The Reynolds Family Christmas Cow

Imagine my surprise when I received an e-mail this week telling us that we could have a chance to win a trip with Compassion to Nicaragua! All we had to do was create a video about our experience with the Gifts of Compassion Christmas catalog gift that we purchased.

Could we do this? I had never created a video for a contest before! After tossing a bunch of ideas around in my head (and not getting a lot of sleep just thinking about this!), I came up with a 'script' and e-mailed it off to my husband at work. He wrote back that he thought it was great!

So we spent the afternoon gathering props and making signs on poster boards. We transformed our living room into a 'filming studio'. I am so glad we have that big tri-pod for my camera!

After dinner, we rehearsed through the script. The video could be no more than 3 minutes long. I wasn't really sure how long the video would be when I wrote up the script, but after one run through, we came in just under 3 minutes! Praise the Lord!

We did 2 takes on the video and we submitted the second take. It is not perfect, but we were all happy with the results.

If you have read through this far, I have a big favor to ask of you! If you are on Facebook, please vote for our video. You can find it on the Compassion International Facebook page under 'My Gift of Compassion Video Contest'. The link is on the left side of the page. Our video title is 'The Reynolds Family Christmas Cow'. You can vote once a day through March 1st.