I use Canva to create a lot of the graphics that appear on the Free Technology for Teachers and EdCircuit Facebook pages. Canva makes it easy for anyone to create great looking graphics in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Recently, I noticed that Canva has added a bunch of templates for creating Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s greetings.
Take a look at the social media posts templates for 800x800px graphics and you will find a bunch of templates containing holiday graphics. Your students can modify the templates by changing the colors, fonts, and graphics. Students can insert their own text into the templates. Completed templates can be downloaded and printed.
Canva works in your web browser. You can also use their free iPad app to create your holiday card designs.
Applications for Education
If you’re thinking about giving an assignment in which your students write letters to family members for the holidays, consider adding a splash of color by using Canva’s holiday design templates.