The Nightmare before Christmas: the Family states ‘total disaster’ holiday photo shoots for fun

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Not putting on performances here.

A cheerful couple in North Carolina, is proud to dollar tradition and avoid “picture perfect,” the annual Christmas cards for the benefit of the “total disaster”, a hypothetical holiday situation.

In 2013, Jonathan and Jessica Stanley had hoped to get a typical yuletide pictures with their oldest son, Jackson, but it all went wrong.

The Stanley family from North Carolina decided to ditch the perfect christmas card photo in 2013, after a photo shoot with their newborn, Jackson was a total disaster, and in favor of the funny, where everything goes wrong.

“After that, we had our first child, Jessica, and I’m trying to capture a ‘picture-perfect’ family christmas card, but it was a total disaster! If a person is good, and the other blinked,” Jonathan has recently confessed, according to news agency South West News Service (SWNS).


Jessica and Jonathan Stanley, and with the children, Elijah, 5, And Evelyn, 1, and Michael, 7.

“As long as we both had our eyes open, and the baby was crying. If the wind-whipped hair in the face,” he recalled. “The photo shoot went so bad, so we decided to just have it send the results as a family christmas card, in its place, the people that were there.”

The Stanley’s holiday card in the end of 2018.

The following year, the couple fully embraced the idea of a parodied image, such as the social media director of Jonathan’s, turned in order to digital, “the essence of what we felt to be parents,” at the time.

By then, the Stanleys had their second son, Elijah, and the life was feeling chaotic with two babies.

The Stanley’s christmas card in march of 2017.

“Even though we’re just two guys, it feels more like six!” the father said. “So, I will have to be duplicated for our toddler, [Photoshop] around the house, getting into trouble, and it’s really resonated with our family and friends.”

With the help of photo-editing software for the signature to be innocent of the photos in the years that followed, the creative aging has created several Christmas-centric pictures, and was inspired by the hypothesis of a holiday nightmare. Inspired by the idea of michael and Elijah are in trouble in preparing for the big day, your favorite photos of the guys cutting down a pine tree in the front garden of a child ran away from home, in the car, on the way to the north pole.

The Stanley’s holiday card in 2016.


The conference’s third child, a baby, Evelyn made her debut on the family’s famous Christmas cards will be in 2018, as well as her brothers, they are “lifted” her up with a stick in order to hang the star on their decorated evergreen. The wretched parents, in the mean while, “in a hurry” to take action.

In this year’s edition,,, Jonathan, and Jessica scrambled to “save” Pictures, as she rode on top of a helicopter, the drone, such as is required by her brothers, who flew the machine and was working as one of Santa’s chic, air-traffic controllers.

The conference card at the end of 2015.

Although intense, glossy photographs of young children, are a popular holiday trend-du-jour for the young and adults in the Instagram-era. Jonathan says that he and his wife, who works as a paediatric nurse, would rather it be more real.


The Stanley’s christmas card for 2014.

“We decided to take them out in public, because we hope that parents will enjoy just as much, and take it a little easier for their children during the holiday season.”, he said.

Most importantly, He emphasized that all of the “dangerous” moments are highlighted in the family christmas cards were made in Photoshop, and expressed his appreciation of the software to make it as fun as possible.

“As a kid, my favorite comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes – so I think that had a big impact on my christmas cards,” he said.

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