How toy photographers share Hygge

For our January podcast challenge Sabrina (@theperrylegoadventures) and Shelly Corbett  challenged the community to show us their best hygge themed photos! We were so pleased by the response with over 50 entires this month! Clearly we all need to share a little hygge to combat the winter and Covid blahs!

What is hygge? The urban dictionary defines it as

A Danish word (pronounced HU-guh) meaning social coziness. I.e. the feeling of a good social atmosphere.

Urban Dictionary

While most people associate a feeling of hygge with winter, it can be enjoyed in any season. Hygge's origins are from 18th century Norway but the Danes have embraced it and made it their own. According to visit Denmark - "in essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Cozying up with a loved one for a movie - that's hygge, too. And there's nothing more hygge than sitting around with friends and family, discussing the big and small things in life. Perhaps hygge explains why the Danes are some of the happiest people in the world"

According to our toy photography community coffee, hot chocolate, reading, going on walks, eating good food and sitting by the fireplace all represent hygge!

Check out our discussion and make sure you check out all the fabulous images from the tag #tp_sharehygge. This past month we learned that we ALL need a little more hygge in our lives!

As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts! Are you new to toy photography? If so, what questions do you have? Not new to the gig? Share your insights and advice—we’d love to learn from you! Leave a comment below or join our communities on MeWe, Facebook, or Instagram!


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