Hooligan Inspired Christmas Cards- part 1

12 Dec

Happy Holidays to all!  The Home Ec Reject household has been getting into the spirit of the season over the past few weeks. Our family Elf on a Shelf came back to visit the day after Thanksgiving.  The tree and decorations have been up for a week or so, and there is a small pile of wrapped presents growing under the tree.  All signs that Christmas is on its way.

The earliest cue that it Christmas was approaching was the Christmas card we received from my brother and  overachieving sister-in-law Thanksgiving weekend.  It triggered me to start thinking about our Christmas card.  Since the kids were born our Christmas cards have basically been a family or kid photo.  We usually try to make it seasonally appropriate.  One year they were jumping out of large gift bags in front of the tree like they were presents -minus the gift receipt.  The photos were pretty easy and standard- look cute, stand in front of the tree, and smile.

Then last year happened-  everything that could go wrong did.  Both of the hooligans became more disheveled as as snapped the pics.  If one was looking at the camera the other was not, if one was smiling the other was sticking their tongue out, and so on and so on.  This went on for a good 30+ photos until I got this one.

Is he thinking about the meaning of life or did he just smell a fart?

Is he thinking about the meaning of life or did he just smell a fart?

What is one to do when they have a collection of photos that are more funny than cute?  I decided to take some inspiration from on of my favorite comic strips and went with an homage to Calvin and Hobbes.   2o of the worst photos I could find bordering  our message of peace and love here on Earth.

Next time I will share the story behind this year’s Christmas card.

 

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