Admit it. Taking family pictures is not usually fun. Getting everyone to smile at the same time is a chore, and if you have little ones, you'll probably see some tears and pouting faces. I am horrible about getting family pictures taken. But, when it comes to pictures for the family Christmas card--we're all smiles. We've created some great memories over the years--making the holiday family photo fun instead of a chore. Want to see how we do it?
We don't even try to take a picture of everyone at once. Instead, we each don a Santa hat and ham it up! We take turns taking pictures of each other being silly.(This started because I only had one Santa hat, so we had to share. Last year, we finally got four more at the after-Christmas sales.)
Believe it or not, my picture-hating 13-year-old even has fun! I love the crazy pictures of get of the kids being silly. I often like them better than the smiling shots! Here's our collection of Santa hat family photos.
You might notice that Mom and Dad's pictures sometimes stay the same from year to year. I guess some years we're a little camera shy! Twice, we got busy and missed the hat traditions. We created New Year's cards for family and friends instead. Now that I see all of these cards together, I won't forget again. Check out some of the memories we made over the years:
Taking pictures with Santa hats is just too much fun. Fingers crossed that we find time (and sunlight) to get them done tomorrow. The weather outside is definitely frightful right now!
Since we couldn't take Santa pictures today, we spent time together creating a few LEGO Minifigure Holiday cards instead. Check out our Santa hat version: (Now, if we don't get our pictures taken, we can use this one instead! :-)
I hope you have a great time with family pictures this year! Who says family photos can't be fun?!
Thanks for stopping by today. You'll find more holiday inspiration below. (Images are linked.)