Customize Your Pet’s Holiday Photos With Festive Pet Frames

Just add your favorite pet pic to these Christmas-themed digital photo frame templates for shareable fun!

Published December 20, 2022
Mock up of the smartphone on the background of the Christmas tree

Instead of bringing your pet to visit Santa this year, why not bring Santa to your home via a digital pet frame? You can use these festive graphics on your phone or laptop to create fun pet pictures with Santa to share with your friends or followers. There are two versions: a vertical image frame that's designed for use on Instagram, Facebook, or Snapchat with a green screen effect, and a horizontal image to be used with Photoshop. Pick whichever app you prefer, or show off your dog's Christmas picture on every platform!

Directions to Use Digital Pet Frames on Instagram Stories:

  • Select a vertical image of your pet.
  • Press and hold your finger on the image, then tap "Save to Camera Roll" or "Save Image."
  • Open your Instagram app.
  • Tap the plus sign (+) on the top left corner of your feed.
  • Swipe all the way to the left and select "Browse effects."
  • Search for "green screen."
  • Select one of the many green screen effects created by independent creators.
  • Tap "Try it" on the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Tap "Add media" and select the LoveToKnowPets image from your camera roll.
  • Bring your pet into the frame and orient them within the graphic border.
  • Tap the shutter button to capture a photo of your pet with our custom image frame, then tap "Your story" to share with your followers.
  • Don't forget to tag @lovetoknow, so we can reshare your pet's picture!
Virtual Backgrounds for Pet Santa Photos

Directions to Use Santa Pet Frames on Snapchat:

  • Select a vertical image of your pet.
  • Press and hold your finger on the image, then tap "Save to Camera Roll" or "Save Image."
  • Open your Snapchat app.
  • Tap the magnifying glass on the bottom of the screen to browse lenses.
  • Search for "green screen."
  • Select one of the many green screen lenses created by independent creators.
  • The lens should automatically reveal the last five images in your camera roll.
  • Select the LoveToKnowPets image you'd like to use.
  • Bring your pet into the frame and orient them within the graphic border.
  • Tap the shutter button to capture a photo of your pet inside the image frame, then send it to your friends or add it to "My Story."
Virtual Backgrounds for Pet Santa Photos

Directions to Use Christmas Pet Frames on Facebook Stories:

  • Select an image of your pet.
  • Press and hold your finger on the image, then tap "Save to Camera Roll" or "Save Image."
  • Open your Facebook app.
  • Tap "Add to Story, then "Green Screen" on the top right side of your screen.
  • The tool should automatically reveal the last several images in your camera roll.
  • Select the LoveToKnowPets image you'd like to use.
  • Bring your pet into the frame and orient them within the graphic border.
  • Tap the shutter button to capture a photo of your pet, then tap "Share Now" to share it with your friends.
  • Don't forget to tag @lovetoknow, so we can reshare your picture!
Virtual Backgrounds for Pet Santa Photos

Directions to Use Holiday Pet Frames With Photoshop (or Other Image Editing Apps):

  • Select an image of your pet that you would like to frame.
  • Download the image to your phone or desktop.
  • Use your favorite photo editing program to paste a photo of your pet within the graphic frame.
  • Alternatively, using the Quick Selection tool in Photoshop - the paintbrush icon with a dotted line to the left of it in your toolbar - you can select the white space within the frame.
  • First, choose the LoveToKnowPets framing image you would like to use, and unlock the layer by clicking the "Lock" icon in the Layers Panel.
  • Left click on the Quick Selection tool and click on the white area within the framing image.
  • Once the white area within the image is highlighted with a flashing, dotted line, hit "Delete." A white-and-gray checkerboard pattern will appear where the white space was.
  • Next, drag the image of your pet you want to add inside the frame, and size it to fit within the deleted area.
  • Lastly, make the image of your pet fit within the frame by clicking "Send Backward," under the Layer>Arrange tab at the top of the Photoshop window.
  • Print it out, email it to friends, or share it on your favorite social media app.
  • Be sure to tag LoveToKnow, so we can reshare it.
Virtual Backgrounds for Pet Santa Photos

Easy Pet Santa Photos

Capturing a photo of your pet sitting on Santa's lap can be a challenge for some critters; maybe they don't do well around others or aren't healthy enough to travel. With digital Christmas pet frames, your pet doesn't have to go anywhere. Simply snap a photo of them using a green screen filter or paste their picture onto the frame and you'll have a fun image worth sharing. As a finishing touch, pair it with a Christmas pet caption, then celebrate!

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Customize Your Pet’s Holiday Photos With Festive Pet Frames