It’s that time of year again!

It’s that time of the year again. The time when we get to figure how to torture our kids (and animals) with seasonal props to make the perfect holiday card. I’m not quite sure what we are going to do this year, but I got some good inspiration and an even better  laugh looking at our first year Christmas outtake photos.

I remember Mandy picking out a great reindeer hat from Etsy.  Once that yarn hat showed up she had Henry all over the house. They did poses around the bedroom, living rooms, and by the Christmas tree trying to get the background to work correctly and getting the perfect smiling reaction from Henry. I have a roll of about 200 outtakes that make me laugh every single time.


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My favorite! Friends and family have seen this a few times. They should all expect this to be our card in  15 years.


You know, I’m just never a big fan of getting everything together to take a nice round of photos. I’m not really sure why, because it’s not that hard. I remind myself now, especially with Henry, how much I love all the outtakes (and winners) for the rest of my life. They are well worth the time.

We did end up with a successful card and one fun set of outtakes that I will forever cherish.


Holiday card success!
Holiday card success!


Do you have a similar story or set of outtakes? Feel free to share!

2 thoughts on “It’s that time of year again!

  1. The pictures are just too cute and the finished card is adorable!! 🙂 I definitely remember taking many outakes every christmas when we tried to capture my 2 boys in a picture for our christmas cards! As they have gotten older we have had less outakes but always have fun trying to capture that special moment!! Stopping through from Facebook.
    Shawna –

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