Here is our Christmas photo this year. The finished photo had a caption: Surviving Sandy 2012.
I nearly didn't do one this year, but how do you stop after 27 years? Our kids were electronically included in photos taken at their colleges as they kept checking on the power situation. (note: the occasion was re-created after the hurricane)
Christmas Cards: fun to do? probably not; fun to get? I think so.
I guess that is why I still do it year after year and intend to do as long as I'm around. I get a card from great uncle who is in his 90s - Bless Him - hand signed.
In my never ending attempt to document things I have a Christmas Journal. It includes our first Christmas photo, taken on 1985 at a party when we were dating.
this is one of my favorite photos of the kids. Notice the journal part has fallen away, lol.
We announced our big move with NYC themed cards and photo -
Here are my tips: Put the addresses on the computer. A template code is included in the package of labels. Hand writing all those addresses used to be the worst part for me.
As you receive cards, or change of addresses you can go right into the document with the addresses and update. So easy its almost fun, well I did say almost.
Order festive printed return address labels in January when they are on sale instead of trying to get them last minute.
When you take your photo to the shop (or order on line) get a coffee mug too. It's not too expensive and I think they are fun! I got all of these this year and plan to add a couple a year. Why, oh why, did I not do this all along?
If you take a photo, consider doing it some time other than between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Use an event, like Sandy to make it more memorable. I already have a plan for a summer photo shoot for next years card.
I'm a big fan of the blooper and out-take. Here are the best of the bloopers my son kept clicking while we were trying to get the shot right.
I'll tell you - that coco is good for a million laughs!
I hope you are off to a Fun New Year!