12 Days of Christmas in the RGV {Photo Scavenger Hunt!}


rgvmb12days Instagram Photo Challenge

The Christmas countdown has begun. You’re probably busy checking off your many, many lists. (We are, too!)  Parties, gifts, decorations, dinners, events… where does the preparation end and the fun begin? To help you stay in the holiday spirit, we’ve created a 12 Days of Christmas Photo Scavenger Hunt for you to complete — with the help of you family, of course! 

{We have to give Erin over at the OKC Moms Blog a huge shout-out for the idea. It seemed so fun, we had to create a version for the Rio Grande Valley.}

How to Play:

Competing in the RGV Holiday Scavenger Hunt is super easy! All you need is a phone and an Instagram account:

  • Snap the 12 photo challenges listed below within 12 days (or however many you can fit in by Dec. 24th!)
  • Post each pic to Instagram, tag @rgvmomsblog and add the hashtag #RGVMB12DAYS 
  • We’ll repost some of your photos on our Instagram account so we can share the fun.
  • Once the holidays wrap, we’ll pick a random winner for our special giveaway!


And finally, here are your 12 Holiday Scavenger Hunt Photo Challenges:

1. Christmas Tree:

Snap a photo in front of your favorite tree.

2. Favorite Ornaments

Silly or sentimental! 

3. Santa:

At the mall or at a festival– grab a pic wherever you see him. 

4. Full Shopping Cart:

Food or gifts count.

5. Favorite Small Business:

What’s your local go-to spot for gifts, treats or decorations?

6. Wrapping Gifts:

Show us the mess, or the finished masterpieces!

7. Tamales:

Making them, buying them, eating them. It all counts.

8. Parade, Festival or Market

Snap a pic of your family enjoying a community celebration.

9. Shorts Outdoors:

It’s “winter” in the RGV. Show us how you’re (not) bundling up. 

10. Lights, Lights, Lights:

Any festive lights will do!

11. Holiday Drinks:

Hot chocolate, spiked cider, champagne or anything else you can “Cheers” with.

12. Ugly Christmas Sweater:

A crazy sweater, ridiculous PJs… show us your tacky side! 


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Lights. #christmas #light #rgv #RGVMB12days

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For a bonus:

To entice you all to play along with us, we’ll cap off the hunt by picking one random photo (must be tagged with #RGVMB12DAY) to win coffee on us!


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Renee K.
Hi. I’m Renee. Last year, I left my full-time job in New York, moved back home to Texas, bought a house, and popped out my first baby. Luckily, I did this all with my awesome husband and our totally bewildered cat. Now that we’re living in the RGV, I’m getting to know a whole new side of Texas— which I love. I also love my little girl, public libraries, fresh margaritas, adult conversation, and anything funny or satirical. (I used to love sleeping, but I think we all know that’s a lost cause.) When I’m not adjusting to life with a toddler, I'm working from home as a freelance copywriter. Oh, and downing copious amounts of iced coffee.


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