Kanye West has made his first full appearance in the Kardashian family Christmas card.

The 40-year-old rapper began dating wife Kim Kardashian West in 2012 but had so far chosen not to feature in her family's reality series 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' and has never appeared with his wife and in-laws in their annual festive photo shoot.

But Kim, 37, has now revealed a picture in her 25 day countdown to Christmas on social media which shows her and Kanye with their daughter North, four, and son Saint, two, all wearing coordinating denim outfits.

This year, Kim took on the role of organising the Christmas card shoot and spilled to James Corden during an appearance on 'The Late Late Show' that the theme for 2017 is women and children.

She said: ''This year's Christmas card is shot really casually. We're kind of doing a jeans-and-T-Shirts vibe. Really cute. All the kids are so hard to put together.''

It is also first time Saint will be featured in the Kardashian Christmas card, as he was only a few weeks old at the last picture - which was in 2015 after the family opted not to release a festive message in 2016 following a turbulent few months which included Kim being robbed at gunpoint in Paris.

Earlier this year, Kanye deleted all his social media accounts in a further bid for privacy. He and Kim are currently expecting a third child, via a surrogate.

Kim's older sister Kourtney Kardashian, 38, has three children - five-year-old daughter Penelope and sons Mason, seven, and Reign, two, with her ex-partner Scott Disick - and her younger brother Rob Kardashian, 30, has 13-month-old daughter Dream with his former fiancée Blac Chyna.

Her sister Khloe Kardashian is rumoured to be pregnant, as is her half-sister Kylie Jenner.