Tuesday, December 22, 2009

{ the simple things: by guest poster kelli from kelli jane photography }

This December has been different than past Decembers. This December I'm celebrating the spirit of the season through the eyes of my 3-year-old....and maybe it's just me, but isn't everything about Christmas time more magical and fun when you see things through the eyes of a child? Our family traditions seem to be about the simple things we do together....making cookies, drinking hot chocolate, getting all bundled up and going ice skating, decorating our home with colors of red and green, and watching every movie from "Charlie Brown's Christmas" to "Love Actually" (well, technically it's just me watching "Love Actually" over and over again :). It's the little expressions of joy and wonder on my daughters face that have meant the most to me over the past few weeks, and being that I am a photographer, I try my best not to let any of them go uncaptured. I never leave home without my camera....even if it's just my polaroid.

I do plan on starting a new tradition this year and it came about from a vision I had. After the Holiday's are over, I'm going to design a photo book that is solely about how we spent our Christmas; that way, when Christmas comes around next year, we can pull it out and have fun looking at the ways we celebrated in the past. I want to design one for each year to come, and my vision is that hopefully, when my kids are grown, we can pull them all out each Christmas and enjoy looking at our Christmas journeys of the past.

May you be richly blessed this Holiday season!


Anonymous said...

Wonderful blog Kelli! Love the polaroids :) Merry Christmas!

My Grama's Soul said...

I have a 6 year old grandson and I certainly agree that Christmas is so wonderful looking at it through the eyes of a child. It makes ME a child again!!

Blessings to you,


Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Thank you Kelli...what a beautiful post! I wholeheartedly agree...life, is sweeter through the eyes of a child and makes me truly appreciate the simple things. Best wishes for a joyful holiday with your little cutie. xo

P.S. Might have to borrow your new holiday tradition...I love the idea of creating Christmas memory books.

Unknown said...

Thanks everyone! :):)

Suzanne--borrow away!!

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

What a beautiful tradition! I'm with Suzanne, I need to 'borrow' this idea!

BTW Kelli Jane, your photography is spectacular!

Jan's camera said...

Kelli, that was a beautiful post. I love all of your sentiments. You are creating wonderful memories for your family. Merry Christmas.

Unknown said...

Thanks.....I think a great place to design and make a book is blurb.com. I haven't used them yet, but I know a few pro's that have used them for their personal books and have said great things! Anyone can use them...you don't have to be a professional photographer.

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