Last Updated: Jan 30, 2018
Coming up with silly Christmas card ideas shouldn’t require a lot of hard work or a big budget. You can create an entertaining and one-of-a-kind card this season with a little creativity and supplies you can find right in your home. To get inspired, explore our collection of Christmas cards, and then check out 25+ of our favorite ideas for funny family Christmas cards.
1. Embarrassing Outfits
Creating the perfect funny family Christmas cards can be as simple as having the whole family get dressed up in fun and festive matching attire.
2. Family Snowflake
If you have a large family, you’re looking for Christmas picture ideas that include everyone. Create a family snowflake by having your family members lay on the ground with their heads in the center, forming a circle. Then, have each person make the motion of making a snow angel and together you’ll form a snowflake shape.
3. Tangled Up in Lights
Trimming the tree is a classic Christmas tradition. Give this holiday pastime a silly spin by getting the family tangled up in lights. Tie up the kids or the whole family near the Christmas tree to stage the photo for these funny Christmas cards.
4. Nestled All Snug in their Beds
Some of the best Christmas picture ideas can come from silly Christmas card sayings. Stage a photo of your family nestled all snug in their beds with everyone in their pajamas tucked under the covers.
5. Ugly Christmas Sweaters
For classic yet funny Christmas cards, start by looking in your closet–everyone’s got an over the top Christmas sweater tucked away on a shelf. Have each family member grab theirs for the perfect Christmas card photo.
6. Don’t Get Wrapped Up in the Holidays
With a clever Christmas card saying, you can take almost any photo and create funny Christmas cards. Simply bundle up and wrap yourselves in cozy sweaters and scarves and add the caption, “don’t get wrapped up in the holidays”.
7. Gingerbread Cookie Family
You don’t have to stage an elaborate family photo to compose funny Christmas cards. Instead, have family members decorate a gingerbread cookie in their own likeness and take a gingerbread family portrait.
8. Naughty and Nice
Funny Christmas cards are the most amusing when your family members’ silly personalities get to shine through. Create your next holiday card using the naughty and nice theme and letting your family members’ mischievous side run wild.
9. Photo Booth Style Using Festive Props
A photo booth with props is an instant way to inspire a one-of-a-kind picture. For funny Christmas cards that are sure to be a hit, use festive props to create your own holiday photo booth.
10. Dress in Recycled Christmas Boxes
Repurpose a cardboard box to create a Christmas package your child can wear. Use wrapping paper, ribbon and bows to decorate the box like a Christmas present, and let your child be the wonderful gift inside.
11. Little Tree on a Kids Car
If you’re a parent of a young child or children, you need Christmas picture ideas that are fun and festive without being overly complicated. Take your child’s toy car and a small Christmas tree to recreate a miniature version of a family coming home from the tree farm. If you have a newborn, try dressing them in a fun outfit and turning your holiday photo into a Christmas baby announcement idea.
12. Holiday Lumberjacks
Christmas card ideas that encompass a classic element of the season are both fun and festive. Have the whole family dress in traditional plaid and pose in front of the Christmas tree.
13. What We’re Dreaming of this Christmas
Using witty wording on your funny Christmas cards is the perfect way to make a typical Christmas photo more entertaining. Take one of your favorite holiday pictures and simply add a thought bubble to share what you’re dreaming of this Christmas.
14. Christmas Past
There’s nothing more entertaining than a family picture from Christmas past. Choose one of your family’s most memorable Christmas photos and recreate it with similar Christmas outfits, setup, placement of family members and even silly expressions.
15. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Sharing the love during the holiday season always makes for a fun family photo. Whether you’re kissing under the mistletoe or cuddling up near the trimmed tree, you can never go wrong with an affectionate family picture.
16. Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Sometimes all you need to create a funny photo is the right Christmas card wording. Use a classic song, like “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree”, to inspire you. Take a picture of family members playing instruments around the Christmas tree and caption the photo with the song title.
17. All Lit Up Like a Christmas Tree
The right Christmas card wording can help you turn a simple photo into a funny family Christmas card. Use a classic Christmas song lyric, like “all lit up like a Christmas tree”, to inspire you. Wrap your child in lights or give them a silly pair of Christmas tree glasses to wear.
18. Cookies for Santa Gone Wrong
As you’re brainstorming Christmas picture ideas this season, give your friends and family a good laugh by staging a “cookies for Santa” gone wrong photo. Have the whole family let loose and make a mess in the kitchen covering each other in flour, sprinkles or other ingredients.
This holiday season, gather your family, let loose and get silly. You’ll have just as much fun creating a funny family photo as your loved ones will have when they receive your one-of-a-kind card in the mail. Once you design your family Christmas cards, you can get a jump start on your family’s wish list by shopping our holiday gifts. If you have your design ready to go, but you need some inspiration to fill your blank Christmas card, take a look at our Christmas card wording guide.