You may agree that sending Christmas and New Year greetings to friends and family is one of the delightful joys of the festive season. You can have personalized greeting cards printed or go digital and share your wishes via email or social media.
We have tried to make the task easier for you by collecting some great greetings and card making apps. They will help you create personalized and beautiful Christmas and New Year greetings for your loved ones. Let’s check them out.
Christmas greetings are fun when customized with your own photos or family photos. For some, sending such personalized greeting cards is nothing less than an annual holiday ritual.
Merry Christmas Photo Frames will make you experience the joy of creating and sending cards with your favorite photos.
There are several cool frames to make a beautiful Christmas card. You will find many Christmas elements in the frame, such as the Christmas tree, ornaments, reindeer, ice castle, snow and snowman, bows and gifts, gingerbread, candy and more.
Just click on the Party Frames option to select a family vacation photo or any photo you want to use in the photo frame. Then select your frame – it will appear with the selected image inside.
Now you can enhance your photo greeting in creative ways. You can use cool filters to give your photos a new look, add any text as your message in different fonts, and even paste cool stickers to add a festive appeal.
You can even enhance your photos with the editor before using them in a frame – you can apply frames and effects, add text and even draw with a pen.
There are several Premium frames and filters that you can unlock for a small one-time fee.
Yes, it’s easy to create your Merry Christmas photo greetings that you can share instantly via email, or on Facebook, Flickr, WhatsApp, Instagram or Twitter.
download: Merry Christmas photo frames (free, in-app purchases available)
With the spirit of Christmas in the air, the new year is just around the corner – a perfect time to send out wishes for a fresh start in the coming year. And you can easily do it with New Year Frames app.
This funny New Year greetings app is from the same developer of Merry Christmas photo frames mentioned above, so the process of creating your greetings is similar.
Select a picture from the picture gallery on your Windows PC and choose from the different cool New Year frames. Rotate, scale, zoom in and zoom out the image to fit the photo frame as you like.
When I wrote this, there were several frames with the year 2022 mentioned, so this may be updated, or you can easily add 2023 or other text to your New Years frame if you like.
In addition, you can apply cool effects to your photos such as Sepia, Black & White, Grayscale and more. You can also add fun stickers to your photo greetings.
You will get access to over 100 frames in this app, including some amazing Pro frames that you can unlock for just $2.99.
download: New Year frames (free, in-app purchases available)
Stand out this Christmas and New Year by sharing amazing greetings made by PIP Camera – Creative Photo Frames & Photo Editor.
This Picture In Picture maker includes powerful photo overlays, amazing filter effects and cute stickers.
The PIP camera allows you to combine your photos with handmade frames to create amazing picture-in-picture effects. The PIP frames include having your holiday photo in a snow globe, encapsulated in an atom, held in your hand, embedded on a TV screen and many more. The blurred version of your photo also appears in the background.
You can select a photo from your computer or click a selfie with your PC’s webcam, which will be great to share on social media.
And you can enhance your photos with artistic filters and add a touch of fun with colorful stickers. Additionally, there is an option to increase or decrease blur for a unique focus effect.
The PIP camera’s premium version has all the frames unlocked and the watermark removed. However, you can unlock and use some locked frames and also remove the watermark by just watching a few ads in the app.
You can also get more creative this holiday season and turn your old photos into gifts for family and friends.
download: PIP Camera – Creative Photo Frames & Photo Editing (Free In-App Purchases Available)
Canva is a preferred app for those who want to create amazing designs easily and in minutes. With Canva, you can create and send beautiful Christmas and New Year cards that will be a joy to receive.
There are thousands of free design templates that you can customize with a few clicks. And Canvas’s free drag-and-drop design tools make it easy to create any design, quickly.
Simply sign in from your browser to get started with the desktop app. Then you can browse through the various design templates or search directly for Christmas and New Year cards.
You will get many card designs, each more creative than the next. In addition, you choose a template for your needs, such as an Instagram or Facebook post or a card template.
Once you’ve chosen a design, creating a card is an enjoyable affair – every element, such as text, graphics and background, can be customized. You can add different elements such as lines and shapes, images, sound and even video if you want to send a video greeting. You can even animate the text and design elements.
To create the card you like, you have access to Canvas’s free library of millions of images, icons, graphics, media elements and more.
You can share it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest or LinkedIn. If you like sending paper cards, you can order prints and have them delivered quickly through free standard shipping.
Canva is great for all designs. To enhance your Canva creations, check out some of the hidden tools and features.
Download: Canva (free, premium version available)
You don’t need to have design skills to create a joyful Christmas and New Year greeting. You can easily do that with Adobe Express.
Adobe Express offers great templates for anything you want to do, like Instagram posts, flyers, greeting cards and more. Just choose a template and upload your photos or search for free stock photos. Then you can try out different layouts, add text, and apply effects, filters, and even animations in no time.
Adobe Express offers a similar experience to Canva for creating designs – it has templates you can customize, various royalty-free design elements, and a drag-and-drop editor for placing graphics around your template.
Although Adobe Express has a web app, unlike Canvas’s desktop app. Also, Canva has more templates and design elements and offers much more storage space.
Canva also acts as your printer and allows you to order prints of your greeting cards. You can’t do that with Adobe Express.
But you may find some things easier in Adobe Express, such as accessing individual elements. And Adobe Stock collection images and Adobe Fonts may appeal to you more.
If you’re a fan of Adobe Photoshop, you’ll enjoy exploring our guide on how to create a personalized Christmas card in Photoshop.
Download: Adobe Express (free, premium version available)
Spread the cheer among family and friends
You can use any of the apps discussed above to create greetings throughout the year. For now, let the holiday spirit take over. It’s time to connect and celebrate.
Go ahead – make some spectacular Christmas and New Year greetings and spread the Christmas cheer to your loved ones.