Don’t get me wrong, we are not that “quirky” couple that as soon as Halloween is over we start playing Christmas music. No not us!! Most years the girls pester Shane and I to put up the tree starting about mid-November. But true to form, we usually make them wait until about one week before Christmas actually arrives.
Not this year! We were recently approached by the legendary duo “Mr. and Mrs. Claus” to update a few head shots for their annual Christmas card. They have graciously carved out a few hours in their busy schedule to do a photo shoot on November 15th here at our studios.
As it would be a scheduling nightmare to visit their workshop this late in their season, we have pulled out every Christmas ornament we can find to do the Claus’ shoot justice. The stockings are hung by the chimney with care. The horses have been put on notification that they will be stand-in’s for the reindeer. The tree is adorned in classic red and gold and a newly minted Santa List rolls gracefully down our living room wall and on to our floor.
I was not sure which side of Santa’s Naughty/Nice list I landed on this year. So I rigged the jury and placed my name on the Nice list in hopes it squeaks through. Hmm… maybe we are the reason that Santa always checks his list twice!
Check back in a week or so to see the finalized photos and to find out if I get to Stay on the Nice List!