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19 Absolutely Cute Photo Christmas Card Ideas

Christmas card season is here! If you love Christmas cards filling up your mailbox, but the task of making your own gives you a little anxiety, we’re here to help! We want creating you picture-perfect card to be fun and stress-free…and we promise it can be!

We’ve already covered advice on the best Christmas cards wording, so let’s tackle ideas for Christmas card photos next. Whether you have gorgeous family portraits or candid snapshots from your camera roll, you can create a beautiful card that all your loved ones with treasure!

1. Take a Simple Snapshot

Some of the best Christmas cards we see feature simple photos taken with phones. This is such a huge (and fun!) change from years ago. You can literally snap a quick photo, hop online and make your Christmas card in mere minutes. We especially like design that have space for several snapshots.  

Featured Christmas Card: Merry Everything

2. A Snowy Day Photoshoot

What’s Christmas without snow? Give those warm-weather friends a little winter-envy by sending a card full of sparkling snow and a dose of joy.

Featured Christmas Card: Framed in Foliage

3. Send a Cute Christmas Postcard

Want to send a card that fits a smaller budget? Christmas postcards aren’t just cheaper, they’re totally adorable too!

Featured Christmas Card: Lots of Laughter

4. Choose Favorites From Your Camera Roll

If you can’t choose one photo, we have good news – you don’t have to! Pick a card design with a photo collage style design and upload pictures to your heart’s content.

Featured Christmas Card: Colorful Christmas

5. Use Your Favorite Vacation Photos

Dreaming of your summer vacation? Those vacay photos are perfect for your holiday card! You can even match your card theme to your destination!

Featured Christmas Card: Tropical Holiday

6. Make a Christmas Tree Ornament Card

Your card is sure to stand out from the crowd when you send an ornament Christmas card. Too cute, right?

Featured Christmas Card: Keepsake Year

7. Goofy, Cute and Funny Faces

The kids won’t smile for the camera? No worries, silly faces sometimes make the best and funniest Christmas cards!

Featured Christmas Card: Children Listen

8. Put Your Family in a Snow Globe

We love a Christmas card that’s full of whimsical vibes and this cutie is sure to make you smile.

Featured Christmas Card: Winter Wonderland

9. Take a Family Selfie

Didn’t schedule professional photos this year? Whip out your phone, squeeze together and take a family selfie. The result is actually pure magic!

Featured Christmas Card: Flowy Greeting

10. Throw on Your Santa Hats!

Run to the dollar store, grab a few Santa hats and ta-da! A perfect Christmas card portrait is yours!

Featured Christmas Card: Sweet Greeting

11. Choose Your Favorite Photo Moments

Pair your favorite moments from the year and add them to a minimalist style Christmas card that lets your photos shine.

Featured Christmas Card: Favorite Moments

12. Make a Family Newsletter Card

A newsletter Christmas card does take a little effort to create, but the end result is sure worth it! Add photos, family updates and favorite memories to create a unique card that everyone will gush over!

Featured Christmas Card: The News

13. Create a Wow-Worthy Ribbon Booklet Card

We love a card that’s a little…extra! These ribbon booklet Christmas cards are sooo cool. They fold and tie shut for a presentation that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Featured Christmas Card: A Merry Christmas 

14. Turn Your Photos Into a Christmas Tree

Turn your family photos into a Christmas tree! This tree-shaped photo collage has got to be the cutest design of the season.

Featured Christmas Card: Trimmed with Cheer

15. Let the Kids Go Wild

Put the kids in their favorite jammies, give them a little sugar (if you’re brave), and let them go wild. Snap some photos and pair them with funny Christmas card wording to make your best holiday card to date.

Featured Christmas Card: All is Still Bright

16. Capture Simple Pleasures

We love when we see Christmas card photos of families doing every day activities. There’s something so pure and sweet about sharing these moments. From baking in the kitchen to enjoy popsicles on the front porch, these are the moments you’ll want to remember forever.

Featured Christmas Card: The Simplest Things

17. Add Foil-Stamping on Your Photo Card

Have you ever received a foil Christmas card? They are so worth the splurge! The glint of metallic over your photo is exactly what every holiday card needs.

Featured Christmas Card: Glowing Greeting

18. Make a How It Started, How It's Going Card

This photo Christmas card theme is especially fun to show off how your kids (or even your family!), has grown. Using this kind of card to share a relocation or new house is really fun too.

Featured Christmas Card: How it Started

19. Poke a Little at Yourself

Everyone loves a funny holiday card, and idea is absolutely cute! Take that perfect family portrait – you know, the one you had to promise ice cream with sprinkle to get – and pair it with a funny phrase. Instant giggles for everyone!

Featured Christmas Card: Christmas Miracle

Feeling like you’re ready to make a cute Christmas card? Grab your camera or phone and start snapping photos! And remember, if you need help as you customized your  Christmas card, you can reach out for advice and assistance from our team of photo card experts.

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