Just when you think Christmas cards might die out in favour of e-cards, festive tweets and Instagram pics you receive your annual holiday nod from the Obamas. Ok, so maybe we didn't personally, but the US president and his First Lady have sent out a beautiful little pop up card to friends, families and world dignitaries this year, which features the White House and their two dogs Sunny and Bo walking in the snow. The message reads, “As we gather around this season may the warmth and joy of the holidays fill your home.” It's signed by Barak and Michelle and their oh-so-stylish daughters Malia and Sasha, as well as the family pets who are referenced with paw prints. Woof woof!
The Obama holiday card 2013 - Eddie Scarry [TheBlaze]
The Obama card errs just on the right sides of quirky and tasteful, but other stars have been a little more playful with their choice of holiday greetings. Take Ashlee Simpson and her ex Pete Wentz for example, who created an awkward Christmas card with their son Bronx wearing matching festive jumpers and candy cane pants. While Pete is dressed as an elf and Ashlee has antlers, Bronx looks entirely unimpressed in his Van Halen t-shirt as he sits in a Christmas box.
Kim Kardashian and family delivered another cracker this year thanks to a collaboration with renowned fashion photographer David LaChapelle. The photo was taken on a casino set, which was scattered with mannequin parts and tabloid covers featuring the faces of the family strewn all over the floor. Every year the gang get together in varying numbers to create a festive tableau, which usually involves ball gowns, black tie and adorable baby Kardashians swaddled in cloth or wearing mini versions of their parents' ensembles. Singer Fergie and her hubby Josh Duhamel are also Christmas card fans taking a comical approach to the traditional message of festive cheer with cartoons and graphics.
But our favourite celebrity Christmas card for 2013 has to be the one revealed by chat show host Ellen DeGeneres on her show this week, which features her and wife, actress Portia DeRossi on a motorbike. The pair have followed jokers James Franco and Seth Rogen and recreated Kanye West's Bound 2 video starring Kim Kardashian with the message, 'Bound for a Merry Christmas love Ellen & Portia'.
Take a look at the best ever celebrity Christmas cards in the gallery above...