Christmas Picture Ideas for Your Holiday Cards and Gifts

When it comes time to celebrate the holidays with loved ones that are far away, sending Christmas cards comes to mind. Instead of just signing a greeting this year, take Christmas family pictures and send them along with your card. Or make your photos into a card — how fun! Although that means you’ll need a few Christmas picture ideas, but we have you covered with the best suggestions we could gather for those near and in Cincinnati.

Head to Lumaze

mother and son at lumaze

For a fun-filled time for the entire family, head to Lumaze with your photographer or tripod. If you want to go casual, just ask a passerby to take your photo. Lumaze has lots of light displays that would be perfect for the backdrop of your photos. Choose from a light tunnel or one of the Glow Around the World features. You can also snap pictures of the kids with Santa or on Louis the Locomotive. Even hanging picture frames are specifically designed for grabbing that perfect shot for your family Christmas pictures.

Go outside to a local park

couple kissing outside, with dog alongside

Yes, it’s chilly in winter, but the outdoors can be such a beautiful feature to include in your photos. Plus, the Cincinnati area has lots of parks that are perfect for snapping pictures. Depending on where you go, a photographer can walk with you and take shots on trails, in front of natural sites, and near water. Head to the Cincinnati Parks website to see which location is perfect for you and your Christmas family pictures.

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Include downtown Cincinnati

couple strolling around with baby

If you’re sending cards to people all over the United States and the world, give them a glimpse of downtown Cincinnati itself. Walk downtown and take photos in front of buildings with beautiful architecture, such as the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. Another fun option would be to head high up in the sky and take photos at the Carew Tower Observation Deck. Just be sure to bundle up so that you aren’t chilly while you and your photographer (or tripod!) find the perfect spots for Christmas picture ideas.

Use your home

couple putting up christmas tree

Hey, you’ve decorated for the holidays, so show it off — both indoors and out. Your photographer can place you by your front door or on your front steps to capture where you lived during the holidays. Another option is to head inside and document casual moments for family Christmas pictures, such as warming up around the fireplace, decorating the tree, or sitting on the couch surrounded by your indoor holiday decor. Of course, staying at home is an attractive option if you have tiny children to corral for photos. 

Visit with Santa

santa hugging kid

Who says Santa is just for kids? Head to one of the local Santa sightings to get a Christmas family picture with the jolly old elf. Just be sure to wear colors that won’t clash with red, as we already know what St. Nick will be wearing. Place a child or two on his lap, and adults can stand around his lofty chair. Oh, and Lumaze has Santa too so you can be sure to see him and snap a photo while you’re there!

Having different Christmas picture ideas and options for the holiday season is essential for any family that likes to celebrate traditions. Enjoy these propositions and email us the best photos you come up with this year for a chance to win free tickets to Lumaze Cincinnati!

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