30 Christmas Pictures To Get You Writing ‘Tis Jolly Season

Christmas images play a huge role during ‘tis jolly season. Think about, all those greeting cards you’re looking for, the inspiration you need to decorate your home or even how to lay your table. Christmas pictures inspire everything. Now, while you’re busy with the grown-up stuff, let your kids be inspired this magical season too! These 30+ Christmas pictures are perfect to encourage your kids to do some Christmas holiday writing. We got some funny pictures of Santa, reindeer and even pictures of scenes to inspire your kids with their Christmas writing.

For more inspiration take part in our daily picture writing prompt challenge. Each day you will be given a new picture prompt to write about.

Christmas Picture Writing Prompts

These are some Christmas images I came across on the internet, they are all free to download and you can use them wherever you like. I thought they could be really handy in helping children write their Christmas stories or to encourage them to write during the Christmas break. For further inspiration, take a look at our awesome Christmas book title generator or this list of Christmas writing prompts.

For more inspiration, check out these 85+ picture writing prompts for kids. And why not look at this list of the best Christmas picture books to see how pictures can paint a festive image in your mind?

How to use these Christmas Images

Here are some ideas on how you can use these Christmas images to inspire you:

  1. Choose one image and set yourself a time limit. In that time-limit write as many words or sentences that come into your head when you look at the image. You might think about what it reminds you of, is there a story behind it and how it makes you feel.
  2. Or you can simply focus on what the image looks like and try to write as many adjectives to describe that picture. You can describe the colours, shapes and any little details you see.

Want some more fun ways to use these Christmas pictures? Take a look at these 8 fun story-telling games using image prompts.

Questions for Discussion

It can be really hard to think of ideas or of anything to write down. Here are some questions or tips that might help you:

  • What do you see in the image?
  • Where is this place?
  • Is it magical?
  • If you were standing there, how would you feel?
  • What’s the history behind the photo?
  • Is it a good or evil place?
  • What secrets are hidden here?

You can take a look at this list of 105+ Christmas story ideas for further festive inspiration.

Christmas Images for Greeting Cards Activity

We got a brilliant Christmas writing activity for you. Using these Christmas pictures which are free to download, print out your favourite Christmas image. Cut around the image and stick it to a piece of paper which is folded in half and voila you got your very own Christmas greeting card! Now you can personalise it by adding a personal message inside and then give it to a friend or family member.

christmas pictures for greeting cards

For more Christmas fun, take a look at our pop up Christmas card tutorial for kids.

Christmas Picture Writing Prompts

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