Taking the Christmas card picture is always a treat.
Everyone knows those families who have the most adorable photo cards of their family. They might be all dressed the same, or in holiday colors. Perhaps it is just the kids or it might be the entire family. Either way, it is always the same-smiles all around.
I have decided that it is time for the truth to come out: Capturing the perfect Christmas card picture is accomplished by a combination of bribery, editing and just plain dumb luck.
Let us observe our history of Christmas cards, shall we?
Last year's was one of my favorites...
On our way home from church that day, since they were dressed nicely and their faces were free of food and scratches, I made a deal with them. I told them that if they smiled nice for the picture when we got home, I would give them a piece of candy. The result? Sweet smiles and kindness to each other.
(I am pretty sure once I got the ideal shot, a fight broke out between them shortly thereafter. You cannot expect them to be sweet to each other for that long.)
Now, since I am being so honest, let me introduce this year's picture...