Sending Christmas cards to your friends and family just got more interesting with our unique photo ideas. Gather the ones you love for a fun and festive photo shoot that you can use on the front of your Christmas cards.

Whether that involves some seasonal props, some beautiful scenery, or maybe even a furry friend, our unique ideas will make sure you can create your best Christmas cards ever.

Once you have captured the perfect photo, simply add it to one of our pre-designed cards (or you could even design one yourself from scratch), pop a stamp on the included envelop and send it on its way…

1. Keep it in the family

Gather your nearest and dearest for a family photo shoot. Take a look at our group photo tips to get some inspiration.

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TIP: If you don’t have anyone to take the photo, leaving a camera on self-time mode often produces some funny results.

2. Matching outfits

Dress the kids in matching outfits and take a photo of them together. Christmas jumpers and knitwear will look perfect.

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TIP: You could even add Santa hats for extra cute points.

3. Draw on your creativity

Draw your own Christmas scene to use in your photos! Even those of us that are a bit ‘artistically challenged’ can handle a few trees, snowflakes and gifts – right? 😉

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TIP: Easy to draw pine trees set the scene!

4. Go artsy

Take an artistic photo that will leave your friends and family a bit reflective this season. Use a photo editing app like Instagram, to make an average photo a bit more ‘magical’.

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5. Give Fluffy the spotlight

Take adorable photos of your pets and give everyone a warm and fuzzy feeling this Christmas! Need some pet photo ideas? Check out our photo tips for pet Christmas photos.

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TIP: Dress up your pets in Christmas outfits (if you can!)

6. Create your own scene with props

Don’t like to be photographed? Use props (like toys or figurines) in your photos to represent you or your family instead!

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Mum, dad and baby represented by wooden reindeer!

7. Get silly

Make your loved ones laugh – use our Printable photo props PDF to take fun Christmas pics! Download and print the props to get started.

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Just have fun and don’t worry if you can’t manage to hold the props perfectly (it’s harder than you’d think!)

Now that you’ve taken your photos it’s time to start creating your Christmas cards. Choose the one you’re going to create and then get started.

To read more creative tips like these ones take a look at the creative ideas on our blog.

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