By Melissa Karsten / October 19, 2017

Contest opportunity for students: Calling the holly, jolly, and creative!

We couldn’t be more excited to announce our Christmas Card Contest – and see your students’ creative minds at work! Your student’s design might become the 2017 Pitsco Education Christmas Card! The winning design will be the centerpiece for our holiday greeting that is sent to thousands of people. How cool is that?

Plus, there’s more than bragging rights at stake – the winning student will get a $50 Amazon gift card, and a $100 Pitsco store credit will go to the teacher who submits the winning artwork.

The contest is simple

There’s NO entry fee. It’s open to all students K-12, but entries should be submitted by a teacher or administrator. Yes, homeschool educators count.

  1. Download [link download to template] the template.
  2. Have your students design their 7" x 5" (horizontal) card.
  3. Submit.

Submissions will be accepted by digital upload, mail, or hand delivery.

We have everything explained in detail at with links to download your template and submit your students’ designs. Submissions will be digitally showcased online. 

The winning design will be chosen by a panel of judges at Pitsco Education. Besides mailing our cards nationally, we also send an email version to thousands of our contacts and share it on social media.

Don’t delay in starting this project! Entries must be received digitally or postmarked by November 10, 2017. We’ll announce the winner December 1 on social media and at

We can’t wait to see what your students create!

TOPICS: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, Elementary School, High School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Giveaways

Melissa Karsten

Written by Melissa Karsten

Anyone that knows me well knows I love to ask questions and get excited about learning. So, it’s been awesome throughout the last 13+ years with Pitsco to have so many opportunities to ask educators questions online and in their classrooms and learn from them. But, I have to say, my favorite part is witnessing the students’ “aha!” moments using the hands-on approach. Being a crafter – I’d love to be on "Flea Market Flip!" – I can relate. Now, if there were just a few more hours in the day for my digital projects, gardening, beekeeping, running, and what I call puppy time!