Make a Holiday Photo Card with Templates

Welcome to a world of endless holiday-themed possibilities! PicMonkey's holiday card templates and Christmas photo editor are ready to help you turn an ordinary photo into a dazzling Christmas photo card. But with so many options, where to begin?

Take a sleigh ride through some of PicMonkey’s favorite card-making options and see which one might be right for you. Here’s what we’ll cover in this article:

  1. The Easy-Bake oven of card-making (AKA: starting with a holiday card template)

  2. Making photo Christmas cards with holiday graphics and sparkly textures

  3. Creating collage Christmas cards, complete with festive backgrounds

Christmas card templates for easy-peasy-joy-to-the-whole-family designs

Hop into PicMonkey and choose your own Christmas card template.

When it comes to ease, there’s nothing peasier than cracking open one of PicMonkey’s holiday templates. They're pre-sized, designer-made, and totally editable, so you can create a customized seasonal message in no time flat.

Get this look for your next Instagram post.

Explore all holiday templates to get started on your Christmas card. We’ve got sentiments ranging from secular to full-on Christmasy, plus designs for Hanukkah, and Festivus (Yes. Festivus.).

Um. What is Festivus? Here — now go watch Seinfeld.

After you find a template that screams “Season’s greetings!” right in your ear, start making the design tweaks you want.

  • Replace our stock photos with pics of your family or cat, or even other stock photos. It’s your card, we’re just making suggestions. Then get working on the text.

  • Choose a font, write (or borrow) a heartfelt sentiment or two, and this holiday chore headache tradition is all wrapped up.

  • You can resize, mask, change colors, and add effects to anything in your card, too. Think of these templates as a starting point for your creativity. Open one up and see where it takes you.

Pro tip: For instant Christmas feels, check out PicMonkey's design themes; specifically, Winterland and Santa Land. These are packed full of holiday-themed graphics, fonts, and effects that'll turbo boost your card-making life.

Use graphics to customize your holiday photo cards

Add just a dash more festivity to your photo card when you use graphics in your design. We have stockings full of graphics for the holidays — like these snowflakes above — ornaments aplenty, presents all tied up with a bow, general winter themed stickers, and, of course, everything Christmas

PicMonkey graphics are vector graphics, which is a techie term that means they look glorious at any size, big or small. And they’re a super-simple way to put your own creative stamp on a project.

Get sparkly with textures

Customize this template and make it your own.

Dreaming of a shiny, festive holiday? Nothing says Christmas spirit like an extra helping of glitter, amirite? In PicMonkey, you can apply textures to your text, graphics, or images. In the above card, we selected the text group we wanted to sparkle like a diamond, selected Textures from the left navigation menu, and chose a red glitter texture.

Extended reading: See our post on Shutterstock's blog about using watercolor textures to make Christmas cards.

Make a photo collage Christmas card

Here’s a year-end conundrum: what to do when you can’t decide which pic to use on your holiday cards? The solution, obviously, is to combine them all! And for that, you’ll need our collage maker.

Customize this photo collage card template for the holidays.

The easiest way to make a collage is to open our Collage tool, choose a layout you like, and then begin filling the cells with your photos and/or colors. Add text or graphics over your collage, too.

Make this holiday collage card your own, just in time to celebrate with family.

If you want to make a collage without a grid and just put stuff wherever, you can totally do that (think of it as a photo montage, of sorts).

Start with a blank canvas, turn off the alignment hints (click the gear icon on the bottom toolbar of the Editor), and make a freeform collage with your images.

That’s a wrap

Now you’re done! Whew, that was easy. To deliver your Christmas cards to loved ones, it’s easy to print your design at your favorite print shop. You can also save a stamp and some dough by sending it through email or posting it to social. Happy holidays!

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This article was written by PicMonkey Staff, a multicellular organism of hive-minded sub-parts who just wanna get you the ideas and information you crave, so you can make powerful images that level up your business.