(I have also debated just sending this picture out because almost all of us are in it, it is current and mostly not blurry.)
It's official: I am a total Christmas card slacker this year.
I can't even blame it on the fact that we don't have a picture (although we don't) since our amazing picture-taking friend has mentioned more than once that he's ready and willing to do a photo shoot.
I had completely decided to bypass the whole tradition this year but the guilt (and inquiring children: When are we getting family pictures done, Mom?) is making me do it anyway.
I think I have come up with something of a solution.
I am going to call our amazing picture-taking friend and ask when (or, at this point: if?) he's available for a photo shoot.
I am not going to try to coordinate outfits. I am going to either:
a) tell each of the kids to wear whatever they want, including princess crowns, jedi robes, velvety elf pants and superman capes if they so desire
b) have everyone wear something resembling a sweater
c) just put winter coats and beanies on everyone (no hair to do! GENIUS!).
As for the letter, I am thinking of just inserting a little card with the photo which reads:
Our theme for this year was SIMPLIFY. It was awesome. Merry Christmas!
I'll let you know how it goes.