20 Christmas Card Photo Ideas

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

‘Tis the season to gather family photo ideas! After all, your Christmas cards won’t create themselves. To help, we’ve gathered the best family photo ideas that will make creating your Christmas cards quick and snappy (and extra merry) this year!

1. Holiday traditions
Create a truly traditional card by capturing holiday moments your family does year after year. Like picking out the tree, decorating the tree or baking holiday cookies.

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

2. Make a Run for it
Have the whole family make a run for it. You’ll be surprised how fun this photo idea is!

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

3. Laugh it out
Tell jokes and act silly to capture fun and natural family photos. Hint: tickling works well with kids of almost any age.

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

4. Time for a lift
Raise-up your little one to capture a sweet moment.

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

5. Cute Kiddos
Struggling to capture the whole family, then send out a Christmas card with just the kids on it. (They’re the cutest, anyway.)

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

6. Get cozy
Use a prop, like a blanket, to really warm up your family photos.

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

7. Those BIG moments
Use photos from your BIG moments like weddings, new babies, graduations, anniversaries, and other celebrations.

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

8. Fabulous Feet
Get creative and take a fun feet photo!

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

9. Selfie
Take a selfie with your kiddo or cram in your whole family. Another idea: have each member of your family take a selfie and pick a card with lots of photo spots!

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

10. Vacation memories
Grab those photos from your family’s vacation and fill your card with them!

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

11. Just the two of us
Yes, it’s OK to take a photo just husband and wife. Your kids won’t be offended. Of course, you might want to make sure there’s still a photo of them on your card too.

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

12. Smilin’ Solo
Each child is unique. Take a photo of just them and let their personality shine.

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

13. Furry family member
Add the family pet. Fill a photo spot with your best pic of your furriest family member.

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

14. Smooch
Kisses will make everyone have a crush on your card.

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

15. At play
Snap photos of the kids at play. Better yet, join in and have a friend take the pics.

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

16. Sun-set shot
For a trendy look, take your photos at sunset. This adds an artistic glow to your photos.

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

17. Touch faces
Get close and take a snapshot with your family!

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

18. Seasonal pics
Need just one more photo to fill your holiday card? Add a seasonal pic! Take a photo of the snow, ornaments, Christmas cookies, or hot cocoa—anything that screams Christmas.

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

19. Lay-back & relax
Lay down and take an aerial shot of the family.

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

20. Sweet smiles
Capture a nice photo of the whole family smiling sweetly.

We’ve gathered 20 different family photo ideas that will fill your Christmas card with extra merry this year.

Now that you’ve been photo-inspired, start picking out your fabulous card that will make your photos look awesome! Browse our new Christmas cards, Premium Christmas Cards, or Religious Christmas Cards.

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Amy

I'm a passionate socialite at Pear Tree Greetings, lover of all things beautiful, designer, health nut, DIYer, and a proud puppy mom. I live a small-town lifestyle with my little family and embrace the moments that make life simply AMAZING.

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