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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.


  1. Awwww- I loved those dolls as a kid. How fun to add them to the holidays.

  2. Lovely bokeh and what a wonderful tradition! I always loved the Raggedy Ann books!

  3. What a fun tradition! I bet the kids just love it!