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Family Dressing: Kid Friendly or Are You Kidding?

When the Hanna Andersson catalog arrives, I know it's that time of year — when moms and dads dust the mothballs off their holiday sweaters and outfit the kids for the annual family portrait. While a complementary color palette makes for an aesthetically-pleasing picture, are these matching pajamas taking the concept a bit too far?

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tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 7 years
i'd do this for a christmas photo just for the laugh.
carlista_baby carlista_baby 7 years
I like this idea. I've been on the lookout for matching t-shirts for my son and parter, tho i know my partner wont ever have a bar of it. Uniformity within a family shows children that we're a unit, a team and I'm a strong believer that a family that plays together, stays together. Of course, PJ's is as far as it goes.
ncsouthpaw ncsouthpaw 8 years
thats definitly not for me. I cant even stand seeing twins in matching outfits.
brittanybe brittanybe 8 years
It embarasses me just to look at the picture!
Linny Linny 8 years
my grandma always, always, always sent my sister and me matching pj's in different colors every year for christmas. i think she was always purple and i was always pink. maybe that's why i can't stand pink now. i like getting pj's but not the same as my sister and definitely not pink.
oc-sugar oc-sugar 8 years
this is just weird.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 8 years
I like coordinating the outfits so that you don't look completely mismatched - but matching clothes creeps me out!
lorenashley lorenashley 8 years
that looks dumb.
anniekim anniekim 8 years
This family outfir idea is silly, but I do love lots of those Hanna togs! If only I could afford them.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
my mil got my daughters and i matching pj's a couple of years ago, red w/snowmen on them (my twinn stuff). it was allright for us. my girls really liked it but they were 6,5 and 3 then. not sure that would fly anymore, lol. my dh would never go for this type of thing and i'm fine with that, lol.
Home Home 8 years
Ha! Hanna Andersson! I forgot about those days. As a kid, I always wanted to match but my parents weren't into it. In retrospect, I'm thankful they had good taste and nixed the idea.
Jennifer777 Jennifer777 8 years
Kids matching=yes Adults matching=NO! Coordinating outfits for a family pictures is a good thing. Really unifies the picture.
Angelica Angelica 8 years
When I was a kid my mom totally dressed my sister in I in matching outfits. I don't remember being bothered by it — or even noticing — but the result is a collection of the dorkiest family photos ever. I say it's an "are you kidding?" move.
fragiletearz fragiletearz 8 years
I like the matching pajama's for Xmas...I guess I'm weird
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 8 years
I did photograpy for awhile and one of my favorite pics was a family that all had on plain white t shirts and jeans, the kids had jean over-alls and tshirts. I did them barefoot and had some made in black and white. I still have a few in my portfolio
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 8 years
I love matching outfits. They always get matching pjs for Christmas. My girls are so far apart in age it's getting harder and harder to do
SassAndBide SassAndBide 8 years
no thank you
its creepy. we do it for family pictures and i get weird. i dont like it.
2princesses 2princesses 8 years
I would never do that. I don't even like to put my girls (who are 2 years apart) in matching outfits. Coordinating, yes; exact matches, no.
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 8 years
maybe for the holidays
rgrl rgrl 8 years
Not for my family. Too cutsey.
CollegeGirl CollegeGirl 8 years
My brother and I always had matching pajamas for Christmas. I've even had the matching mom and daughter dresses. I don't have a problem with it and I think it's fun and cute. Christmas is a family holiday, it's not like you're going to wear matching clothes every day.
lollypoppers lollypoppers 8 years
I also think matching outfits for children and parents is lame but, I know my 4 year old son would love it if he and I were wearing matching pj's (there is no way in hell my husband would wear those).
MotoLinz MotoLinz 8 years
I just started getting the Hanna Andersen catalog. I think it's creepy, but we like to thumb through and laugh at it.
Drewsfan Drewsfan 8 years
I couldn't even do something like this for the family picture. We're going to get a family pic done soon and I think we'll probably coordinate, but never match! I'm even thinking of having each of us wear different bright colors and not matching at all.
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