11 Easy Christmas Photo Ideas with Kids -Beach Edition

Whether you live near the beach like us or in the chilly snow, get inspired with these super simple Christmas Photo Ideas with kids! Most of these Christmas card ideas can be recreated at home or outside with props from your own house. Here are super cute Christmas picture ideas with kids that will be great for your next Christmas card.

Christmas photo ideas with kids

Christmas Tree Photoshoot

Mini Christmas Trees are a great prop for Christmas pictures with kids! Bring them to the beach, outside in the snow, or even in your house. Get action shots of your kids decorating the tree or staring at lights.

christmas photo ideas with kids tree at the beach
Nixon was only 1 here when we used this as a Christmas card. Deerfield Beach, FL pier in the background.

Make a Snowman

In Florida, we make snowman on the beach! This idea is fun for the kids and your family can get some great candid photos. For extra Christmas flare, put Christmas hat or fun headbands on them.

christmas photo ideas with kids beach snowman

Kids Pajama Photoshoot

Looking for fun Christmas pajama photoshoot ideas? Wear your pajamas to the beach. If you don’t have sand nearby, capture your kids with popcorn watching a movie or infront your Christmas tree.

christmas photo ideas with kids beach

Christmas Cookie Photoshoot

May your Christmas be as sweet as ours! Baking christmas cookies photoshoot makes for fun and very memorable for the kids. Nixon was only 4 months old here, we had to (safely)propped him up in the basket.

christmas photo ideas with kids christmas cookies

Christmas Photo Ideas with Kids – The Polar Express

Relive the movie magic and get tickets for The Polar Express Train ride. You’ll have tons of photo opps that will be perfect for your holiday card. Pajamas are encouraged. It’s also such a fun experience for your kids, you’ll love it too!

the polar express miami

Open Presents at the Beach

Here’s another easy Christmas photo idea with kids. Bring Christmas presents to the beach for a great background. Another idea is let your little ones open a present at the beach!

christmas presents at the beach

Beach South Pole

Make your own South Pole! This was pre-kiddos but love this photo idea with kids too. We bought a piece of PVC pipe and used red duct tape to make the stripes. We used an old frame and wrote South Pole.

south pole christmas card

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Santa Hats on Kids

This is one of the easiest Christmas photo ideas with kids as most families have a few santa hats laying around!

kids in santa hats at the beach

Santa with Surfboard

How much fun for the kids if you had a Christmas photoshoot with a surfing Santa! Look for a Christmas photographer near me to see if any have mini photo shoot sessions with Santa this holiday season.

surfing santa

Make a Christmas Tree with Sand

Bring some ornaments or decorate your sand Christmas tree with seashells.

beach christmas tree

Ornaments in the Sand

Looking for a Christmas photo idea for babies? Surround your little one’s with colorful ornaments.

christmas ornaments on the beach

Beach Christmas Photo Shoot Ideas – what to bring

Want to make it feel Christmassy at the beach? Here are a few at home items you can bring to the beach to bring the holiday cheer!

  • Christmas tree
  • Ornaments
  • Presents
  • Christmas lights (Battery operated)
  • Santa hats
  • Christmas Pajamas
  • Surfboard

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