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6 Holiday Card Outfit Ideas for the Whole Family

written by THE EVERYMOM EDITORS

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Graphics by: Aryana Johnson
Graphics by: Aryana Johnson

One of the big items on our fall to-do list is getting new family photos taken for our holiday cards. And if you get only one chance to get a great family photo for the whole year, finding the perfect holiday card outfits is key—and maybe even a little stressful. You want a timeless look, but something that feels authentic to you and your family’s style.

When it comes to selecting the best coordinating outfits for your crew, we’re here to help take the stress out of choosing what to wear for your photo session. Below, we’ve curated six themed outfit styles and linked shoppable pieces for the whole family. The best part? Every single piece is from Nordstrom, meaning you can grab outfits for the whole fam’ in a singular order.

No more realizing at the last minute that your partner has nothing that works with the family theme or that your kids’ clothes from last holiday season don’t fit. This year, Nordstrom is the perfect one-stop-shop for your entire family’s needs.

Tips for Choosing Family Photo Outfits

While we’re narrowing down our shopping list for the best family photo outfits, we tapped New York-based family photographer Ana Gambuto for some advice on how a family should (or shouldn’t!) coordinate their holiday card looks. “I honestly don’t hate coordinating outfits, in a loose version—all choosing complimentary colors! [For example], everyone picks versions of gray and blue that basically just don’t fight with each other visually,” the pro photog told us.

She also told us that comfort is key, especially when it comes to the little ones. “The best tip for all ages is to wear something that fits well,” Gambuto noted. “[If not], you’ll be uncomfortable the whole time and that’ll show on your face. For kids, be sure bunching clothing won’t block their faces—large ruffles are guilty offenders!” Gambuto also suggested that family members avoid wearing stark white if photos are being taken in bright sun.

6 Family Photo Outfit Ideas

Ready to find your whole family’s holiday style at Nordstrom? From cozy autumn hues and beachy vibes to a classic holiday color scheme, keep scrolling for some of our favorite family photo outfit ideas.

Cozy Fall

If you’re the type of family that schedules pumpkin picking for the first day of fall, this style is for you! This look includes tones of burnt orange, brick, and pumpkin, mixed with a little classic cream.

cozy fall holiday card outfits

Parents: dress | plus-size dress | boots | headband | button-up shirt | pants

Kids: dress | plaid shirt | khakis

Babies: knit set | floral set

Minimalist & Modern

If you’re all about feeling cozy and want a color scheme that’s modern yet timeless, choose black and shades of beige for an ultra-chic color palette.

minimalist and modern holiday card outfits

Parents: dress | plus-size dress | pumps | henley | shacket | black jeans

Kids: sweater dress | boots | quarter-zip | pants

Babies: sweater set | romper

Earth Tones

Feel all the cozy vibes with a nature-inspired aesthetic for both your outfits and card style. In cozy knits, deep hues, and flannels, this is the style for families that love to head to the outdoors the minute the weather dips. 

earth tones holiday card outfits

Parents: sweater dress | booties | flannel shirt | jeans

Kids: cream sweater | wide-leg pants | striped sweater | corduroys

Babies: sweater dress | tights | romper | cardigan

Denim with Pops of Color

Prints and bright colors make for a fun and very creative family photo. Let your kids get in on the fun and choose their favorite patterns to get them excited about the shoot. Balance everything out with some denim pieces.

denim with color holiday card outfits

Parents: sweater | plus-size sweater | skirt | sneakers | denim button-up | pants

Kids: marled sweater | skirt | cable-knit sweater | jeans

Babies: ruffle shirt | denim overall dress | onesie | corduroy overalls

Beachy

If autumn and winter are not your chosen seasons, go for a beachy and breezy holiday card look in light linens, floral prints, loose knits, and shades of blue. Even better, “take the photo over the summer!” professional photographer Gambuto suggested. “Feel the sheer joy of being THAT ahead of the game.”

beachy holiday card outfits

Parents: dress | plus-size dress | sandals | button-up shirt | shorts

Kids: floral dress | striped sweater | shorts

Babies: ruffle set | romper

Classic Holiday

If festive and merry is your vibe as soon as the leaves start turning, this style is for you. Lean heavy into plaids, a little bit of shine, and deep greens and reds for a classic holiday look.

classic holiday card outfits

Parents: bouclé cardigan | pleated skirt | heels | button-up shirt | pants

Kids: velvet dress | fair isle sweater | pants

Babies: plaid romper set | collared shirt set

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This post was in partnership with Nordstrom, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. We only recommend brands we genuinely love.