#Holiday Hashtags

Hashtags bring your business even more visibility by helping new people find your social media posts. The holidays are a great time to use hashtags because everyone is using the same ones, making them even more popular.

Navigating the world of pound signs can be confusing ​but it's worth ​the effort for more​ ​visibility and engagement from potential customers. We've kept it simple with a few holiday hashtag best practices.

BE RELEVANT

What's trending? Planning in advance is always something we advise but hashtags are in real time. Double checking Twitter & Instagram for trending hashtags is a good idea.

Instagram will show you the amount of posts on Instagram using that hashtag. We recommend looking at what content is associated with the hashtag to make sure it's something relevant to your audience.

On Twitter, you can search for trending hashtags by location. We've adjusted ours to show a worldwide target audience. If your target is local, you may want to set it to your city so you can see what local people are searching for when it comes to hashtags!

CHECK OUT THE COMPETITION

What hashtags are your competitors using? These are likely relevant to your audience and when people find your competition, you want to be there too!

THE WORD MATTERS

Should you use #holiday or #holidays? On Instagram #holiday has 65 million posts, whereas #holidays has 29 million. If we were you, we'd use #holiday because that has more than double the posts and double the potential!

#Holiday Hashtag Ideas

  • #gift #giftideas #wishlist
  • #winter #winterwonderland #cold #winter2016
  • #christmastree #christmasparty #christmastime
  • #25daysofChristmas #ChristmasSweater #holidaycheer
  • #christmas #merrychristmas #xmas #merryxmas #merry
  • #happyholidays #holiday #holidays #holidayseason
  • #feliznavidad #christmahanakwanzika #hannukah
  • #christmasday #christmaseve #christmascountdown
  • #whitechristmas #itschristmas #christmasjoy #christmasspirit
  • #christmasparty #christmaspresents #christmasgifts
  • #christmastree #deckthehalls
  • #newyeareve #happynewyeareve #newyear #happynewyear #happynewyears
  • #newyearnewme #newyearnewyou #newyearsresolution

Bolded hashtags have over 20 million posts on Instagram

Bonus Tip - #Love is the top hashtag of 2016 and has 971 million posts on Instagram! The #holidays are a great time to share the #love <3

To share the love with our users, we made the most popular holiday design free for everyone through the end of 2016.

Click to open this design in Ripl and customize your own #holiday hashtag post now: https://www.fanzo.me/openDesign/christmas-photo-table

Get to posting. . . the holidays are here!

Christine Evans

Christine focuses on our Customers Happiness! She is passionate about helping others through communication and technology. You can bet she'll ask lots of questions!

Bellevue, Washington http://ripl.com/

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