Photographing Kids in Front of a Christmas Tree from Faithful Steps Photography. Dark room (all the lights off in the house except for Christmas tree lights), f-stop 1.4, ISO 160, SS 1/15. Make sure kids stand still.
Ask for a black and white "engineering blueprint" of your photo from Staples/Office Depot and your pictures can be printed in large scale for around $5! Mount on insulation board or decoupage onto canvas.
I like this idea. Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.
Rock And Pebble Art To Make Your Living Space Come Alive