House For Six

Christmas Cards: Staging Your Own Photo Shoot and Displaying The Cards That Come To Your Mailbox

Deme Crinion1 Comment
We received our first Christmas cards in the mail this week -- yay!!  That is one of my favorite daily anticipations during this time of year.  But for the record, if you're on our Christmas card list, don't even look for it before Dec 24th.  It might even be a New Year's card instead. :)

Every year we've shot or staged our own photo shoot for our cards.  Last year, I finally got a big girl camera and retired my scratched-lens point n shoot for good.  I tend to just use my phone camera whenever I don't want to lug the big guns around.

I can't wait to snap pics of the kids playing in the snow with a better quality camera, but I'm here to tell you that you don't need a fancy pants camera or to spend a lot of money to create a great holiday card.  Last year we managed to do it with a sheet, a few ornaments, and the kids' favorite pj's.

 Click here for our tips on grabbing a decent card-worthy shot, especially with wiggly kids.  We leave the "cheese!" to the mice.


As for those cards coming in the mail from people who are actually on the ball...I think we're going to hang them from our Santa Suit Clothespin Card Display from last year.  It was so easy to make, and the kids had a lot of fun pinning up the cards as they came in the mail.
 


Click here for the simple rundown on how we made it.

How do you deal with the influx of Christmas cards?  Do you display or keep them tucked away together?  Has everyone already checked their own cards off the to-do list?   This year's card may just have the whole gang piled on top of moving boxes...maybe we'll throw on some Santa hat's and call it merry :)


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