Smile, Baby! Christmas Photo Ideas for Your Family

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The stockings are hung, the tree is trimmed, and your home is ready for the holidays. Now how do you snap some really memorable pics of your baby? Whether it’s their first Christmas or their fifth, holiday photos are a fantastic family tradition that are reaching new heights thanks to fun inspiration sites that offer countless creative ideas for capturing the most wonderful time of the year.

If you want to go all out with props, costumes, and serious sets, kudos to you. If simplicity is more your speed, that’s great, too–just be sure you try in some way to commemorate the wonder and joy of Christmas with your little ones, since they’ll only comply for so long. For fun photo inspiration, check out the above slideshow for some seriously cute Christmas snaps from around the web.