Today I am going to show you how to do something really neat- and FREE! I just made my own family Christmas card using PicMonkey, which saved me a bit of money. It was really easy (took under 10 minutes), and I love that I can either print the card or send it as an e-card. Making your own holiday card using PicMonkey is an easy, green, and free way (minus stamps, if you mail them) to share photos with your loved ones over the holidays!
For this easy tutorial, start by going to PicMonkey. Once there, click on photo collage. You will need to open the photos you want to use. Also, at this point you can pick the layout you want. I decided to use three photos, and also wanted a text area.
Next, fill in the pictures by dragging the photo into the area you want it placed. You can also resize the photos by clicking the outside of the photo area and dragging it to make it smaller or bigger.
I ended up moving around some photos and made Lillian’s a little larger. I then went in and changed the layout to four photos so I could add a text area.
Next, I added a Christmas themed swatch to the extra photo space to dress it up! Simply click and drag over to the spot you want it added.
Alright! I loved how that looked, so then I clicked “edit” at the top toolbar. This switches you from “collage” mode over to “editor” mode. Make sure your collage is exactly how you like it, because you cannot switch back!
Once I was in editor mode, I added my text to the cute Christmas swatch area. I added “Merry Christmas” as well as our name, and played with the fun, different fonts (some of them require an upgraded membership, but there are still plenty of fun options!). You can make the text bigger or smaller, whatever you prefer!
When I finished my text, I added a small little heart “overlay” from the left toolbar. Re-size the photo if you need to using the “basic edit- re-size” function. Last, I saved my Christmas card. You can change the name to whatever you want when you save it, as well as save it as a jpeg or png.