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Festive photo ideas in your own home

Use festive drapes to create a holiday backdrop.

Use festive drapes to create a holiday backdrop.

After you've decked the halls with boughs of holly, snap a festive photo for your holiday card. Sending cards is a great way to reconnect with all of your family and friends, and will also allow you to showcase your interior design chops. If you need help thinking of creative card ideas and setting the backdrop for your photo shoot, take a look at some helpful suggestions below.

  • Dream in evergreen: It's obvious that posing in front of your Christmas tree can create a festive ambiance, however this pose can also be slightly cliché. Why don't you think outside of the box? For instance, snap an action shot of your children placing ornaments on the evergreen or sneaking a peak at their presents underneath the tree. We're sure that your relatives will find these poses adorable! 
  • Lights, camera, action: Even if you don't have kids, you can still create a cute holiday card. "Grab your sweetie and drape yourselves in a strand of old-fashioned Christmas lights — the multicolored kind with extra-large bulbs," suggests Houzz.com contributor Laura Gaskill. "Set up your photo shoot near an outlet so you can actually have the lights on. Santa hat optional." To add to the festive atmosphere, pose your photo in front of your red or green curtains and drapes.
  • Toasty by the fireplace: Nothing says Christmas like chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Have your children pose by the fire in their favorite holiday pajamas. Bonus points if they sip hot cocoa!

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