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The Ham Family Christmas Card Photo!

The Ham Family Christmas Card Photo!

Thank you so much for sharing!

How many of you have taken family holiday photos this year?  I never got around to Christmas cards last year, so it’s been awhile since we have sent them out!  One day I’d love to have professional photos taken, but that is not in the budget, especially since we own a tripod and a nice camera with a remote (you can see me holding it in the photos).

Speaking of trying to get your family to take a good photo… what is it about trying to get a nice photo that makes your daughter throw a fit, son want to be doing anything but taking a family picture and husband act like I am dragging him to the middle of the desert to take a picture rather than our back patio??!  I’m exaggerating just a little, but seriously, who else can relate?!!


Of course… In this one I’m the one not cooperating.


My 7 year old has one thing on his mind… minecraft.


My son’s face… I mean – seriously kid, show us that smile!

Speaking of smiling, I knew that before our first nice family photo in 2 years that I wanted to whiten my teeth.  I drink a good amount of coffee and tea, so it was time!

Anyway, I used #Crest Whitestrips several years ago and was excited to try them again when I got the opportunity to try them out and write a post about it!


The last time I used these, I felt like they were pretty goopy.  It was hard to talk and I felt like I had to be still and quiet.  This new and improved kind has a no slip grip, so it feels like a sticker on your teeth.  I was able to carry on a conversation with my bestie and drink water out of my Starbucks tumbler – I was impressed!  I love that it was fast, easy, convenient and that I have a few more packs to stash away before photo shoots or big meetings! And I definitely noticed my teeth were brighter for our photo ;).

Right now Walmart is having a buy one get one free (BOGO) deal on these, you can get them HERE.

So are you ready to see the final holiday card photo???  I ordered them from snapfish and they should be here any day now!


 I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, sharing your #holidaysmile with your loved ones!

*This post has been sponsored by Crest.  They asked me to try out these whitestrips and share how I planned to use them around the holiday season 😉

Charlene Gadow

Tuesday 22nd of December 2015

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! Wishing you and yours God's continued blessings as we celebrate Christmas and praying that He gives your family a joyous New Year to come with many dreams fulfilled!! Ho-Ho-Ho!! Merry Christmas! "God bless them, every one!" with many thanks for your love of crochet! Charlene G

Gricel Bloom

Thursday 17th of December 2015

Shutterfly and Crest did it for me as well this year!! PRAISE THE LORD for having people like you remind us about the small things, like a pearly white smile on a Christmas Card, Our family and friends are blessed by the appreciation and thoughtfulness of receiving a Christmas Card. I am grateful to you for the reminder and the nuggets you give not only now but throughout the year. Have a blessed and Happy 2016!!!


Thursday 17th of December 2015

Melanie, you're being to hard on your family and yourself! You all look great on all pictures! Merry Christmas!


Thursday 17th of December 2015

Melanie, you and your family are adorable. Bless you this holiday season and all through 2016. Don't worry, your kids are normal. I enjoy your tutorials very much.

Rosa Perez

Thursday 17th of December 2015

Beautiful photo and such a gorgeous family. May the spirit of this Holiday season fill your heart's with many blessings. May you continue to inspire me with your amazing Tutorials. ????

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