Family Portrait

Merry Gothmas

“This photo is from the year my family got a German Shepherd puppy and more importantly the year I discovered the deep darkness of the soul and Bauhaus. My mom got a coupon for a free family/pet photo from the local Petco and dragged us there for our family Christmas card photo. Since it was free we didn’t get to pick which photo we got, so even though I smiled for like a dozen shots THIS was the one they sent us, probably because the teenager working the booth found it as funny as I do now. I got in so much trouble for it at the time, but I had totally forgotten about it until this season when my mom found it and sent it to me. Luckily she finds it funny now, but I guess since I never stopped wearing all black or listening to music performed by morose skeletons, she has had 20 years to get used to it.”

(submitted by Nikol)

Finding The Funny

“Our parents got divorced, then remarried, then divorced again. This was the best holiday card my sister and I could do.”

(via source)

Cold-Blooded Christmas

“That’s me, my brother, my cousin, and aunt and uncle. Oh, and all the lizards.”

(submitted by Aaron)

AFP Loves This Family

“My hubby is a teacher. I’m a stay-at-home Mom. We have 5 kiddos, 4 of them adopted through foster care. A long time ago, I heard our pastor point out that when it comes to kids, rules without relationship = rebellion. From that day forward, I made a promise to myself to always make relationship with our kids a priority. And that means having fun with them and having a sense of humor. We want to teach our kids that being able to laugh at yourself (not in a bad, degrading way, but in a good way) is a wonderful attribute. So, we always do crazy photos for our Christmas cards. This year, we decided to make an awkward family photo.”

(submitted by Shanti) 

The Puke Mystery

“During family pictures my bouncy 5-year-old was a little sluggish but I was thrilled that he wasn’t hyper. When my photographer said “Ummm he just threw up,” I thought she meant the baby, so I checked him for spit up, saw none, and said, “No he’s good.” Then I saw the puddle at my feet. We rushed to the car and as we were driving away the photographer flagged us down to show us the picture she had captured. We laughed so hard we cried.

That was the only time he threw up that day, and he was totally fine and hour later, so we were puzzled. The next day, as my husband and I kept discussing that he must have eaten something that upset his stomach, he finally came clean. While we had been upstairs getting dressed, he snuck into the kitchen and ate a whole tub of ice cream. Then he cleaned up the mess and thought he got away with it. Apparently, he didn’t understand how that much ice cream would make him so sick. He learned the hard way! And it made for a great Christmas card!”

(Submitted by Chelsy. Photo by @byeemilyphotography)

Rear View

“My fiancé and I decided to take our dog to our annual Christmas photo shoot. After a couple pictures with the three of us we wanted a picture of just the two of us. Our dog wasn’t happy being left out so he let the photographer know it!”

(submitted by Elizabeth)

Turtle Power

“It was the season of family greeting cards, and of course my family participated. We took this photo in my own backyard and naturally we are wore matching outfits including white turtle necks tucked in to blue jeans with a belt to pull it all together. That’s not the best thing I find about the picture; the fact that my parents are in the position of ‘going to the bathroom,’ is just great and the fact that my hair is of a Shih-Tzu. We sent this picture out to family and friends not thinking twice.”

(submitted by Brooke)

1,2,3 Grab

“An authentic family portrait.”

(via source)