Our team at Exum Photography wishes you peace, joy
The Exum family of Elon, North Carolina and staff at Exum Photography give you our 2018 Exum Family Christmas Card – ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas! Merry Christmas to you our friends, family and partners. Enjoy!
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care & that’s about
all we had managed to finish there.
We still had presents to wrap, a tree to trim & a ceiling to repair.
Bella & Sawyer wanted to watch Netflix all cozy in their beds,
but they were stuck with their parents trying to frantically save Christmas instead.
And I, cloaked in denial & Steve covered in
realized there’s no way we’d be settling in by the fire with a nightcap.
Thankfully, before it got too late & all our visions were shattered,
we remembered the heart of the matter.
When what to our wondering eyes should appear
but the meaning of Christmas we all hold so
So with our family together on this special night,
I wasn’t going to give up the good fight.
More rapid than our internet connection my family they came
as I whistled & shouted & called them by name;
Now, Bella! Now, Sawyer! On, Murphy & Steve!
All we have to do now is believe!
Well, & hide the clutter in a closet & wrap the tree in twinkling splendor.
This WILL be a Christmas to remember!
They spoke not a word & went straight to work.
No one even gave me so much as a smirk.
And as we now sit by the fire gazing at our half-decorated tree
among all the chaos & debris,
we drop our illusions of Christmas perfection
& we thank God for our family, friends,
Jesus & the Immaculate Conception. (I mean, wow!)
But before we forget & lose sight,
Merry Christmas to all & to all a good night!
The Exums – Steve, Molly, Bella, Sawyer & Murphy
Molly Exum– Poet & Peace Keeper
Steve Exum– Tree Cutter
Bella Exum– Wrapper
Sawyer Exum– Light Hanger
Murphy Exum– Wrapper Assistant
Nathan Richards– Photographer
Kelsey Flowers– Graphic Designer & Video Editor
Squeaky Hensley– Set Stylist
Amber Honeycutt– Cookie Baker
Misty Hensley – Prop Shopper
Mark Hensley– Prop Shopper
Marcus Hensley– Tree Cutter Stand-In
Tori Hensley– Light Hanger Stand-In