35 Photo Christmas Card Ideas to Celebrate The Season

Christmas cards are the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season. Whether on their own or as a pair with a Christmas gift, Christmas cards don’t have to be boring greeting cards you’d find on the shelf. Personalize your photo Christmas cards to add a special, meaningful touch.

You can add holiday flair to your Christmas cards by taking professional or casual family photos. Christmas photo cards can be sent to friends, family, and the other important people in your life. Stress a little less this holiday season and design your own Christmas cards with your favorite photos, a creative design, and the perfect embellishments.

Add even more personalization by mailing your Christmas Cards with custom stamps and Christmas stationery. Don’t forget to include a meaningful message before you ship them out to those you care about.

1. Funny Photo Christmas Cards

Funny photo Christmas card with a woman and her dog
One of the best ways to make your Christmas cards stand out is to make people laugh. Taking a funny family photo can also be a great bonding experience (in addition to making it the best part of your Christmas cards). If you’re looking for ideas for photo Christmas cards, consider Christmas outfit ideas that can help you design the perfect holiday photo cards.

2. Tinsel Wreath Holiday Cards

Holiday wreaths are not just for your front door. Customize a beautiful tinsel wreath holiday card with silver or gold foil and your favorite family photo. This card theme can be elegant or casual depending on the design and embellishments you choose.

3. Happy Holidays Photo Cards

If you wish to send a more nondescript holiday greeting to people who celebrate different holidays, holiday photo cards are for you. You can either go with a simplistic design or create your own custom color scheme with the option of gold, rose gold, or silver foil lettering.

4. Holiday Photo Books

Family holiday photo books and Christmas cards on display on a table next to the Christmas tree
If you want to share more than just a card with your closest friends and family, photo books make great personalized gifts. Preserve family memories from weddings and anniversaries, vacations, and graduations in customized photo books. A great gift for new parents or soon-to-be graduates, photo books are a thoughtful gift not only for the holidays but at any time of year.

5. Shimmery Stars

Who can say no to shimmer and sparkle at this time of year? Participate in the holiday glitterati with a holiday greeting photo card featuring columns of shimmery metallic stars alongside your greeting with a customized photo.

6. Woodgrain Photo Christmas Cards

Add unique texture to your Christmas cards with a woodgrain print card. This type of simple, yet charming background is sure to look great as a backdrop for your family holiday photos. A woodgrain print card looks nice on an entryway table, kitchen shelf, or bookshelf to complement and accent your wood furniture.

7. Design Your Own Photo Christmas Cards

Upload your own design to make completely personalized Christmas photo cards or party invitations. The benefit of designing your own Christmas card is that your design will be completely unique. You can make a personalized Christmas card that no one else has with a unique design, theme, and photos.

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8. Hanukkah Greeting Cards

Wish friends and family a Happy Hanukkah with customized Hanukkah greeting cards. Add text with metallic foil embossing, and choose from a variety of Hanukkah-themed embellishments such as menorahs, dreidels, and pretty lights.

9. Religious Christmas Cards

Customized religious Christmas cards make a great gift. You can customize your own religious Christmas cards that include Bible scripture to celebrate the real reason for the season.

10. Personalized Christmas Stationery

Say thank you for Christmas gifts on custom stationery. Add holiday pizzazz to wintertime correspondence. Choose from a modern Christmas tree print that allows you to fill in all the relevant party details, or a cute Santa sleigh print.

Magnet board with photo Christmas cards

 

11. Glitter Christmas Cards

Don’t let holiday stress dull your sparkle. Glitter and glitz are the best part of the holiday season. Customize your holiday theme with gold or silver glitter Christmas cards that sparkle and won’t rub off.

12. Say Feliz Navidad

Choose from a wide selection of Christmas cards for Spanish-speaking friends and family. There’s no better way to say “Feliz Navidad” than with a customized photo greeting card.

13. Christmas Address Labels

Red and green envelopes with custom address labels for Christmas cards

14. Plaid Christmas Cards

Plaid evokes thoughts of warm cozy flannels and wintertime warmth. Customize your holiday card with plaid and rose gold, gold, or silver foil design which lends both elegance and familiarity to your holiday greetings.

15. Whimsical Christmas Cards

Add childlike whimsy to your Christmas and holiday cards by personalizing them with creative and whimsical photos.

16. Elegant Christmas Invites

Avoid having to write your address over and over by investing in some customized professionally-printed address labels. These labels can be used during the holiday season to save you time and help you stress less so you can celebrate more.

Plaid holiday Christmas card and envelope on flat green surface next to wrapped Christmas gifts

Short on time? Just add the event details to the template for these festive Christmas party invitations and it’ll look like you spent hours printing them yourself. You can use metallic lettering, gold or silver glitter, and Christmas-themed red and green jewel tones for a pretty visual effect.

17. Ugly Sweater Inspired Customized Invitations

Holiday sweater parties are very popular this time of year. Host your own ugly sweater party (with an ugly sweater competition, of course) with customized invitations. Your friends and family will thank you for giving them a reason to have fun looking for the most garish holiday sweaters.

18. Glitter Word Art Holiday Cards

Say happy holidays in a glitzy way with glitter word art holiday cards. These custom photo cards with gold and silver glitter text are sure to impress your loved ones.

19. Religious Holiday Cards

People of faith can customize their own religious holiday cards, whether they are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or other winter holidays. Connect with loved ones with a customized photo religious holiday card.

20. Custom Greeting Holiday Cards

Custom photo Christmas cards on white background next to Christmas gifts

Think outside the box with a custom message on your photo holiday card. Editable cards allow you to enter your own text as well as provide your own photos for completely personalized, yet high-quality and professional holiday cards.

21. Snowman Cards

Even if you live in a warm climate, you can evoke a spirit of wintertime fun with a snowman card offering photo customization. With his classic carrot nose, a smiling snowman card can help you send seasonal wishes to your loved ones

22. Customized Holiday Party Invitations

Whether you are celebrating Christmas, winter birthdays, or other December holidays, you can create and send festive holiday party invitations for your next holiday party. Party invitations can include custom text and/or photos to announce your party in a unique way!

23. Combine Christmas and Hanukkah

Offer an interfaith holiday greeting with a combined Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah greeting card. An interfaith holiday card features both messages on a personalized photo card which features five family photos. Or, offer season’s greetings with a personalized Chrismukkah holiday greeting card. A portmanteau of Christmas and Hanukkah, Chrismukkah merges the Christian and Jewish winter holidays.

24. Furry Friend Christmas Cards

Photo Christmas card of woman and dog with red envelope and ribbon

What better way to celebrate your furry friend than by including him or her in your Christmas card? Pick your favorite photo with your dog or cat and customize your card so it fits your personality as a dog owner.

25. Faith, Hope, And Love

Offer holiday blessings of faith, hope, and love with a three-panel custom photo Christmas card. The card’s text can be printed in raised foil for a more elegant look for your holiday greetings.

26. Write Your Own Christmas Card Greeting

If you march to the beat of your own drum, choose your own Christmas greeting card design. You can upload your own photos and come up with a special, one-of-a-kind greeting to wish your loved ones a Merry Christmas.

27. Photo Collage

Display up to nine family photos with a custom photo collage Christmas card. With so many photo options, this card will delight distant relatives who are wondering what your family has been up to over the past year.

Red custom photo Christmas card flat with white envelope and ribbon

28. Joy To The World

Celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with a beautiful religious Christmas card. Add a photo of your choice to go alongside a “Joy to the World” greeting and you’re all set for a lovely holiday card that will look great on mantelpieces.

29. Wooden Door Merry Christmas Card

Give your holiday greetings some rustic charm with a folksy wooden door themed card. This type of card, which features two wooden doors on the front, opens from the middle to give you more space for more photos. Open the wooden doors to reveal more photos of your cherished family memories.

30. DIY Christmas Cards

Create a do-it-yourself Christmas card with simple arts and crafts supplies. To make your own Christmas card, check out our helpful guide on DIY holiday card ideas. A personalized card pairs nicely with a customized Christmas ornament or other personalized gifts.

Hanging custom Christmas ornament with photos of children

31. New Year’s Greeting Card

Print your own holiday photo cards to ring in the new year. New Year’s cards make an excellent accompaniment for personalized gifts.

32. Rustic Tag Christmas Cards

Send good tidings rustic Christmas cards. With a custom photo and personalized text, this card theme is a great accompaniment for Christmas gifts or looks cute on its own as a holiday greeting.

33. Fancy Metallic Lettering

Wish friends and family the best this holiday season with custom-made holiday cards with luxurious metallic foil lettering and customized photos.

34. Holiday Stripes

Stripes, a timeless classic, get a modern update as the backdrop of customized photo Christmas cards. Say Merry Christmas in style with simple but seasonally appropriate red, gold, and green stripes.

35. Celebrate The Newlyweds

Just married? Commemorate your new beginning by featuring wedding photos on your holiday cards. Express how blessed you are to close friends and family with a simple and elegant Christmas greeting card.

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Final Thoughts

These ideas for holiday photo cards, party invitations, and personalized gifts are a great way to celebrate the season. Customized holiday cards and invitations can help make the holidays more festive and memorable. Get inspiration from more of our custom Christmas photo cards.