Merry Christmas Eve! This month on Instagram I took part in a daily photo challenge created by a fellow AGIGer, @mountainspeak. I had an absolute blast with it and really enjoyed every aspect of the challenge. Some of you follow me on Instagram (@dollsandsmiles) but I thought I would share with you my photos from this for those of you who haven’t seen them. The challenge provided a list of words, one for each day from December 1-December 25. I personally instated my own set of guidelines: I wanted to include all of my dolls and I wanted to keep my photos within a Christmas/winter theme, more or less. It was really great way to practice my indoor photography and also really forced me to plan ahead. Since I wasn’t able to to take a photo every day I had to spend most of a weekend getting a lot of them done in advance. I hope you enjoy them and I hope they add to your holiday spirit!
Day 1: Purple
Day 2: Tree
Molly trims her tree.
Day 3: Fuzzy
Ivy loves her fuzzy foot rug!
Day 4: Glow
Kirsten glows in the role of St. Lucia!
Day 5: Indoor
When it’s cold outside it feels good to come indoors for some warm kitten cuddles!
Day 6: Scarf
Kirsten is ready for the snow with her coat, mittens, and scarf.
Day 7: Sparkle
Delaney sparkles in her new Christmas dress!
Day 8: Morning
Caroline and Inkpot agree: leaving your warm bed on cold mornings isn’t easy!
Day 9: PJ’s
A book, some tunes, and pj’s!
Day 10: Blue
Addy is spending her Saturday making deliveries for Mrs. Ford’s dress shop. She looks so beautiful in her blue dress, I am confident she will earn lots of tips!
Day 11: Dressy
Caroline is dressed up and ready to greet Christmas guests!
Day 12: Animal
Kaya loves all animals, but especially these two!
Day 13: Friends
These friends love having sleepovers! Emily, Linda, Susan, and Molly are spending the night playing board games.
Day 14: Gifts
Sometimes the best gift is a beautiful doll, and other times it’s something useful and thoughtful like a lamp. All the time, though the best gifts of Christmas are family and hope. Addy has gotten to experience all of these gifts.
Day 15: Candy
Julie enjoys a candy cane by the tree.
Day 16: Pink
Emily is so cute and snugly in her pink robe!
Day 17: Sweater
Abby feels festive (and true to her late nineties origin) in this sweater!
Day 18: Sleepy
Molly likes to read in bed until she gets too sleepy.
Day 19: Boots
Still in her jammies, Willa pulled on her trusty boots and ran outside. Hurray snow!
Day 20: Window
Addy practices writing her name in the frosted window.
Day 21: Hat
Rebecca stays warm in her coat and hat.
Day 22: Red
I just love Abby in her classic red Christmas dress!
Day 23: Soft
“It’s…a puppy! She’s so cute and soft!”
Day 24: Cookies
“It’s Christmas Eve! Let’s set out cookies for Santa…or maybe eat them ourselves!”
Tomorrow’s word is “Christmas”, and you will see my photo for that in tomorrow’s blog post. I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday and is enjoying spending time with family. Merry Christmas!