If you’re like me you just want to preserve ALL the memories!! But if you’re a parent (or even if you’re not) Christmas is already stressful enough without putting extra pressure on yourself to film all day. Last year I videoed Christmas. I confess, I LOVE the finished film, but it was madness. It meant that I had another job to do on an already very busy day. Plus I felt like I wasn’t totally present because I was thinking about getting a good angle on the stockings, or making sure I had a shot of the meal, or setting up a tripod rather than just enjoying the time with my family and playing with the kids. So, this year I’m trying some different strategies, which I thought I’d share. So if you want to remember some of the magic, without adding to the anxiety, here are a few tips!
For me, it’ll be things like making cookies with the kids; finishing off a stocking for my littlest one (yep, it’s taken me 2 years, and it’s still not finished!); and watching Christmas movies in our PJs as a family.
So that’s the plan guys. Will you be picking up or putting down your camera for Christmas? I hope these tips give you some easy, simple ideas for capturing a little of the Christmas magic this year, and save you from a filming frenzy! I’m just going to pick one or two things to focus on, then spend the rest of my time watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and eating too many chocolates. Bliss!