The Christmas Eve Photo Project

by DaniGirl on December 24, 2009 · 9 comments

in Happy holidays, Photography

Inspired by Andrea, a photo-essay of hourly pictures of the most excitement-laden day of the year: Christmas Eve.

First stop, breakfast with cousin Noah at 8:30 am:

830 am

(Can you believe they were up at FOUR am? Yeesh!)

9:30 am: The gingerbread house is decorated, and accessorized with Belgian chocolate Santa, courtesy of my Loblaws advent calendar.


10:30 am: Mother Nature provided a fresh dusting of snow overnight to help Santa’s sleigh land on the rooftop!


11:30 am: Santa’s cutest reindeer!


12:30 pm: a bit of last-minute wrapping to do.

1230 pm

1:30 pm: The big boys are at a movie with Beloved, and Lucas is sleeping. Time for a coffee break!

130 pm

2:30 pm: Back from the movie, and making Christmas ornaments for the family.

230 pm

3:30 pm: Wrapping up the last of the home-made peanut brittle and shortbread to give away tonight.

330 pm

4:30 pm: Just about a half an hour until the family arrives for dinner and presents. The calm before the chaos!

430 pm

5:30 pm: Granny and Lucas having a little moment just before the presents begin.

530 pm

6:30 pm: Santa Papa Lou.

630 pm

7:30 pm: Admiring the annual family calendar.

730 pm

8:30 pm: Lucas was so not interesting in sharing his new Sesame Street toddler-sized sleeper couch with his cousin Brooke. He was priceless in his annoyance, and she was persistent in her desire to share his space.

830 pm

That’s it — I can’t believe I made it through all 12 hours. And a Merry Christmas was had by all!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Guillermo December 24, 2009 at 9:53 am

Hi DaniGirl,

Just to wish you a Merry Xtmas and a very happy 2010… From your latino neighbor in Kanata!

2 Scattered Mom December 24, 2009 at 12:21 pm

Oh! I’m so doing this. It’s only 9:20, so I can! Whoot!

3 andrea from the fishbowl December 24, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Hey, it’s awesome you’re doing this too! Cool!

I am saving my hourly photo for tomorrow and taking each one with my iPhone. It is both easier (for me) and also more challenging that way! šŸ™‚

Wishing you and yours the merriest of Christmases and all the best in the New Year!

4 Angela ( jhscrapmom) December 24, 2009 at 12:42 pm

love it! i was planning on doing this tomorrow:))
looking forward to seeing the progression of yours:))

5 colleen December 24, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Fabulous idea. Merry Christmas to Tristan, Simon, Lucas, Beloved and a special Merry, Merry to you. You have made my year so much more exciting. Thanks!

6 Pamela Stewart January 9, 2010 at 4:17 am

want to see a great photographer? #ff RT @DaniGirl: The Christmas Eve Photo Project:

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