8 Christmas Card Photo Ideas

Even though Thanksgiving is still a couple of weeks away, and you’re probably still munching on leftover Halloween Candy – if you’re anything like me, you’re already planning your family Christmas card pictures.

I’ve spent some time browsing Pinterest and stalking a few of my favorite photographer friends and I’ve found 8 absolutely inspired, creative and amazing Christmas Card photo ideas to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing.

There’s something for just about everyone here, no matter your style, sense of humor (or lack there-of),¬† photoshop skill¬† and even number of family members…


  • All Wrapped Up 1 of 8
    This All Wrapped Up Christmas Lights photo card from Moosh in Indy is one of my favorites
  • Holiday Photo Booth 2 of 8
    I can see so much fun being had with this Holiday Photo Booth from Hostess With The Mostess! Just imagine the looks on your friend's faces when these show up in the mail!
  • Candy Cane Heart Christmas Photo 3 of 8
    Candy Cane Heart photo from Meadowbrook farms is absolutely adorable and would make for a sweet first Christmas together Christmas Card.
  • Dear Santa, We Can Explain 4 of 8
    If y'all think that the front of these Dear Santa, We Can Explain Cards are cute, you should see the back!
  • Angry Bird’s Christmas Card 5 of 8
    This is so modern and so hysterical that I actually laughed out loud. You'd have to be a really good with photoshop to make this work, but it's super clever. Angry Kids Christmas Photo Via Flickr
  • Merry and Bright 6 of 8
    There's something so Norman Rockwell about this Merry and Bright christmas picture. The glow, the silhouettes... just imagine the gasps of delight when your friends see this treasure in their mailbox
  • The Balancing Act 7 of 8
    The Bale family goes all out for their Christmas Card pictures, as evidenced by this Star atop the tree balancing act featured on HoHum Cards . You can click the link to see the description and see more of their creative family Christmas photos
  • Joy To The World 8 of 8
    Giant letters can send a message and add a sweet touch to any Family Christmas Card like this one from The BMC Report blog

Do y’all send out Christmas Cards?

What are your favorite ones to send and receive?

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