Besides really delicious food, baller gifts and reuniting with loved ones, the best part of the holidays is obviously all the photo opps. Whether you鈥檙e seeking out inspo for an official holiday card or just looking to pep up your social media feed, we鈥檝e got 22 unusual, adorable and creative ideas to make sure your snaps stand out.

1-pose-with-pup

1. Pose with your pup. This idea will help you check a whole bunch of important essentials off your holiday photo list. Tacky sweater? Check. Light-up Christmas tree sunglasses? Check. Dog dressed up as a reindeer? Hell yes.

2-matching-littles

2. Dress up your littles in matching winter hats. Nothing鈥檚 cuter than babies in matching outfits, amirite?

3-giant-sweater

3. Cram four people into ONE giant Christmas sweater. For this insane photo, we turned a blanket into an outrageous holiday sweater big enough to fit four people. Prepare for the likes to roll right on in.

4-chalk

4. Make an epic chalk backdrop. Can鈥檛 find the perfect backdrop? Make it yourself! Admittedly, this backdrop will take a good amount of time to create 鈥 but totally worth it if you鈥檙e throwing a holiday party or two.

5-reindeer

5. Assemble your reindeer squad. All you need are baseball tees, fabric paint and reindeer antlers to turn all your besties into reindeer. Oh, and one very sparkly red nose.

6-float

6. Sit in a Santa hat-adorned pool float, obvs. There鈥檚 a lot going on in this snap, and that鈥檚 why we like it. The more absurd, the better.

7-dress-up-dog

7. Dress up your dog, duh. Your dog was made to dress up as an elf. Case closed.

8-krystle-ornament

8. BE a Christmas ornament. Rocking a baby bump this holiday season? Take your love of tree-trimming to the next level by actually *being* an ornament.

9-snowball-fight

9. Snowball Fight! Oh no, you didn鈥檛! Snow is like winter鈥檚 confetti, and a snowball fight is sure to land you some memorable photos. Just make sure your photog (or self timer) is far enough away to avoid getting snowed on.

10-tub

10. Soak in a tub o鈥 presents. It鈥檚 okay to indulge 鈥 it鈥檚 the holidays!

11-squad-tacky-clothing

11. Get your squad together and wear the tackiest holiday clothing you can find. So. Many. UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATERS!

12-hug-a-tree

12. Hug a tree. Capture a snap of cutting down your first Christmas tree. TOO cute.

13-baby-announcement

13. OMG! Sneak a baby announcement in. Schedule a time to take your holiday photo, then pull a fast one and turn it into a baby announcement!

14-snow-angel

14. Make a snow angel FTW. Wrap yourself up in your coziest gear and hit the snow.

15-bunny

15. Bring the Easter bunny onto the scene. Wait, what now? What鈥檚 that bunny doing in a photo with Santa?

16-confetti-cactus

16. Shower yourself in confetti. Confetti is an easy way to add a ton of merriment and color to any photo. Bonus points if you make yourself a Christmas cactus while you鈥檙e at it.

17-lights

17. Wrap yourself in lights: Get LIT.

18-pjs

18. Wear matching PJs with your besties. Spending the holidays with your fave gaggle of gals? Surprise your BFFs with matching PJs and get ready for about a million posed photos. You each need a different one to post, obvs.

19-jump

19. When in doubt, JUMP. Stuck in a creative rut? Might as well JUMP.

20-snow-pun

20. Get punny. These little lovebirds are killing it on the snow pun front.

21-dogsled

21. Flex your photoshop skills and create a DOGSLED. You finally have a reason to learn Photoshop.

22-tropical-awkward

22. Create the most awkward pose of all. And finally, get down with your awkward self and recreate the extra weird lap-on-lap-on-lap-on-lap pose. Take it to the next level by donning tropical tops.

Do you have genius tips for taking amazing holiday photos? Let us know by tweeting @BritandCo!