Thursday, December 12, 2013

Our Christmas Cards From Pinhole Press

I would love to encourage parents of young children by saying that family photo sessions get easier as kids get older.  This is not the case for our family.  We start out with minor eye rolling which leads to all out silliness.  What do I do?  Just play along.  Our family pictures aren't perfect and neither are we.  We have fun and act silly.  One day this will all be a part of our past and I don't want horrific memories of hours spent trying to capture the perfect picture.  That said, here is our 2013 Christmas card.


I ordered them from Pinhole Press this year.  They have a great selection of holiday cards and the process was super easy.  We decided on the "Be Merry Be Bright" card because we really liked being able to include three photos on an overall simple design.  As you can see, none of our pictures are posed because the posed pictures look something like this each time....

Notice the "no-shave November" scruff, yikes!  Just keeping it real friends ;).

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  1. Rene…you have a beautiful family….love the card. Hope you all have the most wonderful holiday season:)

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  2. Love these pics Renee...scruff and all! I have two teenage boys as well...so I know what "posing" is like. We went with a candid family shot this year...which is my favorite. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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    1. Thank you! It's always nice to hear from someone who can relate :).

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  3. Your family is so cute Rene! I love that you go with it and make it fun. I TRY, but this year I ended up saying JUST FORGET IT! to everyone because two out of three munchkins were grumpy about it. The funny thing was, when they thought I really was serious about not doing the photo card this year, they all WANTED to do it and were sweet as pie. I think they secretly like the tradition. Next year I'm going to take your advice and just play along with the silliness. Your card is adorable! Hope you are finding time to enjoy the Christmas season.

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Well, I try to go with it, although it isn't always easy. Normally they do something completely goofy that makes me laugh and it's down hill from there. Funny that your kiddos missed it. I think they all like traditions even if the tradition is pretending to not like it.

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  4. Ah Teenage boys!! I have the opposite- all teenage girls.. and we havent posed yet for our card!! Love this, what a great family!!

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  5. I have always thought your family is gorgeous- all those cute boys and one hot mama! I like the "real" cards that capture how people really are, the outtakes are usually better than the posed photos. :)

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  6. I love it. Scruff is in, isn't it? All my men are doing it. Makes me really appreciate a clean shave! Happy Holidays to a beautiful lady and her family. xo Nancy

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