Smarter Celebrations: A New Twist on the Holiday Photo
We have not sent out our holiday card yet. Well, the truth is, we probably won't be sending a card out. The past few years, we've bypassed the traditional folded greeting that one pops into the mailbox. Rather, my husband has assembled a montage of video clips we've taken over the year for a 12-month retrospective of Kiddo's (and our) adventures.
A few of my friends are doing similar things -- either little videos greetings with the family yelling "Ho ho ho" to the camera or just an e-photo card. All good for the trees and a big time-saver (clicking a few buttons is way more convenient than addressing envelope after envelope, no?). No matter if you choose to send out a regular card or do something online, why not jazz it up that photo a little this year?
-- Give the camera to the kids. Have the kids take some video of you, the decorations, the dog with antlers on his head, and narrate a video greeting for the family.
-- Take a family selfie. Instead of schlepping to some (often overpriced) photo studio to take a really posed picture that no one looks good in, gather on your bed and take a fun family selfie in your holiday pajamas...Santa hats optional.
-- Carol to the camera. With the camera rolling, sing your favorite holiday tune, and maybe shuffle off a few dance moves. Trust me, your Aunt Betty will love getting this more than a card with a glittery tree on it.
-- Postpone til February. Why not send a Groundhog Day greeting or a Valentine's Day mini-movie to your family and friends. It will be a nice surprise to perk up folks during the weeks of post-holiday blues.
Do you send holiday cards? How many do you send? Ever thought of sending an e-card?