Did you know that last year, #love was used more than 960 million times making it the most popular hashtag of 2016? It's true. With cupid arrow inching closer and closer to Valentines Day — aka love's biggest day — we're spotlighting a few of our favorite Instagrammers who made us swoon this season.
If you're not already one of the 17k and counting followers on this 'gram account, then you're missing out on a daily dose of wit, whimsy, and color. Of course, hearts play an important role in the account's theme run by social media consultant Alison Rubke. True, Valentine's Day may come and go, but the feel good #pretty vibes that @Ihavethisthingwithhearts offers after you've clicked 'like' lingers the other 364 days.
Ahh, pink. To many, it's not just a color — it's an attitude towards life (the term "rose-colored glasses" comes to mind). In the case of the popular Instagram account, @ihavethisthingwithpink it's, ''all day erry day'' pink fascination. Each photo posted to the account with collective 56.6k followers racks up a thousand or so likes as each picture is tickled pink in some form or another. Of course, Valentine's Day loves the color pink too.
#FlowerFriday isn't only pre-weekend social media fun, but hashtagging anything that has to do with flowers is a sure vision for likes galore. Yes, flowers and Valentine's Day goes hand in hand which is why her account is worth following. Anna captures beautiful images (mostly of flowers) in the most creative ways by only using her iPhone. In an unremarkable way, followers have taken notice to her #flowerpower lovely squares as the majority of her post reach over 10.k likes! Of course, Anna's feed will inspire you to be a better smartphone photographer as she has her own hashtag, #natureinthehands.
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If not only love feels, but an alluring photograph of flowers — what else fills your Instagram stream you may want to follow another account called, @katherinedorrington. Katherine offers a pretty selection of flowers, creative letter scrawls, and photography. Simply scrolling through her gallery you'll want to make a flower market run asap.
Fri-yay, hope you have a fabulous one and find time for tea, mine won't be quite as lovely as this one from the cutting room floor! We've got a big, beautiful weekend ahead, looking forward to ballet with my girls, an afternoon at the races, birthday party and then dinner with girlfriends Sunday, I think Monday will be here before I know it! x 💕 🌹
Victoria, the visionary photographer behind the popular account, @thelife.so.beautiful_has an eye for floral flat-lays as well as celebrating pretty yet simple life moments. Take a peek at Victoria's feed and you'll want to create your own kind of beautiful under your own Instagram account handle.
Sweet heart 💗💛💚💙💜 #abmlifeissweet #acolorstory #candyminimal #choosejoy #crafttherainbow #dsrainbow #foodart #foodstagram #foodlover #huntgramcolor #livecolorfully #inspiremyinstagram #seekthesimplicity #nothingisordinary #candy #happyheart #thehappynow #thatsdarling #pocket_creative #tv_rainbow #rainbow #ihavethisthingwithcandy
A minimalist approach is an Instagramer's secret to getting tons of likes and an assortment of fresh followers, but when you combine flowers, pastels, and flower hearts into one account you get Insta-instant magic. Cupid's arrow or not, following her account will give you feel-good fantasies all-year round.
Simply put, there is no Valentine's Day without candy. Whether you're hoping for a mega box of chocolates or those cheeky conversation hearts, candy is a must any Valentine's Day. Follow their account (curated by Matt Crump) for a daily sugar fix as the account's bold colors and interesting subjects will awaken your sweet-tooth and imagination.
So, what are you waiting for? Get scrolling!
Feeling inspired to make something of your own that's entirely Insta-worthy? Make these adorable valentines: