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family holiday card contest

You could be on our cover! Shown here, Jonetta and Geno White and family on the December 2017 cover of Seattle's Child. (Photo by Joshua Huston)

Enter your family in the Seattle’s Child Holiday Card Contest

We're seeking families for our November/December cover!

Want to go all out with the photo on your holiday cards this year?

Want to get creative and get all dressed up? With a professional photographer taking care of the photo, the lighting and all the angles?

This year, why not try the Seattle’s Child Family Holiday Card Contest? Your card photo could be on our cover!

Just tell us what your dream card is. The lucky families will get a photo session with our photographer, and maybe be on the cover, too. Costumes encouraged. (You’ll provide those.)

Just drop us a line with your idea for your card — and tell us your favorite family holiday traditions, too. (Bonus points for including a favorite family holiday recipe and a little info about your favorite yearly traditions.) The winning families will be interviewed and will get to tell their stories in the November/December issue.

THE HOLIDAY CARD CONTEST FINE PRINT: Please send us a picture of your family and submit it to with the subject line “Holiday Card Contest” (or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #FamilyCardContest) by 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5.  Three or more families will be selected by Seattle’s Child staff and will then be photographed in a professional studio located in Belltown. Winners MUST BE AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021, for a photography session. All finalists will be featured in the Seattle’s Child November/December issue, as well as on our website and social media platforms. The First Place winner will be featured on the cover of Seattle’s Child.

The contest is open to any families that live in the Seattle metropolitan area.

Good luck!

Read more about our 2017 cover family: Our Holiday Traditions: A Christmas Eve present that never surprises

And here’s a little more past holiday fun:

Vashon family created its own holiday inspired by — no kidding — Mr. T

Meet Menorasaurus Rex: Renton family puts creative spin on Hanukkah

Formerly homeless family happy to have a home for the holidays

Seattle family honors Sikh traditions while celebrating the winter holidays

How we celebrate: Holidays are extra sweet for foster-care advocates