Every year we take photos and make our own Christmas card. We have done it since Immy and Maddy were six months old. Some have been better than others. Some years have been easier to shoot, the kids easier to pose, happier to oblige their photo junky mother.
Last year, Ivy and Noah were sitting… just. I had no idea what we were going to do, so I made it up as I went along. I ended up handcrafting an ‘H’ and an ‘O’ and taking a series of photos of the children. It worked out well and everyone seemed to like it.
This year… This year is different because the twins are not only walking, they are running and they won’t stay still for anything much. I’ve got my long lense and my steady hand ready but will that be enough? What are my chances of getting one of all of the kids together? Next to none, I suspect.
After the stress of last year, I wasn’t going to be doing any more Christmas photo cards. I was going to call it a day. (I say that every year). So why am I planning to do it all again? A very good question.
It’s a kind of family tradition now, I suppose and I can’t seem to stop it. Every year, at about this time, my mind starts to click through different ideas.
This year I am stuck and I need help.
Any ideas? Anyone?