Even though we have been a family for 7 years, I feel as though we are still developing our own family Christmas card traditions. Initially, the photos felt silly, Peter is a videographer and also worked as a photographer, and shot photos of our family often. But when River grew a little, the need to document and send updates on her growth grew greater, and as did my love for cheesy Christmas cards.
We did not send traditional mailers this year, I really enjoyed dropping cards in the email accounts for our friends and family, accompanied with a little note. While doing so, I realized that we usually go for more relaxed scenes; couch, bed, stoop, and I believe it is a testament to how we Often feel rounding out the year and bringing in a new one. Home and relaxation, with each other feels safe, comforting, and joyous, and this is the message that I hope we expressed in our parenting and our family and friend relations in the year.
We ended up not choosing any of these hilarious photos, and opted to use a more semi-serious one (so hard for our goofy bunch!), but I wanted to share them because they make me laugh so much! A special thank you to my dear friend, Maia, who shot all of these for us (with her 2 year old at her feet or on her hip or shoulders!).
Do you have any of your own funny or sentimental Christmas card traditions? I’d love to hear!
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