Inspiration for Your Newlywed Holiday Card

Planning your first holiday card as a married couple is an exciting endeavor. Do you choose an engagement photo or a wedding photo for your card? Do you forgo the photo altogether and go the illustrated route? Whichever option you choose, we’ve pulled together some inspiration to guide you through the process.


1. Use a photo from your wedding

If you recently got married, it’s a no-brainer to use one of your wedding photos for your holiday card. After all, a lot of planning and money went into those photos, so why not get the most use out of them? Now the only tough decision is which wedding photo to use!

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2. Use an engagement photo

If you don’t want to use a wedding photo, or your wedding photos haven’t arrived in time, you can always use one of your engagement photos. Not only is this a great way to reuse those beautiful photos you had done, but it’s also a cute way to spread the love to your family and friends. After all, how many times do you hear your grandmother or aunt beg you for cute photos of you and your new hubby? This way they’ll have a photo reminder ever time they look at your holiday card on their fridge!

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3. Skip the photo and go with an illustrated card

How adorable is this card from A cute illustrated graphic is a great way to celebrate the holidays in style. The best part… there are a ton of different routes you can go with an illustrated card, so you and your spouse can choose something that represents your couple style (don’t worry, that’s a thing!) If you guys are the class clowns of your friend group, you can even find a comical card that will give everyone a much-needed laugh during the holidays.

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4. Use your new monogram

Your holiday card is the perfect chance to show off your brand new last name! Whether you choose a simple one like the above card from Pinterest, or you use your combined initials, you can’t go wrong with this simple, yet sophisticated concept.

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5. Plan a holiday photo shoot

It’s no secret that in today’s day and age, everyone loves an excuse for a photo shoot. Whether it’s an engagement shoot or a full on photo shoot for your dog’s first birthday, people love a good photo op. With holiday photos in particular, there’s such a big opportunity to have fun and get creative with your theme. Grab that mistletoe, break out your favorite red sweater and get ready to do some Pinterest stalking for inspiration.

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6. Keep your messaging simple

If you are newly married, chances are you’ve already had to send out quite a few invitations, save the dates and thank you notes this year. So when it comes to your holiday card, it’s time to keep it simple. Cute, straightforward messaging like “our first Christmas together as Mr. + Mrs.” is a great way to spread the love and cheer without being over the top. You can even include a letter to your close family and friends talking about any new career or life developments you and your new husband have had. Whether it’s talking about your honeymoon travels or finding a new house, it’s always nice to include a little note.

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