Monday, November 16, 2015

My Mom's Christmas Card is Ordered!

November is to photographers, what September is to teachers.
It's what April is to Accountants. 
And June is to Camp Counselors.

It's crazy.

I make my Mom's Christmas card for her every year about December 15th. 
After I make it, I always hope and pray it will arrive by the 24th so she can at least get them postmarked pre Christmas.

She doesn't like this at all.

In fact, today when I got home from work at 4:30, 
she was waiting in the driveway.

She basically told me she wanted to be like all the other normal humans in the world who send out Christmas cards in the early days of December.

I told her today was impossible. 
I showed her all the pictures I had to edit. 
She crossed her arms and said, So & So's Daughter told her Mom it only takes 10 minutes.
Of course this made me want to drive over to So & So's Daughter's house and punch her in the nose. 

But misplaced anger aside,
I told my Mom I would get it done before night's end.

A big part of the problem with her cards is finding a picture of which she approves. 
My Mom, like most women, hates having her picture taken. 
It's hard for me to understand this because I think she is gorgeous.

 She has the most beautiful hair. 
Her eyes sparkle. 
And her smile? 
It's so warm, you could make a s'more. 

She told me I could use whatever picture I could find if I could just get it done immediately. 

So, I had to dig through my instagram for her card.

The quality is lacking.
The color...questionable.
But the love?
Well, there it is in tiny 1 x 1 squares.




Tracy P. said...

I love these photos. I'm pretty sure somebody is missing. Hmmm….who could it be? I bet you're really glad you got it done. Now you can smile while you edit.

Skeller said...

I totally agree with your Mom. :-D And you totally get good-daughter points for ordering her cards already. Good job, Becky!!!

Tamar SB said...

What a great daughter you are!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Wow I'm jealous! Haven't thought about my cards yet!

Anita Johnson said...

Good for you! I've got to get moving with mine too, we moved last month...time to let everyone know our new address! And your mom is beautiful!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your mom is gorgeous; that smile! Her eyes light up when she smiles!
Good for you for getting it done!!

Jill Harrison said...

good for you getting your cards done early! Your Mum looks like a lovely lady. ps - great pics. Have a wonderful weekend ahead.

likeschocolate said...

I fell for you! I was so busy taking pictures of other peoples children along with a string of a couple weeks bad weather that I didn't get my kids own photo taken. I ended up using one from earlier in the year because I like to get them out by the first week of December.

mamamia said...

Her soul is so warm you could make s'mores. Love your mama. She is, indeed, beautiful. Thank you for being a good daughter.