Christmas Card Fun

FamilyChristmas.jpgWe really tried to get that perfect card this year! We thought we had it all worked out when taking our family photo for our church’s new directory. But that photo was not as perfect as we would have liked.

Then we tried to take a photo in front of the tree. I set up the camera on a tripod, set the timer, and ran back to pose with the family. That worked out OK except for the part of trying to get the cat in the photo with us! Not the smartest move we decided. By the time the cat had his picture taken a few times, he got really mad. The boys were not willing to take photo after photo either. But we made some memories this year trying to get the perfect photo!

Do you have a good Christmas card photo story? Tell us about it! Have a blessed Christmas!

That Perfect Christmas Card!

christmas-alotlikechristmas.jpgLooking for the perfect Christmas card? I know every year our family pours a lot of time and attention to choosing the photos that we want on our annual Christmas card. I know many of you have trouble making the same choice! Check out these tips from the leading online photo greeting card company www.PhotoAffections.com.

  1. Use humor. Humor opens hearts and lets friends and relatives see the fun side of your life.
  2. Bring captions into play. Captions help loved ones know the details of the performance, vacation, or special event each photo is from. Keep captions short and sincere.
  3. Select a photo with special sentimental value. Don’t worry about the finding the photo where everyone looks “perfect.”
  4. Simplify. Use only 1 – 3 photos. Too many photos dilute the impact of the card.
  5. Juxtapose past & current photos. This highlights the growth of your family.

Do you have a Christmas card ready to go? Share with us your tips for preparing the perfect family card.