Holiday pets – The Hielsbergs' 2013 holiday card, featuring Dooz.
Holiday pets – Meredith Tollison's first PhotoShop solution to the "happy family portrait" holiday card.
Holiday pets – Jacob Stickann goofs off with his cats, left, before posing for his 2012 holiday card, right.
Holiday pets – Kristen Patten helps Col. Mustard the cat pose for a holiday card photo. Col. Mustard is not laughing.
Holiday pets – Kristy Blanchfield attempts to pose her cat Ron, as her other cat, Shiva, looks on with concern.
Holiday pets – Keith Piasecki poses for his family's 2013 Christmas card newsletter with, clockwise from left, Tiki, Cayenne, Sneaky Poof, Prescious, Freddy Mercury and Joon. Squint hard and you can see Bert and Ernie, the clown fish, in the tank behind Piasecki's head.
Holiday pets – Kat Kinsman's whippet, Morgane, dons string lights for a 2008 holiday portrait. Morgane is always oddly calm for pictures and seems to know she has no bad angles, Kinsman said.
Holiday pets – CNN producer Ann Hoevel and Dan Campbell sent out this photo of their convincing corgi, Belvedere, for the 2012 holiday season.
Holiday pets – Baxter the beagle, left, and Ted the Australian shepherd mix, right, pose with Santa for Michael Ryan and Michelle Rice's holiday card.
Holiday pets – Terry Nagurney shakes hands with Santa with his dog, Abby, on his lap. This photo was taken at a charity event in Atlanta PetSmart to benefit Furkids, Georgia's largest, no-kill, cage-free cat shelter.
Holiday pets – Carissa Rhea, right, poses with Santa and her cats Wall-E and Eve during the Furkids charity event in 2010.