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Holiday cards have become a big deal. Families go for professional shoots and put a lot of pressure on themselves to create the perfect, memorable card—and we get it, mama! You want to show off your adorable family. If you're not a fan of matching outfits, having coordinated looks can help you achieve the perfect picture.

Here are a few tips to get you started for selecting outfits:

1. Settle on a color palette

Think about groupings of three colors that work well. Navy, cream and yellow for example. Or red, white and black.

2. Mix up textures + patterns

Avoid everyone in solids and cotton fabrics. By doing this, you'll add some visual interest to your pictures as well as dimension.

3. Consider the overall vibe you're looking for

Do you envision these photos to be formal and more traditional? Or more casual, or even in pajamas?

4. Keep in mind the location

The setting is important. Is it inside in a photo studio or your house? Or perhaps outdoors?

Here are coordinating family outfits we are loving this season:

Gap

Going for a cozier vibe? We adore creating a matching family PJ look like this. Mama and dad will be comfy in this flannel pajama set. Pro tip: Throw on this cable-knit turtleneck for a more put-together look, or toss on cozy socks as a fun accessory.

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Janie and Jack

Cable knit is always a great place to start. Everyone can pull in this pattern with sweaters, scarves or even dresses. This is an adorable option for your little man.

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Hanna Andersson

For a casual, yet put-together vibe. Everyone will look warm and cozy.

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Amazon

Trying to pull it together for this weekend? Amazon to the rescue with some great mommy and me matching options.

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