If you follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or any other network, you know we love our four rescue dogs and all pets! To make your 2016 greetings easy, we collected these favorite pet Christmas card ideas on one of our Pinterest boards for easy reference. Some of our favorite ideas for photo poses include the extra-large bow on your pup’s head (under or in front of the Christmas tree if they pose nicely) or other adorable hats & even reindeer antlers! If your pets are wary or scared of having things on their heads like some of our rescue pups are because of their past history, the matching pajamas or scarves (very carefully supervised and not knotted around the neck for safety) might still work with lots of pets and treats and praise.
Once you have the photo (or not!), there are so many options for you with group family shots, single poses with just your pet, simply including a paw print or your pet’s name if the photo isn’t working out. Little dogs can be posed over your shoulder, held up to your level, or laid down with you – larger pets can put your heads together for a lovable closeup of you and your pet! We can include pets on any of our designs, so do not feel limited only by the options shown on the Pinterest board, please visit our photo Christmas card galleries for more ideas which can be personalized just for your 2016 greetings.
We also included some of our favorite pet ornament ideas, including homemade dog paw print ornaments and the tennis ball ornament which our Aussie mix pup, Zelda, would probably fell the tree to fetch if she saw it! Also remember that we are continuing our happy paws donations for all pet photo Christmas card designs which we started last year in honor of our rescue girl Samus, who is doing great and loves her new foster – turned – adopted brother puppy dogs that she has to play with now too as well as her “sister” Zelda!