The holidays are such a wonderful time of year, but they can also be busy. At the end of the month you forget all that you did. So this year, make sure you slow down to enjoy the little moments. Here are six pictures you won't want to forget:
1. The Christmas Tree
Whether you go out and cut your own or you decorate an artificial tree, take a picture of the process. Don't worry about posing and saying 'cheese', but just capture the activity of the day.
2. Christmas Pajamas
Does you family have a tradition of getting Christmas pajamas? Or do your kids have fun winter flannels? Take some pictures cuddling in bed, reading Christmas books, or sitting by the tree
3. Letters to or a visit with Santa
Letters to Santa are such a great way to remember your child's handwriting, wishes, and little personality. And of course kids love (or hate!) sitting on Santa's lap and telling him what presents they're hoping to get. We skip the long lines and paid photographs of the Mall Santa and instead head to our local grocery store to visit with Santa.
4. Christmas Traditions
What are your traditions during the month of December? Do you go to the Nutcracker Ballet? Or serve a meal at a soup kitchen? Whatever they are, this year take at least one picture during it.
5. Christmas Morning
I love pictures, but more importantly I love participating and being present. Christmas morning is one of those times when you want a picture, but more importantly you want to watch all that is going on and just enjoy. So take a picture or two and then just enjoy it!
If you have an iPhone you could set it up and do a timelapse of opening presents. Or if you have a camera with a remote you could click it every few minutes. Or just take one picture and then don't worry!
6. Playing in the Snow
Living in Massachusetts means there is not always snow by Christmas, so this one may need to wait til later in the winter. But when it does snow bundle up, get outside with the family, and snap a few photos. If you have your camera in your hand that means no one can throw snow balls at you!
Bonus: Get in the picture!
Kids are cute, but don't forget to get in the picture too. Pass off the camera or phone and ask someone else to take a picture. And don't forget the family who is visiting. Snap a picture with them too!