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Christmas Card Sneak Peek

Dec 6, 2010

While I was home before Thanksgiving I got my sister to take some pictures of Sterling for our Christmas Cards. She has the Nikon5000, so no doubt the quality of her pictures would be better than mine and she can always get little man to smile. We got some great pictures, here are a few that I really like. And yes, I did change his outfit 3 times. Had to see which outfit was cuter for the cards! By the last outfit change, he was not a happy baby! I love all these pictures but now I am starting to wonder if I would rather have our Christmas Tree in the background. Keep in mind we probably zoom and crop these pictures before we order. Thoughts? Tree or no Tree? Any favorite picture? Now as I type this, Matt tells me he wants to do a card with all three of us! I really wanted it just to be Sterling this year. Do ya’ll prefer cards with the whole family or just the baby? Or does it even matter? I need to make a decision asap! Obviously I am way over thinking this whole thing, but I love a beautiful Christmas card.

At this point we had to call it a day. Sterling had enough camera time!



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  1. Jill says:

    I like cards with the whole family because i have alot of friends that live in different cities then me so I like to see them, now on the same note I am not sending out my pic unless I look 100% fabulous

  2. AO xoxxo says:

    Oh my gosh! All the pics are so cute! You DO have a hard decision! I usually like to see the whole family, but I can see why you just want it to be Sterling in the picture! He is a gorgeous baby! All of the pictures are great but my favorite is the second to last because he is in red with reindeers (VERY festive) his smile is contagious (it just makes you want to smile) and you can see his beautiful long eyelashes! So that is my pick! Sterling is beyond adorable! Any picture you pick will be perfect!

  3. What beautiful photos! He's soooo cute. And I love that last picture. You are so pretty. šŸ™‚

  4. how will u decide?? all so cute! (but I love the white outfit w/red monogram best!)

  5. Lauren says:

    Look at that little smirk! So stinkin' cute!

  6. KatiePerk says:

    Precious outfits! Strangely my husband is named Matt and my brother in law is Sterling!
    Glad you found my blog!

  7. i can't believe you got so many smiles out of him – good job. and so many cute outfits! love the wardrobe change. i am not sure why but there is something about the third one that i love but i also like the second to last as well.

    i like receiving cards w/ the whole family in the pic but like sending cards w/ only stella in them. he he xo

  8. I gave you a Stylish Blogger Award over on Forever in Blue Jeans!

  9. So darling!! This year and last year we've done our card with only Lilly. But I would love to have a family photo that I'm happy with to use as well. Just a matter of getting one done. We just had Lilly's 1 year photos taken last month though, so it was so easy to use one of those…

  10. So cute. I am always a fan of the tree background, but that's just me.

  11. Oh forgot to tell you in the email that Marysia responded to you on the swimwear post!

  12. caycee says:

    Natalie they are all great!! Sterling is just a beautiful baby like his mama! Cant wait to see you guys Wednesday!!

  13. coolkids says:

    too darn cute! thecoolkidsblog.com

  14. The simplicity of just the baby is nice. He's so danged cute!! I like a family picture too, but it seems it's difficult to get everyone together, dressed and looking good, and find someone to take the picture!