Do you believe that we have *only* 54 days till Christmas? THAT is insane.

I have a ton to do in preparation for the holidays, and that includes creating our family Christmas cards. Our Papertrey Ink Senior Design team Challenge is to incorporate your photos, into your holiday cards!

The holidays are the perfect time of year for sending cards and photo updates to all your family and friends. I always do some sort of photo card each year. There are SO many possibilities. I generally make several different versions, then pick one. I like to try to have our family photo taken BEFORE Halloween so I have PLENTY of time to think about my design and colors. You can see that post —>HERE! If I need to order supplies, then I should have enough time for everything to arrive, even if it goes out of stock.

 Today I have three different versions of our family photo cards to share!

First one


Well who doesn’t LOVE the traditional FAMILY photo? I know those are my favorite cards to receive too.

This is clean, simple, and easy to mass produce!! Obviously switch out my colors/images, for your own, to match your project.

I used the trees from Merry & Bright/Additions, and the sentiment from Silent Night. You may see some TWINKLE in this. I chose to use the snow flurry from the Snowfall set, stamped with my glue-pad, and sprinkled on some glitter! (you can find these sets –> here!) The flurry goes around my sentiment, over the trees and around to our photo.

Using the SAME images, here is yet another idea…..

Ornament Trio


Now this idea isn’t new, but it was fun to actually execute! SOOO simple, and your non-stamping family will think you are a GENIUS.

Now you can take this super cute idea, and no matter how many people are in your family, you can feature them on your Christmas card! Remember ODD numbers look best in an overall design. It is more balanced! I luck out with 3 kids 😀 But I certainly could have altered the design to fit Jay and I in this card too. Quite honestly my kids look far cuter  than we would!!

Last but not least….for a more FUN family photo card

Holly Jolly Santa


Now this could be a card, turned Christmas Tree ornament! Just put some ribbon on the back 😀

I got inspired my MYSELF last year –>CHECK IT OUT

This time I made a photo card instead.

How fun would this be to make/send this holiday?

Well there are MANY more ideas for you to use your photos in your holiday cards, so be sure to check them all out!

  • Becky O
  • Lisa Johnson
  • Michelle Wooderson
  • Nichole Heady
  • Pine
  • and our Guest Designer Annabelle
  • As always thank you for stopping by! I hope you were inspired