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These Families Totally Nailed Their Holiday Cards With These 13 Fun, Inspiring Photos

Score some seasonal inspiration for your own festive photo shoot.

A whole year has passed since last holiday season, and our families have gone through a host of changes: a few new inches added to the little ones’ heights here, a new set of braces sparkling on the pre-teen there. There may even be a furry new addition to the family -- welcome to the crew, Buddy! Now’s the time when we can share all those changes, big and small, with the faraway loved ones in our lives. Enter the holiday card, which presents our chance to corral the family together and snap a photo that captures all the growing we’ve done since last December. And a chance, of course, to ham it up for the camera.

Because it’s not easy getting everyone together to take the perfect picture, we’ve teamed up with Tiny Prints to celebrate creativity, showing you families who knocked their holiday card photos out of the park. Score some seasonal inspiration for your own photo shoot; think festive, think fun and, above all, let your family’s own brand of awesomeness do all the talking.

1. The Elves On A Shelf

elves on a shelf
Image: Jason Lee/jwlphotography

Get in character. These sisters who posed as Santa’s little helpers have holiday spirit down pat.

2. The Young Adults

We dare you to come up with a cuter holiday card concept.

3. The Claus Family

mother son santa claus
Image: Jennifer Borget/Baby Making Machine

Be sure to snap a picture of any celebrity sightings, especially in the North Pole.

4. The Claus Family, Part 2

santa claus family
Image: John McKenna/Flickr

Or go all out and just become Santa Claus.

5. The Chrismukkah Couple

christmas hanukkah card
Image: Scott Burry Photography

Celebrate your differences and your similarities. This couple completely nailed their joint Christmas and Hanukkah card with spot-on props and staging.

6. The Growing Family

adopted siblings
Image: Amber West/Growing Wests

Got a growing family? Share your adoption excitement with the loved ones in your life.

7. The Adventure Collage

christmas tree mosaic
Image: Jon Arnold/CameraSim

Share your year’s adventures! This family created a collage of snapshots from their RV trip and arranged them into a Christmas tree. Cue *mic drop.*

8. The Reindeer

In need of some inspiration? Use a real-life winter wonderland landscape as your backdrop to set the scene.

9. The Happy Family

family photo outside
Image: Jennifer Borget/Baby Making Machine

When in doubt, keep it simple and show your smiles. Works like a charm.

10. The Proud Parent And Child

Nothing beats a mom and her son showing off how happy they are to have each other in their lives, and that’s why this duo’s card is one of our favorites of the season. Print some thought-bubble cards as props for your photo shoot to say what you’re really thinking.

11. The Tinseltowners

tinsel holiday card
Image: Max Wanger

‘Tis the season for tinsel, so let it rain! Trust us: it’s the easiest prop for a seasonal photo shoot.

12. The Funny Photo Booth Brigade

This family is having all the feelings this holiday season (some getting jollier than others). Give yourselves a chance to show them all on camera.

13. The Northern Lights

Merry? Check. Bright? Check. A little seasonal decoration goes a long way when it comes to holiday cards.

Turn your memories into mementos, and share them with loved ones in your life. Use these holiday photos as inspiration for creating your own holiday cards with Tiny Prints. Tiny Prints is your source for modern cards, chic stationery and gifts for all of life's occasions, helping you share moments and milestones with family and friends. Visit TinyPrints.com to see all the ways you can spread cheer this holiday season.