Here’s Looking at You, Elvis Presley Fans

We’re days away from Christmas. Kids have sent off their Christmas lists and hoping Santa brings them everything on it.

For those of us here at Elvis Presley’s Graceland, you could say that it’s Christmas for us every day. Why? Why, we get to see all of you, of course, and Elvis fans are exactly what we want for Christmas!

We love seeing your smiling faces at Graceland, and we’re so thankful you choose to spend your time with us, whether it’s just for a quick tour, for an all-day adventure, to celebrate a birthday or anniversary or to join us for a special event, like Elvis Week. Thank you, thank you very much for visiting the king’s castle!

For this week’s blog, we’ve collected some of our favorite guest photos that were posted to Instagram in 2016. There are many, many more – in fact, you can see our fan photos of the day daily on Graceland.com – so these are just a few of our faves. And remember – we have a lot of changes coming in 2017, so we’d love to see you back here at Graceland next year, complete with more photos and selfies. Want us to see your photo? Be sure to use the hashtag #Graceland, and be on the lookout for special events-related hashtags we’ll use throughout the year. (Speaking of Instagram, you do follow us on there, right?)

Some of our favorite photos include the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll himself. You can’t come to Graceland without snapping a photo of yourself and the king!

Instagrammer michelejosue snapped a gorgeous selfie with the king at the I Shot Elvis exhibit.

Director and Instagrammer michelejosue snapped a gorgeous selfie with the king at the I Shot Elvis exhibit.

 

We love this summery photo of Instagram user and blogger giftsandotherblunders with Elvis.

We love this summery photo of Instagram user and blogger giftsandotherblunders with Elvis.

 

Elvis' Forever Stamp image was a popular place for photos this year, as seen in this shot by Instagrammer deantats.

Elvis’ Forever Stamp image was a popular place for photos this year, as seen in this shot by Instagrammer deantats.

 

Did you know we actually have a designated area to take an #ElvisSelfie? It's right inside the I Shot Elvis photography exhibit. We love this one by eiramylime.

Did you know we actually have a designated area to take an #ElvisSelfie? It’s right inside the I Shot Elvis photography exhibit. We love this one by eiramylime.

Another popular location for selfies and photos at Graceland is, of course, the blue Graceland sign.

Instagram user newandimproving is all smiles at the blue Graceland sign.

Instagram user newandimproving is all smiles at the blue Graceland sign.

 

The more, the merrier at Graceland! Great shot, rochel.rochel!

The more, the merrier at Graceland! Great shot, rochel.rochel!

 

Peace. This is a great carefree shot by heather_lalazee.

Peace. This is a great carefree shot by heather_lalazee.

One of the most photogenic areas at Graceland is the famous Graceland wall, full of love notes to Elvis from fans all over the world. In fact, many of these fans’ photos look like they could be featured in a fashion magazine.

Excellent shirt is excellent. We love this stylish photo by iovinella.

Excellent shirt is excellent. We love this stylish photo by iovinella.

 

anabella_ro's photo is so effortlessly cool.

anabella_ro’s photo is so effortlessly cool.

 

This girl right here is a star in her own right. She's Kyndall Harris, a Memphis native and dancer who has appeared on Janet Jackson's "Unbreakable" world tour and shows like "America's Got Talent" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." We love this photo she snapped here at the king's castle.

This girl right here is a star in her own right. She’s Kyndall Harris, a Memphis native and dancer who has appeared on Janet Jackson’s “Unbreakable” world tour and shows like “America’s Got Talent” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” We love this photo she snapped here at the king’s castle. She’s on Instagram as kyndallharris.

 

You have to sign the wall, like oohang, when you're here at Graceland.

You have to sign the wall, like oohang, when you’re here at Graceland.

If you go anywhere really cool, you have to take a photo to prove you were there, right? Right. The cool thing about Graceland is that there’s no other place like it, so whether you snap a selfie in the Jungle Room, with one of Elvis’ cars or in Elvis’ backyard, your photo is totally one of a kind.

taniamariaphoto's backyard selfie is stunning.

We love taniamariaphoto’s colorful backyard selfie.

 

Elvis' lush green shag carpet makes for great acoustics in the Jungle Room, as well as a great background for a selfie. This photo is by nat.sue.

Elvis’ lush green shag carpet makes for great acoustics in the Jungle Room, as well as a great background for a selfie. This photo is by Elvis fan nat.sue.

 

Figure skater katarina.figureskater's Sincerely Elvis photo is super stylish.

Figure skater katarina.figureskater’s Sincerely Elvis photo is super stylish.

 

There are mirrors everywhere at Graceland, so be sure to take advantage of them for a cool selfie like this one by Instagrammer ericacainsmith.

There are mirrors everywhere at Graceland, so be sure to take advantage of them for a cool selfie like this one by Instagrammer ericacainsmith.

 

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katerinascloset’s selfie at the Car Museum is pure retro, and we love it.

 

A Jungle Room selfie is a must-take at Graceland. Great shot, bamasamham!

A Jungle Room selfie is a must-take at Graceland. Great shot, bamasamham!

 

We're in love with photographer rachaelgliebe's mind-bending selfie in the TV Room.

We’re in love with photographer rachaelgliebe’s mind-bending selfie in the TV Room.

These shots are great, but it seems like we find the biggest smiles in selfies taken right in front of Graceland. See what we mean:

Smile - you're at Graceland! This is a fun selfie by ash.uh.lee.

Smile – you’re at Graceland! This is a fun selfie by ash.uh.lee.

 

It looks like country singer Chris Biano is a big Elvis fan!

It looks like country singer Chris Biano is a big Elvis fan!

 

Yep – you’re at THE Graceland. This photo is by Instagrammer alexobrioche.

 

Instagrammer terminallyspooky found a great angle for this Graceland selfie.

 

Graceland makes us this excited, too. What a fun shot by jrrose099 - better known as one half of Gladys and Maybelle!

Graceland makes us this excited, too. What a fun shot by jrrose099 – better known as one half of Gladys and Maybelle!

TYTYVM for making our 2016 so sweet, Elvis fans!

Remember – follow us on Instagram, post your Graceland selfies and tag us with #Graceland, and we’ll see you in 2017!


10 Comments

  1. Tracy leitch

    Brilliant pictures of beautiful Graceland I wish I was there too maybe next year xx

  2. Christmas would not be CHRISTMAS if we didn’t have some form of “ELVIS” around!!! Bless ALL you Elvis fans. (Momma loved the Roses… is playing on my Boise radio as I text this) Merry Christmas Elvis fans!

  3. georgia leet

    was just there December 4,5,6 left on the 7th had a super time our 52nd anniversary was December 5th my husband took me there for it,was our 5th time at Graceland.Stayed at the Guest House was so very nice will go back again!

  4. Allan Graham

    I actually proposed to my girlfriend on the steps of graceland may 5th 2016, I now have a beautiful fiancée

  5. Winterroosje Cynthia

    Hi everyone,
    i’m from Belgium and i have some gread idea for all the fans.
    Maybe can Graceland help us for make a nice fan chatroom or maybe on a virtual world Second Life, Graceland can maybe bult a virtual Graceland to , i have a acount there in world and i think that its nice if we can chat and make plessure with music and dance.
    greats from Belgium

    • Cathy Van Sickle

      Unfortunately i never
      got to see Elvis,but i did get to go to Graceland back in 1990,BEST TRIP I EVER TOOK!!!! I hope i get to go again some day!

    • great idea !!!

  6. stephen

    Elvis’s birthday is today. Just like many people can’t imagine a middle aged Jesus, the same goes for EP. They were old souls long before they moved on and realized the journey each one had to make in their own way. Elvis is worth celebrating on January 8th each and every year.

  7. John Montgomery

    THERE IS A REASON HE IS “THE KING” OF ROCK AND ROLL, HE NEVER THOUGHT HE WAS BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE HE NEVER FORGOT WHERE HE CAME FROM. HE IS STILL LOVED TO THIS DAY AND FOREVER BY THIS FAITHFUL FANS!
    SO MANY HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN BUT “ELVIS” WHEN THIS NAME COMES UP YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT, NOT MANY HAVE BEEN KNOWN LIKE ELVIS.
    R.I.P. ELVIS ONE OF MANY FANS

  8. Thomas Kaminski

    It took a long time, but it the pleasure of my life to spend the day at Graceland. Thanks E

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