I absolutely LOVE this time of year.
As soon as the last bite of turkey gets gobbled up, and the dishes are all cleaned and put away the tree must come out and the decorating must begin!
I think if I had my way I’d leave our Christmas tree up all year round.
Something about the twinkly lights and sparkly orbs makes me smile.
Probably because I didn’t grow up with Christmas magic in my home.
Coming from a Jewish family we had our own special holiday traditions: spinning plastic dredels, chocolate gelt coins, menorahs with glowing candles, and 8 nights of presents (!!!).
But there was something about Christmas magic that I always longed for as a kid and I’m glad we get to incorporate it into our own blended holiday home now.
This year has been especially exciting because Brielle is just starting to understand and embrace the magic too. She knows who Santa is she even and thinks “Ho Ho” is bringing her an iPad for Christmas. *sigh*
The most special thing for me though is that I feel like I’m experiencing holiday magic right alongside her because these are all firsts for me too!
I’m soaking it all up and capturing all the magic on camera this year too.
This weekend as we lugged all the boxes of decorations, ornaments, and the tree up from the basement Brie’s eyes twinkled. But, her purple and blue cupcake PJ’s just didn’t scream ‘festive’, so when it came to editing I decided to play around with some new nostalgic black and white editing techniques to bring some life into these images.
In today’s episode of Point. Click. Love. I’m sharing step by step how to achieve this vintage nostalgia in your black and white edits using the FREE online photo editor PicMonkey.
Even though I originally edited my photos using Photoshop — I think you’ll be surprised to see how simple, quick, and professional these edits can still look using free tools instead!
I’m so excited for you to see this week’s video! Click the PLAY button below to get started.
Then keep on reading because I want to hear from you and see you put this technique into action with your own images once you’re done watching.
It’s your turn!
Time for you to put today’s editing technique into action. Photo editing is such a relaxing way to unwind, tap into your creative spark, and bring new life to your holiday images. Head on over to PicMonkey now, try out today’s technique and share your result by posting your image directly to my Facebook page, linking from your own blog or photo storage in a comment below, or emailing it me!