There is something about photos that always makes me smile- I love flicking through my scrapbooks and remembering all of the things that have happened.
Christmas is a time where I tend to take a lot of photos- I document our daily Christmas activities and December also happens to be my son's birthday, so my camera is often out.
Sharing these moments every year with my family and friends in Christmas cards is also a wonderful way of keeping people up to date with what is happening in my life, and who doesn't love a Christmas card with a family photo?
Christmas 2009 was extremely special to me, as I had just welcomed my first son into the world! He was a week old on Christmas Day and even though he slept right through the celebrations, I still took a lot of photos.
One tradition that happens every year is that my father dresses up like Santa Claus, and I just love the wonder in my son's eyes in this photo. My Dad has also been known to dress up like Batman- he is such a kid at heart!
My son then had a big announcement to make on Christmas Day 2011, when we told the family that our second son would be making an appearance in July 2012.
By Christmas 2012 we were a family of four in our new house. This photo was the header for our family newsletter, which was sent all over the world.
Spending Christmas Day with my boys and husband is important, but I also get my other family members involved. I absolutely love this photo of me and my sister on Christmas Day last year, and once again I wanted to share it with my friends overseas.
Family photos are a must in my family on Christmas Day, and putting my favourite photos from the year on our Christmas cards and letters is one thing I love to do each December.
I have family and friends all over the world that receive my cards, and I have recently discovered that I can send photo cards or even online cards with minimal fuss that will still allow me to share my photos and Christmas greetings. I do take a specific family photo each year with the intention of sending it out to people, and so to have it on the front of a card is the perfect solution. My favourite design this year is a toss up between the Christmas Finestra or the Happy Happy Joy Joy for multiple photos for my overseas friends, as Paperless Post ships to the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
Do you send out Christmas cards every year- or even a newsletter? I would love to know your traditions on this!