Even a beginner can create an elegant family tree with Canva. It's fun and easy using the intuitive design interface.


Make a family tree that spans generations

A family tree allows the whole family to see their shared history at a glance. It’s a beautiful keepsake that you can create with loved ones to remind each new generation about their great aunts, uncles and grandparents. 

With over a million images, illustrations and other graphic elements to choose from, you can create a one-of-a-kind family tree your whole family will love through Canva. Choose any of our free, professional templates then mix it up by adding your own creative touch. You can even collaborate with other family members to create a complete family tree.

Five steps to a stunning family tree

  1. Create a new Canva account to get started with your own Family Tree design.
  2. Choose from our library of beautifully designed templates.
  3. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images.
  4. Fix your images, add stunning filters and edit text.
  5. Save and share.

Customizing your family tree is easy and fun

  1. Change the images. Upload your own images or choose from our stock library of over 1 million photographs, graphics and illustrations.
  2. Change the fonts. Choose from over 130 fresh fonts.
  3. Change the background. Choose a background from our library or use an image.
  4. Change the colors. Change the color of your text boxes and text to add extra flair.

Have total control over your design

Canva is a powerful program, giving you total control over all your design elements. At the same time, its drag and drop interface is so easy to use that even if you’ve never done graphic design before, you can create one with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Upload each family member’s photos by going to the upload pane and finding the right file from your computer then just drag and drop it into your workspace. Don’t forget to use grids or frames to contain and arrange your photos properly! Search through Canva’s immense media library for more illustrations, images and icons to add to your design. Have an official family color? Head over to the color wheel tool to change up the design’s hues.

Work on your family tree together

Why not get some family members involved in making your family tree? Other members of your family may know details about family members you don’t. Share the family tree with them and invite them to edit it with you. It’s as simple as clicking the share button, ticking the right box to give them editing access, then sending them the generated link. Since Canva designs are stored on cloud, whoever you share your designs with can access and edit them from anywhere in the globe, on any computer, laptop, iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Show off your finished design to your friends and family

When your family tree is done, you’ll want to share it with your whole family. Save the family tree as a PDF, a JPEG or a PNG and allow your whole family to view your creation. You can even share it via email or post it to your social media accounts straight from Canva.

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