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Unique Holiday Card Ideas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—holiday card season! The holidays bring with them so many fun opportunities to make memories and celebrate with the ones you love, and taking photos for your annual card to send to family and friends is a great chance to capture memories of your family each year.

 

But if you take a family photo every year during the holiday season, you may be tired of the same old standard poses and looks. Well, we’re here to help! Check out these fun ideas for your holiday photos!

 

Do a festive activity

What better way to capture the spirit of the season than by baking cookies or decorating a Christmas tree? In such a relaxed setting, this allows your photographer to capture great candid photos of you and your kids enjoying each others company. 

Bundle up

If you live somewhere with regular snowfall during the winter, getting dressed up in your favorite winter attire is a fun theme for your holiday card photos. If you have enough snow, you can even build a snowman or have a snowball fight!

Have a pajama party

There’s nothing cuter than matching PJs! Dress your family up in themed pajamas like the classic plaid or a holiday pattern.

Bring in the furry friends

Pets are part of the family too, so why not include them in your photos? You could even dress them up like putting antlers on your dog or giving your cat some garland to play with. There are plenty of fun ways to include your four-legged friends in your holiday card images.

 Light it up

If you’re looking for something a little more unique, you can brainstorm with your photographer to come up with creative ideas like holding or wrapping Christmas lights around you. When photographed in low light by a professional, the effect is stunning!

Capture the joy

If you have a new baby in the family, you know how fun it is to watch them experience things for the first time. Focus on your little one’s first time enjoying the magic of the holidays!

Settle in for story time

Got a favorite holiday book? For a cozy lifestyle session, gather your family on the bed or sofa and read a story together. These photos always turn out adorable and is a great way to capture a childhood memory!

A mistletoe moment

Add a little romance to your holiday photo with a kiss with your partner beneath the mistletoe. It’s also always fun to capture your kids reactions to the kiss!

Ignore the holidays entirely

Who says your photos have to be festive? If you want a photo for your cards but don’t want to figure out a holiday theme, opt for a standard family photo session without the tinsel. Choose a modern or classic look and dress up accordingly.

 

No matter how you choose to capture your family for your holiday cards, the most important thing is taking the time to have professional photos taken so you can look back on these days in years to come!

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