Gift for Dad or Grandfather

Every couple of years we end up at Portrait Innovations to take a family photo for my mother-n-law for Christmas.  The quality is fine, there’s no sitting fee and you can buy just one photo.  And they’ll wait while your whole family changes clothes for a second “look.”

When I was considering what our family would wear – my least favorite part of the process, other than watching my daughter try so hard to please us with a fake, stiff smile – it occured to me that we could all change into Green Bay Packers shirts.  My stepfather – a Wisconsin native – would be with us that Christmas and I could imagine his big guffaw as he opened a framed photo of us in Cheesehead garb.

Old Navy usually has 100% cotton, nice-looking sports team shirts.  My husband, a Cowboys fan, was actually willing to wear a Green Bay shirt (it’s important to keep the in-laws happy!).  But I couldn’t find one in his size.  He was not upset when I brought home a new Dallas shirt for him instead.  He and my stepfather talk smack to each other about their respective sports allegiances, so it worked.

And, lo and behold, Portrait Innovations has a football stadium backdrop.  A little cheesy, but a lot of fun.

And we got the big guffaw.