The Christmas Eve Photo Project 2010

Last Christmas, inspired by Andrea, I took one picture each hour from 8 am to 8 pm on Christmas Eve — the Christmas Eve photo project. And I loved the results.

This year, since we’re having a quieter Christmas (my brother’s family only joins us every second Christmas) and because I had to work for a few hours this morning, I was going to skip the Christmas Eve photo project. But it’s a lovely day and I think it’s going to be a wonderful Christmas. With the big boys at an afternoon movie with Beloved and the little boy napping, I find myself with the choice between cleaning and posting my pictures. Guess which one I chose? 🙂

The prequel:

Tried to be kind and bring doughnuts for the skeleton team at work today, but the wind caught the box just as I was stepping out of the car. Grandma’s not the only thing that got run over by a reindeer on Christmas Eve!! It’s Christmas crueler carnage!!

Not just Grandma got run over by a reindeer

12 pm: I’ll be home for Christmas!

12:00 pm Home for the holidays

1 pm: I love my porch, and I love my porch decorated for Christmas even moreso!

8 hrs of Christmas 1 pm

2 pm: Aaaand the wrapping is done. Finally!

8 hrs of Christmas 2  pm

3:00 pm: There’s always time for Christmas cookies.

8 hrs of Christmas 3  pm

4:00 pm: The calm before the storm of Christmas crazy!

8 hrs of Christmas 4  pm

5:00 pm: Granny and her elves.

8 hrs of Christmas 5 pm

6:00 pm: They look so grown up to me here — but still not too grown up to sit in Dad’s lap.

8 hrs of Christmas 6 pm

7:00 pm: Papa Lou is adjusting his antenna to make sure the alien signal comes through clearly.

8 hrs of Christmas 7 pm

8:00 pm: A favourite Christmas tradition — the viewing of the annual family photo calendar.

8 hrs of Christmas 8  pm

The post script: Christmas morning!

8 hrs of Christmas post script

And finally, the picture that I was going to post as my Christmas greeting to all of you to make the project an even dozen photos:

Happy Christmas

From all of us to all of you, Happy Christmas! May all your dreams come true.


Author: DaniGirl

Canadian. storyteller, photographer, mom to 3. Professional dilettante.

5 thoughts on “The Christmas Eve Photo Project 2010”

  1. The tree is beautiful. Some great shots you have shared here. So sorry about the accident with the donuts (at least the birds and squirrels will be delighted).

    Merry Christmas Dani. All the best to you and your family. Enjoy every moment.

  2. Beautiful family, what a wonderful montage. I LOVE the shot of your street as you’re driving home from work for Christmas. I am very attached to my home in Bhaven, but images like that one certainly bring on major Manotick envy! Enjoy it all, Dani.

    All the best for 2011. Thanks for being my favourite blog for several years running now.

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