Holiday Create-a-Card (2022)
Holiday Create-a-Card, referred to as Print & Play 2022 Mario and Friends Holiday Card Creator in the title of its web page, is an activity on the Play Nintendo website. It is an application that allows users to customize a holiday greeting card using decorations from Super Mario and other Nintendo franchises.
The user is shown an empty canvas where they can add elements from a scrollable list. There are five tabs with decorations on said list, each containing backgrounds, greetings, characters, items, and presets. Backgrounds automatically cover the canvas when selected, while the greetings, characters, and items can be individually manipulated across the canvas. The preset tab features predetermined designs for the card, which overwrite the current design when selected. A "Clear all" button is present, which erases the current design from the canvas when used.
The user can click "Next" to advance to a screen where they can opt to download their card as a PDF file (which includes instructions for printing and folding the card) or as an image file. On the same screen, the user can also choose either to return to the canvas so as to resume editing their card, or to start from scratch.
Once a decoration is placed on a canvas, the user can select and move it around by way of a pointing device (mouse, touchscreen etc.) Upon selecting the decoration, it displays two adjacent buttons which perform different actions: one can simultaneously rotate and resize the decoration when dragged, and the other deletes it when selected. Alternatively, keyboard controls may be used:
Super Mushroom ornament
Super Star ornament
Present with Super Mario object motifs (Super Star, Super Mushroom, Coin, and Penguin Suit)
The following are predetermined designs available in this application.
You can create your own custom holiday cards for friends and family!
- Print & Play 2022 Mario and Friends Holiday Card Creator. Play Nintendo. Retrieved January 30, 2023. (Archived November 14, 2022, 21:10:34 UTC via Wayback Machine.)