Must-Take Photos of Your Baby During the Holidays

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You can never have too many photos of your baby, and the holidays are prime picture-taking time, so don’t forget your camera at home or leave your smartphone in your purse. If it’s hard for you to remember to take photos in all the hustle and bustle of the season, write a list of shots you want to get and then post it where you’ll see it often. Photos you might want to have include:


• Your baby all dressed up in holiday finery—shiny shoes, giant hair bows, the works.

• Your baby taking in the lights on your city’s main street. They love the colorful glow of string lights, and the wonder on their face is truly magical to behold.

• Your baby’s first taste of your family’s specialty holiday dish. The little one’s reaction will depend a whole lot on whether you serve up a slice of sweet pumpkin pie or a spoonful of pickled red cabbage, but sweet or sour, get ready with that clicking finger for some funny faces!

• Your baby posed with family members you don’t see very often. Now is the time to get that three- (or four- or five-generation) photo while everyone’s together for the holidays.

• Your baby opening presents – or just crumpling up heaps of discarded wrapping paper!

• Your baby doing a messy holiday-themed craft, like footprint reindeer or fingerprint snowflakes. (Don’t worry – Dreft Stage 2: Active Baby, the detergent that’s tough on stains, will help get her clothes clean again afterward!)

• Your baby playing in the snow -- or on the beach, depending on where you live. Capture what it’s like outdoors for your baby at this special time of year.

What special photos will you take of your baby this holiday?


Leah Maxwell is a book editor, freelance writer, cereal addict, wife, and mom to two young boys. She has been blogging at A Girl and a Boy since 2003.

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