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4 ways to use your school pictures this holiday season

Holiday photography image of a school picture on an ornament

School pictures are a fun tradition for students at the start of the school year. As fall turns to winter, kids settle into class routines and soon the holiday season arrives. Fortunately, that school photograph you love can be used in many ways to celebrate the holidays and provide good cheer to family and friends.

How can one photograph do all that? Here are some fun ways to use your child's school picture this holiday season:

Customized prints

Give the perfect gift! Did you know that you can customize your child's school picture with a different background? That means you can order different sizes with different backgrounds for all the loved ones in your life. Visit to explore five background categories that all contain a variety of different options sure to suit any style.

Holiday Cards

Sending cards to friends and family members is a great way to brighten someone's day. When you include photographs, it makes the card that much more special. Consider creating your own customized photo card for the holidays on Shutterfly that feature a mix of candid photographs and your children's school pictures so recipients have a nice variety of images to enjoy

Gift Tag Stickers

Seal each gift this holiday season with a smile. Use your child’s school picture to create personalized gift tags for gifts to family, friends and don’t forget about their teacher.


The holiday season is all about sharing joy with the people who mean the most to you. Many families exchange presents, but not just any gift will do. You want to give something that is special, meaningful and one of a kind. The answer: a personalized photo calendar.

Use school pictures of all your children to create a keepsake calendar. Your children's photographs will add a smile to every month, making it the ideal gift for grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles and more.


Of course it isn't the holidays without festive decor. No matter what you celebrate, there are photography decor options to brighten your home and get you in the holiday spirit. If you're looking for gifts for others, consider using your children's school pictures to make ornaments that will be cherished each and every year.

If you're crafty, prints of these pictures can be the foundation of the ornament project. Not crafty? No worries. Order photography ornaments from Shutterfly that feature your child's school pictures. Make it a tradition to order one each year and you'll have a wonderful collection of your children as they grow up.

When you look at the possibilities of school photography, holiday joy comes naturally! Consider these ideas to brighten your holiday season and send some love to others near and far.