A few weeks ago I realized it was a beautiful (albeit overcast) day here in Juneau, Alaska, so I knew I had to take advantage of the light. We loaded up the car and headed to our favorite camping spot out the road to take some Christmas photos. I brought my tripod, set my camera timer to 10 seconds and ran back and forth (with the toddler often chasing me and me having to grab him on the way back--which resulted in happy giggling all around anway). Sidenote: if your camera has the capability of using a remote (mine does not, but I have used them and they make it easier for family portraits!), you can grab a cheap one for less than $10 from Amazon here. All in all it was actually pretty fun and I have some frame-worthy photos that really capture both my kids' personalities. So, after you get your photos taken (if you haven't already), you'll be all ready for making the cards!
Open Powerpoint and go to File--->New Presentation
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