25 Days of Christmas Fun: Capturing Christmas Memories

We thought it would be fun to start doing a post each night about a fun Christmas craft, recipe, family tradition and all things holly jolly.

Thanks to our in house photographer, Cortney Wheeler of Cortney Wheeler Photography for the fabulous photo ideas listed below!  There are so many memories and traditions to capture of our families during the Christmas Season!  Instead, of “posed” pictures this years, think lifestyle.  Capture your kids in action, memories you will treasure for years to come. I LOVE Cortney’s ideas!!

 

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Christmas 2011 – Christmas Eve Appetizers.  My little man, with his broken arm.

Cooking / Favorite Foods

Before everyone “digs in” to the delicious spread of food. Get your camera out, and photograph your favorite dishes. I love the way my Grandmother’s apple pie looks, and Aunt Karen’s yummy sweet potato casserole. You could even have some relatives hold out their dishes, and they could be in the photo with it! Then, next year create a photo book of your family’s favorite recipes to give as a gift.  What better way to remember these special recipes for years to come!

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My little ones helping make fudge!

Baking with the Kiddos – This would be so fun to do with your kids!
You could capture them helping stir batter, cracking eggs, their little hands using cookie cutters shapes, and licking the spoon “Oh” the list goes on!/

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Christmas 2013- Lets focus on the traditions and the details!

Trimming the tree, the lights, special ornaments, and kids stringing popcorn, the giggles… Wrapping and unwrapping the gifts. I always try to capture their excited faces!

**If you put your camera on the sports setting, it will have a super-fast shutter, and your images shouldn’t be blurry even with the fast movements of an excited child.

 

Don’t miss out on any of our nightly posts in our 25 Days of Christmas Fun Series. Join us tomorrow night for more Christmas Fun!

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25 Days of Christmas Fun: Saltine Cracker Toffee or “Pine Bark”

We thought it would be fun to countdown to Christmas each night with a fun Christmas craft, recipe, family tradition and all things holly jolly.

 

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Here’s a recipe for a deliciously salty/sweet treat that is sure to please!  Kasey shared this recipe with me year before last  - and last year my father-in-law, who is a Church of God pastor (and therefore eats very well) loved it so much he nearly fought another pastor over the last few pieces :)  It’s called Saltine Toffee or sometimes “Pine Bark”.  It’s not fancy, it’s not pretentious – and the ingredients are cheap – that’s my favorite kind of recipe!

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25 Days of Christmas Fun: Snowman Soup!

We thought it would be fun to countdown to Christmas each night with a fun Christmas craft, recipe, family tradition and all things holly jolly.

Follow Time 2 Save Workshops’s board Christmas:Snowman Soup on Pinterest.

Here is a fun craft you can make to give as a gift with your children.  Snowman Soup, complete with Snowman Soup recipe, Snowman Soup Poem and free Snowman Soup downloadable gift tags.  This is perfect for teachers – especially if you can find a cute mug to put your “Snowman Soup” in!

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