There is something just wonderful about photographs. They can capture moments of beauty and grace, as well as moments of sorrow and struggle. Photographs allow us to reminisce on life’s many moments. What a precious thing.
I always thought that being a photographer would be such an amazing job. There are so many talented people who are blessed to make artwork from God’s creation! And bringing that artwork to life for people is priceless!
A couple of nights ago, I was invited to a fabulous dinner party hosted by Shutterfly. A few of us blogger girls got together to chat, eat delicious italian food at Rosinas, drink wine, and share some card-worthy moments with each other.
What do I mean by card-worthy? Well, a card-worthy moment is one you would never want to forget. It can also be a moment you would want everyone to know about, see, and experience for themselves: beach days with your family, your vacation to a very special place, a picnic in the park. Simply, most card-worthy moments are those you would want to put on a card and mail out, just so everyone can see those precious snapshots.
I feel so blessed to have had so many card-worthy moments in my life, but one in particular stands out. In March of 2011, I married my best friend and HANDSOME husband, Bret. Last year, around this time, we sent out our Christmas card with a photo of us on our wedding day. I think it was the most “Ideal Family Photo Day” I will ever have. The day began with prayer, friends, breakfast, hair & makeup, giggling, and lots of anticipation. The day culminated with vows, communion, rings, and kissing. The day continued with lattes, doughnuts, cake, dancing, and toasts. The day ended with a beautiful drive to our honeymoon suite for the most perfect night a girl could dream of. And it is absolutely amazing that our wedding photographer could catch every moment for us, from start to finish.
Here is a photo of our Christmas card last year. It was simple, beautiful and it shared our hope in Jesus!
I am not sure what you and your family are thinking about doing for a Christmas card this season, but I hope that you share one or a few of your card-worthy moments with the ones you love.
As an added bonus, I am doing a GIVEAWAY! Shutterfly does such an incredible job. From holiday cards, announcements, stationary, calendars, mugs, photobooks and other photo gifts – they do it all and with style. That being said, I would love to give you a chance to win $50.00 toward Shutterfly products! If you are interested in entering this giveaway, please do one simple thing: comment on this blog post and tell me about a card-worthy moment from your own life! This GIVEAWAY will run until Friday, December 7th, at 5:30pm. Winners will be selected at random.
* A photo from the fabulous dinner party hosted by Shutterfly showcasing some of their work. Enjoy! #cardworthy