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Best free ways to make and send Christmas cards

Best free ways to make and send Christmas cards

Have you completed everything on your to-do list for Christmas yet? Travel arrangements, gift shopping, buying groceries for the holiday extravaganza.

Those are just a few things that you might need to check off the list. One thing that might get lost in the shuffle is sending out all those Christmas cards.

Almost every year when I start receiving Christmas cards in the mail, I think, oh yeah that's what I forgot to do. I'm not going to let that happen again this year.

But the clock is ticking and it's time to get those cards in the mail before it's too late. A great way to save some time is by creating spectacular Christmas cards at home. Be careful though, not all Christmas card makers are completely free to use.

That's why you need to know about these optimal, free ways to make and send Christmas cards.

Canva

Canva is an online photo editor that is great for customizing Christmas cards. You can even upload your own photos to share with everyone who receives a card.

I really cannot stress enough how easy it is to use this tool. It is so simple and convenient that you may find yourself constantly looking for good excuses to design new artwork.

This website makes it easy to create Christmas cards and better yet, it's free. (Note: If you find yourself using this tool often, there is an option to pay for a pro account for access to more images and design templates.)

You can either sign up for a free account with Canva by using an email address or sign-in using Facebook or Google. Make sure to select the "Personal" option when you log in.

To create your Christmas cards click, "Find Templates" and select Holiday Cards. You will see a handful of layouts along the left side of the screen. Choose the one that you want to use and click on it. From there, just add your personal touch and in no time you will have created the perfect Christmas card.

Click here to learn more about this amazing photo editor and get started today.

Fotor

You've seen them on your social media: Gorgeous pictures full of vibrant color. Landscapes with brilliant green fields, or portraits that bring out the rich brown of a little girl's eyes. They're enough to make a photo lover drool.

Those amazing photos just seem to pop off the screen. I don't know about you, but I could stare at them for hours. With those kinds of results, it stands to reason that the photographer must have spent a lot of time and money to achieve those images, right?

Or, maybe they just have a simple editing program. And guess what? You can get it, too.

Fotor is a free download for PCs, Macs and smartphones that can turn basic snapshots into masterpieces. All it takes is a few clicks or taps to turn your photos into professional-looking photography. It's a great way to create Christmas cards using images that you've taken throughout the year.

Click here for download instructions so you can start creating Christmas cards with Fotor.

Adobe Spark Post

Adobe Spark Post is a fast and easy way to create stunning graphics for all occasions. Get started in seconds with professionally designed templates that you can tweak with just a few taps.

Choose your photos, add text and apply design filters to instantly create beautiful, eye-popping graphics. Each tap gives you completely new layouts, color palette, typography style and filter and you don't even need to have design experience to make gorgeous Christmas cards.

You're also able to share your creations through social media, text or email.

Click here to start creating impressive Christmas cards with Adobe Spark Post. It's also available as a free app for iOS.

Jukebox Print

Jukebox Print has a free online greeting card creator that lets you design your Christmas cards quickly. Upload your personal message and photo into one of its pre-made designs, or create your own design from scratch.

The site lets you edit the front, inside top, inside bottom, and back of each card that you create. Once our design is complete, Jukebox Print will export it as a high-resolution PDF, ready for printing.

Click here to build your Christmas card with Jukebox. There are a handful of pre-designed holiday templates that you can edit to make your own. Select the template and let your creativity take over.

Want to get into the Christmas spirit? Learning how to Elf Yourself for the holidays will do the trick

Don't you just love the holiday season? People seem to be in better spirits this time of year. If you're having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit, this download might help. It's a relatively new holiday tradition that people all over the globe are doing.

Click here to learn how you can embrace your inner elf.

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