I have always wanted to create a more personal type of Christmas card to send out to my friends and family. Time always seemed to be a factor and I never got it together enough to make my own Christmas card. Well, this year was different. My husband and I have made a move and are in the process of remodeling a home in an area south of Bend, Oregon. This area has much colder weather than I am used to and it also has something I have never really been exposed to. Snow.
Snow to a Texan is magical. Snow conjures up all sorts of images. Snow and Christmas just go together. I can’t seem to get the song, I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas out of my head. So a few weeks ago we got over 6 inches of snow. As it was snowing I could see the opportunity for some great photographs. The only problem, I had no one to take pictures.
No worries. I set my camera up on a tripod and used the automatic timer. Getting Molly, the dog, to cooperate was a little difficult. Running back and forth in the snow to get in place for the camera was slightly challenging, but it all worked out just fine. We were not out in the cold too long. After a few tries I was happy with the results and sent my picture off to be printed with a Christmas message.
Do you have to have snow to make a great Christmas card? Absolutely not. Play up the area where you live. If you are near a beach use the beach theme. How fun would it be to take pictures of your family in Santa hats and bathing suits? I saw a Christmas video the other day that one family made of themselves wearing Christmas pajamas and dancing in their front yard. It was very creative and elaborate. You have probably seen it too. That video was over the top and went viral.
If you are like me, an elaborate production would never get done. But using a tripod and an automatic timer is not that difficult. If you don’t have a tripod, you can set your camera up on a table or desktop.
I know time is running out and most of you will not be able to create a personal Christmas card this year. But there is always next year………:)
I wish you all a wonderful, creative, safe, healthy, and happy Christmas season. Happy New Year too!!!!! Thank you for giving me the chance to share my thoughts with you. You are appreciated greatly.