What To Wear For Christmas Card Photos
As a couple blog, you know we’re all about the pictures that we take together. They hold so much meaning for both Brandon and I, and we both enjoy having a home that is filled with photographic memories of our travels and adventures together. Last year, we spent a lot of time thinking about what we wanted to do for our Christmas cards and in the end, we were so happy with the result.
I know it may seem crazy, but now is the time to start planning for holiday cards if you’re really aiming for a great picture. What to wear for Christmas card photos can be tricky, so we put together this extensive guide, based off the “vibe” or the look you may be going for. I hope that this helps you in your planning! As a general timeline, you’ll want to order the cards themselves during mid November or right around Thanksgiving in order to send them off in early-mid December. Crazy, right?! Happy planning and leave us a comment if you have a question or suggestion!
Classic Christmas Card
There’s nothing more classic than a great “All American” sweater in holiday colors. I love the fair isle print, cable knit, or just a classic white/cream. We also love the thought of taking the pictures bundled up somewhere in a gorgeous coat. Why not purchase now so that you can wear it all the way through the holiday season as your last layer?
Glam Christmas Card
Around the holidays, I get so excited for all the glitz and glam. It seems like every major retailer comes out with something sequined and you can never go wrong with a beautiful, glittery dress in your closet. Once again, purchase early for the Christmas cards and you’ll find that you have it ready to go for all of the fun seasonal parties that will arrive later. You’ll thank yourself for having a holiday dress hanging in your closet before the busyness of the season begins.
Rustic Christmas Card
To me, this is the easiest look to create! Everyone has a pair of jeans and a plaid/flannel shirt. This is also a timeless look that will last through the ages. A sweater dress would also look great if you’re taking picture outside in a tall, grassy field. Throw on some boots and you’ve got yourself a classic Texas Christmas card.
Spirited Christmas Card
If you’re really hoping to get all the holiday feels, cater your Christmas cards to all things festive: cozy atmosphere, Christmas sweaters, and festive colors. I think this would be so cute to do in matching family PJs or any of the his + hers sweaters below.
Formal Christmas Card
Many of you already have a great cocktail dress in your closet right now. Recycle that for Christmas card photos and find a great spot downtown to snap your pictures. Not only will you have a great picture to frame, but we guarantee you’ll have fun getting all dressed up. Why not make a date out of it and grab dinner afterwards too?
Casual Christmas Card
Another easy one to create from things you already have in your closet! Many people opt for something basic like a chambray shirt or a white button down. If you’re trying to coordinate together, a simple shirt without a pattern looks great together. If you are wearing a print, we recommend keeping patterns classic like plaid, polka dots, or gingham.
What do you think? Which style or “vibe” do you like best for Christmas cards? Let us know with a comment below!