There are many ways to create your own personalized cards for the holidays. This guide contains Christmas card photo ideas.
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
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By Nebraska Mom
I took these ideas and ran with one of them this past Christmas. I took a picture in front of our Christmas tree, and "antiqued" the pic a bit.
Above their heads, I wrote, "Silent Night, Holy Night". Along the bottom I wrote, "Yes.....Yes It Is....Merry Christmas From The Haselhorsts" We got so many compliments from everyone we sent these to.
One of the comments was: "Best card we got this year, hands down!" The kids were giggling through then entire photo shoot. My son even took off with the tape and tried to convince me to take more pictures of just him with tape all over (I didn't).
We had a great time. Only had one family member who wasn't impressed (I found out through the grapevine, but this person isn't known for a great sense of humor), but everyone else loved it! Love this site! Thank you!
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!
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 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 =)
I might put "Christmas Joy" or Christmas Blessings". I saw it on a shutterfly pamphlet that I got in the mail. They were cards with children on them.
Faith, Family, Friends is a good one, and such things.
You can do any of the Christmas Songs as titles also, and scripture related to Christmas are good too.
"Naughty or Nice? In our family it's a little bit of both."
"Laughing all the Way"
"Ho Ho Ho"
Get a box large enough to fit your baby in it. Wrap the box and put a ribbon on it. Place the baby in the box and put a bow on top of his or her head. You take the picture outside in the snow, or under your tree.
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!
Here is my card I'm still working on :D
I want to superimpose my families faces on a Christmas character. How do I do that?
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.
How about you put little aprons and/or chef hats on the girls and take a shot of them making Christmas cookies? Gingerbread people would look great! Good luck!
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 have had so many great photo ideas submitted that we have broken this into two articles. Post your own Christmas card photo.
Little Santa in training:)
By Julsinmaine101 from cowtown Maine
This was our 2006 card. The background was from Google images and Photo paint was used to place the faces.
By Doug from Quakertown, PA
This is a guide about Christmas card caption ideas. Adding the right caption to your family Christmas card can really help make it memorable for the recipient.