You know, there should really be a Family Pictures Fairy something. Very similar to the Tooth Fairy. Except upon completion of family pictures, the Family Pictures Fairy would appear with a boom box rigged with the Rocky theme song in a show of solidarity and announcement of triumph. Are you getting this vision?
In a very last minute decision to actually get our crap together for Christmas this year, I reached out to Victoria Greener last month, and she was kind enough to work a quick mini session into her busy holiday schedule. (Thank you Victoria!) The day that we picked ended up being reallllly cold for the kids, because of course it was, so walking away from the shoot I was sure that we had gotten exactly zero decent shots. But because Victoria is truly a miracle worker, I was proven wrong. Everett's face cracks me up in most of them, because he is just so over it, but you know what I don't blame the poor kid, and this is four-years-old after all ... these pictures will help us look back and remember that solidly. ;)
the photos that we used for last year's. This is Isla's first appearance on a Christmas card in an official capacity, and watching us go from one tiny Everett + a gigantic belly, to a grown up set of siblings in just a year is insane to me. Makes me wonder what next year's card will look like. (Spoiler: there won't be a belly. ha!)
This year, I designed our cards with Shutterfly, and have been SO completely happy with the results. The colors were printed with accuracy, the design options were beautiful with tons of room for customization, and I was so pleasantly surprised on the turn around time from design to delivery. We also chose to print ours on a paper with a light sheen to it, and I ended up loving the result. (P.S. Everything is 40% off RIGHT NOW)
framed holiday card, and the shimmering script card! This tri-fold, year-in-review card was also a favorite, but if I'm being totally honest, on the night I was putting these together, I could not for the life of me come up with enough stats and cool facts to fill the card in. *hides face in shame* One of those nights. One of those years.
Boom shakalaka. I'm loving this feeling! I should do this every November.
it is my pleasure to officially welcome you to Christmas season.
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