Whilst I hate sending Christmas cards, this year, I felt like getting into the Christmas spirit. However, everything around me felt hugely inspiring.
As a proud cat mum, I naturally believe that Doris, my secondhand cat, is the most beautiful cat in the world. And therefore she should grace our Christmas cards this year. So armed with my trusty Pentax, I duly shopped online for a little cat Santa hat and prepared Doris for our photoshoot.
I will never work with animals again
Taking photos of a cat is a lot harder than it looks. In fact, I will probably never do this again. And for all those who are thinking about it, don’t bother getting your cat a Christmas hat – they will hate you for it forever. There was one point where poor Doris got so fed up, that she found refuge in the fruit bowl and just sat there looking miserable in her red tank top and Santa hat. I’m also sure my housemate was on the verge of phoning the RSPA to rescue Doris from her humiliating experience.
Anyway, the sweat (both of ours), blood (mine) and tears (also mine) were worth it and we ended up with some photos that I felt could be used. After a bit of Photoshopping and a quick visit to trusty Moo.com (Gosh, I love you guys!), the cards were sorted.
Ok, I’ll admit it, I got a little carried away and made stickers too. A good alternative to labels, I thought?
Oh, and I think Doris has forgiven me. Maybe.
Moo Christmas cards were £15.12 for 25
Moo Rectangular stickers were £15.99 for 50