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FREE Holiday Cards with a Tech Twist – Download Now

FREE Holiday Cards with a Tech Twist - Download Now

Celebrate the power of technology to connect family and friends with this FREE holiday greetings card pack.

If the last couple of years has taught us anything, it’s that connection and togetherness are essential to our well-being. Luckily, in our age of technology, family and friends are only a video call away, wherever they may be.

That’s the thinking behind this trio of FREE holiday card designs, each of which embraces the impact that technology has had on our holiday traditions. The designs can be printed as traditional greeting cards or shared as social media images.

Your freebie pack contains three card designs plus three versions for online sharing. You can also easily customize them with your own text using an online app like Shutterstock Editor.

Scroll down to download your Christmas card template pack, and discover quick-start tips for opening and editing your cards. If you’d like to add different graphics to your card designs, such as snowy backgrounds or glitter textures, take a look at our edit of the best festive images on the Shutterstock library to bring extra seasonal charm to your designs. 

Polar Bears

Christmas Star

Santa Clause

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This free bundle of holiday cards is themed around how technology can help us to connect with others and celebrate the festive season wherever we are.

What’s Included in Your FREE Christmas Card Template Pack

This FREE downloadable pack contains three bespoke card designs themed on festive technology, for you to print or share online. 

The digital files are available as JPEG images, in an Instagram post-friendly square format. The print templates are available in a printable square size (5 x 5 in.) as PDFs, with foldable or single sheet card options.

FREE Card Pack Preview

Below, preview the three unique designs available in the freebie card bundle. These designs have been custom-designed exclusively for Shutterstock, so you won’t see them anywhere else.

Polar Bear Family

Santa Clause

Robot-Themed Christmas

Holiday Cards
Download the freebie pack to print or share with your friends and family.

If you want to add your own personal messages or additional textures, you can easily upload the JPEG files into an editing software like Shutterstock Editor to add your own text or images.

From there, export the design and share to your favorite social media platform or send to print. If you have access to Adobe Illustrator or Adobe InDesign, you can also customize the vector EPS files in the download with complete freedom, including editing color, graphics, and type.

Polar Bear Family

How to Download Your FREE Holiday Card Pack

Simply click the button below to download your freebie pack. Double-click the ZIP file to unpackage its contents. Inside the ZIP file, you’ll find two folders, with PDF designs for print and JPEG images for social media. You will also find a folder of high-resolution versions of the images.

This FREE download also includes a license document that covers the ways you can use these card designs. Plus, you will find a coupon that gives you a 15% off discount on Shutterstock images and footage.

Download Your FREE Holiday Card Pack

By downloading this free Holiday Card Pack, you agree not to resell or redistribute these assets.

How to Print Your Christmas Cards

The free printable cards in this download are provided in one standard size (5 x 5 in.) in both single and folded card formats.

Go to the Print folder in the ZIP file download, and open one of the PDF files inside in a program like Adobe Acrobat. Next, load up your printer with high-quality letter or A4 paper or cardstock.

Go to File > Print, specify which page you’d like to print, and see your beautiful card emerge from the printing tray!  

Print Holiday Card
Print your chosen card from the PDF reader software, such as Adobe Acrobat.

Use scissors or a paper cutter to trim off the edges, which are marked with crop marks in the corner of each design. Fold your card, pop it in an envelope, and send it in the mail.

Awesome work!

How to Personalize a Holiday Image in Shutterstock Editor

You can use one of the JPEG images in the freebie pack as an Instagram post or eCard, and quickly and easily add your own text to the design using a FREE online app like Shutterstock Editor. 

Choose Size
Choose your card size.

Then, use the My Files tool to upload one of the JPEG images from the Social Media JPEGs folder in your download bundle.

Upload Image
Upload your image of choice.
Uploaded Image
Good work! Almost done.

Bring up the text editing option with the Text (A) button, then select Add Headline.

Navigate to the top of the workspace to choose from a large library of free fonts and select color palette options.

Add Text
Add your greeting.
Color Adjustments
Change the color of your text.

When you’re finished creating your own custom holiday image, simply head up to the red Download button at the top-right to save the image to your computer. Or, go straight to the Share button to upload to your social media account.

Download
Hit the Download button.
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Lovely!

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