For those who may not know, #TBT stands for “throwback Thursday” where Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media sites, honor this trending hashtag by posting old/throwback photos.
Since Christmas is on a Thursday this year, our big question is: how do you plan to honor the holiday and this catchy social media trend?
Consider trying one of these creative ideas to make this upcoming #TBT the most wonderful day of the year.
12 days of #TBT
Sunday, December 14th will be the first of the twelve days of Christmas. Instead of getting your loved ones a partridge in a pear tree, start by posting an old Christmas photo with #TBT and #12DaysOfChristmas. You can even caption your scanned photos with: “Christmas is on throwback Thursday this year, but I’m starting early! I’ll post one old Christmas photo here every day until the 25th. Stay tuned!”
Then/now themed holiday cards
For a “Then/Now” themed Christmas card, combine a “back-in-day” holiday photo with a recent photo of you and your family. Underneath the photo on the card include #TBT and tell loved ones to watch their social media pages on the 25th. Then, on Christmas Day, fill your newsfeed with a mixture of old Christmas photos combined with the new 2014 ones.
Play a game of #TBT tag with relatives
Every Thursday from Thanksgiving until Christmas, you can play a game with your relatives on Facebook. Tell them since the 25th falls on #TBT this year, you’ll upload an old photo of a family member every Thursday until Christmas. The first family member to correctly tag or identify the person in the photo will get an extra present from you on the big day. This is a great way to get everyone in the family talking and connecting before the holiday.
The #TBT trend is a fun way to celebrate old memories and get everyone reminiscing on your social networks, but there’s any even better way to honor this upcoming Christmas #TBT with your friends and family. If you haven’t done so already, use the ScanMyPhotos bulk scanning option to get your old photos scanned and uploaded to DVD before the holiday. You can then show your loved ones all the good memoires you’ve had throughout the years by looping the images on a computer or TV during the holiday.