The holiday card is one of those seasonal delights that may be just as fun to give as to receive—especially when the creativity is kicked up a notch. Indoors or out, we thought up cute, clever, and clickable ways to close out one year and welcome the next. Flip through the slideshow for totally doable inspiration (And Happy Holidays!).

Bedtime Stories

A well-made bed can make a versatile prop. Whether you pose the whole family, let the kids jump for joy, give a new baby a cozy backdrop, or capture a storytime favorite, it will be the night before … some serious fun (Festive PJs may be a must on this one!).

Photo: Sweet Pea Photography

  • SolarEclipse-cc-Loren Kerns via Flickr
  • Autumn Leaves via Jennifer Massoni Pardini
  • ChritmasTreeCar-cc-Frank Guido via Flickr
  • FamilyHalloween-cc-Juhan Sonin via Flickr
  • GoldenGateBridgeMomBaby-cc-Jason Morrison via Flickr
  • FamilyPhotoBooth-cc-Juhan Sonin via Flickr
  • CoffeeMugKids-cc-rumolay via Flickr
  • SillyBrothers-cc-Brain Dewey via Flickr
  • LaughingSibs-cc-princessrica via Flickr
  • strike_a_pose_docx via Ashley Torres
  • LamyWedding via Southern Weddings
  • christmas-winter-family-photos-3 via EpicDanger Photography
  • soudah038edit
  • Family via Jennifer Massoni Pardini
  • Superhero family via Paging Supermom
  • PinkHatGirls-cc-Jenny via Flickr

Want to know which kinds of holiday photos to avoid? Check out these 15 Cringe-Worthy Holiday Photos.

— Jennifer Massoni Pardini

 

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