Saturday, November 30, 2013

4 Ideas for Your Family Christmas Card Photos

Since we’re officially past Thanksgiving and into the holiday season, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas cards.  Can you believe it?  Here are some great tips, in case you plan on taking your own family photos.

Stay away from the traditional family-photo-in-front-of-the-mantel-shot by using one of these fun ideas for a more creative Christmas card:


1. Photo-Booth Props

Photobooth props are all the rage at weddings and events.  Why not pep up your own family shoot and get in on the action with Holiday-themed photobooth props? To get you started, here’s a great link to some fun freebies.







2. Snowy Confetti

Snowy sessions can gorgeous this time of year!  Don't live in a winter wonderland or don't want to brave the cold?  Try snowy faux confetti (Party City is a great source) or Flora Craft artificial snow (can be found online at Oriental Trading.)  A handful with a blow can be just as beautiful.  And, speaking of snow. . .

3. Family Snowflake

Why not create the perfect family snow flake?  Inspired by a Gap winter ad campaign, playing around with angles and shapes can add creativity, fun and interest to your photo.  Plus who doesn't want to lay down during pictures?!

4. Big Letters

If you’re feeling extra joyful, spell it out!  Home Depot sells the perfect 23" oversized wood letters from A-Z. My advice? Grab a can of gold spray paint and make them sparkle even more.