Personalized Christmas cards

Spread the festive cheer with custom Christmas cards. Upload your own holiday snaps to create a photo Christmas card, or explore hundreds of seasonal card templates. Best of all, it’s free!

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How to make a Christmas card

  1. Open Canva

    Open Canva and type "Christmas Card" in the search box to start your design.

  2. Choose a template

    Pick Christmas card templates to suit every style and mood—featuring Santa, snowflakes, polar bears and candy canes to illustrated holiday scenes and family portraits. Click on the template you like and start designing.

  3. Explore features

    Use the drag-and-drop tool to move photos, images, icons, shapes, stickers, and other elements onto your page and rearrange them to imbibe a holiday cheer. Have fun setting things into motion with the animation feature.

  4. Keep customizing

    Make the recipient of your Christmas card feel special with a unique design created just for them. Upload family photos, logos, or artwork following a color scheme and layout that best portray the Christmas spirit.

  5. Share or print

    As soon as your design feels complete, it’s time to share it to the world. Share your design with friends and family on Facebook or Instagram in just a few clicks. Make high-resolution prints through Canva Print.

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Turn memories into cards to be treasured

Forget about generic Christmas cards from the store. Turn your favorite photos into a custom card that will be the star of any mantlepiece, with our Christmas card maker. Uploading your photos to Canva is easy. Simply drag and drop the image from your desktop, then drop it into your design. Our built-in photo editor will transform your photo so it’s clear and crisp. Add filters, tone down the saturation or increase the contrast. In mere seconds, you’ll get a professional-looking Christmas card.

Christmas card ideas made easy

Our templates streamline your creative process, so you can go from idea to a finished card in minutes. Whether you’re looking for something traditional, or quirky is more your style, we’ve got a Christmas card template for you.


Matte will make your Christmas cards look slightly more finished and professional, while glossy looks more rustic and homemade. You might choose glossy for digital photo printing, especially for landscape and still-life shots. Matte is a better choice for highly detailed or black-and-white photos.

To make Christmas cards out of your own photos, simply upload your photos into your design software, choose landscape or portrait orientation, arrange your photos as a single image or collage, edit your cards to add text or extra images and print on quality paper.

Fill in your Christmas cards with warm wishes from your family. Classic lines include:

  • “Wishing you a bright and beautiful season of joy”
  • “May all your Christmas dreams come true”
  • “Have yourself a merry little Christmas”
  • “Wishing you a merry Christmas and a peaceful new year”
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