Hero’s Free Photoshop Holiday Cards

Hero’s Free Photoshop Holiday Cards

Last year around the holidays I created a series of Holiday Photo Cards that I'd initially intended to sell for a very small fee (some of you might remember the mrshero.com site). The more I thought about it, the more I hated the idea of charging for these, so in that spirit, here are 13 of the best cards from that series, each sized for standard photo printing.


Each downloadable file below contains a simplified .psd with an empty layer for you to paste your photo into along with fully editable text layers (fonts included in the download). Simply paste your photo into the designated area, adjust the text as desired and save the file as a .jpg or .tiff.

These are 2-4MB files, so please be bandwidth conscious and only download the file(s) you intend to use. If you have questions, leave them in the comment area below and I’ll try to answer them in a timely manner.

Customization is as simple as 1,2,3!

Drop in your photo, resize and edit the text. That’s it baby. Just save the file as a .jpg or .tiff and take it to your local photo lab for printing!

4×6 Holiday Card #1 – Download The .PSD File

4×6 Holiday Card #2 – Download The .PSD File

4×6 Holiday Card #3 – Download The .PSD File

5×7 Holiday Card #1 – Download The .PSD File

5×7 Holiday Card #2 – Download The .PSD File

5×7 Holiday Card #3 – Download The .PSD File

5×7 Holiday Card #4 – Download The .PSD File

5×7 Holiday Card #5 – Download The .PSD File

5×7 Holiday Card #6 – Download The .PSD File

5×7 Holiday Card #7 – Download The .PSD File

4×8 Holiday Card #1 – Download The .PSD File

4×8 Holiday Card #2 – Download The .PSD File

4×8 Holiday Card #3 – Download The .PSD File

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50 Responses to Hero’s Free Photoshop Holiday Cards

  1. Kawsar Ali

    December 1st, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Awesome thanks for sharing

  2. Stefan

    December 1st, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Your Awesome.


    December 1st, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I’m so impressed, thanks Hero!

  4. Lars

    December 1st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Count me in as a fan, these are terrific!

  5. Alessandro

    December 1st, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    thank you for sharing! very nice work

  6. Andrea

    December 1st, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Can’t thank you enough for sharing your creative talent. Happy Holidays!

  7. josydaisy

    December 1st, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    thanks for sharing. You rock!

  8. Kate

    December 2nd, 2009 at 5:47 am

    Thanks Hero … you really are a star … Happy Holidays to you :D

  9. raf_from_poland

    December 2nd, 2009 at 6:30 am

    you are amazing. Thanks for sharing resources. Good luck and greetings.

  10. morcock

    December 2nd, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Thank you very much for this gift

  11. Carmen Salerno

    December 2nd, 2009 at 8:23 am

    I’m trying to teach myself photoshop do these files work on a PC

  12. HERO

    December 2nd, 2009 at 8:51 am

    CARMEN, yes, these files work on Mac or PC. A Photoshop file is a Photoshop file no matter what platform you’re on.

  13. Carmen Salerno

    December 2nd, 2009 at 8:56 am

    How about the fonts it’s saying I don’t have them and converts them

  14. HERO

    December 2nd, 2009 at 10:19 am

    CARMEN, the fonts for each card are included in the .zip file download. You’ll need to install the fonts and restart Photoshop to ensure that the program recognizes them properly.

  15. Jo

    December 2nd, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Thank you so much. These are great. You are a wonderful person. And I have loved your email news letters so much. All your tutorials and encouragement.
    Merry Christmas

  16. marujo

    December 7th, 2009 at 11:29 am

    yeah, man! you are a HERO!! thanks a lot!

  17. Scott W.

    December 7th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    “Thank you” very much for your generosity!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  18. Terry

    December 7th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks for these awesome cards!

  19. Nokuthula

    December 8th, 2009 at 8:15 am

    Thank you so much and happy holidays

  20. Ian

    December 9th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    You are unbelievably awesome! Thanks for sharing you excellent works!

    { And not for charging ;) }

  21. Alan

    December 10th, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Tis is amazing, thank you very much!!!

    Best regards!

  22. Heather

    December 10th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    You are awesome, as always! Happy Holidays.

  23. Bhavani

    December 11th, 2009 at 4:30 am

    Thank you very much Hero! So kind of you to share the PSD. Very usable!

  24. Kent

    December 11th, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Those are very fantastic holiday card!
    Thank you so much for sharing. Merry Christmas.

  25. Elayne Wooding

    December 11th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks for passing along. They are great!

  26. Megan R.

    December 15th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Hero, just found your site and spent the last hour running around it. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a very happy holiday.

  27. Denver Engagement Photographer

    December 17th, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Those look great man. Great job, thanks for giving these out. If i needed one i’d be sure to give ya a tip.

  28. Melske

    December 21st, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Fantastic exactly what i need on short notice :)
    Thank you so much
    P.s Great work :D

  29. Tami

    December 28th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Just what I was looking for! Thanks!

  30. Nicole

    January 2nd, 2010 at 7:50 am

    thank you soooo much for sharing! Hope you guys put more templates up for downloads.. This is greeeeaaaat! more power! :D

  31. Robyn

    January 2nd, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Thank you so much…I just found these today. Now better remember to use them for next Christmas.

  32. Elcodigodebarras

    January 14th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Thanks you so much. It´s a really delicious work.

  33. Paulo Renato Souza Cunha

    January 20th, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I couldn’t have find any thing better than this website on the net. Thank you, Hero. You’re always amazing. Perfect work.

  34. MIMI

    January 28th, 2010 at 10:21 am


  35. Dina

    January 31st, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Thanks these are really wonderful…wish I found them before Christmas but there’s always next year! Lord willing! :)

  36. mark

    March 9th, 2010 at 7:52 am

    thanx a dozen man,they are really nice.

  37. Jane

    October 11th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    amazing freebie! thank you SO much – they’re beautiful!

  38. Shannon White

    October 12th, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Great cards. Thanks!!

  39. Juli L.

    October 12th, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Thank you so much for sharing these! I like the simplicity, they are very nice!

  40. Denise Contreras

    October 12th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Thank you!

  41. Claudia

    November 9th, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Ty!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome art. xo

  42. Crystal

    November 9th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    These are really nice! Thanks for sharing!

  43. Kate Walter

    November 18th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Hi … great cards – I love them. I am having trouble with the fonts though. I can’t seem to copy and paste them into the Font file .. I am working with Windows 7 … not sure if that makes a difference.


  44. liya

    December 6th, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Thank You so much for sharing all designs are very excellent…

  45. Peggy

    December 8th, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Thank You Sooooo Much…..

  46. Paul

    December 11th, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks for the cards, they are wonderful. I changed one up a little to make it our annual Charismas letter.

    I am new to PS, and I want to let you know that you are a phenomenal teacher. I am learning so much from you.

  47. Lester

    December 18th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Very Nice!!! I’m good for the next few years!

  48. Jen

    September 26th, 2011 at 9:27 am


  49. lobamaluna

    September 28th, 2011 at 9:50 am

    eXCELENTE, heroes. gracias

  50. Marit Welker

    October 11th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Love these templates! THANK you so very much! I didn’t have the time to create my own and sure didn’t have the money to buy any this year! You rock! And I will pay it forward!