A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
As I write this blog, we are one month away from Christmas day! One month! Holy Santa Clause, I’d better get busy!
As I put away my pumpkins and cornucopia and spice scented candles, I realized it was time to take the dreaded Christmas card picture of my children. I realized this when I checked the mail yesterday and we’d received our first card.
I LOVE receiving Christmas cards. I love the picture cards the best. If someone takes the time to craft a witty and interesting letter to accompany the picture card, you’re my hero. I must emphasize that witty and interesting are requirements for letters. Witty and interesting letters I share with my family and friends. Boring bullet points of your children’s and spouse’s accomplishments get skimmed and trashed as I am reminded why we only keep in touch through Christmas cards. 🙂
But I digress. Every year I argue with my kids about what they will wear and how close I need them to stand next to each other and the ridiculous looks on their faces when I try to snap a picture. What should take five minutes becomes at least an hour’s project and the results are often less than flattering.
How is everyone going to think you’re perfect unless I capture you both looking your best? I want to shout at them. Except many cards are mailed to people who actually know them and realize I’m trying to pull the wool over their eyes.
So, wish me luck on this adventure and enjoy this link to funny Christmas cards: http://www.pleated-jeans.com/2011/12/13/the-25-funniest-family-christmas-portraits-of-all-time/
**photo credit: <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/vfranko/331570115/”>Manicosity</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/”>cc</a>