The Awkward Christmas Photo

Jordan decided she wanted to make her own Christmas cards to send to her friends on LDS missions using a photo of herself in awkward styling and awkward posing and, I might add, weird filtering. No, our walls are not pink.

I will neither confirm nor deny that the sweater belonged to me in the late 80s.
(Hey, I loved that sweater.)

She wanted the dog or the cat to help her make the perfect awkward photo and we figured the dog would be easier to work with. In all actuality, it may have been a toss-up…he’s such a big dufus that it may have been easier to hold the cat in place. The dog seems to know when photos are being taken and truly expresses his frustration in our attempts to capture him ‘on film’. You can’t quite see it in this photo, but he’d made a trip to the beauty parlor earlier that day and had a red+green bow on top of his collar. As if posing for an awkward Christmas photo wasn’t humiliating enough for him. It was also hard to make him sit or lay with her as all he wanted was to roll over so you could rub his belly.

All dog rolling and camera avoidance aside, the awkward Christmas photo was a success.
(Can you call an awkward photo ‘a success’?)

And by the way, when exactly did it become cool to wear an ugly Christmas sweater? Seems like it becomes more and more of a big thing and a challenge each year.

Merry everything, Jordan.



2017-05-19T09:12:46+00:00December 16th, 2014|everyday life|3 Comments


  1. Dolly December 16, 2014 at 6:30 am

    The ugly sweater seems to be the Hottest Christmas trend of 2014 and because of that I predict we will see an even bigger resurgence of these Christmas humiliates in 2015! PS I still think your daughter’s pic looks cool though!

  2. Trish December 16, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    What a beautiful young woman your Jordan is! Her picture /card is very cool!

  3. Sue W December 16, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Nothing wrong with the sweater…..might be a warm for down here but adds to the seasonal photo perfectly!!! How cool is it to look back on one photo and be instantly reminded of the moment…Love that!

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