DIY Unique Holiday Cards in PowerPoint

Did you know you can use PowerPoint as an Image Editor?

That’s right! PowerPoint isn’t just for presentations. It’s a pretty good image editor that you can use to create illustrations or materials or your blog, fan page, posters, infographics, or even seasonal cards!

Since we are just a few weeks from Santa sliding down our chimneys, it’s time to start thinking about sending seasonal greetings to friends and family, and for us that means creating our own cards and e-cards! Even if you aren’t a graphic designer, you can make fantastic looking cards in PowerPoint. Use our free hand drawn Holiday graphics (watch for the link and voucher code at the end of this article).

We’ll show you how to make a Happy Holidays e-card in PowerPoint that you can quickly make and send to your clients, families or friends.

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Making Your Own Holiday E-Card in a Few Minutes Using Only PowerPoint

1. Choose a nice background for your slide.

You’ll want to use something simple so you can place text onto it easily. The background can be plain, or a solid color fill if you like. To make it unique, we’ve chosen to create our e-card with a watercolor stripe:watercolor stripe card powerpoint

 

2. Add your message and holiday wishes overtop:

happy holiday card powerpoint creative watercolor

To make the card prettier and more personal, apply some more original script font. For our e-card here I used Amatic font. (This font is totally free to get from FontSquirrel website).

3. Additional elements – logo, decorations

If you’re sending the e-card to clients, potential clients, or would like to plug your business then you can add your logo and some decorations. Christmas trees, snowflakes, and other seasonal items are popular, but try not to overdo it. Keep your card simple and clean so they maintain a crisp, modern feel. Here are a few examples of cards I did using our creative hand written icons and shapes.

creative xmas tree hand drawn 2017 star powerpoint slide

merry christmas card scribble ppt

The hand drawn icons are a special set our designers prepared that we share as a freebie gift (see instruction at the end).

4. Export the card for emailing or sharing on your social media

Once you have the card looking just the way you’d like, you’ll need to export the slide as a picture. All you have to do for that is use PowerPoint’s “Save As” function (shortcut F12 on PCs). I recommend to choose JPG bitmap image format as the output type:

how save powerpoint slide as picture png

Then, you just use the exported picture. You can use the seasonal image as an email attachment, print it, or add to your blog and Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram – whatever social media channel you use.

See? It’s not that hard! It doesn’t matter if you’re sending cards to celebrate Christmas or another holiday during this busy time of year, the process won’t take long. Give it a try!

Getting Free Hand Drawn Holiday Card PPT icons

You can get all of the images used in these card examples in our holiday freebie. How? Use the voucher code – see below:

PS. Feel free to share this blog to your friends. Let’s share the joy on new year celebration. Your infoDiagram team


 

Further Reading

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