I’ve gone into my 2012 card before. This was probably the hardest year for me to come up with a concept and the execution isn’t the best — especially because it’s so hard to see what the image is supposed to be.
This year marked another departure from my core concept of the Christmas card. Instead of featuring either Chico, Northern California or myself, the card features a conceptual snow angel rendered as confetti on the floor of my workplace at the ChicoER.
I appreciated the help from my friend Evan, but overall this card could’ve used a bit more polish. Unfortunately, this card was photographed on Dec. 21 — one of the latest cards I’ve shot. I remember trying to get the cards printed in San Diego, but they would’ve taken too long to print. As it was, they went out after Christmas.
I again used a Costco template and so I only have a picture of the card to go off of. The inscription was a bit more poetic than usual —
Although there’s no snow,
you can make a snow angel
in a hot town like Chico!
On a positive note, this was the first Christmas card shot with my sister’s Canon PowerShot camera. It has better resolution and a more powerful optical zoom than the old Sony I was using (and the screen still worked, which was something I couldn’t say for the Sony at the end).
In any case, there’s more to the story here (including my original inspiration from a live-band karaoke show in Oroville).
By the numbers:
4 — Days before Christmas when I shot the primary photos.
5.3 — Miles traveled to shoot the card (at work). Also, these mileage totals are one-way — I don’t want to inflate my numbers.
18 — Photos taken for the 2012 card (that number’s about to get _a lot_ bigger for the 2013 card).