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4 Fresh Takes on Seasonal PJs

by Jackie Buddie

Nov 2, 2018

Say cheese! It’s holiday family portrait time, and we’ve got the cozy, coordinated PJs covered.

Child wearing festive pajamas from Freckles and Fancy
Photo by: Freckles and Fancy

Throw another log on the fire and break out the fuzzy slippers: The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s time to revive your favorite seasonal routines. Whether tradition calls for crafting paper snowflake garlands, making homemade cocoa, or simply snuggling with your kiddos in the glow of a twinkling tree, a festive pair of PJs will keep everyone feeling nice and toasty—and looking camera-ready—while you go about your merrymaking. (Your next holiday card–worthy snapshot is practically in the bag.)

Knitwear-inspired prints

As cozy as a warm winter sweater (but with considerably less bulk), these colorful printed coordinates from Freckles and Fancy encourage committing entire weekends to eating fruitcake on the couch while watching It’s a Wonderful Life. They're available in a range of holiday prints that pay homage to traditional Fair Isle knits, and come in children’s sleep sets (complete with matching caps!) and adult styles alike.

Understated and illustrated

For a look that’s less cartoonish Christmas character, more hushed winter wonderland, try a cardinal-print pajama set in eco-dyed cotton from Kutti Couture. The delicately rendered nature scene celebrates the quieter joys of the season.

Monogrammed minimalism

If streamlined classics are more your speed, this minimal red sleeping set from Mabel Retro—monogrammed in monochrome—is a solid choice. Your bouncing young babe will look positively elfin whether you stick to a simple one-piece or layer on some leggings with a decorative buttoned backside.

Mommy-and-me metallics

Your mini will thrill at the chance to feel like a big girl in matching mommy-and-me pajamas—the perfect yuletide uniform for helping mama hang stockings and bake gingerbread cookies. This pretty, personalized set from Sparks and Daughters nails the balance between glam gilded details and a low-key, neutral palette.

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Jackie Buddie

Jackie Buddie is a writer and wilderness explorer working full-time as a content producer at Etsy HQ in Brooklyn.