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Include Jewish Symbols
One way to personalize a Snapchat geofilter is to use custom graphics that depict Jewish symbolism. For instance, you might use a hand-drawn scroll to represent the Torah or a shawl to depict the tallit that the child can now wear. It’s also customary to use the Star of David on bar and bat mitzvah invitations, so it might fit well on your geofilter.
You don’t have to decorate the entire filter with icons or imagery. One or two illustrative elements will prove sufficient to personalize your filter. Additionally, the inclusion of Jewish symbolism will help make clear what the event is designed to celebrate.
Name the Honoree
Make sure your custom Snapchat geofilter includes the name of the boy or girl who is celebrating the bar or bat mitzvah. You might use a fancy font to make the filter even more special or add decorations to the honoree’s name. You could also ask the child to help you select designs he or she might like.
If you’re throwing a bar or bat mitzvah for multiple honorees at once, try to include all their names. That way, each child feels special and included. Alternatively, create a separate geofilter for every individual. This might work best if there are too many names to fit on a single filter.
Wish the Honoree Well
You might also want to include a traditional Jewish sentiment to recognize this special day. For instance, “Mazel Tov for Becoming a Bar Mitzvah” or “Joy and Love as You Become a Bat Mitzvah” each could work well. You don’t want to include too many words because you’ll obscure the snaps on which people use the filters, but there’s plenty of room for short messages.
Add the Date
While snaps might disappear quickly after others view them, you can always screenshot your favorite snaps so the honoree can print them for a scrapbook or keep them in digital storage. If you don’t want to include the date, consider adding the honoree’s age somewhere on the filter.
Personalize the Filter to the Honoree
Maybe the honoree loves to read, ride horses, or play the piano. You can add custom graphics to the geofilter to reflect the honoree’s personality. It will make the snaps more special and let guests celebrate along with the child. Use any personality quirk, hobby, interest, or skill as inspiration to make the filter all about the honoree.
Bar and bat mitzvahs seem to fly by, especially after all that planning. However, creating a custom Snapchat geofilter will make the event more special while helping guests celebrate with the child. If you’re not sure how to create a geofilter, you can always hand over the project to a professional for a more polished result.