Merry Christmas

Have a safe and merry Christmas, folks. And if this should be my last blog for the year, be safe and enjoy your New Year’s eve celebrations, too.


If you’d like to see all more of holiday photos from the 2015 season, check out my whole gallery on You can get 30% off any of my photos using the HOLIDAY2015 code on the site.


 (Geoff Livingston)

12 Happy Holiday Pics for Your Use

It’s that magical time of year when all of us get to spend time with our family and friends. Personally, I hope to rest quite a bit and have fun with some personal projects during the holidays.

You may be like me and have forgotten or did not have time to send holiday cards. Never fear. I’ve been taking lots of holiday photos for the 365 Full Frame Project. You can take one of these photos, download it, and then use the image in Canva (a free image creation app) to send a personalized card to your friends.

The 12 images include the opnening featured image of the National Christmas Tree with the White House in the background, which you can download here. And here are the remaining 11…


Download the Christmas tree sans text here.

Download the Old Town holiday lights image sans text here.
lights here.

Happy Chrismukkah
Download the Chrismukkah image sans text here.

Download the Hanukkah lights here.

Download the Christmas Carollers here.

Download Yoda here.

Download the Nativity scene in ice here.

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Download the Winterberries photo here.

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Download the Union Station photo here.

Download the Star here.

Download Frosty, the Snowman here.

Whatever you decide to do during the next couple weeks, have a great time. I will resume blogging on January 5. Happy holidays!

P.S. The 365 Full Frame project does license photos. If you like the work and want to see more, please consider a license. Your money is used to buy more photography equipment.

The No Fly Zone (Except Exodus)

We are in the midst of that rare holiday season when Christmas and New Years both land on a Wednesday. People are enjoying vacations throughout the two weeks, forcing many non-retail businesses into a no fly zone. Little can be done until the new year begins and folks return to work.

Like most entrepreneurs, my business will be coasting through these weeks with one exception. I’ll be giving Exodus away for free on the Kindle from December 24 through the 28th.

Last year I gave away Twitter header images as a holiday giveaway. This year, it’s the novel.

If you haven’t picked up Exodus yet, this is your last chance to do so for free. If you bought Exodus on Kindle prior to this giveaway, you can get your money refunded, too! I hope you enjoy the book!

Downtime is Hobby Time

During the slow period, I will attend to year-end accounting, xPotomac and basic business needs, but there’s plenty of down time. So I will work on some novel promotion, and continue drafting the next novel in The Fundamentalists, The War to Persevere.

It’s funny, writing novels is definitely a hobby. They don’t pay the bills, and they certainly aren’t related to my marketing consultancy. I find myself treating my novels as a noncritical task.

Yet, they are creative fuel. I thoroughly enjoy working on them, so this is a bit of a treat to have time to work on the next one. A bit of a present, if you would.

Perhaps this is a time to count stars instead of making dollars.

During this time, I will blog on a reduced schedule (I doubled posted today, see Marketing Automation is Anything but the Machine). Expect another post on the 30th and again on the 3rd. Until then, have a Merry Christmas!

Will you be working during the holidays?

Photo by Defence Images.

24 Free Twitter Header Images

As an amateur photographer nothing makes me happier than giving my photos away so people can use them. This holiday season I reedited 24 of my photos, cropping them to fit your Twitter header image.

None of the photos have watermarks, none of them require attribution. If you like any of them, click on the link located below these images to download on Flickr.

If you are looking for my sweet Patagonia pics, find them towards the end of the post.

Thank you for spending time on this blog. I really appreciate your time. Happy holidays!

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