- please step all over me [IKEA hack]
- my weekend [a room, a house and a pouch]
- DIY Word Fridge Magnets [aka "keeping the kids entertained"]
- DIY Faux Cowhide Rug [guest post]
- Ugly Desk Makeover
- Tutorial: DIY Pottery Barn Rustic Lantern
- DIY | pottery barn inspired rustic lantern
- diy: no-sew outdoor pillow case [using an old shower curtain]
CategoriesArtwork Christmas contact paper Craft projects Craigslist Dining Room DIY diy decor DIY projects drop cloth drapes Duck tape Family Room Favorite Things Free DIY funky projects Furniture Makeovers gold spray paint Guest Post IKEA kid's bathroom kid's craft project ideas Kids kids bedroom ideas Knock-offs Living Room looking glass spray paint Lucite Mini makeover Organization Outdoor paint projects Repurposing Room Tweaking Soup Cans stencil Trays Uncategorized Unique decorating ideas Upcycling Use What You Have Vacation Vintage Wood Projects wood working
blogs i enjoy
proud member of
Tag Archives: christmas song lyric
I don’t know about you, but I am so late getting our Christmas cards out this year. I haven’t even received them yet and I’m crossing my fingers that the arrival date [today] on my order is real and not just a tease.
Anyway, I have done the perfectly posed pictures before; you know…the ones where everyone’s hair is perfectly brushed, sitting nice and straight, everything staged just right. Well, those pictures definitely look nice, but I wanted this year’s Christmas card picture to be “us” and a bit more relaxed. I told myself ahead of time not to get stressed and to just let the process evolve naturally (I know, it’s easier said than done).
So I came up with the idea of capturing a Christmas song lyric in picture form and I chose “Let Your Heart be Light.” To make the picture a bit silly I told the family that I wanted us to wrap ourselves up in strings of Christmas lights. Of course the kids were all over that one, but the husband was a bit reluctant. [He's my serious one].
And here is how our Christmas family portrait turned out this year [please notice our little goofball and his warm "smile" for everyone to enjoy]. Like I said, I wanted to capture our true essence this year….
Yup, that’s my little boy to a tee! My big boy was a good sport, but that smile is hiding clenched teeth [he does NOT like taking pictures]. I guess my son doesn’t either [the apple does not fall far from that tree].
And here is how it looks on our card…
I just love it and it took all of 15 minutes to get everyone wrapped up, sitting on the couch and smiling their best [or sticking their tongue out].
In case you’re wondering I only found one online card shop that offered this cute quote and that’s minted. They have the best selection in my opinion and the prices are very reasonable. I ordered mine last week and the shipping was free. I don’t know if they still offer free shipping, but you can still receive 15% off on your card order. [Nope, I'm not endorsed in any way for this little plug; just sharin the love].
<<you might also like>>