{ Christmas! & Cans for Comments }

I love the holidays. I love candy canes and sparkly lights and piney-smelling trees and colorful wrapping paper and “A Christmas Story” 24-hour marathons on TV. But I don’t love how somehow, no matter how much I prepare for it, Christmas sneaks up on me every year. I’m always still recovering from the massive stuffing-induced food coma of Thanksgiving and then BAM! one week to Christmas. And in 7 days, I must get a tree, and deck the halls, and eat 18 days worth of chocolates from the advent calendar, and listen to as much KOST-Your-Official-Holiday-Music-Station as my brain can handle, and go out and battle all the other Christmas procrastinators for holiday gifts. I seriously have been planning all year to do 100% of my holiday shopping on Etsy from the comfort of my living room couch, but yet again, crafty Christmas and online holiday deadlines have duped me. But have no fear blog world – Christmas 2010 will be different! I can’t tell you exactly what my plan is, but it has something to do with finding a lot that sells Christmas trees in July ;)

There is one more Christmas activity on the list that I admit I had hoped to start earlier. Last year, Chris+Lynn Photographers started up a “Cans for Comments” drive as a way to give back during the holidays. I was one of many photogs who jumped on the can-wagon & by the time the holidays came around, Cans for Comments had spread like wildfire in the photography community! I loved the response I got on this little blog last year and am happy to announce we will be at it again!

For all comments left between now and December 31st, I will be donating 1 can per comment to our local foodbank. Thank you so much to everyone who participated last year & looking forward to your lovely comments this year!

And because I would never leave you without a photo, here’s a quick one of a sweet favor from the Urbanic holiday party earlier this month. Sugarcube Press was there with their letterpress, helping everyone manually letterpress their own ornaments!

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23 Responses to “{ Christmas! & Cans for Comments }”

  1. jackie g Says:

    yay for giving!! happy holidays!

  2. Dandy Says:

    I managed to get in about 40% of my shopping thru Etsy before I ran out of time. I seriously start stashing money in June and yet wait until December to buy every year.

    Love the ornament!

    What a great idea Cans for Comments is…. I’ll be doing that next year for sure!

  3. cindy Says:

    happy holidays adrienne! such a great idea :)

  4. Johanna Says:

    yea christmas always sneaks up on me too! i dunno maybe i just like the pressure of having a deadline to get gifts and what not haha. merry christmas!! =)

  5. Annette Says:

    Happy holidays~!

  6. Andrea Says:

    I like the crafty ornament. Hope you and Scott have a wonderful Christmas!

  7. Christine Says:

    Can’t believe it’s been a year since you did this! Merry Christmas! Love the ornament. :)

  8. Jaenee Says:

    Merry Christmas Adrienne and Scott! You two are amazing people. I’m glad to see you doing this again.

  9. Mai Says:

    Happy Holidays to you and Scott! Keep warm & toasty! I hope 2010 brings you all that you ask for Adrienne.

  10. Caley Silao Says:

    Happy holidays, adrienne! I remember when we were both little girls in elementary school. And now you’re a fantastic photographer! :) I love looking at all your wedding photo blogs… one day we will be calling you to do our photos. I just love them that much!

  11. Cathleen Says:

    Merry Christmas Adrienne and Scott! Hope you both have a great holiday and best wishes to you both for the upcoming year!

  12. Amy Says:

    Happy Holidays, Adrienne & Scott! =)

  13. ashleigh Says:

    love this idea!!!! hope you have a wonderful holiday and new year :)

  14. Gina Says:

    As the kiddos say: ” Happy Christmas!!!!!”.

  15. Jenn Says:

    what? It’s Christmas already?! Happy Holidays Adrienne & Scott! :) I can’t wait to see what amazing things you have in store for 2010!

  16. Katherine Says:

    Here’s to a fantastic 2010!

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  18. lydia Says:

    Belated Merry Christmas and wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  19. Jasmine Marie Says:

    Happy Holidays, Adrienne! Wishing you all the best in 2010~!

  20. Wendy Says:

    Your latest engagement session is great! And your can a comment is an awesome idea! Happy holidays Adrienne!

  21. Julie Ann Says:

    Hi Adrienne! Thank you for visiting my blog :) I’m so happy you did because I’m in love with your photography now. It’s heaven! Love the Asian influenced shoots as well ;)
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a beautiful New Year!

  22. Stephen Grant Says:

    Can I still kick one can under the wire before 2009 comes to a close? :) Have a rockin’ New Year’s Eve!

  23. Joyce Says:

    Such a great idea!! Happy New Year, Adrienne! Have a great year ahead!

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