We Need A Little Christmas?
Today’s October 7th Shutter Sisters post is all about – Christmas? Yep! Tracey Clark writes, “The holiday season is about giving. So, what if you considered your annual holiday card as a little gift, not an obligation or a chore? Just imagine, you, as the amazing women, and talented photographers that you are can offer the world a little joy, love, humor, hope, and inspiration via your photographic images and a piece of mail. That’s pretty amazing when you think about it.”
This does give me something to think about, especially because I do NOT do Christmas cards! They were too stressful, too much of a giant holiday FROG on my list, so I cut them out years ago and have never regretted it. But every once or twice a decade I get the urge to send cards and coincidentally, THIS is the year! (Mostly because of the awesome card and tag project Creative Memories put out. Not only will I be sending cards this year, but they will be hand-made! Sweet!)
Every year, I take a picture of each girl holding a bundle of lit lights as we are decorating the tree. It started when 6 month old Emily was just facinated by the lights. But as I looked at my albums with the same shots year to year, I got the urge to really find some unique ways to capture our Christmas memories. This is one of my favorite recent Christmas shots. I took it last year when I was really starting to explore the macro features of my camera AND looking for a more unique perspective on the pretty, rainbow colored Christmas lights I love so much.