By Melissa Karsten / November 15, 2018

K-12 student contest: Design a holly, jolly, and creative card!

Last year was the first time Pitsco had a student design our holiday greeting that was sent to thousands of people, and we loved it so much that we decided to do it again this year.

Besides bragging rights, the winning student will be sent a $50 Walmart gift card, and a $100 Pitsco store credit will go to the teacher who submits the winning artwork. Christmas-Card-Saraswat-Kohli-TCMS-1366-1217

2017 Winning Design

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 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. All entries 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.

Need a little inspiration? Take a look at the 2017 entries.

Don’t delay in starting this project! Entries must be postmarked by November 30, 2018, or digitally or hand delivered by December 3, 2018. We’ll announce the winner mid-December on social media and at

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



TOPICS: IN THE CLASSROOM, Giveaways, Culture, STEM, Activities, STEAM, Art, Contest

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!