“These are the wonderful things we will remember all through our lives.” Our Holiday cards had to be at the beach, because this was something new and wonderful to us this year. Our move with our little family from UT to CT has been something that we will remember all through our lives from the friends we have made and the experiences we have had. Holiday card should reflect the past year.
I loved both of these styles when I browsed through Nuts and Bolts Etsy site. I sent them these showing the style and gold color I liked and what I wanted our cards to say. It helps to search through cards that they have already made for an idea. I also like to keep the cards my friends and family sent last year for inspiration.
Don’t judge….it looks like photography amateur hour here. We literally had one day where the sun was going to be out that week. I put together clothes that we had and called a friend to run down to the beach with us to take our picture using my Nikon camera. Of coarse it was windy and the girls were over it before we even started. This was basically the only one where eyes weren’t closed or I wasn’t adjusting something on someone. And I wasn’t thrilled about taking the 4 months pregnant. Excuses….
BUT with all that complaining aside…Christmas cards don’t need the best photo. You can even use one that was taken on your camera phone. They aren’t getting blown up to a large size, they are just a small little glimpse at your sweet family the past year. And a way to connect with loved ones to say you are thinking of them this time of year.
Isn’t this picture just darling for a Holiday card? I love all the patterns and colors they are wearing there are other great holiday family photo shoot ideas HERE
My sister and I were just talking before she had her family pictures taken for her Holiday cards. She likes to lay out everyones outfits and text me pictures and I tell her what to change or add. I told her that she should where colors that match her home decor. She was surprised and said that she would never have thought of that. I told her that more than likely she will be framing them and hanging them in her home so you want the colors to coordinate. I have worked with clients that have made the mistake of not thinking of their home decor when selecting what everyone wears. One client wore reds, blacks and whites and I just decorated their entire family room in neutral color tones and a little blue, unfortunately they clashed and I told her to have them printed in sepia.
I love the colors they wore in this family photo shoot. Neural, they will go with most colors and the change of the seasons in most home decor. There are other great family photos HERE and what to wear.
I just had to share the cutest baby announcement from Nuts and Bolts maybe because I have babies on the brain. Isn’t this the sweetest?
It is not too late to get your Holiday cards ordered. Nuts and Bolts is offering 15% to all my readers using code NESTING15OFF! I really enjoyed working with them, so fast and helpful.