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SNAP These Holiday Shots Before Bidding Farewell to 2021

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SNAP These Holiday Shots Before Bidding Farewell to 2021

“Pics or It Never Happened!”

It is a common phrase on social media. Usually, it is said as a way to ask for proof of a claim made by an original poster. And, while I do fully believe that some moments are best lived… well… you know… in the actual moment, as parents, we also love looking back at those special moments that were captured on camera. As the details of that moment grow hazy in our minds, the photographic evidence remains as a reminder, as a way to refresh those memories, and, in a way, relive them for the rest of our lives.

So, before this holiday season officially comes to a close with the ringing in of the New Year, here is a list of fun shots to snap.

1.  Put on the Santa Hats and smile your jolliest of grins in front of the Christmas Tree.

2.  Take a trip to the local, community Christmas tree, Menorah or other symbol of the holiday season for a quick family pic. (Quick! Before city staff have a chance to take it down!)

3.  Have a new, little one at home? Do not let this holiday season pass without capturing a “baby in a stocking” shot!

4.  Matching, family PJs pic. Need I say more?! (If you think it seems overdone, that is probably because it is absolutely, 100% — in fact — overdone, but also... it is completely adorable! So, overdone or not, do not forego your chance at a photo!)

5.  Ugly sweaters and outdoor activities. Pull on those sweaters and head outside for an afternoon of ice skating, sledding, a winter hike or a quick trip to the mountain.

6.  If you are part of a faith community, make time for a family photo after the last service of 2021. Use the remaining holiday décor as a beautiful backdrop.

7.  A holiday themed photo with the family pets. Remember to include your furry family members in your captured memories! Years from now, photos with Fido are sure to make you smile.

8.  Capture that special, New Year’s Eve family tradition. Do you bake as a family on New Year’s Eve? Work together on a gigantic puzzle? Eat black-eye peas or open the doors at midnight? Awesome! Snap a pic of this year’s fun!

9.  An exciting, family pic sporting funky 2022 specs, party hats and poppers! (Now is the time to gear up! Click here for ideas.)

10.  “CHEERS!” the New Year with sparkling cider in fancy flutes.


Whitney Stohr is a Parent to Parent Coordinator at The Arc of Snohomish County. She is passionate about advocating for medically complex children and children with disabilities and their families. She is a mom and medical caregiver herself, who is energized by working closely with other parent/family caregivers. She lives with her three-year-old son Malachi and husband Jason in Lynnwood. Connect with her on Instagram @rollin.w.spinabifida. Contact:

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