Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Shopping & Family Photos at Sears! #SearsBabysRoom

Did you know Canada..  you'll remember from last month we are part of the Sears – The Baby’s Room Ambassador program.  Every month I will be sharing info with you about what's happening in Sears and their updated Baby's Room section.

This month I went shopping for some Holiday Clothes.  As our little one is still cookin' I went with my big boys in mind.  Loving the clothing section of Sears, all the clothing is labelled by appropriate age so you can easily find what section you want to be in.  I did admire all the beautiful clothes and displayed they had.  For us, I didn't want to go too dressy for the boys though as I was hoping whatever I chose would be appropriate for their Holiday celebration at school and our own Christmas which is usually fairly laid-back.

I found these fantastic sweaters in the middle isle at a great price, they are exactly what I wanted and can be used for all the coming Holiday events without making the boys uncomfortable or stiff.

That was an easy shop, I also bought a couple sleepers and a really sweet blanket for our new baby, I couldn't resist. :-)  At home I called the portrait studio to book Holiday Photos.  I had a coupon that gave me a free session and 10 greeting cards - the very helpful woman on the phone asked some great questions, let me know it was a full photo session so we could do different poses, and when I let her know we were expecting she said we could do a couple maternity shots as well, which I thought was really nice.

The big day we got the boys in the sweaters and nice jeans, no one spilled anything on themselves, we got there a few minutes before our appointment, checked out some toys on the way of course. Everyone was super friendly and we got in right on time which was great (as you all know, waiting and patience is no talent for 5 year olds).  We went with a white background at the suggestion of our friendly and bubbly photographer and I think it was a fantastic choice.  The white looked great with the Holiday greeting card and I think it will look great on the wall as well, it won't feel too Christmas-y as we want it to be appropriate all year long.

The photographer did a fantastic job of getting everyone to pose, look the right way, she got some great candid and REAL smiles from my boys, don't you hate those cheesy fake smiles they turn on for the camera..lol..  we were really pleased.

After a quick wait we enjoyed looking through the photos when complete, there was lots of choices for greeting cards, I can't wait to see them, and we also got a few family shots and shots of the boys together, they will look great on the wall and Gramma might have one coming as a gift as well. :-)  Not only do they have the great greeting cards but you can get phone cases, really cute tree ornaments, great things for the Holidays!

A fantastic experience and now that I know how smoothly it goes and easy it is to do, it's one we will be doing often, especially when the new baby is here and truly the ENTIRE family will be in the photo.  I will update when we get the photos back, pick-up is in a couple weeks and I can't wait!

We have a fun surprise for our readers as well!  Enter below for your chance to win a free photo session at your local Sears Portrait Studio and 10 free greeting cards AND a second coupon to share with  family members or friends for a total of two coupons!!  Good luck friends!

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Disclosure: I am part of the Sears – The Baby’s Room Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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