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Four Looks for Holiday Family Photos


Whether you plan to sit for a professional holiday session or want a great casual family pic in front of the Christmas tree, you may be wondering what to wear. Here are three sets of looks for the whole family, from casual to dressy. Some specific items may no longer be available. See suggested items for more options. Pictured: Balsam Hill Classic Blue Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree


For a modern casual look, stick with cool greys and denim. The kiddos can pair fun stripes or stars with fun tights and pom pom boots, dad can stick with a solid grey sweater, and mom can pair grey layers with cute black rain boots instead of the typical riding boot.

Boy's Look: Baby-boys striped cardigan  //  Boy's Carter's carpenter jeans  //  Boy's Grey Slip On Sneakers
Dad's Look: Patagonia Men's Special Edition Cashmere 1/4-Zip (similar available here)  //  Old Navy Men's Premium Straight Fit Jeans - Rinse  //  DC Men's grey sneakers
Mom's Look: BKE women's plaid snap button shirt  // J Crew black vest (no longer available - similar here) //  American Eagle Outfitters skinny stretch pants  //  black glossy Hunter original Wellie rain boots
Girl's Look: Amy Byer Girls 7-16 Star Sweater (currently sold out - similar here) //  Girls' Denim Skirt  //  silver and grey dot tights  //  Mantaray black pom pom boots (similar available here)


 
For a casual but somewhat more dressy look, you can still incorporate denim, with the addition of luxurious cable knits. Pair rich cream colors and red plaid with warm chocolate brown accessories. 

Boy's Look: Toddler Boy: Shirts | Gap  //  Old Navy Boys Skinny Jeans - Astro  //  Boys - Smartfit - Boys' Toddler Aiden Sport Casual - Payless Shoes
Dad's Look: Old Navy Mens Solid V Neck Sweaters - Burgundy (similar available here) //  Armani Jeans Mid Wash J21 Regular Fit Jean  //  Calvin Klein Jeans chukka boots (similar available here)
Mom's Look: Women's Turtle neck sweater (similar available here) //  Women's True Religion skinny jeans  //  Matisse riding boots (similar available here)
Girl's Look: Old Navy Cable Knit Sweater Dresses For Baby - Heather oatmeal (similar available here) //  Claire s hair band headband  //  Old Navy Patterned Tights For Baby - Snowflake  //  Lamo Tan Suede Sheepskin Lined Pom Pom Girls Boot Girls 1-6  (similar available here)



This is a very sleek and modern take on the dressy look. Steely blues paired with greys and blacks create a color palette for the fashion-loving family.

Boy's Look: Arrow Vest Set Toddler (similar available here) //  Trendz Boy's Slip-On Dress Shoe (Youth) Black/Black (similar available here)
Dad's Look: Brooks Brothers Alternating BB#10 Slim Tie  //  SAND men's black Dress shirt (similar available here)  //  Men's Pal Zileri Subtle Check Wool Trousers (similar available here)  //  Cole Haan Air Madison Monk
Mom's Look: Victoria s Secret sequin dot top (similar available here)  //  A P C women's navy wool trousers  //  Nine West bow flat (similar available here)
Girl's Look: Sweet Kids Girls Triple Tiered Chiffon Flirty Party Dress  //  Girls' Caia Ballet Flat



For a black-tie look with a traditional Christmas feel, mom and dad get a classic black suit and cocktail dress, while the kids show some Christmas red, including a red tartan Christmas dress.

 Boy's Look: American Exchange Boys 8-20 Dress Shirt With Tie And Pocket Square  //  Calvin Klein Boy's 8-20 Bi-Stretch Flat Front Pant  //  Boys - Smartfit - Toddler Croco Oxford - Payless Shoes
Dad's Look: Isaia men's black tuxedo (similar available here)  //  Cole Haan Air Carter Split men's black dress shoes
Mom's Look: Karen Millen pleated dress (similar available here)  //  Sabine vintage statement necklace (similar available here)  //  Vince Camuto Kain leather pointy toe pumps
Girl's Look: Colorblock Glitter Bow Headband  //  Ralph Lauren Tartan Plaid Party Dress, Red, Sizes 4-6X  (similar available here)  //  Cherokee Infant Toddler Girls' Tights White  //  Girls' Toddler Ally Buckle Mary Jane




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  1. I don't recall my family ever doing photo Christmas cards....

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  2. It's been a long time since we did a photo Christmas card--not since Dad died 22 years ago. Actually, not since I was a kid....

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  3. It's been several years since we did one, but I still love to get pics of the girls in holiday dresses, especially with the tree lights.

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