Christmas is supposed to be one of the happiest times of the year. Among all the holly and carols, festivities and food, we are reminded of the good things in life – family, friends, and the feeling of goodwill towards all mankind. But not everyone has such joy come December 25. For them, it’s just another day on the calendar, another hill to climb, another struggle to bear, and another set of obstacles to overcome. That’s because, for these people, the season comes with a stain – someone they love is in the hospital, and so far, the illness is winning.
This is especially true for those who have children who are sick. Nothing destroys the holiday mood faster than seeing your child, the main focal point surrounding any celebration, hooked up to machines and aching to survive. If only one could see beyond the medical staff and trapping to view the season as it should be, with Santa and what he represents. That’s where photographer Karen Alsop and her Christmas Wish Project comes into play. Using her skills both with a camera and a computer, she creates clever digital composites which turn a dreary room and bed into a glimpse into the North Pole.
Karen wants to give these families hope through her work. One look at what she can accomplish, and you’ll see exactly what she means.
The Night Before Christmas
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