Here’s our big dirty secret: it’s two photos.
The hubs thought it would be easier to keep the camera mounted on the tripod, shoot us on self timer and then shoot Brady separately. I objected at first. Would it look authentic? Is that considered Christmas card cheating?
But I went along with the hubs’s grand plan, and have to say he did a great job pulling it off.
First, I watched numerous YouTube videos about how to get my hair into a beehive hairstyle. Then I tried to get the cookies to stay on the cookie pan. I tried peanut butter at first, but the organic peanut butter the hubs bought (the kind with the oil on top) was just too thin. Wasn’t working. So I switched to cream cheese. Worked like a charm.
Here’s what our mini-photo shoot looked like:
Trying out poses while the hubs got the camera set up:
Take one. This one doesn’t exactly scream “1950’s Christmas Card”:
Um, I think we need to fix the self timer…
Our final pose, dog nose and all:
Brady’s final pose:
There you have it. Brady sat still because I was bribing him with treats, the cookies stayed put with cream cheese and our Christmas card is really 2 photos, not one.
A Christmas Miracle.