Do you already feel this Christmas magic with its woody smell of the Christmas tree, flashing Christmas lights, the sound of the crackling fire in the fireplace, and the showcase of the Home Alone movie in the background?
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the winter holidays season is just around the corner! If the Christmas rush has winded you up and you forgot to prepare something for your colleague or a distant cousin, here is a collection of the free Xmas cards services.
In a matter of minutes, you can create an original electronic card. You can choose a template, color, fonts, additional styling elements (how about these cute snowflakes and a little bit of glitter?), add text, and get it sent to your email.
If creating a unique card is not that big of a deal, you can just choose the one from thousands of them. I prepared the collection of free services with Xmas cards for different tastes!
The thing is that many services let you go through the entire process of creating the card and then charge money for it. Others promise you to give an access to the full-fledged collection of multiple templates and styling options but then mention that the free version limits the opportunities.
Don’t worry. This collection contains only proven services that don’t charge money for the cards or templates. Everything is free.
So, don’t hesitate because your Granny is already looking forward to seeing your Christmas greeting!
Canva is a well-known giant in creating amazing free designs, documents, and cards (though it has some premium options). Using this service is super easy and convenient.
You can log in using your Google or Facebook account or email. Click “Create a Design” button and search for Card > Christmas Cards. A collection with 6 free and 4 premium Christmas cards templates will open in the Dashboard:
You can add some elements or change a background. A great number of possible options become available once you search for them on the left side of the Dashboard. For instance:
If any template appeals to you, you will have an opportunity to create your own. Once you download a photo from your computer (probably, that photo of you and your friend from that crazy super drunk party, ugh?), it will appear in the “Uploads”. Plus, the software itself has a great number of the free stocks snaps to choose from.
The working principle is the same: add filters, elements, text (headings, subheadings, and the main body of the card), choose fonts and colors, etc. The choice of fonts is amazing, by the way.
The last step is to download the card. If you plan to print, then choose a high-quality PDF format. If the card will be sent via email, JPG is a good choice.
As you could guess, any collection of this type is not complete without an Adobe product 🙂
Adobe Spark Post is splendid because it’s free and convenient due to its intuitive design. You can log in with your Google/Facebook account, email, or Adobe Cloud ID.
Once you are logged in, you can choose a design. All designs are customizable and it’s time to hook up your creativity! The software offers some editable variations but you can create a card from scratch:
You just download the photo/photos from your computer, choose a template (you can organize images in a grid), pick up a color scheme, add text, icons, or a logo and download it as a high-res JPG without any watermarks or other strings.
piZap offers 8 basic card formats to choose from:
The templates don’t include any graphics including Christmassy. Still, you can download your own images from a desktop, Facebook, Google Photos, Google Drive, Dropbox, or a Google Image search. If you choose the last option, it’s important to bear a copyright. By the way, the software also contains some stock photos.
Next, you can pick up the background, add text, attach stickers, and other elements choosing them from the panel on the left side:
Though the service has a solid number of free options, you can also purchase a Pro version for the premium ones.
When you complete the work, you can share the card in your social media account or download it as JPG or PNG file.
This service has a limited number of possible styling options but if you are in a hurry and have no time for creative experiments, then this simplicity might play in your favor.
This software doesn’t provide you with ready-made solutions but you can choose a format and stuff it with different photos, text, backgrounds, and even add some fancy stripes.
By the way, the service gives an opportunity to place a QR code on the card. It might contain a link to a video greeting or a cute slideshow, for instance. If you don’t want to place on the front side of the card, you can place it on the back one. The software makes it possible to design each face of the Christmas card.
Once you are done with it, you can download it as a PDF file.
Seems like Fotor is a little Canva’s brother with a little bit trickier interface but still amazing styling opportunities and a bunch of the creative templates.
As a rule, you must log in and you can do it by connecting your Facebook account or using an email. Next, you must click on the “Create a New Work” button and let the magic begin. Search for the Christmas card template, choose the available one (a little diamond attached to a template stands for the premium feature) and customize it.
If you check out Stickers section, you will see a great number of different icons. If you scroll down or search, you will have an opportunity to choose from different Xmas icons. Most of them are available for premium users, though the choice of free icons is still solid:
BlueMountain is a little bit old-school service with video greetings where you can search for some Christmas cards that your auntie will definitely like!
Just choose a template, write your name and send it to your special one (or just for fun).
For all lazybones or those, who want to jump into the very last train, here is a collection of 10 best services with ready-made Christmas cards for all tastes. Don’t get lost in thousands of the high-quality variants!
AmericanGreetings is one of the best services with different cards including Christmas ones, of course. You get an access to a huge base with simple, animated, or video greetings that are, besides, editable. You can add your own photos and customize the design of some cards.
Unfortunately, a huge bunch of options requires a paid subscription that you can purchase for a month, one year or two years. Still, if you look for a simplicity, you won’t need a premium service.
I would recommend you to pay attention to the Christmas talking cards. You can record your own voice and let a certain character represent it in a very ridiculous manner. Such personalized and funny cards are a good solution as a tiny Xmas present.
Don’t judge from the interface of the website at once – this resource contains free electronic cards with YouTube videos and Elvis singing in the background.
The main advantage of this service (besides the fact that it’s free) is a large number of the Christmas cards that you can send to your Facebook friends easily once you connect the account with your Facebook one.
This service with free cards was launched in 2000 by a British illustrator. With characteristic British elegance, these cards were designed to surprise your special ones with the most sophisticated taste.
There, you can find simple Christmas cards or animated ones with soft music and atmospheric video.
I bet you will spend at least 5 minutes on this site with free electronic greetings before choosing the Christmas card for your conservative relative or friend. The designs of the cards were definitely inspired by our ancestors. They convey the Christmas spirit that is familiar to our Grannies and Grandpas.
Just look at these unbelievable cards available for free!
Pet lovers will definitely appreciate your Christmas greeting if you choose one of these cards!
A dog that just cut down a Christmas tree and is transporting it with a car or a little troublemaker that just tore the Xmas tree down and is waiting for the “punishment”? Your choice depends on your mood 🙂
You can also find plenty of seasons (including Christmas) cards with other pets. For the record, the coming year is a year of a Pig, according to the Chinese astrology. Thus, sending a Christmas card with a little naughty pig would be a nice idea.
The service offers a 30-day free trial. So, you can download funny cards for free.
On the official Xerox website, you can find a collection of the free printable holiday cards. The quality of these electronic products is truly high – they will look good both in the electronic version and in the hard-copy one.
Plus, the designs of the cards are indeed diverse – you will find everything: from the cute cartoon Santa to the Nutcracker.
The cards are available for free.
These Christmas cards will cost you money but a great portion of the revenue is donated to the non-profit organizations standing for the preservation of our planet. The cards are customizable and you can even add your photo on them.
The key feature distinguishing these cards from others is their simplicity. They aren’t fancy and have no glitter. Still, they might remind the recipient of the fond childhood memories and make them smile 🙂
Even if you came here for some portion of the free options, purchasing one card and making a good thing wouldn’t hit your pocket.
The collection of free services with Christmas card comes to the end but the magic only begins. Don’t miss a chance to say to your special ones a couple of sweet words in such a simple and cute way.
Regardless of your age, don’t stop believing in magic and it will follow you throughout your entire life! 🙂