Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Cards

My sister-in-law kindly let me borrow the remote to her camera (which also works for mine) about a month ago. I guess I still need to return it to her...sorry Marlo! I have always been curious if the remotes work well and if I should splurge (they are $12 so I am kidding- kind of). The afternoon she gave it to me, I was giddy and wanted to try it out. My husband, who is always a good sport and entertains my ideas, Madelyn and I headed to the back yard. We had our winter hats, a big frame, a small stool to place the camera on and the remote of course.

Within the next 3o minutes I had snapped a couple of hundred (mostly outtake) pictures of our attempts at a family self portrait. We laughed. A lot. Have you ever tried to get a toddler to smile at a camera that had several adults standing behind it acting goofy and doing just about anything for a smile? Think that's tough? Try getting a toddler to look at a little black blob sitting on a stool 20 feet away in the leaves!

We had so much fun! And...the pictures turned out kind of cute.

Like I said, mostly outtakes!

I loved how simple, care free and just plain "us" they were that I decided to make our Christmas cards out of them. They ended up printing a little dark (which was a little disappointing), but that's OK. Maybe this will be our little tradition? Bilberry Christmas card pictures taken by the Bilberrys!

We are so blessed. God is so good.

"For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

Isaiah 9: 6

Merry Christmas everyone! May your days be merry & bright!


  1. I found your blog through the linky on Faith's blog, and just have to say that I LOVE your card!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures, and the way you incorporated the empty frame! It looks so cool! Such a great idea for a photo shoot.

  2. What a FUN idea! I love these pictures and the card turned out great!

    Thanks for joining in the fun! Merry CHRISTmas!

  3. Love your card, great pictures! Merry Christmas!

  4. Love the card and the pictures! I am going to have to look into getting a remote for my camera!

  5. This was the cutest idea...I just love it!!

  6. I'm visiting from Faith's. I have to say, before I read your post, I was caught-up by your blog header. I just LOVE, love these photos. You did a fantastic job, and the card is perfect! Thanks for sharing it with us, and Merry Christmas to your family.

  7. Wow that is an awesome idea! They look professional!

  8. What a cute card! I love your creativity and it looks like you guys had so much fun :)

  9. Haha! So super creative and DARLING!! Love it.

  10. So cute! We always take our own photos too. It's way more fun that way. Merry Christmas!

  11. Cute!!! Good job!

    What program did you use to make the cards?

  12. I love it!! So FUN! It turned out great. :] Merry Christmas!

  13. Love the card. So fun. Great pictures!!

  14. Your pictures & cards turned out SOOOO cute! Great job Kathryn!!!

  15. What a great idea and a beautiful card! I'm stopping by from the Christmas Card carousel! Merry Christmas!

  16. What an adorable Christmas card! :)
    Such a beautiful & happy family!

  17. these are precious! love the idea of using the frame!!


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