Dec 13, 2012

Introducing our Semi-Annual Family Christmas Music Video!

Hey Blog buddies! I have a special gift for you today: The semi-annual Paulson-Beaubien Family Christmas music video! (That's me and my crew, just in case that's not clear). I'll spare you the details until after you watch it (but knitters and embroiderers should watch for some handmade offerings):




Our family got the best early Christmas present earlier this month: a full-time job for my husband, thus completing his career change and ending our year of self-sacrifice. (Can I get a "WOOHOO!"?)

That said, it doesn't start until January, so we'll be enjoying another lean Christmas this year. But I didn't want to forgo giving completely (I know what you're thinking: make stuff, dummy! But the cost of shipping adds up to more than we can afford; we both live far from our families and closest friends, and I've learned that even a nice batch of homemade caramels can end up costing you a fair amount when they all have to travel 2,000 miles).

A video seemed like something we could share widely to bring joy to our family and friends, without spending any money. And I knew grandparents especially would love to see Lucy. (We did it once before, in 2009, when Lucy was just one. I still love watching that video, even if my drumming was pretty poor.)

The concept was mine, but Ryan and I wrote the song together (a super fun thing to do with a bottle of wine on a Saturday night). I did nearly everything else, including video editing, making embroidered titles AND a knitting project gone wrong (purposefully, I swear). Lucy was quite obliging, though somehow she manages to yawn in the middle of a good take, making it look like she's just so over it. Four-year-olds. What are you gonna do?

I hope you enjoy the video. Feel free to share if you do (like the song says, it's easy to re-gift this Christmas song!).

Merry Christmas!

21 comments:

  1. That was awesome, Suzanne! And great to hear about the job, too.

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  2. What a great idea for Christmas across the miles. Congratulations on the new job!

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  3. This is brilliant! Congratulations on the job. Honestly, I think this is a better present than what money can buy!

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  4. Congratulations on your husband's job! That video is absolutely awesome! What a beautiful family you have! I wish you a very merry Christmas, filled with the peace that only He can bring!

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    1. Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you too!

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  5. Yea! Such good news about the job and honestly - the Christmas Song was so much fun. I hope you make it an annual tradition. g

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    1. That's what I'm hoping. We already have a plan for nest year. It requires costumes, so planning way ahead will be key!

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  6. WOOHOO!!! and great video! Happy happy Christmas.
    Have you ever read "Star Mother's Youngest Child"? lovely little xmas book about the beautiful season and being grateful for Enough. Not that I'm telling you to buy anything! hopefully the library has it- by Louise Moeri, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman.
    Thanks for this song and for all your blogging!

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    1. Thanks for the recommendations. I added it to my "holds" with the public library!

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  7. OH MY GOSH!! That was so awesome. Best idea ever! And congrats about the new job.

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  8. You all are just so dang charming.

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  9. Have I mentioned how much I wanna be friends with you in real life? True story. Congrats on the new job for hubs! I'm so glad for you guys!

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    1. You know we live in the same city, so we COULD make that happen!

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  10. That video is awesome! And fantastic news about the job! A fantastic Christmas present for your family!

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  11. Absolutely adorable. As a grandmother myself, I'd like that sort of gift more than anything. Clever, clever, clever, and an adorable child.

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  12. Wow, what a great tune. I actually listen to it on repeat because it's such a catchy chorus. Love it! And congrats on the job too! 2013 is going to be an amazing year for you I guess.

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