There’s plenty to stress about this time of year, and for me taking my kids pictures in Christmas outfits for my annual holiday cards is not one of them. Every year I just take their pictures and put the best or the worst on my annual cards. It saves me the public embarrassment of miserable crying kids in the portrait studios, the absurd amount of money for bad pictures, the hours it takes to get ready/wait in line/and choose the expensive bad pictures, plus every time we go get our pictures taken the kids are sick three days later (croup, strep or something extra funky).
My kids are usually such a happy bunch, but there is one thing that seems to really piss them off. Holiday portraits. So this year, I hope you get nice pictures of your kids, and if you don’t, I hope you don’t stress. You can at least have something to make you kids feel bad when their older. May you all be filled with the joys of the season, cause we always are; here are some of the pictures that have graced our holiday cards in year’s past: