Happy Holidays! From my band of misfits to yours…
We had a lot of fun making our holiday card this year. I saw this “naughty” Santa hat in Walgreens and it got my wheels spinning. I thought we could have some fun with it, so I bought it. It says “nice” on the other side but who am I kidding; we all probably deserve coal in our stockings.
Last year I begged my family for a nice family photo. Let’s just say it didn’t go so well. Ok, it was a disaster. My husband flat out refused to participate. I wrestled my son into his only nice shirt but then couldn’t get him to stand still and pose nicely.
So I asked my son, Julian, if he would consider having his picture taken this year. Nope, he was not interested. So I asked, “What if I gave you a black eye with makeup and you could look mean?” Bingo! He was all in.
I thought it would be funny to spoof mugshots so I printed out some arrest boards noting our “crimes.” It was easy to come up with violations for my son whose prone to hitting, my puppy that just that day had gnawed a wii remote beyond repair, and myself because I’d recently had a couple emotional public outbursts. (I’m not proud but I’m human.) My husband was the tough one. Julian suggested “whining” but I’m not sure you can actually get arrested for that. With a little brainstorming we came up with “Lascivious Behavior” because, you know, he’s a dude.
I created the bruise on Julian’s face by dabbing on some yellow face paint and purple eyeshadow. It looked even better in color…
My look was harder to create than I thought. As it turns out, my mascara is pretty great because it wasn’t going anywhere even with a ridiculous amount of eyedrops. I ended up mixing black eye shadow with enough water that it could run down my face. Viola, makeup stained tears.
Hope you all get a kick out of our virtual holiday card. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, I wish you all the very best this holiday season and throughout the New Year. Cheers!