There are many ways to create your own personalized cards for the holidays. This guide contains Christmas card photo ideas.
Sometimes you just gotta go with it!
By Lisa from Blair, OK
We have had so many great photo ideas submitted that we have broken this into two articles.
Here is the link to the second section if you still need more ideas. Post your own Christmas card photo here.
Our second year married, my husband and I pretended to be asleep in our bed. I took a separate picture of our dog in a Santa costume then, using Photoshop, superimposed him in a thought bubble. The card read, "The Nemecs were nestled, all snug in their bed while visions of Jack danced in their heads."
Last year, our third Christmas together, we made milk mustaches and had a plate of cookies in front of us and were toasting with champagne glasses filled with milk. On a fluke, the dog stuck his tongue in the glass as the camera went off, and the picture was hysterical. It read: "Wishing you a milky white Christmas."
"Remembering the reason for the season... Happy Birthday Baby Jesus!"
Last year, I took our Santa hats to the beach and had the Kids stand by the surf in their swimsuits. I put it in black and white and colored in the Santa hats. I ended up not using this one because I got an impromptu shot that was better. We went to the mountains to a Christmas Tree farm to choose and cut down our own tree. This was the first time we had ever done that. I took my camera just to document the day and snapped a pic of the kids by our choice of tree. I used the caption "We found the perfect tree. Hope you have a perfect Christmas".
By Lisa from Taylorsville, NC
By Debra from Alabama
By The Eastman Family
By Jen L
By Nebraska Mom
We love the beach and spend much of our summer there, so we decided to do a beach themed Christmas card last year. Everyone really loved it!
By Sandy2010-1968 from Boston, MA
Realized I never posted the final card - hope you enjoy it!
The new gazebo at the end of our dock cried out for decoration this season.
I saw a great idea for a Christmas card on here and wondered if someone could tell me how to do it. They took individual pictures of their kids and made them into one picture. I've tried to figure it out but haven't had any success. Thanks!
You can do that - if you are skillful - with any photo editing software - like Photoshop -
You get them on the computer. Use the cut and paste star or box in paint brush. No need for professional editing or pricey software.
Another idea--if you are going to have them printed by Snapfish, Winkflash, or one of those kinds of places, they will have software on their site that will allow you to put your own pictures into a template to make a collage.
I propped my 3 month old on his belly and elbows and put an adult sized Santa hat on him. I also got photos of him sleeping in his elf outfit that said, "Santa's little helper" and cropped the photos into a website that provided the template and ordered enough for everyone on my Christmas card list!
My son was a knight for Halloween, so it was great to get double duty from his costume!
"A Christmas Story" Photo Card
I'm doing a Christmas photo card with my 3 boys in Santa hats. One picture is from 2006 and the other is a re-created picture from this year. What caption could I put? I want funny =)
"Naughty or Nice? In our family it's a little bit of both."
"Laughing all the Way"
"Ho Ho Ho"
I need a cute caption for our Christmas card this year. I have a cute picture of my son sitting with his elbows on his knees and his chin in his hands. It looks like he is pouting. I may add an additional picture of him smiling also. Any ideas?
By Brandi from MS
"I give up! Santa's not coming!" for the pouty face, & "ok! ok! ok! I believe!" for the shot with the smile.
Christmas card photo ideas, anyone have an idea for a Christmas picture to go with cards that I purchased? The card says "Joy to the World" and "Peace". I have 2 children, a girl and a boy, 10 and 13. Thanks!
I want to superimpose my families faces on a Christmas character. How do I do that?
We took a picture with my 8 year old girl holding a large gift tag attached to my 5 year old girl (who is all wrapped up in ribbon) that says: "To: Santa From: Your Secret Admirer". My youngest has a priceless "mad" face because she is offended that big sis is trying to give her away. I can't think of a cute saying to go with the card though! Any ideas?
Sorry, Santa, we ran out of cookies (wink, wink)
I am looking for a fun, cute, creative Christmas card picture. I have 3 girls 10, 6 and 3 . I have always done formal and want something different. Thank you.
One of my clients last year brought their children in for Christmas cards wearing their Christmas pajamas. She didn't want to bother buying them new Christmas outfits, and I think it came out really cute.
We took several family Christmas pictures and in every picture my husband, my 8 year old, and I are smiling, but also in every picture my 4 year old is making a silly face. I would love for someone to help me come up with a Christmas card saying to match my silly 4 year old. Thanks.
Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas!
Try as he/she might, little ___________ couldn't contain his/her excitement about Christmas!
I was looking at the Christmas card photo ideas on this site and loved them! I always do a photo card for Christmas but this year I need some help. I have two dogs named Frank and Beans. I want to incorporate them in the picture with me and my husband. Does anyone have any cute ideas or a play on words with their names and somehow related to Christmas?
JL from Cleveland, OH
Our dog playgroup had a xmas party where there was a santa for the dogs to take photos with. Our dog was NOT having it. So our photo is of Santa trying to hold onto our dog while she was darting out of the picture, the caption was "looks like someone's on the naughty list!"
We vacationed at the beach and the kids were all buried in the sand. Any Christmas Caption ideas to go with the picture?