Ah… the Christmas card photo. Such a classic tradition in our house. For years we’ve sent one. Some years, they even made it out before Christmas. One year, I turned it into a New Years card. Another year, our Christmas card became a Happy Valentine’s Day card. We receive tons of Christmas cards every year. My favorite ones of all are the ones with kids in their Christmas jammies. My heart melts at the sight of children of friends and family all cozied up in their Christmas best. This year, I wanted to send our very own cozy Christmas card with my kids in pajamas. What I didn’t realize until after I took the photos, is that there are 10 stages of every childhood Christmas card photo. Thank you, Joe Boxer available at Kmart, for sponsoring this post.
How many photographs does it take to capture the perfect Christmas card photograph of my kids? Any guesses? 200. That’s how many. That is a crazy amount of photos to capture the perfect Christmas card, if you ask me.
If you have small children and have attempted to photograph them for your Christmas card, you will totally nod your head in agreement with these.
10 Stages Of Every Childhood Christmas Card Photo
Eyes closed. Bonus points for smile but still, eyes closed.
Aw, my kids love each other. #bestparentever. Malone! Stop hugging her to hard!
Nobody is capable of looking at the camera.
The baby is trying to escape.
The baby is crying.
Great, they’re both looking at something. It just isn’t me. FOR. THE LOVE. Send coffee and chocolate STAT.
I’m not exactly sure what is going on. But Lola is up to no good.
Are we done yet? No! We are not done yet! You do not understand how important this is to mommy! WE ARE MAKING MEMORIES!!
Could you just try tickling your sister and see if we can get her to smile?
Sigh. Nobody is looking at me AGAIN.
After attempting to get the perfect photo for our Christmas card, I needed a few laughs. Thankfully, Joe Boxer’s holiday ads are hysterical and creative.
Jingle Bellies Kmart Commercial 2014
As a family, one of our goals is not to take ourselves too seriously. As it turns out, I’m pretty sure that is one of Joe Boxer’s goals too. Santa baby. Seriously. I cannot have a beverage in my mouth when I watch this.
Joe Boxer pajamas will make your holiday memorable. Whether you give or get them as gifts, or buy a pair in advance so you look your best on Christmas morning, no holiday is complete without a new pair of pajamas. Lola is wearing these super cute Joe Boxer owl pajamas and Malone is sporting these plaid Joe Boxer pajamas. While I was at Kmart, I picked up these Joe Boxer Moosetache pajama bottoms for Michael because they were silly and fun. And I treated myself to a Joe Boxer penguin themed three piece set.
Eventually, I came up with a few winners from our Christmas card shoot in our Joe Boxer pajamas.
Lola’s best shot.
And Malone’s best shot. You might want to note the presence of a very special guest here. Draw your own conclusions.
And finally, shot I was looking for along- one that is worthy of refrigerator status for sixty five of our closest friends and family members.
Do you send holiday cards? How many of these photos have you captured yourself over the years?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Joe Boxer available at Kmart. These cute children who do not look at the camera and all opinions are my own.