I’ve been hesitant to gift my photos. I don’t want it to come off as boastful. “Hey, here’s this awesome picture I took that I thought you’d totally enjoy. Because I’m awesome. I mean, it’s awesome.” Or something along those lines. But I like the idea of sharing my hobby with friends and family.
I went out on a limb this Christmas. And did just that.
On Thanksgiving, we spent a very fun and very memorable morning with the hubs’s dad and family. His almost-three-years-old niece was there and when I have the camera I’m drawn to kiddos. And she likes the attention anyways. I made out with handful of good shots. So I made my first collage. And framed it. And gifted it to my father-in-law and his wife on Christmas morning.
I know this little girl means more than anything in the world to them. And we did have a really fun morning. I also knew they’d enjoy having the pictures but I told myself not get upset if they didn’t “ooh and ahh” over it. It’s the thought that counts.
This is my father-in-law after he opened his present.
I got the reaction that I had hoped for. They were pleased. Very pleased. And picked the spot on the wall where they’re going to hang it before we left. And so I was happy, ecstatic really. I think it’s time I get over myself and go out on a limb more often.