Monday, July 27, 2015

The greatest card on earth...

Are you dying to know who was the big winner of the $100 Nordstrom gift card sponsored by the Revelry?  We are too, but the contest isn't closed yet by the time we wrote this, so you're gonna have to wait with us. :) But, perhaps we can distract you with more fun because our Christmas in July extravaganza (oh yes, it's totally at extravaganza status) has one week left and this week has lots of fun in store!

Remember Merry Momma K's card from 2011? It's a fan favorite on Pinterest and we may be a bit biased, but we agree. ;) 

There are lots of set ups you can take advantage of shooting at a local carnival, circus or midway that you can easily fit into a "card theme"

Laughing all the way/Oh what fun!...

Merry {KISS}mas..

Visions of {candy} danced in our heads...

Merry and Bright...

(You could also do Married and Bright for newlyweds)

JOY to the world...

A few tips...

  1. Be flexible - these things travel, so you are limited in your dates! If the weather isn't perfect, then be prepared to make it work!
  2. Call ahead to see when the least busy days/times are (Or swing by - they may not have a phone)
  3. Clothing options are unlimited! Vintage, colorful, mismatched, formal - you name it and you can make it work at the fair!
  4. Sometimes rides are broken - and that's a bummer. Be prepared to go with the flow!
  5. Budget for the cost of rides, food, tickets and any other part of the fair that you want part of the shoot - this one isn't cheap!
  6. Never take candy from a carney. ;)
  7. Be prepared for the distractions - because there are plenty. 
But y'all - they are TOTALLY worth it! (We may have to go back now that Landry is here!) And because we love you and want you to be able to prep for a fair shoot - check here for a list of carnivals near you!

This will definitely be an experience the whole family will enjoy! You could even skip the posed pics and do a complete lifestyle shoot and the kids would never know the difference! They will remember that experience for a long time, and our friends at the Dish are talking about just that today! Less clutter - more fun, so head over there! We love that idea so much that we teamed up with The Dish once again to give away an experience to you!

One reader will win a Flying Trapeze Experience from Lone Star Trapeze Academy and two tickets Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus from Samantha Markey, Realtor.

I mean, let's discuss how awesome this card would be...

So what are you waiting for? Enter below!

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  1. So sorry if this comes through twice. These are adorable and clever ideas! I need to start thinking about Christmas card ideas, thanks for the reminder.

    1. Our motto is "its never too early!" :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. That was my very favorite shoot of all your family shoots Sarah has done! I remember being so very envious and wanting to do one too. :) One of Riley's friends from college just did the trapeze thing last weekend! Someone gifted it to her for her birthday!!! I would look like fool but always wanted to do that!

    1. One of mine, too! I really need to plan it again with Landry in the mix!

  3. Love these ideas!!!! Gonna get my Christmas cards one early this year!

    1. A bow tie, some awesome socks and amazing shoes - all you need is the carnival! :)

  4. I LOVE these card Ideas!!! So clever and SO much fun!!

  5. Never take candy from a carney. ;) bahaha!!!

    1. We really wanted our card to say "May your days be merry and bright... and may all the carneys not give you a fright!" ;)

  6. And don’t call them carney’s either. I work in the fair business and it’s considered derogatory. Just FYI!


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