once a century almost here – family photographer tinley park-orland park-lemont-palos-new lenox frank

What a whirlwind it has been the last few weeks.  I have been lucky enough to capture MANY wonderful families and I am happy to say all images have been emailed over and CD’s going out tonight in the mail.  YEAH!!!!  {just a reminder all print/cards order must be received by Saturday at 5pm for holiday delivery as I will be placing all order that evening}

I LOVE this time of year for so many reasons but one is seeing the images I took this year arrive in my mailbox with heartfelt wishes.  My kids always say “mom did you take this picture.”  So I thank you for sharing your cards with me!!  And why not make it fun – I will choose one family from the cards I received with Christina Bailitz Photography images to win $100 gift card to be used in 2013. I will announce the winner on January 4th {to include any doing New Years cards}.


And tomorrow is one of those days that comes around ONCE a century! 12-12-12!!!

I think that is a reason to make a give away!!  Don’t you!?!?!  All you have to do is LIKE my facebook page {if you don’t already} and leave a comment ON THE BLOG of a tradition you are looking forward to this holiday season{or already did since it’s a few weeks in}.  I will choose ONE comment randomly on December 13th in the morning to win a 12 by 12 canvas print.  I LOVE the square prints and pretty sure you will love the canvas you win too!!!!

 Have a WONDERFUL day & watch the blog for canvas winner & information on 2013 {it will be coming before Christmas}.

December 12, 2012 - 11:27 pm

Barb - One of my favorite traditions is eating & shopping at Old Orchard Mall all day long with my sisters, Maggiano’s is our dinner spot every year. Can’t wait for the 18th!!! 🙂

December 12, 2012 - 7:28 pm

Amy - We have a tradition of taking the train to see the lights and kriskrigle market!

December 12, 2012 - 6:14 pm

jackie fedro - My whole family will pack into our mini van. Hubby and I, 4 little ones and even the dog. Just to drive around and look at Christmas light. We dress in our pajamas, drink hot cocoa, singing Christmas carols as loud as we can. Something soo silly and small but we all looked forward to it every year 🙂

December 12, 2012 - 6:08 pm

Michelle Bulow - Driving up to Michigan and cutting our tree down! There is nothing like the smell of fresh air, pine trees, snow, and the chill in the air!!

December 12, 2012 - 5:52 pm

Peggy - I hope I win this!.,

December 12, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Jennifer Kibbon - Every year we go to Lawry’s for a Christmas dinner! This was our 9th year in a row. It’s fun to bring the kids now – they love looking at all the Christmas decorations and watching/listening to the carolers go around singing for guests. Always a great time 🙂

December 11, 2012 - 9:46 pm

Dawn L. - we started a new tradition of The Polar Express (scavenger hunt) super fun!

December 11, 2012 - 9:26 pm

Amanda - The tradition of exchanging & opening presents on Christmas morning will be extra special this year with our 1 year old daughter. Can’t wait to see her eyes light up when she sees her new toys!

December 11, 2012 - 8:26 pm

lupe - the boys get to decorate the tree and the house with us.

December 11, 2012 - 4:31 pm

Pat Mullin - our tradition – to take a picture in front of our Christmas tree and add to the collection that grows every year . . .

December 11, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Sarah - I love our tradition of family game night on Christmas Eve!

December 11, 2012 - 2:04 pm

Paula Gaspardo - The holiday tradition I am looking forward to the most is spending Christmas in Australia with my dad, brother and extended family and friends. We have done this every year for the past 10 years, and the kids now really look forward to the routine we have there….taking walks along the river with my dad, walking down to the shops, playing in the beautiful parks, having a bbq with our cousins and visiting the Melbourne Zoo. It’s a nice break from the cold weather here in Chicago!

December 11, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Jenny G - Each year since the girls were very young (about 15 years now)they decorate a gingerbread house. Even now, as old as they are, they look forward to it and I LOVE watching them.

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