Tuesday, 2 December 2008

carding myself

So! The annual rush-around-for-a-photo has begun! Actually, I'm late, but we'll ignore that....
I'm leaning towards this:

if I could figure out how to take the blur and the unfortunate lighting out
but remembering this:

still makes me smile, even if it is two years old.
Maybe I should go with this:
(one of my favorites!)
but I probably need both of them together for a holiday photo, and that presents a problem. The monkeys are both pretty independent that way, and it's harder than you'd think to bribe them both to smile nicely at the same time.

So I end up with lots of this:
"Cass! Smile at the camera! Rosey! Look at me!" Ahh! It's perfect! And then Rosey whips her head around to see what Cass is doing....and click"
and loads of what I call 'The look of Mom hurry-up-and-TAKE-the-picture-already', but I tend to delete those, because I refuse to believe my children aren't thrilled to have a camera stuck in their faces all.the.time....
So! Maybe this?
but....predictable.
This...is too haaaaard. Wait! I've got it!

Christmas Card 2008 -
picture it - lovely cardstock, a beautiful font....

Jasper and the people who live with him wish you and yours a Merry, Merry Christmas.
You may now return to your previously scheduled napping position.

What do you think??

This bit of fun brought to you by the Merry Sitmas all-day decorating party

15 comments:

Ree said...

It's perfect!

Away2me (Deanna) said...

Love it!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

If you can't get your kids together in one photo, I have only one word to say....."Photoshop"!

Major Bedhead said...

I really like that first photo, actually. I like the blurry quality of it - it's just like staring into the Christmas tree with your eyes a bit unfocused, lost in memories.


But the dog one is cute, too.

DD said...

We had a blurry xmas light photo that we used when XBoy was 2. It's a rather nostalgic look.

But don't sweat it. You have another whole year to take out of focus pictures if you are like us.

sweetpea16 said...

I love the dog picture because it is something different... people will remember it, it will stand out :)

I would soooo use it hehehe.

The other thing you could do is just use a pic of each kid side by side.

Cheers Eva

alison said...

I think the dog pic is classic.

Suzanne said...

That picture would be on my fridge with a note saying "this is what I want for Christmas."

Wise woman, animals are adorable!

Woman in a Window said...

Oh, the Christmas card. I always plan it for months and then can't get everyone together for it either. We did it twice. I guess chaulk it up to good memories 'cause this year I think we're skipping it.

Jen on the Edge said...

It's just right.

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Oh crud! I completely forgot about Merry SITSMas! I've gotten behind on my SITS stuff...really behind.

Oh before I forget, if you have Picnik (it's a photo app and has way cool editing stuff too) you can embellish Christmas pics. I did it for the photo share thing over at McMommy's place and am really happy with the way it turned out! Either way, you've got some great pics to work with!

Mary G said...

Love it! But I also like the presents and pjamas shot a lot. You take great photos!
And, yes, I cut and paste images a lot to get rid of unfortunate bits. Or sharpen them.

mamatulip said...

I'm with Major Bedhead - I really like the first picture. The blurred aspect gives it that magical Christmas feel. Go for number one!

Cute dog, by the way.

coastrat said...

Great pics! It's very Christmasy at your home!

Magpie said...

I love that first one...now, if I had a tree, maybe I could steal that idea...