Every Labor Day….
my mother drug all 5 of us sisters to the mall, to have our annual picture taken at JC Penny.
She didn’t miss a year. She had a vision.
Behold… The Tradition.
Sorry sis, if this picture bothers you! But you are incredibly cute! hehe
And now, every Labor Day….
I live to carry on the tradition. And to torture my children.
Someday they too, will think it was the coolest tradition. Thanks mom, for pioneering this special family tradition.
What I love about this tradition:
It’s a fun way to see how we grew, looking down the row until we graduated high school.
It’s also fun to compare what each sister looked like at the same age, by looking down the column.
I liked doing it on Labor Day, or thereabouts, even though it doesn’t really have much to do with Labor Day, but because its the end of summer, we were all nice and tan, not a pasty winter white.
Having a set time of year helps you not forget about your tradition.
There’s usually no school that day, so it was an easy time to do it.
These make an excellent Christmas present for all the grandparents.
You don’t have to order school pictures!
What I’ve changed:
To change it up a little, I decided to keep it simple and uniform by having all our kids pictures on a white background.
I’ve tried taking a few myself, but mostly we use our JCP coupons.
Either way, I insist on a white background, and a vertical picture.
I display these pictures in our playroom. So, I painted my cheap $3 Wal-Mart frames orange, and voila. Someday when I’m tired of the orange, I’ll probably paint them a different color. We’ve got years of pictures to look forward to.