"It’s the most anxiety to get four kids together smiling in a room," the KKW beauty founder star told Ellen.
"North was having a day, so she refused to be in the shoot. She just was crying because she wanted her specific hairstyle, whatever."
Kim continued: "I said, ‘Fine you’re not gonna be in the card. That’s the decision, you’re not gonna be in the card. I’m just going to take the family card without you.’ And she was fine with that. The next day she woke up and was like ‘Mommy, I really want to do a card.'"
"Thank god the photographer was still in town," the mum-of-four continued.
"She said, ‘I just want a photoshoot with just you.’ So I said ‘Perfect,’ I called the photographer, had her come over. I said, ‘I have no makeup on now, I look totally different. Let’s just pretend — shoot us, but cut me out and you’ll photoshop her in.’ And it looks like a beautiful card."
"I would’ve rather done it this way than the anxiety of what I went through of trying to get — I mean, Chicago has a cookie in her hand, I was really holding Psalm there, Saint was really there. The rest of us were there, but North… that was a lot.
"There’s always one!"
Kim also added that the only reason the Kardashians didn't do a whole family Christmas card this year was because of 'bad timing' and had nothing to do with the rumoured feud between Kourtney and Kim.
"First of all, it was just a time thing," Kim explained. "It was just a time thing of why I couldn’t wrangle everybody and I was like, 'This isn’t my job. I’m not gonna sit here and try to get everyone to do a card. I’m gonna do one with my kids and my husband and my family.' And even that was so dramatic."