Christmas is the time of year when many people exchange gift cards ranging anywhere from $0.99 to $15. And if your friends or family members have pets, you may have even seen a few homemade Christmas cards including these furry family members.
Including your cat in a Christmas card can be especially hilarious as well as heartwarming. So, for this post, we’ve gathered up some of the best ideas to create DIY cat Christmas cards for you to share with your loved ones for the next holiday season. Enjoy!
The Top 17 Cat-Themed Christmas Card Ideas
1. Funny Cat Christmas Pictures
If you’re looking for funny cat Christmas card ideas, why not give this one a try? Dressing up your pet in cozy Christmas sweaters and taking photos of them can make them simply look adorable or absolutely hilarious. Make sure you give your cat lots of treats afterward, as they may not have the greatest time actually putting on the attire.
2. Adorable Snow Kitty
Enjoy a snow day with your furry cat friend. In case you have to take photos, make sure your cat is warm and cozy in the colder temperatures and don’t keep them out in the snow for too long. There are tons of cute or funny ways that you can caption the cards.
3. Christmas Kitty Pictures
Dress your Christmas cutie in festive attire and give it a Santa Claus or another stuffed animal to cuddle with. Take photos in your living or dining room and they’re guaranteed to be a hit with your friends and family.
4. Kitty and Rudolph
Dressing your cat up like a reindeer can be one of life’s greatest joys. You can find reindeer ears or an entire reindeer cat outfit online or at your local pet store during the holiday season. They can cost anywhere from 10 to $25 and they’re sure to be a hit in your Christmas photos.
5. Black & White Photos
Many people still love black and white photography – even if it’s during the holiday season. And what’s more beautiful than your furry friend in black and white? To ensure you capture all details, make sure to take the photos in full color. After the shoot, you can edit the photos to make them black and white. This allows you to alter the tones and shading so that you get the most out of every shot.
6. Cat Gift Unwrap
It’s not strange to buy your cat gifts for Christmas. And what’s better than recording or taking pictures while the cat has at the box? You can make this super interesting by hiding a treat at the bottom of the box for the cat to find. Be sure to have your camera ready!
7. Cat Christmas Ornaments
Creating cat-centered ornaments can be fun and a great way to spice up your Christmas tree. Consider making paw prints, whiskers, or cat ears to hang on your Christmas tree. Even invite the kids to help and be sure to snap photos of the ornaments on your tree then use the photos for your Christmas cards.
8. Cat in Christmas Tree Picture
Cats are usually attracted to ornaments on Christmas trees–especially ones with strings. Call your cat into your living room and watch as it gets close and personal to the hanging ornaments on the Christmas tree. Try to get some snaps of the cat while it’s playing with the ornaments and add a funny or cute caption to your Christmas cards.
9. Santa’s Helpers
You can show off Santa’s helpers by giving them their favorite treats and two funny Santa hats. It will make a great photo and it’s almost guaranteed to bring a lot of laughter to your friends and family. You can find Santa’s helper hats for cats online or at your local pet stores during holiday time.
10. Kitten in a Santa Hat
Do you have a tiny cat this holiday season that is big enough to fit in a Santa hat (or even an elf hat)? This adorable holiday prop can make your Christmas photo shoot a lasting memory.
11. Winter Cat Fun
Consider doing a photoshoot if your cat enjoys the outdoors while you’re partaking in winter activities. This could be shoveling snow, chopping wood, or snowboarding. During these activities, have your cat off to the side with its toys and treats in tow. And be sure to keep your camera at the ready.
12. Kittens & Christmas Stockings
Kittens, coffee, and stockings are all things you need to stay warm this season. Find a pair of decorative stockings for your cat and be sure that they’re big enough for it to fit in fully. You can find Christmas stockings online or at any retail store during the holidays.
13. Change the Viewpoint
You can make your photos more interesting by using new angles and viewpoints. Take time to consider the right setup for this photoshoot and try to photograph the cat using different angles. For example, try an overhead shot of the kitten laying on the ground wrestling with Christmas ornaments. Or maybe capture a ground view of the cat attempting to climb the Christmas tree.
14. Christmas Cat Blankie
For a cozy Christmas cat photo, consider wrapping your cat in a nice festive blanket. Be sure not to wrap it too tight or it may lose patience when you take the picture.
15. Christmas & X-mas Lights
Consider taking a nice photo of your cat playing with the Christmas lights before you place them on the tree. Christmas lights are a great addition to holiday photos as they add another source of light to the camera. For a great pic, try draping a set of lights over your cat and you while you sit in front of the tree. It’s best to use a camera with a timer and if you don’t have a tripod, you can simply set it on a few boxes.
16. Kittens in A Basket
Cats in a basket will always be adorable. You can make cats in baskets look even cuter by adding seasonal touches to your Christmas photos. Be sure that the basket is big enough for your cat and if you have multiple cats, try not to place too many other items in there so that they have room to be comfortable.
17. Cat Silhouette Photo Op
You can also capture an interesting silhouette photo of your cat by simply adding a backlight to the scene. For this, you can use fireplaces, candles, or Christmas lights to create fun holiday-themed backdrops. If you use the fireplace be sure to keep your kitten a considerable distance away to avoid fire hazards and injury.
Wrapping Things Up
If you want to show a bit of extra love this holiday season, consider making your own DIY cat Christmas card and giving it to your family and friends. They’ll definitely appreciate the cuteness, and you may even find that they return the favor come next holiday season.
- Related Read: 8 Best Cat Christmas Stockings (2023)
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- The Top 17 Cat-Themed Christmas Card Ideas
- 1. Funny Cat Christmas Pictures
- 2. Adorable Snow Kitty
- 3. Christmas Kitty Pictures
- 4. Kitty and Rudolph
- 5. Black & White Photos
- 6. Cat Gift Unwrap
- 7. Cat Christmas Ornaments
- 8. Cat in Christmas Tree Picture
- 9. Santa’s Helpers
- 10. Kitten in a Santa Hat
- 11. Winter Cat Fun
- 12. Kittens & Christmas Stockings
- 13. Change the Viewpoint
- 14. Christmas Cat Blankie
- 15. Christmas & X-mas Lights
- 16. Kittens in A Basket
- 17. Cat Silhouette Photo Op
- Wrapping Things Up