Someone pinch me! There are only 2 days until Christmas!! This morning I woke up really excited. As of yesterday, I’ve been anxious and frazzled about getting all my favorite Christmas traditions done, but this morning? Feeling super festive!
I realized I haven’t shared our Christmas card photos yet! This was our best Christmas card to date, and I’m pretty pleased with it.
We didn’t do a fancy family photo shoot (we have yet to do professional pictures… our last set of those was for our wedding day, 8 years ago!). For our annual Christmas card, we usually opt to do a collection of photos from our adventures during the year. This year, I wanted to try our hand at taking our own family photo.
The day we chose to do it was a day where we were all sick!! In hindsight, not the best idea, but we decided if we didn’t do it then, it would never happen.
We opted to snap some family photos in our backyard and take advantage of our woods. We hauled out the camera and tripod, and my handy husband played around with angles and lighting. But that’s about as exciting as we got! We stood in front of the camera and had a wireless remote to take the photos and said “CHEESE!”.
After about 30 minutes of snapping, we finally had this!
Hey! We were all looking at the camera, eyes open, and sort of smiling! A WINNER!
Now, it was a struggle to get that… our morning really felt like this…
But the goal is always to get just one decent picture! That’s all that matters!
That afternoon, feeling a little better after some naps, we headed to Duke Gardens for some exploring and a family picnic. Tons of fun! We brought our nifty camera just for fun. While we were there, we snapped a ton of fun pictures! And quickly realized that we were giving ourselves some additional pictures for the Christmas card! It looked like we had done a semi-professional, organized photo shoot, when in reality we were just having fun.
So huzzah! You don’t have to do a professional photo shoot! Just a little coordination on your part, and you can cobble together a pretty cute Christmas card!
*I’d show you the final card… but you know… some things have to stay in the family 😉