The holiday season is a time for creating beautiful memories with your family. Capturing these special moments for the traditional holiday card helps you relive the joy and warmth of the holidays for years to come. It’s also a really fun way to show your family’s personality!
Planning for and organizing family photos for this year’s card doesn’t have to be stressful! That’s why we’ve curated some tips to help you capture unforgettable holiday photos with your family.
Preparing for Holiday Cards
The key to successful holiday photography is preparation. Are you considering a snowy background or a picture of the family on the front porch? Consider the locations, outfits, and themes you want to incorporate into your photographs.
Do you want to hire a professional photographer or take the pictures yourself? Check out our interview with professional family and lifestyle photographer Emily Young for tips on how to prepare for a holiday family photoshoot.
Choose a Card Design You Love
Search holiday card designs to get a sense of what you want to create for this year’s photo. Sometimes, you find a design you love before the picture, making coordinating your family’s style easier.
Inspiration is around the corner at Little Sleepies! This year, we created a holiday capsule that can mix and match with the entire family, even man’s best friend.
Time it Just Right
Timing is crucial when ordering your cards to mail them out. Many designers already have their holiday designs, and you can make it easy by having your recipient addresses printed on the envelopes - more time for baking cookies!
Holiday stress is no more because getting your pictures done early is easy. Our Holiday Shop is ready with styles for the entire family. Take a cozy family picture with mix-and-match pajamas, like our Merry and Bright print, in front of the fireplace or during the last camping trip of the year!
Holiday Card Photo Tips
Keep It Natural
Consider capturing the natural - and fun! - interactions and emotions that happen this time of year. If you’re taking your own photos, keep your camera handy and be ready to snap away any spontaneous moments. These candid shots often hold the most precious memories.
One of our favorite holiday traditions is baking - cookies, cakes, yum! Our Holiday Treats print is both comfortable and seasonally adorable to bake with the family. Capture your family by measuring flour, rolling dough, and enjoying the first sweet bite.
Make group photos easy when including large families or little kids by using a tripod or ask a friend to take the photo if you’re not using a professional photographer. Experiment with different compositions and groupings to create visually exciting pictures.
Keep the kids comfortable and dressy with our holiday Play collection capsule, designed to coordinate with everyone in the family. From holiday solids to Festive Plaid, the Twirl Dresses, Polos, and Joggers are guaranteed to be picture-perfect and cozy for a day of big smiles!
Share Holiday Traditions
While you’re making holiday memories, snap photos with your family that take center stage on this year’s holiday card! Coordinate a family picture while visiting Santa, attending the local holiday parade, or enjoying the community musical.
Need styling inspiration? Here are ideas on dressing your family with our versatile holiday collection for the season’s biggest events.
Make it Cozy
The Little Sleepies holiday matching pajamas were designed to never go out of style. Our Holiday Family Matching Bundler makes it easy to wrap the entire family in our signature Lunaluxe™ bamboo viscose that’s super comfy, cozy, and available in sizes from micro-preemie to 3XL.
Get the family together in their holiday pajamas and snap - it doesn’t get cuter than that! Click here for different occasions to wear holiday-matching pajamas that are sure to inspire your holiday card this year!
Capturing holiday moments with your family is a wonderful way to create lasting memories. It’s also a fun way to get the family together in their holiday best! Are you adding Little Sleepies to your holiday card this year? Tag us @littlesleepies or join our Facebook VIPs group … we love to meet our community.