How to Create a Christmas Card to Email With a Photo


Save money on postage, and make your own electronic Christmas cards instead. Customize the card with any clip art, images or graphics you like, and include your own photograph. Personalize the card with your own greetings, phrases, your name and even the recipients' names. Send your Christmas cards via email instead of snail mail and not only save money but time, too.

Things You'll Need

  • Photo imaging software
  • Digital photo
  • Email account
  • Open a new page in any photo imaging software. Set the size of the document to approximately 1,000 pixels by 700 pixels or roughly 8 inches by 10 inches.

  • Insert the photograph you would like use by using the import tool. You will find this under the "File" menu at the top of the page. Choose the folder containing your photo, and then double click the photo to insert it in to the document.

  • Resize the photograph by clicking on one corner and dragging it toward the center to make it smaller or toward the edges to make it larger.

  • Use the "Shape" tool to add decorative shapes to your Christmas card. Consider adding a small Christmas tree, ornament or candle shape to add an interesting touch to the card.

  • Type your Christmas greeting on to the card using the "Text" tool. Change the color of the font, the style and the size by altering the options in the "Text" toolbar at the top of the page.

  • Save your Christmas card as a .jpg or .gif file by going to "File" and then "Save for Web." Follow the on-screen instructions to save the file correctly.

  • Open a new message in your email account. Click "Attach Files," and then browse your computer to open the correct file containing your Christmas card.

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