It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yesterday marked the first day of December (whaaaa?), which means we’re only a few weeks away from Christmas and New Year’s Eve! December is one of the busiest months of the year for bloggers, so I thought, wouldn’t my readers love a bunch of holiday stock photos for the season!?

I created four free stock photos just for you! Here’s a sneak peek! Sign up below to get them sent straight to your inbox and use them however you like! I always appreciate credit back to me if, but it’s not a requirement! You can find/tag me on Instagram @katebialowas!


I also scoured the web to find stock photos sites offering the prettiest holiday stock photos this season. Use them for your blog, social media accounts, or your creative business, these photos are sure to add some holiday spirit wherever they’re placed.

Make sure to read the disclaimers for the free stock photos! These lovelies were kind enough to create these stock photos for you, so if they ask for credit please respect their wishes.

How to Use Stock Photos

If you’re not a great photograper, or don’t have time in your busy schedule to snap photos, stock photography will be your saving grace. Unique, styled stock photos can enhance the design or your blog or website and help you create beautiful social media feeds.

In case you’re new to the stock photo scene, or need some inspiration, I thought I’d give you some ideas for how to use stock photos!

  • Insert your own text and use on social media (Instagram post, Pinterest graphic, Facebook page cover photo, Twitter background, etc.)
  • Use in your blog posts for feature or in-post images
  • Insert on in your weekly/monthly newsletter
  • Use them for your e-book or e-course
  • Use them in your digital marketing materials

Now, on to the goodies! Read on to check out 7 places to find holiday stock photos for your blog and social media!

1. Kaboom Pics

I was recently introduced to this website and I can’t believe all these photos are free! There are over 135 free holiday stock photos and they are absolutely gorgeous. From ribbon-wrapped gifts, to greeting cards, and holiday throw cushions, there’s sure to be photos here that will fit your needs!

2. Haute Chocolate


Specializing in stylish and affordable stock photography for female bloggers and biz owners, Haute Chocolate definitely tops my list. Rachel has curated some of the nicest collections I’ve seen and her holiday stock photos do not disappoint.

There’s the cozy holiday collection featuring snuggly scenes from a winter day and the holiday flat lay collection featuring mock-ups to use as your own!

3. Her Creative Studio


Soft, feminine and airy, Her Creative Studio has styled beautiful holiday images. The bundle includes 8 images featuring props including a laptop, Christmas gifts, striped candies, wreaths and a blush winter hat.

4. Turquoise and Palm


Alli from Turquoise and Palm created a bundle of fun, cheery holiday photos in high resolution and Instagram-ready format! How sweet is she! Sign up for her list to receive a bunch of free stock photos each month!

She also offers unique styled & lifestyle photos for $19.99/ month, so make sure to check out her stock photography gallery!

5. Lil Spaces


Lil Spaces is offering 6 styled holiday stock photos for free! They’re airy, feminine, and perfect for any gal looking to spruce up her blog or Instagram with holiday pictures. There are three flat lay photos, and three Christmas-themed frame mock ups.

6. The Ginger Snaps Co.


The Ginger Snaps Co. is offering 32 vibrant holiday stock photos for just $38. With pretty gold accents, cranberry reds, and sparkling cocktails, brand the images with your text or use them on their own! You’ll get 10 horizontal images, 20 vertical images, and 2 square sized Instagram-ready images to use over the season as you see fit!

7. The Content Planner


Created with boss babes in mind, these holiday photos were styled by an Instagram expert! They’re glitzy, luxe, and totally boss, which will work perfectly for your creative business. The bundle includes 22 holiday glitz-themed photos, 15 bells and #bossbabe images, and 3 bonus photos!

If you’ve been searching work work-themed photos with a touch of holiday spirit, this is the bundle for you!

I hope you enjoy these holiday stock photos! It really is the most wonderful time of the year, so make sure to have fun with your creative business/blog and enjoy it!

If you love this collection of holiday stock photos, please pin the image below!

 It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’ve rounded up 7 places for feminine, styled stock photos with a holiday vibe! Plus, I’ve created some free ones just for you. Use them for your blog, business, or social media platforms to enhance your overall look!

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10 thoughts on “7 Places to Find Holiday Stock Photos for Your Blog and Social Media

  1. Very helpful article! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    Posted on December 2, 2016 at 12:57 pm
    1. Thank YOU for reading 🙂 Happy holidays!

      Posted on December 2, 2016 at 3:48 pm
  2. Wonderful list, I’m always looking for pretty and feminine photos for my blog, thank you so much for sharing these resources!

    Posted on December 4, 2016 at 5:01 am
    1. Thanks for stopping by Kim! So happy you love the photos 🙂 Hope they help this holiday season! Have a great night 🙂 Xx

      Posted on December 4, 2016 at 8:44 pm
  3. Thank you Kate for including my styled stock 🙂 Have an wonderful Christmas

    Posted on December 12, 2016 at 8:31 am
    1. My pleasure! Thank you for the gorgeous photos 🙂

      Posted on December 12, 2016 at 4:53 pm
  4. I love Haute Chocolate, I didn’t know about Kaboom pics. Thanks for sharing ☺️

    Posted on December 21, 2016 at 2:27 pm
    1. Thanks Kami! Haute Chocolate is amazing, I agree! Have a lovely holiday season! Xx

      Posted on December 22, 2016 at 9:50 am
  5. Very helpful! I always struggle with stock photos. Thank you for sharing!

    Posted on December 21, 2016 at 3:47 pm
    1. So happy to help! Hope you put them to good use 😀 Thanks for stopping by! Xx

      Posted on December 22, 2016 at 9:50 am