Happy Holidays! 36 Festive Snaps From Our Fave Local Instagrammers

There is no denying that 2012 was the year of Instagram — the addictive app became a part of our daily routine, as we snapped and double-tapped our way through our days. Besides the obvious perks — getting to see what our friends and idols eat, drink, and wear, as well as where they're spending their vacations — Instagram is our new favorite way to discover how other people celebrate the holidays.
From ornaments and menorahs to festive drinks and rambunctious parties, the pics in our feed show each snapper's unique spin on Christmas, Hanukkah, and more. So, we turned to some of our favorite local shutterbugs to forage for spirit-lifting images — and came up with a bounty of warm-and-fuzzy fodder. Click through to see what might be the most eclectic album of festivity yet!
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Blogger Ashley Lettich of Ashley in DC documents her adventures in entertaining, with a side of fashion and festive scenes around the DMV. Follow her at @ashleyindc.


Photos: Courtesy of Ashley Lettich
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Brightest Young Things' editrix Svetlana Legetic has the busiest social life of anyone we know, and her Instagram feed reflects it — check out behind-the-scenes snaps from photo shoots, embassy events, and cocktail tastings. Follow her at @svetlanabyt.


Photos: Courtesy of Svetlana Legetic
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Whipped Style blogger Casie Mace has the cutest Yorkie pup ever, plus the inside track on holiday baking and entertaining. Translation: Take notes! Follow her at @casiemace.


Photos: Courtesy of Casie Mace
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NBC News broadcast designer (and all-around graphics pro) Erik Loften has an eye for little details that we can't resist — with everything from gingerbread houses and nutcrackers to Christmas lights galore, his feed is a guaranteed mood-booster. Follow him at @xerikloften.


Photos: Courtesy of Erik Loften
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The wedding planners behind Ritzy Bee Events may spend their days planning creative weddings, but they make plenty of time to capture seasonal snaps, too. Our faves are the pics of a decked-out Old Executive Building, adorable wrapping paper, and a snoozing kitty. Follow them at @ritzybee.


Photos: Courtesy of Ritzy Bee
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With a thriving style blog and a vintage barware biz, blogger Caitlin Moran has a well-documented penchant for glitz and glamour. Tune into her feed to get cocktail recipes, decor ideas, and more. Follow her at @stylewithinreach.


Photos: Courtesy of Caitlin Moran
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