o take the picture outdoors, perhaps while selecting the Christmas tree or building a snowman;
o wear matching family clothing – matching holiday Christmas pajamas or family matching holiday shirts are a great twist;
o dig out a special picture from a special family vacation during the year – who says the family Christmas card has to be taken in the winter?
o Wear goofy hats – santa hats, chef hats, baseball caps, be creative!
o Get active – instead of posing the family stiffly in front of a camera, try having someone take a picture of your family engaged in your favorite family activity, whether its biking, mountain climbing, lounging around, a snowball fight, sledding or playing the Wii
o Family collage – a really creative Christmas card idea is taking a close-up snapshot of each family member individually being their own individual self. Put all the photos into a collage to compile a family Christmas card that symbolizes the uniqueness of the individuals in your family and also how they come together to make the family special!