Finding the right family pose for your holiday card can be frustrating.
Instead of stressing out over looking absolutely, perfectly gorgeous, why not take a more creative and light-hearted approach? These 10 family Christmas photo ideas are fun — but definitely not awkward! Even the kids will actually want to take the annual family photo when you add a dash of fun!
Side note: Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner? If time is sneaking up on you, you might need one of these easy DIY advent calendars!
Check them out, then tell me which Christmas photo idea you tried in the comments below!
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1. Thought Bubbles
Swap the rambling update letter for brief but insightful thought bubbles. Start with a simple statement or question and let everyone have their say!
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2. Ornament Reflection
Reflect your family’s best side with a creative ornament photograph. This might look professional, but it’s an easy picture to take yourselves — and everyone looks good on the side of a shiny orb!
Want some fun ideas for ornament decorations that don’t involve your Christmas tree? Check out these 19 clever Christmas ornament decorations!
3. Chalk Backdrop
Chalk is an inexpensive way to create any background your imagination can dream up. Simply find a large concrete area, do some doodling, and strike a pose.
4. Superhero Reveal
Costumes to the rescue! Let every family member reveal their inner superhero for an epic holiday card photo that will save the day.
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5. Face Masks
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6. Christmas Cookie Portraits
Take a bite out of holiday madness with this deliciously clever idea. You just need to bake and decorate gingerbread people cookies, then do a bit of editing with Photoshop or a similar software.
Bake up some holiday treats with these 7 no-bake Christmas cookie recipes!
7. Family Snowflake
OK, this configuration is a bit on the cheesy side, but it’s also sure to spread the holiday joy. Have your family lie on the ground in a snowflake shape and photograph from above, matching winter attire is optional!
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8. Photobooth with Props
Struggling to get everyone in the same frame? Let family members showcase their individual personalities in their own photobooth boxes, using easy-to-DIY props made from free printables and foam core.
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9. Family Bunting
Your card will really stand out from the bunch if you swap the usual picture for this super unique family photo bunting. You need to start with some jumping photos and be prepared for a lot of cutting and taping, but the reward is a holiday card no one will forget!
Source: Robin Winkles Photography
10. Black, White & Candy!
This classy shot combines black and white with a touch of colorful candy canes. You’ll need some photo editing skills, but it’s well worth the striking final product.
Bonus!: Wrapped in Lights
Alright, if awkward family photos are your thing, I’ve got one just for you!
There’s something inherently awkward about wrapping yourselves in string lights, but it’s an enduringly popular pose. So if you feel like getting in a twinkly tangle this holiday season, go for it!diy / 10 Family Christmas Photo Ideas that are Totally NOT Awkward