A Simple Approach to Saving Money on Christmas Pictures for Baby

December 13, 2006

How much money does the average parent spend to feature their kids on their Christmas card every year? I don’t know the answer but I do know I want to be below the average. As my wife and I prepare our first Christmas card with our new little guy, we tried a simple approach that worked magnificently. What you’ll need:

  • 1 Red Blanket
  • 1 Santa Hat
  • 1 Diaper

Lay the blanket in a well light room, put the hat on little one’s head, and start snapping photos. The diaper is optional but who wants a Christmas card of a naked baby? Plus, an accident during the shoot could get a little messy.

After lots of fun and lots of pictures we now have a charming holiday shot of his cute little face smiling up at the camera from under the Santa hat.

When you compare this method to the cost of buying a “Christmas outfit” for the picture and paying professional photographer fees, the simple approach is a clear winner. Plus it’s more fun!


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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