Last year I wanted to get some family pictures, but I didn't think we needed anything too fancy, so I figured we would just coordinate our Christmas outfits (the kids get a fancy outfit to wear to church around Christmas each year) and get a family member to take a photo. I chose the colors red and gold because I figured they were Christmas-y, but not overtly Christmas-y so that we could hang the photo on the wall all year round.
Part of the outfits were matching ties for Liam and Will with red and gold stripes. I didn't think about it, but when they wore the ties to church everyone else noticed that the ties were obviously Gryffindor ties. Will was continually asked if he was Harry Potter. I was surprised, but immediately owned that title. Yep. Totally meant to get matching Harry Potter ties. And that's why we now ready Harry Potter as a family, so Liam knows what people are talking about.
Even though it wasn't really planned, this year we had to continue the theme- so our coordinating colors are green and silver- Slytherin!