Taking Christmas Photos in November

There are times of the year where things happen and it all feels a bit surreal. Taking the children to Stowe National Trust at the start of November, dressed as elves, was one of them.

You see, we had to take photos for our Christmas cards and there would definitely be better background at National Trust than in our garden – or anywhere else no-one would see us!

Taking Christmas Photos in November

The children loved being elves, complete with matching hats, and as far as they were concerned they were just playing dress up – neither of them had associated it with Christmas at all.

Taking Christmas Photos in November

We did get some funny looks as the children had their little elfie adventure but we also got a lot of smiles too – I think they brightened people’s otherwise dreary – and foggy – November morning. It’s not often you see a pair of elves running through the trees, laughing and giggling as they go.

Taking Christmas Photos in November

LP and Little Man had a great day and we managed to get some natural looking elf photos for our Christmas cards this year. The hats kept them warm and we all had such a lovely time. I’m almost tempted to take them out dressed as elves more often!

Taking Christmas Photos in November


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. I think you should take your children dressed as elves more often, I would love it if I saw a family out with the children dressed up like that. I don’t think my children have any Christmas dress up clothes.

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