Its hard to believe another Christmas has come and gone and the count down to the new year begins. One of my favorite parts of the holiday traditions is making my special Christmas Cards.
The photos I use are always from the year before. In other words, I will use a photo from this year for next year’s card and so on. I do this so I won’t feel too stressed out looking for a last minute holiday picture. Usually I have something in mind. Last year I planned a trip to Disney World with the sole intention of finding a picture for my card this year. The result was the train.
A few years ago I wanted to use one of the decorated homes in town.
One year I was trying to get a good candle picture for my cards.
So with a possible card theme in mind I took off to Jackson NH for a day trip. Now a drive to Jackson from Taunton is about 4 hours. I figured I’d have about two hours there to get the special picture and then I’d need to head back home.
What I had in mind was a sleigh ride drawn by a team of horses. “Dashing through the snow”…but when I arrived in Jackson, there was no snow! Oh Oh. Strike one.
Strike 2 was that to go on the Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour you had to be staying at one of the Inns. There was no room at any of the Inns, not that I really had time to stay overnight.
Strike 3 was no sleighs (since there was no snow) well, in a way there were sleighs. They were mounted on wagon frames.
To make a long story short, I didn’t get the photos I had visualized and at this point I don’t think they will make the cut for next year’s card but you never know. It all depends on what other shots I come up with. I had a good time and met some nice people and that’s what’s really important.