DIY Family Christmas Photo

by Tonya Staab

Don’t hire an expensive photographer to take your holiday photos. You can take your own family photographs at home this year with just a few props and by using the photo timer feature on your camera or cell phone.

Chair, gifts, green and red balloons for family photo Christmas backdrop


  • Royal Santa Suit
  • Apple Red Balloons
  • Kiwi Green Balloons
  • Balloon Backdrop Kit
  • Balloon Pump
  • 13” Gold Air-Filled Letter Balloon – X
  • 13” Gold Air-Filled Letter Balloon – O
Green and red airfilled balloons

Balloon Backdrop

Blow up your balloons using the balloon pump. Tie a knot in each and push the knot through the hole in the plastic balloon backdrop. 

Gold X and O airfilled balloons

Gold Letter Balloons

We used simple X and O gold letter balloons, but you might want to create a word such as your last name, or something that puts you in the Christmas spirit.

Man dressed in iconic Santa suit


What would you wear for your family photo? Matching outfits, funny socks, family pajamas, a Santa suit or costumes?  

Two large boxes gift wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper


Bring in props from around your house like pillows, rugs, or chairs. We even wrapped empty packing boxes with wrapping paper and put bows on them. 

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