...for Christmas cards.
Which means that dads all across the nation are grumbling and moms are looking for something coordinating for kids to wear for Christmas pictures. At least that's what happens in our neck of the woods.
And photographers, like I used to be, are not sleeping and scarcely surviving because they are shooting and editing on a continual basis.
This is the time of year when I thank my lucky stars that I gave up my little photography business (back here).
Sure, there are times here and there when I miss it.
But not now. I have no idea how I ever used to fit in all those photo-shoots.
I'm going simple as pie this year on our Christmas card because I love my husband (he abhors the Christmas card photo-shoot). And because I can scarcely breathe with the commitments I've landed myself with let alone whip my kids (and my dear husband) into shape for a family picture.
Oh yes, we'll still send one of course, because Christmas cards are one of my very favorite things about Christmas. I LOVE to stay in touch with old friends and know what they are doing across the globe. And I know I'll be sad that I didn't do something creative when all the beautiful cards from others come rolling in.
But there's always next year.
This year we'll use a random picture from the recesses of my photo archive from this year and we'll slap them together fast (hopefully).
All these thoughts reminded me of my favorite Christmas picture of our family from years ago:
Is Grace not just the best ever in that thing? Oh I love my little poser.
We really did send that out.
Sure, we included this one too:But that first one was the real deal.
That's a real Christmas card picture as far as I'm concerned:)