Hilarious Christmas Cards Fails & Tips to Prevent Them
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Over the years we have had our fair share of Christmas card fails. They range from overtired children to me not removing the “sample” family name from the Christmas card I made in 2013.
Let’s just say that getting that perfect family Christmas Card picture(s) has ALWAYS been a challenge for me.
Then again, I am sure many parents feel my pain when it comes to taking Christmas pictures.
Typically, my shoots now end in tears and 1 million images I have to go through to find a few decent shots.
Oh, the struggles we go through for that perfect Christmas Card Picture…I swear it doesn’t get easier either. The challenges just change when they get older.
Today, I am sharing a few of my favorite card fails. No, these are not picture perfect by any means. Honestly, I was tempted to not share these blurry, out of focus pictures, but you know what? These are my memories and regardless of the grey hair they caused, I wanted to re-share them.
Our Christmas Card Fails throughout the years (2009-current)
Up first we have the new siblings who for the life of me would not look at the camera. I have learned that the best images you can get of an infant are the ones where they fast asleep. If you have multiple young children, have your infant asleep before you even try! Just dress them in their Christmas card outfit and then shoot when your angel is sleeping. Also, if you are taking a Christmas Card picture in front of a Christmas tree–try your hardest to make it look nice. I failed BIG time there…this thing looks like it is missing half its decorations.
Ok, so I got the big, bright idea of having my 1-year-old sit on a small wooden chair in A Christmas Story inspired pink bunny pajamas. Let’s just say she was 100% not on board with my shenanigans. She might have even fell off the chair in between pictures…yikes! She was ok!
Because nothing says Merry Christmas like a miserable 5 -year-old looking at the camera like she wants to kill it. Take 2…or 200..who knows how many I needed to get this angel to smile.
Oh, another attempt at trying to get now 3 three children to all look at the camera at once. Not sure if the fact that my then 2-year-old was more interested in undecorating the tree is funnier than the lack of branches on this half-bald tree? Yep, undecorating the tree for the win!
Taking Christmas card pictures of an overtired child is probably the worst. I wanted him to smile under the tree but what you don’t see is that he threw himself backward under the tree and just about knocked the tree onto his head. This is the aftermath of that attempt at something cute.
This picture would have been super cute if the white balance on my camera was working. This is surely my fault right here!
Now that my kids are older getting them to look at the camera is much easier! But, we have a different set of challenges in making sure their smiles are bright and healthy. We are super conscious of our oral health in our family and will be adding a powered toothbrush to our middle schooler’s stocking. She is now ready for a powered Oral-B toothbrush that will help to brighten her smile and keep plaque and bad breath at bay.
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These products from Walmart.com can all help you take the picture perfect Christmas Card all while saving money!
Want some other tips for Christmas Card photos that won’t fail? Here are my top 5!
- Allow babies & toddlers to nap before attempting photo shoots.
- Make sure everyone is fed, and no one is hangry-even the photographer!
- Bring a favorite toy to hold behind the camera to keep everyone’s attention.
- Make sure you are clean-shaven and don’t look homeless *See above for some shaving tool savings!
- A bright, white smile is worth more than a 1,000 words keep them teeth shining
*Bonus* Make sure you delete the “sample” card name while making your cards online–don’t be like me circa 2013!
So, now that you have seen my Christmas Card Fails- what are some of yours!?