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It's time to start implementing family photo ideas…….and ordering those Christmas cards to share your favorite milestones from the year!
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I know, I know. Halloween is over and here we go. Your to do list is a mile long, your social calendar is getting booked, and you just realized…..you don't even have a current family photo for your annual family holiday card. Humble Brag…..for once, our holiday cards are ordered, printed, placed into envelopes, and ready to be mailed.
I wanted to share a few of our favorite easy family photo ideas along with some ways to make your holiday cards extra special this year.
Family Photo Ideas
Your Favorite Vacation: Remember all those lovely pictures you took on your family vacation this year? Arrange them with the perfect holiday card design. And you're DONE. Our card this year, might be my favorite card so far. Remember our two day Disneyland vacation? We put together our favorite family pictures from the trip, and customized the perfect card from Shutterfly to go with the theme. They even have colored envelopes and envelope liners…..so we created red and silver envelopes that match all the Disney magic in the pictures! The best part? It took under five minutes to choose a design (I love that this one includes multiple pictures from our trip) and Shutterfly has a TON of fun options to customize holiday cards this year. They can even customize envelopes with your return address or free recipient addressing (how much time will THAT save?!?)
Decorating For the Holidays: Still looking for family photo ideas? Kill two birds with one stone. Take pictures of your family putting up holiday decorations. There's almost nothing as cute as kids hanging twinkling lights or peeking through wreaths.
Birthday Party Pictures: When do we all REMEMBER to take family photos? At our kids' birthday parties! Put together an adorable holiday card with all the birthday party pictures from the last year (and bonus if you actually took pictures on the parents' birthdays).
Family Pajamas: After seeing these pictures of Lydia and I getting our Shutterfly holiday cards ready in our matching family pajamas…….pictures in matching pjs is going at the top of my family photo ideas list for next year. So easy and cute! I'd love to shoot matching pajamas and show us reading our favorite Christmas Books.
Favorite Treat Spot: If you're looking for a fun, colorful place to take pictures……try your local candy shop or ice cream parlor. Trust me, your kids will be HAPPY to take pictures there with their favorite treats.
Get Outside: There's nothing like natural light and fresh air to bring out smiles, laughter and the best pictures. Grab your family, bring your camera…..and take pictures on a family walk, hike or leaf throwing battle. The pictures will be perfect for those holiday cards you still need to order……If you're looking for great holiday cards that are both easy and customizable……then Shutterfly is perfect. From foil and glittered cards to colored envelopes and even a variety of envelope liners….you can tailor your cards to be the perfect frame for your family pictures.
And bonus? If you're looking for adorable personalized holiday gifts? Shutterfly also has some REALLY cute gift options. When I ordered our cards, I also ordered gifts for Lydia's teachers and her grandparents. From customized to go mugs to the cutest magnets, this one stop shop made my holiday shopping a million times easier (if you want to see what we bought them, check out our instagram stories for a little behind the scenes info)!
So what do YOU think? Which of these family photo ideas will you use this year?