Friday, December 5, 2008

Holiday Greetings from the Hound



Do you put your dog in your photo Christmas and holiday cards? Or at the very least, sign their name(s)? Why not, they're part of the family.
Our tradition of sending out photo Christmas cards has recently ended, a direct result of the empty nest. Of course, Kelly would be more than willing to have her face adorn our yearly greetings, but I figured it was enough she was on the blog and website. But every year since she joined our family, up until the last few, she was included--along with the kids-- in the big production known as the creation of THE Perfect Picture to create our card.
This was never a simple procedure. We only have two kids and one dog, but try getting them all to stand in the same place with happy expressions. Andy generally wanted no part of the whole deal. I usually fussed with Kate's long, curly red hair until I'd about brushed it off her head. And whatever dog we had (first a Dalmatian, then a Yellow Lab, then came Kelly) could sit still for about a nanosecond before foraging for Snausages. We usually went through about 4 rolls of film, none of which were satisfactory, and the entire procedure had to be repeated. We got a good quality digital camera about at the point when the kids started outgrowing this "happy" holiday tradition. I can hardly think of a year that this session didn't end in tears.

Do you have any funny stories about your holiday photo card? Share them here!

Diva dogs always like to have their pictures on Christmas cards!

8 comments:

Tori said...

Cute dog.

Check out PerfectHope.blogspot.com

There is a link there to an organization called "twohands" that helps save lives, and I am trying to get the word out.

Anish said...

I too am a dog lover...

Peggy Frezon said...

Thanks! Do you guys put your dogs in your Christmas card photos?

Jacqueline said...

The pics of lil Kate are soooo cute! And the dogs too, of course. ;) If I had a dog I would most definitely put him/her in the picture.

Peggy Frezon said...

Thanks Jackie! In the future, when you get a dog, I hope that I get to see your Christmas card photo!

Roxanne said...

I wish I could find it in my xmas archives, but one of my favorite holiday cards with a dog in it came from my college friend Katie. At the time, they had a HUGE yellow lab named Fabio, and they propped their baby (dressed as an elf) against a reclining Fab. It was hilarious.

Peggy Frezon said...

Sounds adorable! I want to put reindeer antlers on Kelly, I think she looks a lot like Max on How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Tori said...

Cute dog.

Check out PerfectHope.blogspot.com

There is a link there to an organization called "twohands" that helps save lives, and I am trying to get the word out.

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