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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas Eve: Christmas Card Rejects 2016

Since buying this house, Josh and I felt it was important to take at least one picture each year, at the same time of the year, somewhere on or near our house. Christmas is the perfect time for that because we usually do a photo card to mail to our friends and family. We just use a camera with a tripod and take the pictures with the self-timer function. Last year, we had some pretty sweet outtakes and I posted them on the blog. I'm continuing the tradition this year.

Before I do, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. This holiday for many, including myself, is sacred. The world seems quiet and still. Many of us get to see friends and family that we don't see often. We eat so much yummy foods - foods that we probably remember eating a lot as  kid.

Right now, I'm at my mom's with my sister, who I only really get to see once a year, and tomorrow, so many family friends that I haven't seen in years are coming over for a party. Yesterday I went grocery shopping with my mom at Wegmans (the grocery store I grew up with) and I was feeling especially nostalgic and bought cranberry soda. I never really drink regular soda anymore, but I was feeling like I was 10 years old again. It was amazing - I haven't felt that way in a while. Tonight, we're all making dinner together, and watching It's A Wonderful Life - one of our guests has never seen it, and we're all so excited to have him experience it for the first time. My heart, this year in particular, is full of so much happy. I'm hoping you all feel the same.

On to the rejects! And also, at the end we're sharing our actual Christmas card.















6 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas guys!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you had a lovely Christmas, too :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope your Christmas was wonderful :)

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  3. Merry Christmas guys!!!! I can't express enough how I love your blog. Just looking at these pictures, makes me feel so ''normal''. Nowadays, we are so used to see all this bloggers taking perfect pictures that I don't even try anymore.. but today you showed me that it is not about the perfect pictures, but all the fun behind it. Thank you for inspiring me (as always). Kiss and hugs from Brazil :)

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    1. Oh, this made my day! There's a LOT of pressure for bloggers to be perfect. No one can live up to it, and if you can, it's a 24/7 job. Thankfully, I just do this for fun, so I never worry about it being perfect. I do it all for me and my husband, and it's very no pressure. I'm so glad you enjoyed this, and I hope you have a happy New Year celebration :)

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