Family Pajamas for Christmas Photos

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Who doesn’t love matching family pajamas for Christmas? If you have small kids and love the holidays like I do, chances are you’ve perused your fair share of matching holiday pjs over the years. Snuggling up in matching pajamas is such a fun and festive way to capture family memories!

In this post, you’ll learn more about my favorite family pajama brands, some great looks for less, and our family’s yearly tradition of getting photos taken with Santa – not to mention the cutest accessories to outfit your own family for this year’s Christmas card photos! Grab a hot cocoa and get inspired for your Christmas family photos this year!

Matching christmas pajamas for the family with plaid and white dress, brown slippers, and satin slippers.
Image: Caitlyn Motycka Photography

Matching Family Pajamas, the Best Christmas Card Photos

There are so many different styles when it comes to Christmas pajamas for kids – it can be hard to narrow it down! I always love something timeless and classic, like plaid or stripes.

It doesn’t get too cold down here in Charleston, but we do love to venture to the mountains around Christmastime so flannel is always a good option. Although I like to decorate my home in more neutral tones like browns, blues, and tans during the holidays, there’s nothing more classic than red, green, and white Christmas pajamas!

We snagged my boys’ plaid pjs from Target last year and my daughter’s white nightgown from Amazon. She loved it so much that we bought it in several colors and she continues to wear them! They’re super soft and dainty. This year I’ve got my eye on several pairs for the family from Lake Pajamas, J.Crew, and Gap. If you’re looking for more budget-friendly options, I’ve had success at Target and Old Navy in years past.

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Family photos with matching pajamas and white dress.

Image: Caitlyn Motycka Photography

Santa Photos

We do pictures with Santa every year with my go-to local photographer, Caitlyn Motycka, and they’re one of my favorite parts of the Christmas season. Caitlyn takes all of our yearly family photos too! I highly recommend taking a look in your area to see if you can find a family photographer offering these special photos. Christmas is such a magical time with little ones and I know I’ll always cherish having these keepsakes to look back on.


Once I’ve found the perfect pajamas for our Santa pictures, I have to accessorize! For the boys, cozy slippers are a must. These Amazon slippers were a hit last year. I love the classic look of any brown suede slipper with fur and why spend a fortune on these when the kids grow so quickly! Satin slippers are so cute for little girls also and they feel so fancy. I love Wee Ones bows for my daughter (I get the large size).

Caitlyn provides these cute wooden toy props for her photo shoots, but they would be a fun gift idea if you’re planning your own photo op – it may even help convince your little ones to cooperate! Grab a basket and toss a group of wood toys in it to entertain your littles and include them in the photo shoot.

Brainstorming your own photoshoot? A simple Christmas tree with lots of natural lighting should do the trick! Take a look through some of my Christmas decor inspiration for your Christmas card photos!

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Christmas Pajama Inspiration

Looking for ideas for your family pajama photos? Here are some perfectly coordinated outfits for your Christmas cards or visit with Santa! You’ll find more in my LTK shop and lots of ideas in my Amazon Storefront.

Matching family pajamas for Christmas card photos with red, green, gingham, and plaid pajamas.
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Luxury pajamas that are soft in matching white, red, plaid, and gingham matching pajamas for kids.
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Credit for all photography in this post: Caitlyn Motycka Photography, do not repost without permission.

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