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Top 8 Cat Christmas Card Ideas to Inspire You (With Pictures)

Cute ginger cat in red christmas sweater
Image Credit: GolubaPhoto, Shutterstock
Last Updated on November 21, 2023 by Catster Editorial Team

Christmas is the time of year when many people exchange gift cards ranging anywhere from $0.99 to $15. And if your friends or family members have pets, you may have even seen a few homemade Christmas cards including these furry family members.

Including your cat in a Christmas card can be especially hilarious as well as heartwarming. So, for this post, we’ve gathered up some of the best ideas to create DIY cat Christmas cards for you to share with your loved ones for the next holiday season. Enjoy!

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The Top 8 Cat-Themed Christmas Card Ideas

1. Adorable Snow Kitty by buzz feed

Adorable Snow Kitty by buzz feed
Image Credit: buzz feed

Enjoy a snow day with your furry cat friend. In case you have to take photos, make sure your cat is warm and cozy in the colder temperatures and don’t keep them out in the snow for too long. There are tons of cute or funny ways that you can caption the cards.

2. Christmas Kitty Pictures by three chatty cats

Christmas Kitty Pictures by three chatty cats
Image Credit: three chatty cats

Dress your Christmas cutie in festive attire and give it a Santa Claus or another stuffed animal to cuddle with. Take photos in your living or dining room and they’re guaranteed to be a hit with your friends and family.

3. Kitty & Rudolph by buzz feed

Kitty & Rudolph by buzz feed
Image Credit: buzz feed

Dressing your cat up like a reindeer can be one of life’s greatest joys. You can find reindeer ears or an entire reindeer cat outfit online or at your local pet store during the holiday season. They can cost anywhere from 10 to $25 and they’re sure to be a hit in your Christmas photos.

4. Cat Gift Unwrap by love 4 my 2 cats

Cat Gift Unwrap by love 4 my 2 cats
Image Credit: love 4 my 2 cats

It’s not strange to buy your cat gifts for Christmas. And what’s better than recording or taking pictures while the cat has at the box? You can make this super interesting by hiding a treat at the bottom of the box for the cat to find. Be sure to have your camera ready!

5. Winter Cat Fun by bored panda

Winter Cat Fun by bored panda
Image Credit: bored panda

Consider doing a photoshoot if your cat enjoys the outdoors while you’re partaking in winter activities. This could be shoveling snow, chopping wood, or snowboarding. During these activities, have your cat off to the side with its toys and treats in tow. And be sure to keep your camera at the ready.

6. Kittens & Christmas Stockings by 123rf

Kittens & Christmas Stockings by 123rf
Image Credit: 123rf

Kittens, coffee, and stockings are all things you need to stay warm this season. Find a pair of decorative stockings for your cat and be sure that they’re big enough for it to fit in fully. You can find Christmas stockings online or at any retail store during the holidays.

7. Change the Viewpoint by fanpop

Change the Viewpoint by fanpop
Image Credit: fanpop

You can make your photos more interesting by using new angles and viewpoints. Take time to consider the right setup for this photoshoot and try to photograph the cat using different angles. For example, try an overhead shot of the kitten laying on the ground wrestling with Christmas ornaments. Or maybe capture a ground view of the cat attempting to climb the Christmas tree.

8. Christmas Cat Blankie by the dodo

Christmas Cat Blankie by the dodo
Image Credit: the dodo

For a cozy Christmas cat photo, consider wrapping your cat in a nice festive blanket. Be sure not to wrap it too tight or it may lose patience when you take the picture.

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Wrapping Things Up

If you want to show a bit of extra love this holiday season, consider making your own DIY cat Christmas card and giving it to your family and friends. They’ll definitely appreciate the cuteness, and you may even find that they return the favor come next holiday season.

Featured Image Credit: GolubaPhoto, Shutterstock

About the Author

Christian Adams
Christian Adams
Christian is the Editor-in-Chief of Excited Cats and one of its original and primary contributors. A lifelong cat lover, now based in South East Asia, Christian and his wife are the proud parents of an 11-year-old son and four rescue cats: Trixie, Chloe, Sparky, and Chopper.

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