Save the Date: The Holiday Self-Care Challenge

By: Amy Maricle

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The holidays are upon us:

Shopping, decorating,

wrapping, cooking,

trudging, shopping, slush.

And some family drama just to keep things interesting.

This time of year is meant to be  warm and family-oriented, but it can end up feeling more like National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation:


tangled lights


Okay, so I don’t have permission to include a photo from my favorite Christmas movie, but you get the picture. While the holidays are supposed to be meaningful and lovely, they can end up feeling really chaotic and downright stressful.


Let’s rebel.


Join the Holiday Self-Care Challenge

December 2014 on Instagram!


During the month of December, we will find beauty and meaning in this season.


Here’s How It Works:

1.  Take a picture each day.

2. Share it on Instagram using: #holidayselfcare

3. Follow me on Instagram @amymaricle

4. Share the challenge poster on Instagram*

Each day you share a #holidayselfcare photo to Instagram is a chance to win!


Snow Blanket Insta

You don’t need to be Ansel Adams to win this contest. Your participation is your entry, and feeling happier and more focused on the beauty of this season is your prize. (Unless of course you are the lucky winner, and then you win free entry into Art Journaling 101 Online! See details below.)

Milo Instagram Screen

Whether sensitive, smart, silly, or bittersweet, I can’t wait to see all your beautiful pictures. Art is an amazing tool because it gives us the power to transform our experiences. Behind the lens, you are in control.


Instagram Instructions

To see the beauty that everyone else is sharing for the Holiday Self-Care Challenge, just click on your own hashtag: #holidayselfcare. Part of the fun is connecting with others who are participating, so like and comment on your favorites.




You Could Win:

Art Journaling 9

One winner will be chosen at random from amongst all the entries and will receive the Deluxe version of Art Journaling 101 Online, which includes all the tools you need to make your own beautiful, authentic art journal:

  • 9 video tutorials on tackling the white page, creating unique images, and writing
  • Photo examples for inspiration
  • Written instructions
  • Lifetime access to the class; (It’s totally self-paced, at your leisure)
  • And, a 30-minute consult with me. (Yay! I can’t wait to meet you and see your work.)

This package is worth $129

To learn more about how much fun awaits in this awesome online art class, click here.

Sign Up for My Mailing List:

Make sure to sign up for my mailing list so you can participate. Enter your information on the sidebar where it says, “Get your free self-care guide.” I will remind you how and when to start.

Get on Instagram and Follow @amymaricle:

Not on Instagram yet? Get goin’ girl! (Or guy!) This is going to be so much fun. Just download the app on your smartphone and click away!

Official Holiday Self-Care Challenge Rules:


You must be 14 or older to enter. You can live anywhere in the world, and be any shape, size, gender, color, religion, etc.  The winner will be chosen at random from amongst all challenge entries. Each day you post a picture to Instagram during the month of December is a chance to win. This challenge is no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Instagram.  Please only post child-friendly content and obtain permission when including images of people. Inappropriate images and content will not be considered for entry.



Tell your friends so they can enter too.

Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Email – all of it!

Spread the word! #holidayselfcare 

Good luck! We start December 1st, so get ready to have some fun and get some great shots.

See you soon!




*Added 11/28: I realized that in order to spread the word about the contest, folks need to help with that, so please be sure to share the poster so that you can win!


Photo credit – Lights: <a href=’’>beardean / 123RF Stock Photo</a>



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