Join our Mailing List
New subscribers only.
The air always feels a little more magical around the holidays. From the thrill of the first snow to the smell of homemade cookies, little joys seem to pop up everywhere. And you may feel inspired to gift your friends and family with some seasonal joy of your own.
Beautiful holiday cards can deliver a helping of warmth, from the moment your card arrives in the mailbox to the moment it’s stuck on the fridge with a magnet.
Wondering what to wear for family Christmas photos? Not to worry. We’ve gathered a list of our favorite Christmas family photo outfits to make the new year bright. So grab your family and pull them close because picture day has arrived. Say cheese!
There’s nothing like Christmas morning. Children scurry out of their beds to an unforgettable experience of love, family, and Santa-sanctioned fun (provided they were good this year). Share the love of Christmas morning by taking pictures in Christmas-inspired PJs.
Show off your family’s PJ party by posing while:
Fashion Snapshot: In addition to being insanely comfortable, PJs are an excellent choice for coordination. Choose a holiday-inspired color scheme from our holiday shop, wear matching pajama pants, or go all-out and snag matching onesies for the whole family. Hey, don’t knock it till you try it. They’re super comfy.
As the weather gets colder, flannel remains a fan-favorite for families everywhere. They offer casual comfort and a rustic feel that pairs well with a warm mug of apple cider.
Fashion Snapshot: Wear lightweight flannels inside for a cozy peek at your Thanksgiving table or pop outside for some fresh air. A walk in the woods or by a nearby cabin could provide a lovely scenic backdrop.
Celebrate the most wonderful time of year by showing off the best parts of winter—dazzling, glistening snow and the luminous holiday lights. Grab your mittens, tie your scarves, and gather your family around gorgeous locations that celebrate the colder season, including:
Fashion Snapshot: Usher in the colder weather and a perfect family photo with nostalgic patterns that fit any location. Our Woven Ruffle Bow Dress, Long Sleeve Button Down, and Woven Flutter Bubble Romper come in two prints, jolly stripe and garland plaid, for festive fits for the whole family.
Duck and cover! Traditional photos aren’t for every family. Show your friends and relatives that you know how to let loose and have a good time with family photos that pack a punch.
Take your family photos to the extreme by waging an all-out snowball war. You can split your teams into parents vs. children, boys vs. girls, or have a total free-for-all. Just make sure not to hit your photographer.
Sweaters can make an excellent focal point for a traditional holiday feel that brings smiles to every face.
Fashion Snapshot: Sweaters can wrap your family photo in warmth, comfort, and cheer, and they come in a variety of styles that can customize any holiday shoot:
Want to spread a message of joy to the world this Christmas? Well, that’s nothing a trip to the craft store can’t fix. Grab some large wooden letters and pose with them for your holiday photo shoot.
Short messages tend to work the best, so consider spelling words like:
If you don’t like the look of the wood, you can also grab some paint supplies and decorate them however you want. Ooh, and don’t forget the glitter.
Fashion Snapshot: To keep the emphasis on your message, opt for classic clothing styles and solid colors—the Ruffled Long Sleeve Layering Tee and Knit 3/4 Sleeve Twirl Dress are simple holiday staples.
Even if you don’t have any holiday parties on the calendar, that shouldn’t stop you from getting all gussied up. Dressing in formal attire can give you a lovely snapshot of your family looking their absolute best for you to look back on for years.
Fashion Snapshot: Besides the traditional formal dresses, cardigans, and bow ties, you can also turn to color coordination for some extra flair. Lean into some classic Christmas colors to keep the festivities bright:
Just as Santa has his trusty reindeer, many families don’t feel complete without their furry companion. So don’t leave them out in the cold—invite them in for the picture party.
Fashion Snapshot: If your dog or cat is obedient enough to sit through a Christmas photo session, you can take it a step further by dressing them up.
Treat your furry friend to:
But our favorite is the Peppermint Stripe Pet Bandana for a classic holiday look.
When taking family pictures, it’s crucial to include all family members. And who knows? If your pet behaves, Santa may leave a new bone or catnip under the tree.
If you’ve made your list (and checked it twice), you know a thing or two about stepping into Santa’s boots. Take it further by having your family dress up as Santa and his elves and reward yourselves with generous helpings of milk and cookies after the photo shoot.
If you want to spread Christmas cheer, you can have a photographer capture that Christmas spirit in real-time. Spend time in your home and celebrate Christmas as you usually would while your photographer snaps some candids.
Many professional photographers prefer candid photos over posed photos, as they highlight a person’s true character and authentic smile. Give your loved ones something to smile about by:
Forget about the camera and capture the pure magic of the holidays. You may end up with a new favorite photo to put out on your mantel.
Whether you prefer traditional holiday photos or silly snapshots of your family in action, there’s no wrong way to do the holidays. As long as you’re true to your family values, you can confidently wrap the holidays up in a neat bow.
Get your family into the Christmas spirit with RuffleButts.
Our holiday shop provides more goodies than Santa’s sleigh. From comfy pajamas to the perfect newborn winter outfit, we’ve got styles to see your child through the entire holiday season. You can also snag some excellent stocking stuffers with our collection of matching sets and accessories.
Plus, with our clothing collections ranging from babies to tweens, you can dress your whole family in a pinch. Santa who?
CNN. A Cozy History of the Christmas Sweater. https://www.cnn.com/style/article/ugly-christmas-jumpers/index.html
Jordan Pinder Photography. Why Candid Photography Makes the Best Memories. http://jordanpinder.com/2019/09/02/candid-photography/