By taking a little extra time to plan memorable Christmas photo cards, your family can have something to look back on and cherish year after year.
Creating a unique card requires a little extra effort, but the final product will be well worth it. It can become a great gift to send to family and friends. Consider the following five Christmas photo ideas that you can easily implement with your family.
The Christmas Essentials
Instead of posing in front of trees or stockings, your family can become those items. Dress family members as key symbols of Christmas.
For example, one family member can duct tape Christmas tree branches and hang ornaments off him or herself to look like a tree. Another family member can wrap Christmas lights around themselves while another can climb into a giant over-sized stocking. You could even wrap a large box in wrapping paper to make a child look like a giant Christmas present. Place everyone close together, and you will have a memorable Christmas photo that you can put in a photo card online at PaperStyle.com. Also, make sure the photo turns out with these basic tips.
The Holiday Mix-Up
Show the goofy side of your family with a holiday mix-up card. For this card, one person can dress like Santa while the rest of the family dresses like other holidays. Examples include a monster from Halloween or an Easter Bunny. Add to the theme by making goofy or confused faces for the card.
Santa’s Naughty List
A typical family portrait features a happy and smiling family. A funny reverse on that can showcase a family on Santa’s naughty list. Set up two children tugging at the same present, a dad opening up a stocking full of coal, and a mother holding a plate of burned cookies for Santa.
Come up with your own “naughty list” ideas to enhance the card.
Gingerbread Christmas Family
Instead of having everyone pose for pictures, you can simply make a portrait out of gingerbread men. Bake the amount of gingerbread men to represent your family, and use icing and dessert designs to accurately portray everyone in your family.
Set the cookies on a nice Christmas plate to take the image. Take the image directly overhead so that the cookies can be seen in plain sight. The portrait is fun and unique take on the traditional card.
The Christmas Avengers
Don’t ditch those Halloween costumes just yet! Mix the best of both worlds as your family poses as The Christmas Avengers. A green Hulk costume would make a perfect Elf-Hulk. Thor’s long blond hair is perfect for Thor-Claus. The Black Widow works as Mrs. Claus and any type of Iron Man costume is ideal for Iron Rudolph. The light-up chest piece is an ideal replacement for Rudolph’s red nose.
Once your portrait is taken, you can easily order cards online and have them sent to family and friends.