50 Christmas Cards Ideas for Families

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the best Family Christmas Cards Ideas

Ho ho ho and happy holidays! What’s the biggest to-do on your holiday list this year? For many, it’s getting a family photo taken for your Christmas card! But what do you do when you’re short on inspo (whether that be outfits, themes, or location), and you don’t have time to search for ideas? You read this post, of course! We’ve gathered 50 of the best family Christmas cards ideas for you to look through, including both classic and funny Christmas card ideas. We promise there’s something for everyone and that you’re sure to find something you love. Ready to check out all of the gorgeous shots? Let’s dive in!

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1 . Southern Charm Portraits – Is there anything cuter than a Christmas baby? We don’t think so!

Christmas cards ideas that show a young baby in a Santa hat | The Dating Divas
Christmas card ideas that show a baby in a Santa hat.

2 . Pink Pistachio – Grab some jammies and head to the tree farm for your next Christmas card idea.

Silly Christmas cards ideas at a tree farm | The Dating Divas
Funny Christmas pictures with a family in pajamas.

3 . Hula Hoop Photography – Candid shots like this one make for some of the best Christmas cards ideas!

Christmas cards ideas where the kids are spying on mom and dad | The Dating Divas
Christmas card ideas showing young children peeking from the stairs.

4 . Katya Vilchyk – Consider changing things up and moving your holiday photo shoot inside your home this year.

Family Christmas cards ideas showing sisters dancing in front of the tree | The Dating Divas
Family Christmas pictures showing two young girls dancing.

5 . Kelsie Kristine – It’s official. Family Christmas pictures that are taken at a tree farm have a 100% satisfaction rate.

Romantic Christmas cards ideas for couples at a Christmas tree farm | The Dating Divas
Christmas card ideas for young couples at a Christmas tree farm.

6 . Rebecca Dyan Photography – Consider adding faux snow for an extra dash of magic.

Christmas card ideas that show a family covered in faux snow | The Dating Divas
A family using faux snow as part of their Christmas card ideas.

7 . Art By Claire Photography – We love the idea of using props in family Christmas pictures, such as an adorable sleigh or Santa sign!

Family Christmas pictures that have a young child on a sleigh | The Dating Divas
Family Christmas pictures that show a little girl on a holiday sleigh.

8 . Lea Cooper Photography – Light and bright is always beautiful, but there’s something extra cozy about a dark and moody background.

Family Christmas card ideas that have two kids in front of the fireplace | The Dating Dvas
Christmas card ideas that have two young children sitting in a holiday-themed room.

9 . Elena S. Blair Photography – If your looking for outfit inspo for your Christmas card photos, this red, white, and black scheme is a winner.

Family Christmas card ideas with black, white, and red outfits | The Dating Divas
Red, white and black Christmas cards ideas for a family.

10 . Tudose Tudor Photography – Consider stringing twinkle lights around a fireplace for a charming and flame-free photo.

Family Christmas card ideas showing a mother and child in front of the fireplace | The Dating Divas
Christmas card ideas that have a mother and her child hugging by a fireplace.

11 . Laura Barnes Photo – Once again, a couple of props (such as these hot cocoa mugs) add just the right amount of pizazz.

Christmas card ideas that show a young couple drinking cocoa by the tree | The Dating Divas
Family Christmas pictures that have a couple sitting by their tree.

12 . Sarah Beth Chamberlain – This snow-filled photo is definitely one of our favorites when it comes to kid-centered Christmas cards ideas.

Christmas card ideas showing two young children throwing snow into the air | The Dating Divas
Family Christmas pictures that have two young children throwing snow in the air.

13 . Kelli Nicole Photography – Is there anything cuter than matching pajamas?

Christmas card ideas that show three siblings wearing magic Christmas pajamas | The Dating Divas
A Christmas card photo that shows three siblings wearing matching pajamas.

14 . Anastasia Shatalin Photography – Grab your sweetheart and create your own holiday campout. Then document the results!

Christmas card ideas that take place outside in front of a tent | The Dating Divas
Family Christmas pictures that have an outdoor tent and stockings.

15. Captured Moments by Dawn – Mistletoe isn’t only for kissing – it also makes an adorable holiday photo accessory.

Family Christmas card ideas that show a mini camper and mistletoe | The Dating Divas
Christmas card ideas that show a couple outside, kissing under the mistletoe.

16 . Valerie Clement Photography – Show off your little one’s Christmas cuteness by popping them in an oversized cup of cocoa!

Christmas card ideas that show a young baby surrounded by Christmas props.

17 . Judah Avenue – No list of Christmas card ideas would be complete without a visit from Santa. He’ll be sure and check it twice!

Funny Christmas card ideas that have Santa sitting with a family | The Dating Divas
Funny Christmas cards that show Santa Claus sitting on a couch next to a family.

18 . Hannah Lane Photography – We’re all about candid shots and poses, which is why this fir tree photo is such a treat.

A Christmas photo that shows a young family at a tree farm | The Dating Divas
Family Christmas pictures for a young family at a Christmas tree farm.

19 . CTG Photography – Gather the family and settle down by your Christmas tree for a classic pose that’s sure to be treasured.

Ideas for Christmas cards that show a couple sitting with their children in front of the tree | The Dating Divas
Family Christmas pictures that have a family of four sitting in front of their tree.

20 . Marta May Photography – Don’t stress yourself out about making sure the kids are smiling. Frowns make for some truly funny Christmas cards!

Family Christmas pictures that show two young children sitting in front of a tent | The Dating Divas
Christmas card ideas that have two young kids sitting in a tent.

21 . Jill Carmel Photography – Even an everyday activity like reading a story can make for a totally special photo op.

22 . Amanda Moss Photography – Don’t be afraid to include the family pet in your family Christmas pictures!

23 . Truly Photography – If you’re looking for Christmas cards ideas that are really low-key, throw on some jammies and take the photos on your bed!

24 . Jesslyn Photography – We absolutely adore the idea of getting some shots in front of a classic, red truck.

25. Ginny Haupert – How stunning are these dramatic, mother-daughter shots?

26 . Elevate Photography – Once again, matching pj’s help to fill a picture with loads of holiday spirit.

27 . Kasia Soszka Photography – How precious is this infant photo under the Christmas tree? The cuddly bear adds the perfect touch.

28 . Chandi Kesler Photography – You might consider adding a homemade (or store-bought!) sign to your photoshoot. Let it do the talking for you!

29 . Barberries Photography – You can never go wrong with the simple Christmas colors of red, white, and forest green.

30 . Jessica Rockowitz Photography – What’s better than standing in front of a classic red truck? Sitting inside the truck bed, of course! Throw in a couple of pillows for added flair.

31 . Amanda Laine Photography – Matching outfits are a great way to spice up a typical X-mas photo op.

32 . Little’s Photography – If funny Christmas cards are right up your alley, you’ll love this kooky cookie baking idea.

33 . Jamie G Photo – This is a beautiful set up for those who live in warmer climates.

34 . Milashka Photography – How adorable is this very merry motorcar?

35 . Brooke Christl Photography – Santa doesn’t always wear his suit! Take things to the beach for some sunny and funny Christmas cards.

36 . Sarah Bel Photography – Liven up a sleek, white scene with some subtle pops of gold.

37 . Jenna Hidinger Photography – We love this photo taken at a Christmas tree farm, don’t you?

38 . Choosing Joy Today – Try standing behind a Christmas wreath for an instant, festive frame.

39 . Red Willow Photo – If you’re in search of something unique, try taking your photos at an angle like this one.

40 . Amy Gray Photography – Looking for Christmas card ideas to spread some warmth? Just grab a wagon and head to the beach!

41 . Kaitlin Noel Photography – Ask your photographer to take your photos during the “golden hour” for a warm and cozy glow.

42 . Hello Fashion Blog – Head outside and find a fresh blanket of snow for the perfect, magical background.

43 . Your Homebased Mom – Try using letters as photo props – you can spell anything you’d like! You can grab some lower case letters here and uppercase ones here.

44 . Bee Curious – Here is another great one to add to your funny Christmas cards list!

45 . Renee Hindman – This outdoor idea is so sweet! Your little ones will love playing with the kid-sized Christmas Tree stand.

46 . Deanna Loren Photography – Grab a handful of snow and blow it out for some Christmas card ideas that display the true magic of Christmas. 

47 . Positively Splendid – Try using a handheld chalkboard to display each kid’s Christmas wishes!

48 . Lana Sky – Large, white pom poms make excellent faux snowballs! You could use them in so many creative ways.

49 . Candid Moment Studios – Christmas card ideas like this one are definitely at the top of our funny Christmas cards list!

50 . Oshey Vargas Photography – We really don’t think there’s anything more magical than hearing a Christmas story from Santa, himself.

Well, there you have it! Within this post, there are 50 Christmas cards ideas to inspire your family this season. Now, here comes the hard part … picking your favorite!

For even MORE photography inspiration, make sure to check out our popular post on 20 Adorable Ideas for Family Picture Outfits AND our 101 Tips & Ideas for Couples Photography! Merry Christmas!

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  1. This is the ultimate list for Christmas card ideas!! I can’t choose just one!! ❤️❤️❤️

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