One Christmas card stretched all the way around the world to bring a family together. Ashley Sistrunkwanted a great Christmas card with the entire family, just like everyone else. Problem was, her husband is currently deployed 7,000 miles away in Iraq. “I would see my friends posting their cute family Christmas photos and while I thought they were precious, my heart would get sad,” Sistrunk said, “I would think, ‘I wish we could have a family Christmas card photo!’”
When there’s a will (and Photoshop), there’s a way, right?
“I went to Pinterest and typed in ‘Christmas card ideas for military’ and saw a couple of different versions of photoshopped photos of military members and their families,” she said. “I wanted to put my own twist on it!”
She decided to take a photo of her and the four children with half of a “Merry Christmas” sign, while Brandon posed alone in Iraq with the other half. She then mashed the two photos together with computer magic and made one unforgettable holiday picture.