You may still be eating leftovers from Thanksgiving–I’ve had spiral ham with mac n’ cheese for lunch every day this week–but it’s safe to say that we’re officially in the throes of the Christmas season. For some of you, this may mean coordinating outfits for your annual Christmas photo. While my family never had a “formal” Christmas photo, I’ve always thought the Christmas season is as good a time as any to get the gang gussied up for a professional pic or two. Apparently the Kardashians have similar sentiments as they recently released the photo for their 2013 Christmas card.
Photo by David LaChapelle – Image from The Citizens of Fashion
While every family absolutely has the prerogative to choose whatever style it wants for its Christmas photo, I’m not a fan of the Kardashian klan’s photo for this year. So many things are going on in the picture–television screens, piles of gossip magazines, Gaga-esque headpieces, and random mannequin parts–that you can barely pick out the family members from the backdrop. And speaking of family members…not everyone is in the photo. Like, where’s Kanye? And Lamar? And Scott Disick? Granted they are only related to the family by (impending) marriage, I’d think they’re still considered family and should be somewhere in the picture.
Now that I think about it, where the heck are Rob Kardashian and North West? They are actually blood members of this family and are nowhere to be found. If the point of a Christmas card photo is to highlight your family, it makes sense (to me at least) that all family members be included. Maybe all the neon lights and broken mannequins scared the baby.
Anywho, I looked up some other Kardashian family photos and think this one from Christmas 2012 is really nice. It’s simple, yet festive. Everyone is present and looks happy, not fake fierce. It actually looks like a celebration, which is what Christmas is all about–honoring the birth of our savior Jesus Christ.
Photo by Nick Saglimbeni – Image from E! Online
What’s your take on the Kardashian Khristmas photo? Does your family take an annual photo for its Christmas cards? If not, what are some of the other holiday traditions in your family?