The New Postcards Created With Canva | You'll Love This Program

Services for Real Estate Pros with RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired 104763

 I thought I’d share two postcards that were just prepared on my new program, Canva. I decided Publisher wasn’t making the cut!!!  It was time to raise the bar, so I purchased Canva.


I need to practice using it and becoming familiar with the options available.  There’s a Free Version but I decided to buy the full program.


I had my granddaughter, Brittany show me how to use it. She’s a marketing major with two years under her belt and is very familiar with this marketing program.  I think the options are wonderful.

Here’s the postcard we, Brittany and I, created for tammy and Andy. 


We also did a postcard for Joshua for a mailing in another town.



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Barbara Todaro, Great Grandmother to Caleb, Santino, Aiden and Gianni       

Todaro Team - Retired



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Comments (29)

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I do like the postcards Barbara. Am thinking of the next mailer to send out to present and past clients, thanks for sharing the ideas!

Jul 07, 2020 06:55 PM
Barbara Todaro

my pleasure.....and I like the feedback that you like it.... that's meaningful to me....thanks

Jul 08, 2020 04:39 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Great job, Barbara! Now you can teach our group how to use Canva in a few weeks! 

Sometimes a change in software is actually refreshing after you learn how to use it. Have fun with it and keep the shares coming so we can see your amazing creativity!

Jul 07, 2020 07:18 PM
Barbara Todaro


Jul 08, 2020 04:40 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Barbara Todaro 
Yes, Canva is easy to use (after the first learning curve, of course!) and produces a great result! All the best - Lynn

Jul 07, 2020 10:31 PM
Barbara Todaro

I'm still on the climb of that curve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 08, 2020 04:40 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Barbara.

Was wondering why you haven't been posting your monthly mail outs, now I know

Jul 08, 2020 01:11 AM
Barbara Todaro

I have about 8 of them to do for status changes.... lots of closings....

Jul 08, 2020 04:41 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Barbara, for sharing some of your successful marketing materials.

Jul 08, 2020 04:49 AM
Barbara Todaro

one can't help but be successful using what Canva has to offer....

Jul 08, 2020 10:53 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You're sharper than the average bear - you'll have it in no time!! 

Jul 08, 2020 05:56 AM
Barbara Todaro

I think I have it now....  nothing to do with sharp..... just not as dumb as I thought.... I don't dare us the word sharp for me...

Jul 08, 2020 10:52 AM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Barbara, How do you get inspired with these creative postcard ideas? They look very professional. Also, love the weightlifting shot - awesome!

Jul 08, 2020 09:56 AM
Barbara Todaro

Canva is a great program for postcards and so much more....there's nothing you can't do with that program....even the free version.... I paid for the year because I want to make sure I have all the options..... 

Jul 08, 2020 10:51 AM
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

I want one I want one, you are so creative and Britany too. I enjoy watch and seeing your team develop. All my best.

Jul 09, 2020 06:14 AM
Barbara Todaro

If I can do this, you surely can, too, Charles Stallions!!

Jul 12, 2020 02:57 AM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Barbara, I love Canva. We use it for all of our postcards and infographics. I just told someone to check out your blogs on postcard marketing. I always tell people you inspired me to do it and it has been profitable. 

Jul 11, 2020 05:33 PM
Barbara Todaro

your comment brought a smile to my face.... thank you.... and I hope to use canva to layout my full page newspaper.... we'll really dress it up!! Mike Cooper, GRI 

Jul 12, 2020 02:59 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Barbara, I loved the new cards you have created. I find Canva quite pleasant to work with. And not too difficult to learn, learning is more on the intuitive side. 

Jul 12, 2020 07:23 AM
Barbara Todaro

thanks, Steffy..... I just did two new listing postcards..... they make life easy!!!

Jul 12, 2020 07:39 AM
Jeff Fisher
PureWest Real Estate - Bozeman, MT

Canva is a good go to app.  I don't use it as much as I should. Thanks for the reminder. 

Jul 12, 2020 08:07 AM
Barbara Todaro

I plan on using it for my full page newspaper layout... I can design the graphics to be ready for print...

Jul 12, 2020 10:50 AM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I've heard only good things about Canva. For some reason it intimated me - but I have a daughter who could probably help.  I love your cards - it's fun to be different!

Jul 12, 2020 09:58 AM
Barbara Todaro

I'm still learning as I go.... it's not difficult, but it's different!!! that in itself can be difficult.... Margaret Goss I have a granddaughter who is a marketing major and she'll be helping with it....

Jul 12, 2020 10:52 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Barbara Todaro ,

Love the postcards!! Glad to see you upped your came..I'm sure it will pay off..keep us updated as to the reaction from consumers.

Jul 12, 2020 10:47 AM
Barbara Todaro

so far, so good..... "the eye buys" and that pertains to marketing, too!!!

Jul 12, 2020 10:52 AM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Barbara, Your rave review is worth it;s weight in gold.  Have heard about Canva but a referral from an expert who can judge the process and results takes it to a new level.

Jul 12, 2020 01:17 PM
Barbara Todaro

Thank you for your rave review of my worth!!  and I'm sure you'll love Canva....I'm still learning how to use it.... of course, they include all of the instruction one needs, but I'm very lazy and would rather have my granddaughter demonstrate what I need to know.... then I play with it after she leaves.... 

Jul 13, 2020 03:13 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Nice postcards!  I love the options available on Canva.  And it's nice to be in full control of your marketing rather than waiting on someone else to complete, send for review, wait for publishing, etc.  Great post!

Jul 13, 2020 12:20 PM
Barbara Todaro

Jan Green i'm going to layout the finished product for our full page newspaper ad, too.... the graphics are great.... 

Jul 13, 2020 03:27 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Barbara Todaro 

What is the price you paid for the software? 

It looks coool.


Aug 05, 2020 07:46 AM
Barbara Todaro

it's FREE Sam Shueh ..... go online and it's yours.... there is a version you can pay for but it's very little difference might offer a few more graphics..... everyone I know uses the free version...

Sep 27, 2020 02:48 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I'm a big fan of Canva and use it often for print media and social media marketing.  Agree with you, the graphics are great. D 

Aug 05, 2020 08:17 AM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

I like Canva too, but our brokerage just gave us, at no charge to the agents, a program called LucidPress. It is seriously Canva on a bunch of steroids! A bit steeper learning curve, but well worth it. Anything we design can also be used in digital media. Here is an example

Aug 05, 2020 11:34 AM
Barbara Todaro

thanks for sharing, Peter den Boer 

Sep 27, 2020 02:47 AM
Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

I love Canva and yes it does take some practice.  If you don't have a talented grandaughter, there are many YouTube videos available as well.  :)

Aug 06, 2020 06:03 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding! I believe I need to check out Canva for my postcards (different industry), been paying a premium for the graphic designers. 📪

Sep 26, 2020 07:32 PM
Barbara Todaro

your graphic designer is probably using or at least getting his/her ideas from canva!!!!! Pete Xavier 

Sep 27, 2020 02:49 AM