Christmas Card Photo Style Guide - Five Ties for Your Family Photo

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes the joys and splendor of this magical time of year. One of my favorite holiday activities is getting ready for our annual family Christmas photo card. Our photo is always planned with adorable coordinating outfits, all customized to the kids’ personal style, with the children sitting, lined up at my front door smiling like angels from heaven. 

That is total BS. 

No matter how much time I put into figuring out our holiday card outfits, someone is always unhappy and complaining, and the photo shoot ends with me dropping multiple f-bombs through the gritted teeth of my forced smile. 

I mean let’s face it, on a regular day I’m lucky if my kindergartner puts on new underwear, or if my 8-year-old remembers to brush her teeth. And to be honest… most days I’m not lucky. Our household is a crazy shit show and the holiday season exponentiates this to epic proportions.

Like us, many families may find it stressful creating a cute holiday card. If your family is like mine, no worries... we’ve got you covered. Or at least the styling part. Keep reading for five easy to match tie styles to wear for this year’s family holiday card photo. 

Weekend in the Hamptons

If the men in your life prefer traditional style, this is the tie for you. The classic white, sliver, and blue color combination allows this tie to be worn without being loud or overpowering. It’s subtle stripe pattern will not overshadow an ensemble and photographs very well. Add a pocket square to finish the look for a more formal look. This tie looks great with lights and darks allowing versatility when coordinate outfits. H-Bomb Ties carries this blue striped tie in kids bow tie, adult self tie bow tie, adult pre-tied bow tie, classic necktie, and pocket square.

Family wearing blue, silver, and white stripe bow tie for Christmas

Off to Meet the Wizard

This is an excellent tie for those who aren’t afraid of a little color. This solid cotton green tie gives you a pop of color, yet is uncomplicated. Since it’s a solid, it is easy to pair with patterned ensembles. The best part of this tie is that it can transcend all year. This tie can be paired with lights or darks, allowing endless possibilities. H-Bomb Ties carries this tie in kids bow tie, adult self tie bow tie, adult pre-tied bow tie, and classic neck tie. (Photo courtesy of @arielctyson)

Family wearing green bow ties for their Christmas photo

Suburban Camo

If your family has a limited options in their closet, this is the tie for you. The blue, grey, and black color scheme allow flexibility when coordinating outfits. With it’s fun gingham pattern, this tie adds dimensions and is never boring in photographs. It pairs well with both formal and informal looks, without forgoing luxury. H-Bomb Ties carries this blue, silver, and black plaid tie in kids bow tie, adult self tie bow tie, adult pre-tied bow tie, and classic necktie.

Family wearing blue, silver, and black plaid bow ties for Christmas

Green with Envy

When you just want to have fun your holiday photo ensemble. This classic green color is perfect for the holidays. The polka dot pattern adds a jazzy charisma without overpowering the outfit. Pair this with lights and darks, allowing flexibility with coordinating multiple closets. H-Bomb Ties carries this tie in kids bow tie, adult self tie bow tie, adult pre-tied bow tie, and classic neck tie.

family photo featuring green and white polka dot bow tie

Chocolate Souffle

This is the tie to choose when you want a fun look, but also want a more traditional color scheme. This polka-dot tie has a classic color scheme of brown and white that is simply decadent. The charismatic polka dot pattern on this tie brings something extra to your ensemble. This tie looks great paired with light blues, beiges, and silver or gold. H-Bomb Ties carries this tie in kids bow tie, adult self tie bow tie, adult pre-tied bow tie, and in classic neck tie.

Christmas card photo of a bow wearing brown and white polka dot bow tie

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