Christmas is without a doubt my favorite time of year. The excitement starts right after Halloween and I slowly start to bring out the decorations. By doing it that way I can sneak in more than if I did it all in one day. My husband doesn’t really notice the little things, but he’d for sure notice a giant Christmas tree in the living room on November 1st!
Don’t get me wrong, I love Thanksgiving too. November and December are just part of the holiday season for me. A time when we get to see family and friends more often, we make an effort to create magical memories for the kids, and we celebrate togetherness and gratitude.
I can still remember the excitement I felt as a kid when Christmas was near. I loved everything about it. The music. The shopping. Wrapping. Making gingerbread houses and baking cookies. It’s funny how the memories you have a child become the traditions you create for your own family.
My girls are just as obsessed with this time of year as I am. They love decorating the house and have now each asked to decorate their rooms as well. It’s been so fun sharing the excitement with their little sister too. They can’t wait to introduce her to Jingly the Elf. And I have to admit, having older kids who can carry on that tradition is pretty amazing. I was terrible at remembering to move that darn elf!
One of my favorite things to do each year is look back at photos from last Christmas. I’m so thankful to have a tool that allows me to capture moments and freeze them in time so that we can relive and remember them. We tell the stories behind each photo too. A camera is really the greatest gift because it gives us something we can never get back – time.
The hardest part about this time of year is trying to fit everything in. There’s always so much going on it can be overwhelming to try and capture it all. Before you know it, it’s Christmas morning and you haven’t taken one photo! I think I can help.
Introducing a brand new online course …
Capturing the Magic of Christmas is an online course to help you document your family traditions in a way that is simple and stress free. You’ll learn tips and tricks about lighting and composition that you can use with any camera. I’ve created a holiday photo bucket list you can use as inspiration for what to capture as well as 24 advent activities you can do with your kids. The same ones we do as a family!
I wanted this course to be fun and educational. I came up with a 7 day holiday photo challenge you can do with family and/or friends. Wait until you see it! It’s bananas! You’ll get a list of our favorite must-see Christmas movies, Instagram accounts to follow for holiday inspiration, my favorite places to print photos, how I edit photos on my phone, and behind the scenes videos too.
Want a little sneak peek inside the course?
If this sounds like something you’d like to do, sign up here to be notified when registration opens. We launch on Black Friday with a special deal!
I’d love to create a community of fellow Christmas crazies so come follow me on Instagram here. I can’t wait to see you there!!