Just the name of this article sounds ridiculous but that is fitting for the amount of effort that went into taking the perfect Christmas Dinner pictures to share on Snapchat. Our first picture of the night were two perfectly staged plates sitting on our cheerful pink placemats on our fully cleaned dining table with two fresh glasses of sparkling cider sitting in our wedding crystal. I even took the time to rearrange the candles and tree so that they were centered in the picture. I spent enough time on this image that by the time we were ready to eat our broccoli had gone cold!
Staged Christmas Dinner
What this picture does not show is the pile of mail and keys that usually sit on the edge of our table. It also does not show the mess that was left behind in the kitchen after making Christmas Dinner. As you can see in this next picture the dishes took up half of our kitchen, which although it is a small space that is still a ridiculous amount of dishes to clean from a single meal!
The next staged picture of the night was our Christmas tree with the presents clustered around it and my homemade Christmas Banner in the background. You’ll notice that the tree has a sort of wild look to it. We chose it specifically for the fact that it looked more natural than your usual Christmas tree but still had its overall shaping that came from being trimmed in its early years of life. The presents are just poking out underneath and a few of the homemade ornaments were hung specifically on this side of the tree to give the whole picture a warm traditional look.
This picture fails to show you the carnage that is to come… We both have our own styles of opening presents. Aaron opens his slowly and methodically while I vigorously tear apart the layers of paper leaving apart a haphazard pile of remains behind. Unfortunately I do not have a good picture of right after everything was opened, this picture shows the pile a little more contained and the beginning of us separating out the bows that will be saved to be used again.
Our final set of pictures for the night are from our dessert. We had baklava and coffee for which we decided to pull our vintage crystal plates and teacups. Although there is no picture of it here the baklava was bought from Costco and the teacups were ridiculously small for the amount of coffee we had made forcing us to refill them multiple times.
I hope everyone had as fun of a Christmas as us and that you enjoyed the behind the scenes look at our Christmas photos!