Merry Christmas Eve, I hope you are all ready for the big day tomorrow. I have accumulated quite a few traditions during this time of year, and I am usually a bit of a wreck by this time of the holidays trying to make sure we've done (and I've captured) as many as we possibly can. This year, I decided to try and cut down on the stress and the tears that come with capturing some of these traditions. Case in point-one of my favorite Christmas Eve traditions is taking a family photo in our pj's in front of the Christmas tree. After a full day of stuff, Christmas Eve mass, and a big family dinner, you can imagine how excited my kids were to sit for a big photoshoot. This year I decided to take the picture a few days early, and there were no tears and no screaming fits from me, which was a big win in my book.
In the long run, it won't matter that this wasn't done on Christmas Eve. In fact, I'm pretty sure I won't even remember when I took it. What I will remember was that I was able to capture this sweet family moment. I hope your family has a wonderful Christmas, and that you are enjoying creating many family traditions of your own.