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Christmas Card Photo Ideas

Photo advice for your personalised Christmas cards

Are you still searching for the perfect photo for your personalised Christmas cards? Don't fret, as help is at hand. Take a look at our practical guide to photo Christmas cards, with plenty of festive ideas for your family portraits or romantic snaps. From advice on the required photo quality to hints and tips on how to set up your own festive photo shoot, we are here to help you create the perfect photo Christmas cards. Read on to discover our top five tips for taking and choosing the best festive photos. Remember that we have multi-photo Christmas cards that will allow you to share up to nine of your favourite snaps.

Get the whole family involved (including pets)

Your Christmas cards are a great way to share your latest family portrait with friends and loved ones, showing them how much the children have grown over the last year, so gather the whole family for a festive photo shoot that you can use for your photo Christmas cards. Decide whether you would like a classic family portrait or whether you wish to create your own wintry scene with seasonal props and a bit of fake snow. Allow the children to get involved in coming up with the type of photo and even include your furry friends in the Christmas snap! (Who can resist a dog in a Santa hat?) Make it a tradition to take family photos every year for your Christmas cards to give you a yearly record of time spent together!

Christmas card photo tip: It’s all about good lighting

The key to a good photo is good natural light! We, therefore, advise taking your festive photo close to a bright window or in the room of your house that gets the most natural light. If you are planning on taking your Christmas photos outside then a bit more forward planning may be required. We would recommend taking your Christmas card photos during the two hours after sunrise or before sunset for the best results, as this will create a beautiful flattering light in autumn time. Make sure that you wrap up warm for your Christmas photo shoot if you are planning on having it outside! Winter woollies will automatically give your Christmas cards a festive feel and will also ensure that no one suffers from frostbite whilst you take the time to find the perfect backdrop and lighting!

Stage your very own winter wonderland

Create your own wintry backdrop using Christmas props. Get your Christmas decorations down from the loft and create a festive backdrop by the warm fire with your tinsel and fairy lights, or get festive in your Christmas jumpers. You can even go all out and add some fake snow to your lawn and stage an outside photo with a Christmas tree! Nothing says Christmas like snow, but given that you need to order your Christmas cards well in advance, you may not be lucky enough to have snow in time for your festive photo shoot. If this is the case, you can always include a photo from your latest skiing holiday or simply use one of our snowflake Christmas cards.

Take a lot of photos in different formats

There is always a family member who blinks on photos or you may have difficulty keeping your children’s attention, so take plenty of photos to ensure that you finish up with a Christmas photo where the majority of the family are looking their best! You may also wish to take both portrait and landscape photos so that you do not limit your choice of our personalised Christmas cards. Try out different photos by dragging and dropping each photo onto your cards in turn. You can even order a personalised sample of your photo Christmas cards to make sure that you are 100% happy with the photo that you have chosen.

Share your big moments from the year gone by

If the last year has been a big one in terms of family milestones, then share a photo of your new baby or your favourite wedding photo instead of staging a Christmas photo. Your friends and family will be delighted to be kept in the loop about the latest goings-on in your household and many will hang onto your cards for years to come. Your photo Christmas cards are a great way to brag about your latest exotic holiday or an ideal excuse to get your wedding photos back out! Fill the inside of your cards with a written family update, letting your friends and family know what you have all been up to over the last year and who has reached which important milestone.

Atelier Rosemood will retouch your photo Christmas cards

Whether your festive photos were taken by a professional or taken at home, our graphic designers will do everything that they can to ensure that your photo Christmas cards are absolutely perfect. All of our cards include our complimentary retouching service, during which our graphic designers will check the quality of all of your festive images. If we do not think that we can guarantee our usual high-quality printing due to the quality of your photos, we will let you know. It is helpful to keep an eye on your emails just in case we message you, asking you whether or not you can provide us with an alternative photo for your Christmas cards. Take a look at our photo quality advice for more information about the photo format and resolution required to ensure that your cards print well.