Now for the camera and tripod.
This may or may not apply to you. I buy ornaments for everyone in my family each year, including myself, that sort of summarize what we’ve been up to that year. For example, when my son started playing the trumpet in junior high, his ornament that year was a trumpet. When my daughter was obsessed with dancing, her ornament was a ballerina.
You get the idea.
I know that a lot of people have the tradition of buying a new ornament every year. So that’s why I’m bringing this up.
Every year before I pack away our ornaments, I set up my camera and tripod and take pictures of the new ornaments hanging from the tree. Included in this process are ornaments the kids made at school, scouts, etc. The two ornaments pictured above are Noah’s (obsessed with horses) and Dana’s (is always making something crafty).
I plan on making a little ornament book with these. Each page will have not only the picture of the ornament, but the story behind why it was chosen or where it was made.
Should be fun.
So there you have it: the answer to why I get the camera and tripod out.
Sort of anti-climatic, wasn’t it?