I'm super sad that Christmas is actually over. Tammy thought it would be a great time to blog about Christmas cards. The family in the blog post before this ended up using our pictures for their own Christmas cards. We've so been busy shooting other families for their own Christmas cards that we almost forgot to make our own.
Shooting a 3 year old can be a challenge, as he has to be in the perfect mood in order to get the best pictures. On a bad day, he will literally throw a tantrum if I point the camera at him. So we thought what better way to get him into the mood then by taking him to the Happiest Place On Earth!
We created a short list of pictures we wanted before heading to Disneyland.
- Riley eating a candycane
- Riley wearing a christmas-themed Mickey Hat
- Family picture with all 3 of us
Right before buying a candycane, we remembered the last time Riley tried one. He hates the menthol in mint candy, and mis-interprets it as a "spicy" feeling. So that was out of the question. However we did find a green lollipop shaped as a Christmas Tree in Candy Palace located on Main Street.
The funny thing is, we ASSUMED this lollipop wasn't flavored with mint. We should have known better. It ended up being peppermint! Here he is realizing it. Shortly after these two pics, he panicked and demanded a napkin to wipe his tongue!
Afterwards, we promised him we'd find him a proper lollipop. We also found the Mickey hat we wanted!
Lastly, we needed to take the family shots together. We asked him what ride he wanted to go on, and his reply was the Pirate Ship that sails around Tom Sawyer Island. He was extremely excited to go on, and pretty much let us take as many pictures as we wanted.
Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to find someone to take our picture together, but I think we had enough to create a decent Christmas card. We went on a few more rides and called it a day.
We've had really good experiences with Walmart Greeting Cards. The quality is great, and the price is very affordable. We ordered 45 greeting cards (5x7) for just $34 dollars, and it was ready in just a few hours. They have new designs every year, and this one fit our needs perfectly.
I can't wait to do next year's Christmas card!