Roberts says

    Thanks for sharing, what a fun and great challenge… and oh thanks for the tip about the photo editing prohram, always need a good one..

  21. What a fun photo challenge! I did something similar back in October with a group and it was a blast. I’ll try to participate when I can. 🙂

  22. Fun! I am horrible at remembering to do these but I will try to play along when I remember!

  23. Amanda West says

    I’ve been doing one of these with another group I’m in. Yours looks fun too! I will try and participate 🙂

  24. I love these but never seem to get them all done.

  25. Thanks! I love photo challenges like this.

  26. Danielle @ We Have It All says

    Oooh I want to join! I haven’t done a challenge in a long time!

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