|Infographic about the Magic of Christmas Cards|
Put those postage stamps away: these Christmas cards deliver in style
Sydney, Australia — 2/12/13 — Each year Filipinos spend hours waiting in checkout lines, licking dozens of icky stamps and worrying that snail mail won’t get their holiday messages to friends and family in time. And all in the name of the humble Christmas card.
Perhaps that’s why less cards are being sent now than ever before. And sheeeesh, the decline isn’t slowing down: the number of greeting cards posted has dropped 24 percent in the past decade. But no surprises there — it’s often the last thing on our mind with countless family gatherings, presents to organise and the mad holiday shopping rush.
So what if you could say a heartfelt ‘Happy Holidays’ to the people you care about with a personal design that’s just as sentimental as a handwritten note, but super quick and simple to create? Forget the text message; hold that Facebook post. Heck, why not make this Christmas a bit more special…
Simple online design platform Canva has a cracker of a Christmas surprise this silly season. The folks at Canva believe they can make anyone a designer with their free drag-and-drop design tool. The company has today launched a collection of entirely customizable, beautifully designed Christmas cards. Want to know how to create a spectacular looking card with Canva?
Here are the 3 easy steps:
2. Customize the card however you like: add family photos, write a personal message, change the graphics, or create your own from scratch.
3. Pick who you want to send it to, and… badda bing -- you’re done!
Canva has been in exclusive closed beta for the past two-and-a-half months, but are now giving you the chance to join the more than 110,000 people who for the first time have been able to create their own designs without spending thousands of dollars on frustrating desktop software that takes years to learn. Hey, don’t take our word, here’s what others have said:
“Canva enables anyone to become a designer” — PSFK
“A graphic design platform anyone can use” — TechCrunch
“Canva could very well become an industry disrupting household name” — Web Appstorm
“The easiest to use design program in the world” — Netted by the Webbys
According to Canva CEO Melanie Perkins the company wants to make it easy for people to create and share their own designs with people they care about, and receiving personalized Christmas cards is something everyone appreciates.
“Together with the world’s best photographers, designers, and illustrators, we’ve set out to introduce beautiful design to everyone," she said.
"This Christmas we want to give more people the ability to craft something special for family and friends. Designing with Canva is as simple as choosing a layout, searching our library of 1 million images and graphics, or uploading your own, then clicking ‘Publish’.”
Design is all around us. It lets us communicate, express our ideas, connect. Design says who you are. This is Canva. Create beautiful designs without ever leaving the web. All the tools you need in one place. Stunning graphics, professional photography and fonts. Simply search and drag. Easily work with others. Share and edit your designs with family, friends and co-workers. Canva - design reimagined.
Make this Christmas a little more special by heading to www.canva.com/christmas.
Watch this simple video on the Overview of Canva so you can visually understand it better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqYti78riU8
Aren't you excited about this new program? So, what are you waiting for? Create your own personalized and graphically appealing Christmas Card and unleash your creativity now! I'm so excited to try it!
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