Over the past couple months we've conducted 9 Instagram challenges. While each one was very different (coffee cups, workouts, window views, etc.), we always received at least one submission that touched on family. So for the final challenge, we decided to run with that. We challenged you to simply "show us what your #Family looks like."
Based on all of your submission this has definitely earned the award for my favorite challenge. Every image was unique, special and beautiful – you made it nearly impossible to choose a single winner!
After much deliberation though, we chose @Donalrey for his family selfie-esque submission (PHOTO ABOVE). Love the smiles, love the wit and love the composition. #BeautifulFamily
Here are some equally wonderful honorable mentions...
@badboy6865md You know you can get me every time with a good ski photo. What a great family...
@_vinb Your smiles may be frozen, but they're still perfect!
@whitadams There are few things more heartwarming than a Bromance...
Since it really was hard to narrow it to only a few….a special treat for you this time. We’ve compiled even more of our favorite submissions into an "extras" post. Take a look and let me know what you think!
PS- From my #family to yours, #ThankYou
There were so many great images submitted for our #Family challenge that I had to share some of the standouts. Scroll down and enjoy!
Bowling on Christmas Eve was a longtime family tradition in my house!
Shoutout to our 'New Day' family member, Javi Morgado!
Thought bubble: "Seriously Dad, WHAT is on our heads?!"
This week’s Instagram challenge is #Family. Show me the people you love.
Also, please be sure to post with BOTH the #NewDayCNN and #Family hashtags.
I love, love, love family traditions – especially over the holidays. Some of my family's traditions over the years have included: dad reading "The Night Before Christmas" with several goofy voices, searching for the secret ornament to win an extra gift, mom staying up to wrap gifts all night long and then dozing through gift-opening, and mom's special rack of lamb dinner to top it off. Oh, the memories!
Thank you so much for sharing some of your traditions. It has been so fun to see the creativity and diversity you all brought to the #HolidayTradition challenge. We saw wreaths, advent candles, holiday light shows, lots of sweet treats, and even cats in hats. Clearly you've all been busy getting ready.
This week's winner is @rickhodesigns (VIDEO BELOW). Rick says he and his wife moved east six years ago and in this awesome Instagram video, he shows us a time lapse of the couple decorating their tree in Brooklyn, New York. Thanks for letting us in on your new family tradition Rick! How did you pull off the time lapse? Happy holidays and congrats on the beautiful tree.
@rickhodesigns, I'm posting your image to my Instagram feed, the “New Day” Instagram feed and on our website, NewDayCNN.com. Also, our “New Day” digital team will be in touch to send along a little thank you!