To see in this year’s festivities we’re celebrating the humble asterisk, or as it translates from Ancient Greek, ‘little star.’

Over the millenia it’s taken on a number of jobs, from showing the year of people’s birth to taking the offensive sting out of swear words. But since the 18th century it found its true calling as a link to a footnote, guiding our eyes to extra bits of useful information.

To celebrate the little star’s true calling, we’re running a #festivefootnotes campaign on Instagram. We want to see in the festivities by summing up all the things we love about Christmas... and all the things we love to hate!

We want you to get involved and help spread some festive cheer. The best entry will win a bottle of champagne – the perfect way to keep your celebrations sparkling.

TAKE A PICTURE OF SOMETHING FESTIVE USING INSTAGRAM

Maybe you’re proud of your wonky Christmas tree? Or perhaps those mince pies you’ve baked look more like Cornish pasties? If you’re stuck for inspiration check out our Instagram feed* below...

* And be sure to follow us @stb_festive_footnotes

LEAVE US A FOOTNOTE

Whatever you put, try to leave us a footnote that brings the festive moment to life*. Make sure to use a #festivefootnotes hashtag so we can find your pic.

* Make us smile!

WE’LL REPOST OUR FAVOURITE PICS TO OUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT

Follow us on Instagram @stb_festive_footnotes to see the festivities unfold. The best post will receive a bottle of champagne!*

* As sparkling as the brightest star!

Keep up-to-date with all the latest #festivefootnotes by following us on Instagram @stb_festive_footnotes