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Picture-Perfect Backdrops for your Holiday Card

Looking for a great pic for this year’s holiday card? Look no further than these scenic Ohio spots.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron

Picture-Perfect Backdrops for your Holiday Card

By Abbey Roy

Posted On: Nov 29, 2020

Gone are the days of posing for family portraits in front of a gray backdrop in a dimly lit studio. If you're looking for a great photo this year's holiday card, look no further than these wintery scenic spots throughout Ohio. 

holiday decorations exterior stan hywet hall and gardens akron ohio

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron

The outside of this historic Akron treasure gets dressed to the nines for the holidays. And whether you save those snapshots for your albums, send them out in cards or upload them straight to Instagram - you'll be able to capture a breathtaking sight. 

Lake Erie northern Ohio frozen lake ice bridge leading out to water

Lake Erie near Northwest Ohio

Who says beaches and lighthouses have to be reserved for your summer vacation album? A few wintery images from Marblehead Lighthouse and Catawba Island State Park will convince all your out-of-state relatives that Ohio is beautiful no matter what the season. 

frozen waterfall winter hike hocking hills state park logan ohio

Hocking Hills State Park in Logan

One of the most iconic parks in Ohio, Hocking Hills is home to picturesque views everywhere you turn. From snow dusted trees to frozen waterfalls, you'll find the perfect moment to capture the beauty of Ohio. 

Alternative: Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula

Ohio’s only national park is a refuge for native plants, wildlife and provides routes of discovery for visitors. Plus it offers stunning views and backgrounds for that perfect holiday photo. CVNP is home to many iconic spots like the Everett Covered Bridge and Stanford House, as well as stunning overlooks and a gorgeous waterfall.

Winter snow The Castle Marietta Ohio

Ohio Castles

For an incredibly unique and regal holiday photo, check out one of Ohio’s 12 castles. Situated across the state, these estates are the perfect backdrop for any photo. Check out Landoll’s Mohican Castle, where every evening in December it lights up with over 100,000 outdoor lights, outdoor Christmas trees and your favorite holiday tunes. Or stroll past The Castle in Marietta, which transform into a magical moment when covered in that first snowfall of the year. 

Whether you're just chatting with friends over something funny, or want to bring the beauty of nature inside to your screen - you'll find Ohio is has picture-perfect backdrops for all your virtual holiday gatherings. For more Ohio scenes perfect for that virtual facetime with friends and family, check out these additional images you can download

For more inspiration this #HolidaysInOhio season, check out #OhioFindItHere at Ohio.org.

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