2017 marked our eighth year of our annual production, The Jolibois Family Christmas Picture. It's hard to believe that it's been so long. It started out as an experiment (like all good ideas do) when I was in my first semester of college. I simply wanted to try out a few compositing techniques in Photoshop. Turns out, people really got a kick out of it! For a couple of years, we shot it on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving while I was home from college. It would take all evening so we'd put on some Christmas music and bake some tasty treats to keep our spirits up during the production. These days, it has turned into a full-fledged production lasting all day and we start brainstorming in the spring and summer!
We've been told that our card is "the highlight of the season," that kids will run to the mailbox in anticipation, that our cards will stay up on their refrigerators year-round, accumulating year over year... that's kind of amazing to us and we love making people smile. That's why we do it! We love you all and wish you a very Merry Christmas!
—Todd, Valorie, Jacob, Ben, Josie & Anna