12.20.2012

Gifting :: Photos


If you're anything like me, then you take quite a few photographs of your little ones.  And if you're really anything like me, those images probably don't actually ever come to life on paper.  Which is quite sad because they are treasure.  But this holiday season I set out to bring some of these cherished photos of my family to life.  And I'm giving them to the grandparents for Christmas.

Before I wrapped the photographs, I settled in my favorite reading chair with a cup of mint tea and savored each one.  Holding these beautiful images in my hands brought me right back to the moment when each one was taken.  I could vividly see my little one's smiles again, fresh and bright.  I recalled what the air smelled like on that day, crisp and piney, a little bit sweet.  One photograph brought Eric's voice right back to life.  "If that photo turns out I'd like to have it, framed."  That particular image was of Eric and Sully walking down a tree lined path holding hands.  In that moment the only sound was the crunch of leaves beneath their feet and slow whistle of leaves from above.

It felt wonderful to wrap these sacred photographs up yesterday.  And it was a reminder to myself that I need to do more actual printing, for this is art and love and gift-giving of the best kind.

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  1. I hope there's a photo or two for aunts as well!!! XO!!
    L

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    1. I'm pretty sure Santa can make that happen. ;) xo

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    2. I second that request!! :)

      Lisa

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  2. so sweet. and the wrapping - love!

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  3. So pretty! I did the same, but for myself;) I got wallet size of a few favorites and modge podged onto card stock, then laminated to hopefully preserve for a while. They're a little wavy, but I don't care:)

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    1. Very cool, Lillian. I've never modge podged anything...looks fun! I plan on making my own order this winter. I need to be doing this more often.

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  4. You are so right...photos are such a treasure, capturing the most intimate moment, once and then gone. I love your sweet packaging:) XO

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  5. Small treasures they are - and I don't know any grandparent who wouldn't love those gems! Christmas is the one time of year I print photos (always as gifts to the grandparents) and this year I modge podged for the first time - thanks to a great craft idea on Lillian's blog. It was totally fun! ;)

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  6. Goodness, so lovely. I too love your wrappings and even more so your intentions. "Sacred", truly a perfect word....
    Merry Christmas Katie!!
    xo

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  7. So true, the digital age has really ruined us for prints.
    I do try and make myself send the good ones to be printed.
    And, on that digital note, I don't think I could ever read from Nook or what have you....

    Anyhoo, Happy Hollys.
    XO
    C

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