‘Tis the season to make a list, check it twice, and send holiday cards to all your friends and family. When it comes to bringing good tidings in annual card form, stars are just like us. While most like to get creative, some cards are themed while others are simple. Ultimately, it’s a chance for the entire family to come together and spread holiday cheer.
Some celebs give us a peek into their cozy family life while others are waiting to show off the glitz and glam and we’re obsessed with them all. Take a look at some of the most joyous holiday cards we’ve seen from celebrities over the years.
Kendra Wilkinson Baskett
Ex-playmate Kendra and footballer husband Hank Baskett look forward to the holidays every year the family coordinates sweet holiday cards every year. The reality stars arrange professional photographs annually posing with their kids Hank and Alijah.
They always choose a simple theme, fun, and casual and often with a pose. The messages around the cards send love peace and joy, it’s a wonderful life, all you need is love, and of course Merry Christmas! And every year they pose for pictures around the tree on Christmas day.
Basketballer Steph Curry and wife Ayesha don’t just have the perfect family, they also have the cutest Christmas card ever. Ayesha captioned the photo, writing, “Excited to show everyone our 2017 holiday card” and added that she “can’t wait to send our cards to all our family and friends.”
The six-time NBA AllStar player shares two daughters and now has a son with his wife of eight years. They made the most of the beautiful scenery near their northern California home. We’ll guess they’ll be missing a white Christmas.
Actor Jason Biggs and actress Jenny Mollen have been married over a decade and have two sons together but sending out holiday cards hasn’t always come so easy. Now that they have a family its about time.
“I’ve never been adult enough to create holiday cards, but now with two kids the guilt just doubled,” the actress shared on her social media. “It took 4 lactation cookies, three bottles, two dog treats and the promise of a date night to get this pic.”
The single wild child actress captures the essence of her personality with her holiday card. She is seen playing outside with her two daughters, Frankie and Olive but the focus is one her since she prefers to limit images of her kids to the public.
The actress looks insanely happy as she faces her younger daughters. In one picture she other she looks just as content holding a small bouquet of wildflowers, (so appropriate Drew!). You can’t see her kids’ faces in either photo, but the joy can’t be missed. The card reads “Happy holidays, Love, Drew.”
This gorgeous family includes singer Fergie, actor Josh Duhamel and their son Axl. For this festive household making one Christmas card wasn’t enough! On her talk show, Ellen DeGeneres also proposed a holiday card to Fergie.
The card featured baby Axl dressed up as Santa, Fergie dressed scantily clad and hubby Josh in on only a Santa hat and gloves! This photoshopped card was designed by Ellen herself and this prank definitely brought joy to our holiday!
Real House Wives of Beverly Hills reality star Kyle Richards does everything in style. This fashionista loves dressing up and posing with her family whenever he gets a chance. Every year the family gets together and creates a beautiful holiday card.
The ex-actress and television personality is married to luxury real estate agent Mauricio Umansky and shares three daughters together. Eldest daughter Farrah is from Kyle’s first marriage. Every year the family either poses in nature or inside their elaborate mansion to get the best pics.
Jenni “J Woww” Farley
Reality star J Woww poses here for the family’s annual Christmas card with husband Roger Matthews. “We are the Matthews, Strong-willed, not overly bright, opinionated humanitarians, ever-changing, ever-learning, passionate parents, asshole friends but loyal and forever aspiring to be better humans,” husband Roger Mathews wrote on his Instagram after posting the Christmas photo for all to see.
Its no surprise her kids are pals with fellow Jersey Shore co-star Snooki. The families spent last Christmas together. Sadly this couple won’t be posing together for this year’s card, J and her hubby called it quits this August.
The eldest Jonas brother Kevin loves to show off his sweet family. He and his wife Danielle starred on the reality show Married To Jonas, which aired from 2010 to 2013. Since then have two beautiful girls together and one came just in time for Christmas 2016.
The Jonas brothers make it a point to celebrate the holidays every year together. One year the brothers rented an Airbnb in New York City for the holiday,—a five-bedroom, five-bathroom, multi-story home in the Upper East Side of Manhattan that typically rents for $75,000 a month.
This family doesn’t mess around when it comes to Christmas cards. Singer and The Voice judge Kelly Clarkson and husband Brandon Blackstock get the family together every year for an elaborate holiday card experience.
Clarkson is a stepmom to Savannah and Seth from Blackstock’s first marriage and together they have two little ones. The singer especially loves Christmas because she gets to belt out her holiday tunes. Rumor is she is set to duet with John Legend on “Baby Its Cold Outside.”
Comedian and TV host Chris Hardwick and his model socialite wife Lydia Hearst-Shaw. The two have been married since 2016 and still waiting on a family, that being said just the two of them have a little fun via holiday cards.
The two newlyweds staged a professional Holiday shoot, Hardwick giving props to his wife for the idea. If you pay close attention to this amazing Christmas picture you’ll notice they are surrounded by gremlins!
Every year it’s exciting to see holiday cards from actress Tori Spelling, her husband Dean McDermott and their five children, Liam Aaron, Stella Doreen, Hattie Margaret, Finn Davey, and Beau Dea. The family always arranges a beautiful setting for the card to take place each year.
Tori loves coordinating the fam and the outfits so they can pose in style.”So excited for our 2017 holiday card… I just couldn’t wait to show off our growing family!” the reality star shared on her Instagram.
Reality star Nick Lachey now has three kids with wife Vanessa. Every year the family has a list of traditions. One of them being family holiday cards.
“We decorate the day after Thanksgiving, which is a big tradition for us that we started literally our first year of dating”, says Vanessa.
“I have created a tradition of breakfast every Christmas morning—the same casserole dish that I still do now with the kids. We can all sit down and look forward to it on Christmas morning after we open our presents,” she says. The kids count down to Christmas on a special advent calendar. Every year the couple also watches the movie Love Actually.
The release of the royal Christmas card has come to be a much-beloved holiday tradition. The British royal family is sharing some Christmas cuteness: for Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge last Christmas was their first as a family of five.
The 2018 photo the card provides a laid-back look at one of the world’s most famous families. The photo was taken outdoors at the family’s country home at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, England. Christmas for the royals is an elaborate affair so its refreshing to seem them in blue jeans and plaid.
The actor-comedian Steve Harvey has been married to his gorgeous wife Marjorie since 2007. The couple posed looking sharp with to their over the top decorations and Christmas tree inside of their house.
Harvey revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that the massive holiday decorations are the brainchild of wife, and Mrs. Harvey goes all out. But the biggest display is outside in the backyard. There, two golden reindeer
stand tall surrounded by red and gold ornaments.
In 2018 it was the Warren family’s first Christmas as a family of five! Actress Jessica Alba, Cash Warren and daughter sisters Haven Honor Marie were joined by their new baby brother. I’m a creature of habit,” Alba, comments. “We like to have the family in front of the fireplace, wearing matching pajamas. We kind of do the same thing every year, except this is our first year we’re a family of five.”
Every year, the family hosts an 80-person sit-down dinner. “It’s like a wedding every Christmas. It’s the one time a year that Cash’s family and my family get together and get to see each other and see the kids. It’s really nice.”
Kevin Hart, wife Eniko Parrish, and kids starred in their own movie scene themed Christmas card. Kevin and his 3 kids dressed as elves within a snowglobe. This shows off his beautifully blended family.
However, this isn’t the first creative card form the comedian. The funnyman loves giving off movie vibes and also created a movie poster with the group all dressed in black formal wear and standing in front of a snowy backdrop. The printing on the holiday card looks as if it could be a movie poster.
Actress Denise Richards married her hubby Aaron Phypers in 2018 so this was their first-holiday card together. The card features Denises’ three girls including daughters with Charlie Sheen-Lola and Sam and her adopted daughter Eloise.
Newly remarried, Richards has gotten her dream of growing her family and continuing on with motherhood. The Real House Wives of Beverly Hills star wanted to share her cheer and joy with everyone this holiday season.
This socialite has always loved dressing up and posing for the camera. In this Christmas 1990 card, the Hilton fam was appropriately dressed in coordinating outfits. Red velour was especially popular at the time.
It seems the Hilton sisters have never lost their sense of style. The famous family is known to have sent out family holiday cards every year when the kids were young. This card is one of the least embarrassing photos of the heiress.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
The ex-reality TV star shows a sweeter side posing with her kids in their 2017 Christmas card. The Jersey Shore alum photographed this festive setting in her living room by the Christmas tree just in time for the holidays.
Nicole, who’s married to hubby Jionni LaValle who she famously met on the reality show, deiced to get behind the camera for this festive photoshoot, its no question Snooki loves to be the center of attention, although her kids win this competition. The couple now has three kids together, so we’re looking forward to an even cuter card in 2019.
Sister Sister actress and famous twin Tia Mowry showed off her beautiful family in 2018. Mowry sits center while her baby daughter Cairo sits on her lap. She embraces son Cree while her husband Cory Hardrict rests his arm on her shoulders.
The two have been married since 2008. “It wouldn’t be Christmas time without holiday cards” she captioned after posting on her social media for all to see. The actress says Christmas is one of her favorite holidays, it’s no accident she starred in two Christmas films last year.
Rob Kardashian Sr.
Every year the Kardashian- Jenner family releases over the top elaborate Christmas cards including the entire clan. These family cards are often displayed for the world to see, as we all know the family loves the exposure.
This 90’s throwback card of the famous family is one most have not seen. The young Kardashian kids pose with their late father, lawyer Robert Kardashian. This photo was taken after their parents divorced so these lucky kids got two photo ops.
American singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson poses with her husband, children, and dogs in this humorous Christmas card back in 2013. She wrote: “Merry Christmas from the Blackstocks!” alongside the photo where Santa appears to have been misbehaving.
The card portrays Clarkson’s family held hostage, tied up with some red ribboning and Christmas lights. It was also the Christmas that she released a holiday album, called Wrapped in Red. Perhaps the set dressing for this Christmas card wasn’t a coincidence!
For the 2017 holiday period, Kim Kardashian sent around this image of her and Kanye’s baby Saint amongst Christmas presents and near a bare Christmas tree. At least we’re assuming they’re presents – they look a little more like storage boxes than wrapped gifts but we’ll put that down to their preference for muted tones!
Shot by photographer Eli Russel Linnetz, this image was one of a series that the Kardashian unveiled. The photos were part of the advent calendar that they produced for that Christmas, and this image of Saint was the first she revealed.
Canadian singer Celine Dion is a frequent presence at most of our Christmases, with her hit holiday song “So This Is Christmas” featuring heavily in any Christmas music playlist. So a glimpse into how she spends her holiday is highly coveted!
For Christmas in 2018, Dion shared this intimate family photo that features her three sons and two labradors sitting under the Christmas tree. its certainly a heart-warming sight and really puts us in the mood for festivities!
Kevin Hart and wife Eniko reappear on our list as they really do show a commitment to producing high-quality Christmas cards. The couple took the opportunity to also show off their newborn baby Kenzo, with Hendrix and Heaven standing by their side.
In contrast to some of their other Christmas cards, the Harts opted for a less comical, more elegant theme this particular year. They also opted for a movie poster design, which appears to be a favorite of theirs.
American tv host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres opted for a comical holiday card from her and wife Portia de Rossi. They chose to reference popular culture in this photoshopped masterpiece, mimicking Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in his infamous “Bound 2” music video.
In the original video, a naked Kim straddles a motorcycle while a dressed Kanye steers it. The video received a lot of attention from the public, most of whom saw the funny side to it. We also love the bad editing job Ellen and Portia selected – it just makes more sense!
German-American actress Diane Kruger poses with Canadian actor Joshua Jackson for this adorable Christmas card selfie. Both are donning a bobbly Santa hat and have tied themselves together with some festive tinsel. Those things can be uncomfortable so we respect their commitment to the cause!
Posted on Instagram, Kruger admitted that they were “missing only one very important family member” in their festive photo. We think it’s gotta be their cat, Hobbes, but something tells us he’ll have forgiven you.
This on-again-off-again couple poses with their lovechild, Ariana Sky Magro. Obviously, during a better period in their relationship, they chose to put their baby girl in a Christmas stocking and pose beside her in matching onesies.
Jersey Shore’s Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and the mother of his child, Jen Harley, were all smiles during the holidays in 2018. Then, their baby girl Ariana was only 8-months-old and incredibly adorable!
Bruce Jenner and his wife Kris Jenner pose for this biker-themed Christmas portrait of their blended families. Jenner poses with the children from his previous marriage and is joined by today’s A-listers Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Rob Kardashian.
This was before the birth of Kendall and Kylie Jenner, daughters to “momager” Kris and ex-Olympics athlete Bruce. It seems professional Christmas card photos have been a tradition in this family from the beginning.
Kelly Clarkson made a triumphant return in 2015 with this Game of Thrones-themed family Christmas card. Clearly, the world of George R. R. Martin was taken pretty seriously in the Blackstocks home! This photo will have come after the release of the HBO series’ season 5.
Dressed as a Lord and Lady of a castle, Kelly and her husband Brandon pose alongside their baby daughter, River Rose, and the two children from Brandon’s previous marriage. This was before the birth of their second child and son, Remington “Remy” Alexander, who came along the following year. Clarkson was actually pregnant with him in this picture!
Singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson plays happy families with then-husband Pete Wentz (bassist for the American rock band Fall Out Boy) and their son, Mowgli Bronx. Despite their busy schedules and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, these two made sure to uphold some traditions for their baby boy.
Mom and dad wear ugly Christmas jumpers and don playful headwear to get into the festive spirit. And they made sure to make their Christmas card just a little bit quirky – by putting Mowgli inside a wrapped Christmas present box!
We’re used to seeing actor Peter Dinklage in a costume for his role as Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s hit TV show Game of Thrones. But we’re unlikely to have seen the actor quite like this, having the time of his life, in the role of Santa Claus in a vintage Coca Cola advert.
In this hilarious Christmas card picture, Dinklage assumes the role of Father Christmas, supposedly caught just before guzzling down a bottle of the refreshing beverage. We’re not entirely sure if he’s happy about it or scared, but we’re happy to have seen it either way.
Legally Blonde actress Reese Witherspoon wasn’t just acting as when she played Elle Woods – she really is an American sweetheart through and through! Just look at this family Christmas card she orchestrated; they all look perfectly good and well-behaved.
Witherspoon is pictured with her second husband, talent agent Jim Toth, and her three children. The two eldest kids are from her marriage to actor Ryan Phillippe, with the youngest son being from her current marriage. Clearly, it’s happy days at the Witherspoon-Toth household.
Ashlee Simpson Ross
Quite a change in atmosphere from Ashlee Simpsons Christmas card with her previous partner, Pete Wentz. This time they’ve opted for a classier backdrop, with a Keeping Up with the Kardashians-esque vibe. And little Mowgli Bronx has certainly grown up a lot, too.
For her Christmas card in 2018, Simpson and Ross pose beside a fireplace with their 3-year-old daughter Jagger as well as their dog, Alabama. She captioned the image “Kool people!” when she posted it. We’re happy to see that she, her kids, and the dog are in a good place!
Here we get another Chrismas to wish from a Sister Sister star, this time it’s twin Tamara. The actress is now cohost of The Real talk show. She is pictured here with daughter Ariah Talea and husband Adam holding son Aden John Tanner.
Christmas cards were a yearly thing for her family growing up so it’s only natural to incorporate the tradition with her own growing family. They also grew up encouraging twelve days of reading, a cookie exchange, and the kids putting out reindeer food! Definitely creating some fond memories.
Before their kids were in the picture, actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively would frequent Disneyland together. Every year before Christmas, the park decorates for the holiday season. This was a perfect way to arrange a first-holiday card tother.
The couple now has 3 kids together and we’re expecting they’ll arrange something sweet for the holiday season this year since they have a new addition. Lively previously raved about growing her family with her husband, telling Allure in 2012, “I’ve always wanted a big family. Oh, I’d love 30 [children] if I could.”
Rapper, singer, record producer, entrepreneur, and record executive Sean P Diddy Combs has a big blended family. Diddy has a total of six biological children, one adopted son, and three baby mamas.
For this formal holiday card he’s dressed the family in coordinating attire and posed on the staircase at the music mogul’s massive mansion. He got all of his kids together just in time for the holidays to snap a classy holiday card.
Heartthrob actor Jesse Metcalfe is best known for his role as teen gardener John Rowland on the series Desperate Housewives. The actor has been dating his actress and designer fiance Cara Santana for 13 years so its only natural they send out Christmas cards to all their friends and family.
The couple got into the holiday spirit with their rescue dogs Dexter and Shepherd, bringing them to pose with Santa for their holiday card. As for the best gift Cara’s ever had: “My fiance had our engagement photo blown up and framed with a really nice frame – and it’s by far one of the most special gifts I ever received,” she said.
Supermodel and TV host Tyra Banks looks forward to the holiday season in style. Tyra is exceptionally close to her photographer mom. Banks started modeling at age 15 and, with the help of her mother, assembled a modeling portfolio.
Here in 2017, they posed together looking cheerful in matching Santa hats in the Los Angeles native’s home. Tyra enjoys decorating the Christmas tree with her mom and loves the holiday so much that she starred in a Christmas flick last year entitled Life Size-2: A Christmas Eve.
We bet there will be no dry turkey at Gordon’s dinner table, and he won’t be taking the day off either. Gordon knows how to create food that the whole family will enjoy every year. The Ramsey family takes a yearly family photo in front of the tree, often in PJs.
Christmas is a special time the Ramsays, as Gordon and Tana’s eldest children Megan, Jack and Holly return home from university to celebrate together. Wife Tana previously said they all get involved in Christmas dinner preparation a day before so they can spend more time relaxing together.
Christmas time is a big deal for Will Smith and his fam. “Jada LOOOOVES Christmas, especially [as she] loves to celebrate. I think she’s finally Rubbin’ Off on the rest of us,” Smith wrote, adding, “Merry Christmas Eve, Everybody!”
Jada enjoys every opportunity to get a festive photo for the holiday. She invited her mom to join and insisted on all of the hast! In addition to their ridiculously festive photo-turned-card, Will posted several videos on Instagram of the family gathering around to get in the Christmas spirit.
This is the first holiday for reality star Kendra since her separation from Hank Baskett. The Playmate sent out Christmas wishes with her two kids, Hank Jr. and Alijah. The model who recently finalized her divorce from her husband of nearly nine years tries to stay positive despite her recent changes.
“I try to just go with the flow and do what makes me happy and what makes my soul smile. I do believe in love and I do believe I will in time find my soul mate but for now, mama is just having fun exploring my new life.” Wilkinson added, “I’m healthy and kids are great and for now that still remains the top priority.”
American-Filipino television personality and former beauty queen Vanessa Lachey posed with her husband Nick with two of their children. Today they’re a happy family of five, but they had their ups and downs. They broke up for a few months after three years together, before resolving things between them.
Once they reconciled, they soon became engaged and got married on Sir Richard Branson’s private Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. Now 8 years into married life and with three beautiful children, they’re proof that things really can turn around!
Kevin Hart and his family were clearly feeling themselves with their matching tops. The Hart family posed in sync and adorned their heads with matching Santa hats, wishing friends and family a happy holiday.
Christmas cards are a regular thing for this brood. Kevin ultimately likes to go all out and make a statement. From what we’ve seen earlier, this is one of the more simple cards put together by the funnyman. We like him every way!
This is one holiday card that won’t be forgotten by Hollywood power couple Goldie Hawn and long-time partner Kurt Russell. In their 2018 dress as Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus in a den of dark leather, darker wood, and lush fur carpets. In the photo, Russell and Hawn are joined by their dogs.
These two aren’t just any old St. Nick and Mrs. Claus, however; they happen to be the best looking Mr. and Mrs. Claus of all time. Russell’s Santa is a silver fox in red pants, Hawn is a hot Mrs. in a red, fur-lined jacket, paired with a white shirt, red velvet pants, and knee-high brown leather boots.