Friday, December 10
Ideas for Christmas Cards with your Dog: Amazing Photographs of Holiday Dogs
I love holiday cards with pets on them, in fact I used a picture of a dog wearing a Santa hat on the cover of my book . Dogs are particularly fun on cards because their faces can be so expressive. I decided to find the absolute best, most funny, holiday dog photos ever. As far as I know, none of these are commercial cards, they were sent out by their owners as their personal cards. In my quest for these photos I had to look through pictures of many hundreds of adorable looking dogs all dressed up for Christmas. There are a lot of dog lovers out there! In my first edit I had a hundred, but I finally narrowed it down to these 40 cards, and I couldn’t get any more pared down than that. Each of these 40 photos were so amazing and wonderful, I decided I had to show them all. I adore how most of these dogs look mildly annoyed yet stoic about having to wear a Christmas outfit. I have no idea why, but there is a preponderance of Chihuahuas, bulldogs and pugs in this final edit. Maybe photographers have a penchant for these breeds. or maybe these breeds just have absurdly funny looking faces. I promise I am not biased, I have a Golden Retriever , a breed which only got one photo in my cut.
I’m starting with this picture which was in my book. I think it is one of the great dog pictures. There is something about those bare bulbs above the dressed up dog on a present that I love.
By Eric Getty at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/photeric/2106607883
This adorable photo of a puppy wearing a hat way too big for him is beautiful.
Taken by Chad and found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/xmarine1973/2126132328
I love this photo of three dogs (chihuahuas?) wearing hats and looking very much like Christmas.( I love the Kath Kidston Wallpaper as well!)
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/88499915@N00/5223766659
This Photo of a German Shepherd with a wreath around his neck is wonderful
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/doublewithcream/3095481950
This is an amazing picture of a dog looking doleful about having to dress up in a Santa Hat.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dianabog/4201761902
This is a very funny photo of a dog wearing glasses for a Christmas card. This dog is one of the few who doesn’t seem upset about dressing up.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainriver/2133469094
Funny photo of a dog wearing tinsel looking like a tree for this Christmas card.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/venosdale/5172999059
Funny dog photo for a holiday card wearing a hat and scarf.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7234729@N05/3096002699
This dog is so cute modeling a yellow hat and bow tie, like he is a harlequin.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarynleathjames/3100384713
This dog , a pug I think, models a Christmas hat in this Holiday card.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/newstock/3867404188
This is a fun picture of a dog with a big star in front of him for his Holiday Portrait.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainriver/2096588346
Fun picture of a pug all dressed up for the Holidays
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/55023235@N02/5103359752/
Great photo of a dog with a hat on in this Holiday Card, this is one of my favorite dog Cards.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nogsonline/3130883388
Great face on this Bulldog in this holiday photo
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/itsmetj/242801666I love the face on this gentleman dog with a bowler hat in this photograph. Priceless.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/priviteraco/4948191712
Cute chihuahua dressed as an angel in this Holiday photo.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/itsmetj/244601781
This dog is so cute holding a Christmas Stocking in his mouth in this Holiday card.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/new_years_resolutions/4174593857
This pittbull’s face looks adorable with the santa hat on.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ride2anywhere/3089220121What an elaborate dog Holiday card this is. I love the bone in his mouth.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosebud81592/5209095374
The bull dog in this Christmas card is adorable with a bright red nose.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/diypaper/5044398946
I absolutely love the face on this pug in this Christmas card, it looks like he’s had too much Rum Punch.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bugbunnybambam/2110612296
What a doleful face on this hound wearing a santa hat. He looks very depressed about Christmas.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hannah19/4128749010
I love the cat and dog partnership as they look up at the star in this Christmas card. How they got them to do this is a mystery to me.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcpayne/4127595512
This dog is wearing a wreath for his christmas card, and looking very cute I must say.
This is a very cute bull dog wearing a Christmas outfit for his holiday card.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/finetra/5192381693
These two bull dogs are wearing very silly antlers for their Christmas card.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/retalesbotijero/4225708517
The look on the face of this bulldog in this Holiday card is so charming, It looks like his eyes are bugging out of his face.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lizkerrison/3070993379
Here is a very cute picture of a pug dressed in a Christmas costume for his Card looking mortified.
Found at: Flickr
This Photo of a German Shepherd holding a Christmas Tree branch in his mouth is wonderful.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lamygrrl/3129803046
I love the picture of this black lab with one eye hidden under a Christmas hat.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9936312@N05/4191179762/
Funny Picture of a dog, a spaniel, with antlers on his head.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24569010@N06/3085219549Another funny picture of a dog with antlers on his head.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainriver/3094989163Hysterical picture of a Chihuahua wearing a Christmas scarf in this holiday photo
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/redskygraphics/4132347590
This is a funny picture of three French Bulldogs (or pugs?) wearing costumes for their holiday photo.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/labimposter/306969742
Very nice dog portrait for his Christmas photo for a Christmas card.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chadlatta/5222419517
Cute picture of a dog wearing antlers for his Christmas card portrait
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cryrolfe/3063252084
Here are some very cute long haired dachshunds in this dog portrait for a Christmas card.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/doxieone/3087291621
Very sweet picture of a dog holding a Christmas tree in his mouth for his Christmas card.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28601488@N05/5192462011
And finally, this is one of my favorites of a dog wearing a wig and Santa hat for his holiday card.
Found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pilarkitty/3085113928