=Winter Photo=

Our Winter Photo Blog

An ongoing series of informational entries

Lets share some news

October, 3. 2018

Yes, we are still in business. No, we are not doing many markets this year as we are busy with other projects. If you are interested what we are doing and like to be a part of it - please follow this news. 

Personalized products

October, 4. 2018

We are releasing a "Special Alexandria Edition"! A limited edition of special photo gifts for all occasions. You can have (with a minimum order of 5) the calendar personalized with a picture of your house and all your important birthdays and anniversaries without extra cost. T-Shirts are available in white, gray and black (100% Cotton) from kids size XS to adult size 3XL. With a minimum order of $100 we will ship your order for FREE inside of Canada. We are looking forward to make your shopping for the right gift a little easier. 

You can call me for more information or send an SMS to: 250-255-4146.

Happy Thanksgiving

October, 6. 2018

Happy Thanksgiving to all our customers and friends from near and far away. Please order your Christmas presents and book your family picture sessions ASAP to make sure the gifts arrive in time and I have time for your booking.

Happy First Day of December

December, 1. 2018

See you today at the Christmas Farmers Market in the Quesnel REC Center - look for our 2019 Wall and desk calendars - it is called an First-of-December-Sale only at the Winter Photo booth! We also have some special gifts for you. And brand new Christmas cards you have to see.​

Advent, Advent...

December, 7. 2018

See you tomorrow for the last Christmas Farmers Market at the REC Center in Quesnel. A special Thank You to Canada Post for the delivery of a much needed parcel. We will also have a 25% SALE on all QUESNEL Calendars! Our "Made in Europe" purses, wallets - and NEW tomorrow - college maps - are only available tomorrow and then just as a personal order. All other Winter Photo products are available at the Cariboo Keepsakes Local Arts and Crafts store between Monday and Saturday, 9:30am to 5:30pm until Christmas (After Christmas opening hours may change). Virginia will be at the store on Tuesday, December 11th and 18th. Have a wonderful Advent and Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas

December, 24. 2018

The last Christmas Farmers Market at the REC Center in Quesnel was a huge success. A special Thank You to all our customers at the markets and at Cariboo Keepsakes Store. Our "Made in Europe" purses are sold out for this year. All other Winter Photo products are available at the Cariboo Keepsakes Local Arts and Crafts store between Monday and Saturday, 10am to 5pm after Christmas and during Winter. Merry Christmas from our house to yours.

Happy New Year 2019

January, 04. 2019

Christmas was a nice, peaceful event in our house. Now we are working on 2020 calendars already ​and custom orders. Our "Made in Europe" shoulder bags are on their way with new exciting lids. The shoulder bags, wallets and office maps are at this time only available by personal order. All other Winter Photo products are available at the Cariboo Keepsakes Local Arts and Crafts store between Monday and Saturday, 10am to 5pm during Winter. We wish all our friends and customers a Happy New Year 2019 and all the best!​

Happy Valentine's Day

February, 14. 2019

We are working on 2020 calendars, custom orders and all the local gifts you may love to buy. Our "Made in Europe" shoulder bags are available with new exciting lids. The shoulder bags, wallets and office maps are at this time only sold via personal order. Stop at the Cariboo Keepsakes Local Arts and Crafts store, located in Quesnel in the old Hudsun's Bay building between Monday and Saturday, 10am to 5pm during Winter. We wish all our friends and customers a Happy Valentine's Day and lot's of love!​

Happy Easter

April, 21. 2019

As we are celebrating Easter and Spring is in full bloom lets just stop a minute and relax. Pamper your loved ones, friends and surprise strangers with a token of appreciation. In this time it is important to be human. Let's be one big happy bunch of different people in this beautiful country.

Happy Mother's Day

May, 12. 2019

Imagine all the love on this special day! Write a special card, sing her a song, invite her for lunch or dinner, make or buy a special gift - not only on Mother's Day. Wouldn't it be nice if we can give back some of the love we got - every day in our life.

Happy Father's Day

June, 16. 2019

Dad's are always girls first love! And boys are looking up to dad for advise. In an ideal world we all a big, happy family. Make the best of your situation and cherish the people in your life who helped you growing up to this wonderful person you are today! Any fool can be a Father, but it takes a real man to be a Daddy!

Happy Canada Day

July, 01. 2019

Nothing is perfect - but Canada is not so far away from perfect... wouldn't this be nice to say? Let's celebrate all the different cultures who made Canada such a nice place to live for so many people from all over the world. Please help to save our beautiful nature, protect our very unique inland rain forests and let's not be divided - let's stay together as a nation!

Happy Labour Day - Back to School

September, 02. 2019

Do you remember "the good old day's" as daddy had a job in a secure union business with all the nice benefits for him and the family... as mom was able to stay at home with the kids and could volunteer for everything she liked and granny was happy to look after the kids if mom decided to have her own career. Or the kids where happy and secure in a daycare provided by mom's or dad's company. Labour Day always marked the end of Summer Break, the nice smell of brand new books and clothes for the new school year.

Happy Thanksgiving

October, 14. 2019

The first official, annual Thanksgiving in Canada was celebrated on 6 November 1879, though Indigenous peoples in Canada have a history of celebrating the fall harvest that predates the arrival of European settlers. Sir Martin Frobisher and his crew are credited as the first Europeans to celebrate a Thanksgiving ceremony in North America, in 1578. They were followed by the inhabitants of New France under Samuel de Champlain in 1606. The celebration featuring the uniquely North American turkey, squash and pumpkin was introduced to Nova Scotia in the 1750s and became common across Canada by the 1870s. In 1957, Thanksgiving was proclaimed an annual event to occur on the second Monday of October. It is an official statutory holiday in all provinces and territories except Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

You may read the full story here: www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/thanksgiving-day

Merry Christmas

December, 24. 2019

We wish all our customers and friends a Merry Christmas!

The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (he was the first Christian Roman Emperor). ... March 25th was also the day some early Christians thought the world had been made, and also the day that Jesus died on when he was an adult.

You may read the full story here: https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/25th.shtml

Happy New Year 2020

January, 01. 2020

We wish all our customers and friends a Happy New Year 2020!

During the Roman era, March marked the beginning of the calendar. Then, in 46 B.C., Julius Caesar created the Julian calendar, which set the new year when it is celebrated today, Live Science previously reported. ... The Gregorian calendar was an attempt to make the calendar stop wandering with respect to the seasons.

Happy Valentine's Day 2020

February, 14. 2020

We wish all our customers and friends a Happy Valentine's Day 2020!

The holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. The festival, which celebrated the coming of spring, included fertility rites and the pairing off of women with men by lottery. At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine's Day. It came to be celebrated as a day of romance from about the 14th century.

You may read the full story here: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Valentines-Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day 2020

March, 17. 2020

Saint Patrick’s Day, feast day (March 17) of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but returned about 432 to convert the Irish to Christianity. By the time of his death on March 17, 461, he had established monasteries, churches, and schools. Many legends grew up around him—for example, that he drove the snakes out of Ireland and used the shamrock to explain the Trinity. Ireland came to celebrate his day with religious services and feasts.

B.C. declares provincial state of emergency over COVID-19 pandemic

March, 17. 2020

VANCOUVER -- The B.C. government has now declared a provincial state of emergency over the growing COVID-19 pandemic.

The new measure, announced Wednesday by Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth, is in addition to the public health emergency declared the previous day by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.

Farnworth said the provincial emergency will help the government support Dr. Henry and the Ministry of Health in their “swift, powerful response to the COVID pandemic.”

Winter Photo will cancel all events until further notice.

There is no way that we will take group picture sessions until the province is lifting the state of emergency.

Wedding picture sessions who are involving only the bride and groom may be discussed due to the circumstances.

Please don't put yourself, your family, friends and strangers at risk by standing with your original event planning.

We are open for online business and everything including merchandise and advertising. Let's discuss future events and how to bring your business back in track after this horrible times. You will not be charged now!

Take care and all the best,

your Winter Photo Family

B.C. is adjusting slowly to the new "normal"

and so is Winter Photo

August, 18. 2020

Take care and all the best, your Winter Photo Family.

This was the last message back in March and we hope for all of you that your life hasn't been impacted too much by this worldwide pandemic. So much of our day-to-day life got affected and we still are see the effects this virus has on all of us. Winter Photo is not doing markets this year and in all of our picture sessions we will make sure that all the safety measurements are in place. You know we use lenses for great distances too, your portrait hasn't to be impacted by safety measurements. Buying our products is now possible trough our online store and in person at the Cariboo Keepsakes Store in Quesnel, located on the corner of Front Street and Carson Avenue - across the historic walking bridge - in the old Hudson's Bay building. Please make sure you stop buy there. For customized products please email me: [email protected]

Hope to see you soon!

Your Winter Photo Family.