Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, it’s Christmas all the way! Santa Clause, amazing gifts, and getting close with your loved ones are what make Christmas special. And on Christmas, you make sure to send Christmas cards to your loved ones and make them special.
So even in the US, this tradition is followed but with a Lil bit of flavor. The tradition is to send Christmas cards with their family photo in them. Well, it sounds sweet because that would surely make your loved ones feel special. And this Stanley family from North Carolina that we are talking about today, has a tradition of their own. They have this tradition of “Parenting Disaster” Christmas card where they capture how real-life parenting looks like. So scroll down to have a look at their traditional Christmas cards.
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The Stanleys started this tradition in 2014 and now it’s their 8th year continuing it. 8 years ago, Jessica and Jonathan who is the mom and dad of the family tried to make a card with their 1-year-old son Jackson. Unfortunately, it did not come out as they wished, but still, they sent out the cards as they were and their family loved it. And that’s when this tradition of showing ‘parenting chaos’ on Christmas cards started.
Now they have two new members on their Christmas cards, Elijah and Evelyn, little brother and sister respectively. So, just like all the other years even in this year, they continued this tradition of theirs. And as the dad mentioned, the inspiration for this year’s card had been The Grinch and Polar Express that their kids love to watch. “Tried to imagine how they might try to re-enact that in real life (with a little inspiration from ‘Up’)…and that’s what led to the idea.” said dad Jonathan to the Bored Panda.
Also, they brought a new twist to this year’s card. In this year’s card, the mom sits with a wine glass in hand and watches all the chaos instead of running after the kids like in the previous years. Also, one more funny thing is that the dad wears the same sweater every year. And he said that they get a lot of reactions about that sweater.
Well, about these photos, it’s clear that they are staged. But still, they managed to show how difficult it is to get a perfect shot with children around, and of course, almost all parents can relate to this.
To create amazing images like these, a bit of photoshopping is surely needed. Jonathan has said that he starts this work a month before in November. Then he looks for a good location and plans on where each person should position to make the shot perfect. And then he says that it takes about 2 hours for the shoot and another 3-4 hours to do the photoshopping and to make the final image.
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