Prepping Your Family For Holiday Photos

Whether its Instagram, Facebook or everything in between, you can’t hide from an onslaught of holiday photos during the holiday season. So, what’s the secret to the best family holiday photos? It’s the prep you do even before the presents are wrapped and the stockings are hung by the chimney with care…!


Don’t let a stain spoil the occasion

Get the kids to pick out their holiday outfits well before the festivities begin. Nobody likes to find a stain on their favourite outfit, or worse, notice it once a photo has been taken.  Have them check for stains and spills and use Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean 3-in-1 Power Paks to get the job done. OxiClean stain fighters help to remove stains, plus the formula freshens and deodorizes with the freshness of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda.

Keep up the good smile

Maintaining good oral health shouldn’t be reserved for the holidays. However, if you need to brush up (pun intended) on your smile, I suggest switching to the Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Sonic Pro Pulse Brush. Can you believe that its brush removes two times more plaque than the regular, manual brush? That’s because its head spins around as you brush to reach back corners. When paired with Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Bright & Strong toothpaste, you’ve got a winning combo to strengthen and clean. And smile your best for that selfie, teeth showing!

Prepping your family for holiday photos

Cut down on prep time

Have your hair looking photo-ready without having to style it daily! Dry shampoo is the latest trick up my sleeve. I love Batiste Dry Shampoo — it instantly refreshes hair between washes by absorbing excess oil from the roots and leaving hair looking and smelling clean and fresh. Beautiful Brunette dry shampoo plus a hint of colour compliments medium, brunette and auburn hair tones. Genius!

What is your favourite selfie success story?

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Church & Dwight. However, all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

16 responses to “Prepping Your Family For Holiday Photos”

  1. I try preparing my family, cats and house for holiday photos pretty similar. In my opinion, holiday outfits are my top priority.

  2. All great tips and great products!! I have never ever in my life have done a family Christmas picture, not with my parents and not even with my own family, I feel like such a loser, I would have loved dressing up the same and getting that card perfect picture!!

  3. dry shampoo is my go to!! i love it. whenever i am in a rush and hardly anytime to get ready or unexpected visitors … a little in my hair and bam good to go

  4. Great tips – thank you! It is definitely hard to keep little ones focused for very long 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  5. Great tip to make things easier.

  6. Your tips will help those new to the game. I do have the Batiste Dry Shampoo but I’ve not tried it out yet. It’s difficult to get kids ready for family photos at Christmas, they are so excited and can’t wait to get to the presents so prepping everything possible in advance is very important.

  7. I have never tried dry shampoo, that just might be a great trick. Getting the right family photo can be allot of work.

  8. Not long now and Christmas will be here – I’m just hoping that I don’t get any new PJs this year. It’s a family tradition for Christmas Eve and now I have a cupboard full!

  9. All of these are great ideas, thanks for the tips!

  10. These are some great tips for capturing that perfect family holiday photo! Thank you very much for sharing! 🙂

  11. Thanks for all the tips. Will try using dry shampoo … thanks for the tip 🙂

  12. I have dry shampoo but have never tried Batiste. I didn’t know there’s a coloured one!

  13. Thanks for the tips… but I usually like letting people be how they are. It’s more natural and less stressful if you don’t get too fussy about hair and perfect clothes.

  14. Great tips. I didn’t know there was a dry shampoo for brunettes so that’s something I learned.

  15. Honestly, best pics are all random, candid shots… Captured in the moment, mess and all. But I do try to clean things up a bit (not always successfully when it comes to boys).

  16. I enjoyed reading your tips, one thing I need to try is the dry shampoo. I can’t believe I have never tried this.

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