One of the most popular family holiday traditions is sending out Christmas cards to faraway relatives, neighbors and friends with a family photo. However, the actual taking of the family photo for the family Christmas card is not always a jolly joy, sometimes considered a nuisance task marked by grunts and groans, resulting in a staged, stiff photo of fake smiles and barely contained hostility. Try making the family Christmas card photo a wild and crazy experience and you will be thrilled with the result.The most important aspect to remember while planning your family holiday picture is to have fun with it. If the family members are enjoying themselves and each other, it will shine through in the family portrait.
Some creative ideas to help your family have fun and enjoy taking the family holiday picture for the annual Christmas card are:
- Get out of the house, out of the photo studio and take the picture outdoors, perhaps while selecting the Christmas tree or building a snowman;
- Wear matching family clothing - matching holiday Christmas pajamas or family matching holiday shirts are a great twist. You can also wear them on Christmas Eve and while Christmas caroling.
- Dig out a special picture from a special family vacation during the year - who says the family Christmas card has to be taken in the winter? A treasured family picture in Disney World or while white water rafting is just as special as one taken in winter.
- Wear goofy hats - santa hats, chef hats, baseball caps, be creative!
- Get active - instead of posing the family stiffly in front of a camera, try having someone take a picture of your family engaged in your favorite family activity, whether its biking, mountain climbing, lounging around, a snowball fight, sledding or playing the Wii
- Family collage - a really creative Christmas card idea is taking a close-up snapshot of each family member individually being their own individual self. Put all the photos into a collage to compile a family Christmas card that symbolizes the uniqueness of the individuals in your family and also how they come together to make the family special!
This holiday season loosen up a little, be creative and have fun with your family while taking your Family Christmas picture! Family and friends will be talking about your Christmas card for many holiday seasons to come.
FOOTSTEPS CLOTHING.com is a fun family apparel company offering family-oriented designer clothing and fun family matching clothing, shirts and FAMILY MATCHING PAJAMAS. Visit the FAMILY HOLIDAY SHOP for more tips and products to enhance your family togetherness this holiday season!