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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Shoot and Edit: Holiday Traditions Edited

Not only did I participate again finally but I have my photo edited a day ahead of time!  Maybe I'm getting back into the swing of things which is good considering Christmas is in a few days and there will be plenty of photo ops. I'm really behind and not sure what all I missed lately.   I wanted to brighten it up a tad since Raggedy Ann was a little dark.


Adjusted levels, Pioneer Womans' Seventies at 32% and edge burn at 16%.

If you'd like to read about the tradition behind Raggedy Ann and Andy at our home you can read my entry here from Monday.

Linking to Ashley's blog.  Check out the other Holiday Traditions!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Shoot and Edit: Holiday Traditions

Gosh, it's been months since I've participated in this.  I haven't even logged on to blogger in what seems like forever.  I can't even find the time to update our family blog.  Maybe that's because I haven't even taken many pictures this fall.  This morning I was scrolling through my newsfeed on facebook and saw Ashley's post for this week's challenge and thought, "go take a picture and do this."

We have many traditions in our family.  Some we have started with our kids and some have been passed down from generations.  This picture is an example of one passed down from generations.  My dad's parents might have started it on his side or maybe my great-grandparents...not too sure.  Anyhow, every year Raggedy Ann and Andy come out with the Christmas tree decorations and they sit on the tree.  They can move around the tree and the story is that when Santa comes they get off the tree and help him deliver the presents under the tree.  Then on Christmas morning they are on the floor, too worn out to get back on the tree.  Once a grandchild moves out on their own my grandparents send a small set of Raggedy Ann and Andy and then when I got married my dad sent us a traditional bigger set.  It's fun a little different from other traditions.

She's obviously dark so hopefully I can brighten her up a tad.

Linked to Jill's blog.