On the eighth day of Christmas…our yearly Christmas photo

Welcome to my 12 Days of Christmas series, some of you will have hopped over from LycraWidow. To find out more about you can take a look at the 12 days of Parenting page where you will also find out more information about the prizes for the grand prize draw and the list of sponsors.

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Today’s post is about posting an obligatory photo of Christmas that you take year and year. My mum takes a photo of her and the dogs by the Christmas tree every year, others take photos in their Christmas jumpers or have a yearly family photos. For us, since having children it’s visiting Father Christmas.

Here are our photos over the years – some more successful than others. 2013 we didn’t get a great photo, M was 9 months old and clearly did not want to have his picture taken at all! Luckily the last couple of years have been more sucessful now he is a little older.

2010: E’s 1st ever visit to see Father Christmas at Chessington Garden Centre


2011: He met the same Father Christmas again


2012: This year E went in his Christmas jumper


2013: The first with M and he was quite clearly NOT happy


2014: At Chesssington World of Adventures


2015: Our best one by far at LaplandUK and we finally managed to get a family photo!

Do you have an obligatory photo that you take every Christmas? 

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  1. Lovely family Father Christmas pics, especially the last 2. My favourite is your Chessington one. 🙂 #12daysofparenting.

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