Alabama family takes Christmas card photos at Waffle House

Image 1 of 10

An Alabama family opted to forgo the traditional Christmas card photo this year. Instead, they served up a little taste of their everyday life featuring their favorite breakfast spot. Courtesy: Jake Marvin Photography

An Alabama family opted to forgo the traditional Christmas card photo this year. Instead, they served up a little taste of their everyday life featuring their favorite breakfast spot.

Zack and Malinda Nichols told WBRC they would not settle for the cliché ambiance of trees and nature, they said it just not who they are. So, they went for something that better suited their family in everyday life.

So what's more magical than Santa's sleigh and eight tiny reindeer? Waffle House, as it turns out.

The couple along with their two children dressed to the nines and met photographer Jake Marvin at the Helena Waffle House. 

“Some of our family’s favorite moments have been marked at this beloved American institution. This great equalizer. It was one of Dhanya’s first tastes of America and was my last meal before we went to the hospital to have Evie,” Malinda told WBRC. “We’ve eaten here on date nights when we just wanted to wear sweatpants and watch a movie, have had great and meaningful conversations with our best friends, drove straight here from the airport after a long trips abroad, hit it up after football games, sought it out on road trips...or like most people, just end up here when we want comfort food!”

It may not have candy canes or sugar plums, but those who receive the Nichols family Christmas card this year will still be in for a sweet treat.