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With the growing popularity of photo Christmas cards, you may be wondering how to make your holiday card stand out from all the others your friends and family will receive this year.  Whether you plan to set the photo up yourself or hire a photographer to capture a family portrait for you, here are some funny and cute ideas to get you thinking:

A Christmas Story

This just might be everyone’s favorite modern Christmas movie.  Liz Labianca styled the session above for one of her clients and created a photo that is sure to get some laughs.

Amanda Earles of Candid Moment Studios made the leg lamp herself and purchased the vintage clothing at and eBay.

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But, you don’t need a whole family and a leg lamp to pull this off.  Bobbi + Mike‘s photo is a cute version for just two people.

Great Ideas for Funny Christmas Card Photos

And speaking of Bobbi + Mike, they are experts when it comes to funny Christmas cards.

Hoe, Hoe, Hoe

Great Ideas for Funny Christmas Cards

And our favorite:

Awkward Family Photo

Check out this series–we promise you will laugh out loud!

Great Ideas for Funny Christmas Card Photos

Silent Night

A little duct tape can help the Christmas carol Silent Night take on a whole new meaning. 😉

TBS Photography

Great Ideas for Funny Christmas Card Photos

Of course, if duct tape seems a little extreme, you could have the kids use their hands to cover up their mouths.

Capture Me Photography by Nicole 

Great Ideas for Funny Christmas Card Photos

Christmas Line-Up

This is another funny family photo idea from Summer Driggs.  Be sure to visit her post to see the individual mug shots as well!

Great Ideas for Funny Christmas Card Photos


Photo-booths are a perfect way to bring out the silly in everyone.  With a tripod, self-timer setting, and some simple props, you can create a super-cute series of photos for your Christmas card.

Oh Happy Day  (Visit her blog to download the free printable photo-booth props.)

Great Ideas for Funny Christmas Card Photos

Justin Hackworth’s family photo-booth Christmas card really captures the joy of the season!

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Wrapped Up

We love the expression on this little boy’s face.  Dana from Joop Joop Designs perfectly captured the frustration we all feel as we untangle Christmas lights.

Great Ideas for Funny Christmas Card Photos

The faces really make this photo from Jillian Murphy great.  We laughed so hard at the toddler’s triumphant expression as she has her parents all tied up.

Great Ideas for Funny Christmas Card Photos

Now, with all that inspiration, you have no excuse to send the same old Christmas card this year.  Get that camera out and create something fun to send to your family and friends and spread some Christmas cheer!

Have you captured some funny Christmas card photos?  Please share them on Instagram, hashtag #IHFphoto today.


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jo January 27, 2015

Hahah! These are great! My favorite is the “We can explain” and “JOY!” one!


s. badiyah austin November 13, 2013

ha! awesome concepts!


Life with Kaishon November 13, 2013

What great ideas. I heart faces is the best place around for good ideas.


Katie C December 7, 2012

These are seriously adorable – great ideas for funny Christmas card photos!


Meghann Anderson December 7, 2012

Funny Christmas Card Photo Ideas


nest of posies November 27, 2012

this is such a hysterical & very clever post! LOVE IT!


Angela November 25, 2012

LoL you’ve really made my day with that great and funny collection! I’ve already got some inspiration to make a really special card collection for this years xmas:) Thanks for the idea!


Angie November 24, 2012

Cracking up! These are too cute. —>RT @iheartfaces: Funny Christmas Card Photo Ideas


Declan Mc Glone November 24, 2012

Funny Christmas Card Photo Ideas #photography


Jane November 23, 2012

Oh my gosh Rebekah, that is ridiculous. Are we supposed to remove the ones tied up in lights because there have been people tied up who also died at some point in the past too? It’s a funny card. Stop trying to ruin it for everyone else.


Rebekah November 23, 2012

I’m sorry but in light of Caylee Anthony’s death can you please remove the duct tape picture. I’ve seen this idea on Pinterest and just think it is awful. I don’t see anything funny about it to be perfectly honest. On a positive note: I can hardly wait for Bobbi + Mike’s Christmas card this year!


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