Make a Christmas Photo Card in PicMonkey

Make a Christmas Photo Card in PicMonkey
December 13, 2018 PicMonkey

With PicMonkey’s Christmas photo card maker, you can turn an ordinary photo into a dazzling Christmas photo card in any style you choose. But with so many options, where to begin? Where???

Don’t worry, folks, we won’t leave you out in the cold. 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:

  • Using Christmas card templates: the Easy-Bake oven of card-making
  • Making photo Christmas cards with the Santaland and Winterland themes
  • Creating collage Christmas cards, complete with festive backgrounds

Christmas photo card maker: Templates for easy-peasy cards

Christmas card with an elderly couple connected by golden thread.

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

A card with a couple holding hands, plus gold foil text.

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

After you find a template that screams “Christmas!” 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 the templates as a starting point for your creativity. Open one up and see where it takes you.

Use themes to customize your photo Christmas cards

Christmas card with added graphics from themes.

If you’re ready to let your creative spirit run free, but not like, a lost-in-the-wilderness kinda free, use one of our excellent holiday themes to get the snowball rolling. Santaland and Winterland are both chock-full of graphics, fonts, and effects that are tailored to the holidays.

For just one example of how Santaland can make your Christmas cards fantastic, let’s talk graphics. 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. For example, check out the “happy holidays” label on the card above. It may look like text and a graphic, but it’s actually just a graphic (our minds were blown, too). Find more like it in Santaland’s Seasonal Messages graphic group, and let your cards take flight!

Laughing couple and snowflakes.

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Then the Winterland theme’s snowy landscapes, plentiful flakes, and old-timey embellishments will help you get your chill on. Add some graphics to your pics, choose some fonts, and you can quickly get a cool retro holiday look. We’ve even included some coal, carrots, and a top hat in case you need to turn yourself into a snowperson.

Make a Collage

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 Collage.

Collage with family photos.

The easiest way to make a collage is to click Templates and search for “collage.” This will pull up a screenful of gridded collage templates for you to fill with holiday images. And you’re not limited to just the number of images that fit neatly into the squares in the grid — you can add text or graphics over your images, too.

Christmas card with baby and ornaments.

And speaking of limits, there ain’t none. Practically, anyway. If you want to make a collage without a grid and just put stuff wherever, you can totally do that. Start with a blank canvas, turn off the alignment hints, and make a freeform collage with your images. Need a few ideas to get the wheels turning? Take a look at our Collage article.

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 (or at one of ours). You can also save a stamp and some dough by sending it through email or posting it to social.

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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.