This Christmas, the selfie – Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year – has been given a festive makeover at the Elf Academy at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest.
Set to take the elf community by storm, ‘elfies’ are created when excitable elves share their up-close-and-personal pictures while being put through their paces in the festive training course. Center Parcs guests can join in on the action by booking their place at the Elf Academy, where they will make crafts and design festive wreaths before making it official at the Elf Graduation Party.
Head of Elves at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest, Tinker, shares her top tips on how to take the perfect ‘elfie’:
- Get the angle right We all have a better side when being photographed, so whether you’re showcasing your best elf outfit or pulling a funny face, take your elfie from an interesting and, of course, flattering, angle
- Lighting This can make or break your elfie. Harsh lighting can cast shadows on your face, so ensure you pick a setting with softer lighting to give your elfie a warmer appearance
- Get ‘appy Add some further festive colour to your elfie by using the various iOS and Android apps on offer. Whether it’s a Christmas border, emoticons or even a filter, your elfie will be instantly upgraded so you can send it to all and sundry
- Have fun A great elfie is one that shows off your personality. Let loose and get into the festive spirit!