Guess what?  I discovered something new!  At first, I couldn’t figure out how to feel my way through the site, since it’s still on beta stage, and I didn’t how it would benefit me 100%. My question was “Will I be able to use this?”  But after just a couple of minutes of clicking here and there, I slowly saw myself navigating through the site with ease and actually having fun creating a few test designs.  

I’m talking about Canva, a new, simple, easy, and fun graphic design platform.  Take note of the keywords:  CREATE. DESIGNS. GRAPHIC. NEW. SIMPLE. EASY. FUN.  

Canva

Canva. Making designing simple and fun!

I’m no techy person; my knowledge and skills on graphic and digital designing are very limited. Doing a photo book is the only thing I can boast of when it comes to using digital imaging and image-publishing tools online.  I have to admit.  I run to our 15-year old daughter whenever I need some editing done with my photos or images with the use of Photoshop.

Well, now that Canva is here, I am excited to make new projects other than a photo book!  

Canva

What can I do with Canva?

With Canva, I can create designs for:

  • a Christmas card
  • an A4 Document
  • a Presentation
  • a Blog Graphic (HURRAY!!!) 
  • a Facebook cover
  • Social media
  • a Card

 

Speaking of Christmas cards,  with just five days away from Christmas Day, one does not have an excuse anymore of not having the time to mail out those store-bought or handmade Christmas cards because Canva can make it so easy and quick for anyone.  With a collection of designs, layouts, backgrounds, texts to choose from, all one has to do is choose, click, customize, and send them online!  You get to write your personal message…express your creativity…and you keep in touch with your family and friends!

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Christmas card-making
with Canva

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Customizing my Christmas card with Canva

 

What actually got me more excited about Canva is we can actually use this in our homeschooling.   Woohoo!!!  A new tool for us! With other applications available, such as A4 document and Presentation, our girls can make their homeschool portfolios more visually attractive.  Design elements you opt to choose and use can either be free or paid (I’ve seen design elements at $1.00 each).  Plus, they will learn new and improve their skills on presentation, graphic designing, marketing, communication, and even collaboration.  This will surely add fun in their learning and raise it to a higher level!

Canva

Recipe presentations, for example,
will be more interesting!

Canva

Analysis of facts or data will be remembered better.

 

I think I’m going to like Canva!   I can’t wait to tinker with it some more and be surprised not only with my creations but also with our girls’ projects!  

In the meantime, why don’t you head over to Canva’s website and start designing Christmas cards that you always fail to send out during the Holidays and start following them on:

to get updates.  

HAVE FUN with CANVA! 

P.S.  One reason why I was greatly encouraged to write this blog about Canva, aside from the unexpected discovery I had about them, is because Canva will be donating $50 for the Yolanda victims, for every blog written by Filipino bloggers.  That just makes my blogging more intentional and my Christmas even more meaningful :) 

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2 Comments

  1. Posted December 21, 2013 at 9:59 PM | Permalink

    Thank you for blogging about Canva! And taking the time to write a unique post! :) I don’t kasi haha! God bless always!
    Truly Rich Mom aka Teachermama Tina recently posted…Freebie Fridays: Free $10 Credit from Canva for Truly Rich Mom Readers! {Merry CHRISTmas in advance!}My Profile

    • racquel
      Posted December 22, 2013 at 10:48 AM | Permalink

      Thanks to you, Tina, for sharing Canva! And for the opportunity to learn more about it ;) It’s a cool platform!

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