SML: Where Monsters Get Hugged: A 2016 Hug A Monster Day Recap

Intergalactic Hug A Monster Day happens annually on July 27. It is a day to show appreciation to all the monsters in our lives. Because monsters are people too.

SML Annual Photo Contest

To celebrate Hug A Monster Day, SML holds a photo contest every year. We encourage you to share photos of yourself taking your favorite monster (toy) to work, school, or play. It’s a time to show it off. Amaze your friends. Baffle your boss. Frighten your psychiatrist. We say that hugging your favorite creature may be the best feeling you have all day, and we like to reward our most clever participants with a little surprise from the SML Haunted Mansion and Blog Laboratory.

Here are a few of this year’s Hug A Monster Day submissions:

Hug A Monster Day photo submission 2016

Hug A Monster Day photo submission 2016

Hug A Monster Day photo submission 2016

SML’s annual photo contest is open to monster lovers all over the galaxy. It’s never too early to plan your photo for next year. Maybe get manicures together. Take your monster out for a double feature. Convince it to dress in matching sweaters. Stand back to back in the buddy cop pose. You can even capture that precious moment when your monster opens the official Hug A Monster Day greeting card you’ve given them.

We look forward to your 2017 photo submissions.

Hug A Monster Day is sponsored by the Monster Island Tourism Board. Looking for the creepiest gifts to give on Hug a Monster Day? Visit our gift shop for great deals and big squeals.

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