The Perfect Family Christmas Selfie: How to use Canva to make the perfect holiday post

We're down to the last minute holiday preparations and you'd like to post a nice little family selfie to all your friends in the digital world (or just the one's your forgot to send a christmas card to!) right? Below I have three sweet little photo overlays that I hand lettered just for you to stand out in all those Christmas selfies that will be flooding your feed. I put mine together in a snap with Canva and will show you how below if you've never used it before:

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Step 1: Have your photo and the photo overlay (download below :) saved to your computer where you can find them!

Step 2: go to and sign up or sign in.

Step 3: Choose an Instagram or Facebook template from the big blue bar across the top.

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Step 4: Here you'll see a blank template. On the left hand side, there is a black bar. At the bottom click on "UPLOADS" and then click "Upload your own images" (green button). Select your photo and overlay from the file you saved them to on your computer and click upload.

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Step 5: Your images should appear as small thumbnails underneath the green button. Drag your photo onto the blank template. Resize (drag black dots on corner) and reposition (click and drag) until you are happy with your photo placement and the photo covers the whole template (no white showing!). Repeat with your photo overlay.

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Step 6: Once you are happy with your best christmas family selfie ever, click "Download" in the top right hand corner and just click download again in the menu that pops up (default settings are fine). Your file will be automatically saved to your downloads folder so your can share away!

I'd love to see your adorable, funny or just plain awesome christmas selfies so be sure to tag me @pedallerdesigns or use the hashtag #pedallerdesigns!

Have a wonderful Christmas filled with lots of people and things that make you happy!

Don't have the overlays? Download them here