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Candles are glowing. Dreidels are spinning. The smell of latkes is inescapable, and every night is filled with glowing eyes taking in ancient stories of community, love and faith. You guessed it. The festival of lights is here, and our Hanukkah Templates are ready to make your holiday edits sparkle. via PicsArt You would be hard-pressed to find a holiday more steeped in tradition than Hanukkah. The holiday began in the second century B.C., and marks the anniversary of the Maccabean Revolt, when the Jewish people rose against their oppressors. The miracle of Hanukkah was marked by an olive oil-lit candle, which against all odds, burned for eight nights, allowing them to find all the supplies they needed to survive. Today, Jewish communities around the world celebrate this miracle by lighting a candle for each night of the revolt. Families come together to celebrate their history, eating the crispy latkes…

What does PicsArt represent to our creative world? Beauty, discovery and community. Here at PicsArt, we take great pride in upholding values that transcend nation, culture and generation. That being said, we would be amiss to not mention the community that supports us each day, greeting us as we walk into work every morning and forming the city many of our team members call home. As it turns out, those very values that shape our digital world have become an amazing way for us to give back to our community. This Giving Tuesday, we are looking back on photos from one of our favorite community moments of this year: tree planting in Armenia, our home base. Welcome to Yerevan, Armenia Yerevan is our little enclave tucked in the Caucasus, where the first creative, colorful seeds were planted at an office titled PicsArt. Those seeds grew into a blossoming tree before…

Gwen Stefani’s Christmas album is everything you would expect from the seemingly-timeless pop diva. Released earlier this fall, all of your Christmas favorites take on a cosmopolitan flare, from the bluesy beat in Santa Baby, to the sexy, big band production of White Christmas. The most wonderful time of year is here, and we are kicking off the holidays with a festive editing challenge dedicated to her new album! Whether you are a Bing Crosby classics fanatic, or have Mariah on repeat from Halloween through New Year, Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas offers something for everyone. We’re celebrating by decking the halls with custom stickers dedicated to the songs in her new album. For the next week, you can spread the Holiday cheer by entering her Christmas Challenge! Submit your best remix of the heartbreak hero from 11/12 to 11/18 for a chance to be featured by…

By Hovhannes Avoyan, CEO Dear PicsArtists! We are finishing out 2017 on a strong note by reaching over 100 million monthly active PicsArtists. This year has been an amazing journey, in which we announced many important features, reached several important milestones, and continued to build our community and free-to-edit resources. All major improvements were driven by you. We always listen to what you have to say, and work hard to deliver what we feel is important for you! The PicsArt community is like a family, and many of you make friends here and communicate frequently. We understood this need for new ways of communication, which is why earlier this year we introduced Remix Chat – chat powered by images. It is a creative way to communicate via pictures, and allows groups to privately share photos and messages. Many of our users use chat intensively, using it as a fun, collaborative…

UPDATE: Thanks to the hard work and big hearts of the PicsArt community, we were able to send Jacob this awesome remix video. Scroll down to check it out! PicsArt fam, let’s get in formation. Nine-year-old Jacob Thompson is celebrating Christmas early this year. He’s terminally ill, and his Christmas wish is to receive self-made Christmas cards. He’s already received over 14,000 cards from people all over the world — including Antarctica — and now it’s our turn to give him a gift that will make him smile.   Jacob was diagnosed at age 5 with neuroblastoma, a malignant cancer of the nerve cells that is almost exclusively found in children and extremely difficult to treat. He’s been fighting the disease for years, so let’s send him some love this week and make Jacob’s Christmas wish a reality. Head over to the Challenges section of the app to enter the…

Easter 2017 is just around the corner! From setting up the Easter baskets to dyeing eggs, Easter is full of awesome photo opps. But it’s not Easter if the Easter Bunny doesn’t make an appearance, right? Luckily, with PicsArt stickers, it’s egg-stremely easy to set up your own little Easter egg hunt, complete with an Easter Bunny sighting! So if you’re egg-cited for Easter Sunday (and not tired of all of the egg puns), follow along with this easy photo editing tutorial to learn how to stage your own Easter Bunny sighting! Download PicsArt photo editor and collage maker for iOS, Android or Windows. Open your picture in the photo editor and tap on the Sticker icon. Type in “easter egg” and choose a sticker (we used stickers from the Easter Puns pack). Adjust the size and placement of your sticker. Tap on the eraser at the top of the…

Happy Holi! In accordance with the coming of spring, yesterday was the beginning of the Hindu spring festival, Holi. This Indian celebration of winter passing into spring might just be the most colorful celebration in the world. We love this festival of color like Krishna loves Radha, and we want to help you celebrate Holi 2017, no matter where you are in the world. There’s plenty of colorful stickers and masks on PicsArt photo editor and collage maker for creating awesome Holi images — even if you can’t make it to a Holi festival in person. So here’s an easy photo editing tutorial for adding even more color to your Holi images — or faking it if you weren’t able to make it. Download PicsArt photo editor and collage maker for iOS, Android or Windows. Open your picture in the photo editor. If it’s not a black and white photo, tap on Effects…

I bet you thought you were prepared for Christmas now that you’ve finally gotten that last minute shopping done. Nope. Think again. You’re close, but we know of a few things you might have overlooked in all the holiday mayhem that comes with this season. We’ll forgive you, though. In fact, we’ll do you one better — we’ll provide you with the list. If you’re wanting something more than coal in your stocking this year, I would most definitely make sure you have all these things checked off. A Lovely Girly Burly Beard Yeah, we hear you. “But I can’t grow a beard!” Oh, but you can. Add a nice, ornament-laden beard to yourself using our Girly Burly Beards pack. A Grumpy Wreath It’s all good, because a grumpy cat wreath is the perfect gift for that one terrible person in your life. And, you can find more awesome remixes like this…

‘Tis the season to cozy around the fireplace with friends and family, a warm cup of hot chocolate in hand and your favorite holiday music playing in the background. And you know, while you’re at it, why not add a little more cheer to your photos as well? We’ve already helped you step up your DIY gift wrapping game and provided you with some real dope, extra festive holiday edits. Now, it’s time to sprinkle awesomeness on some holiday backgrounds. As always, we got you covered, fam. The Classic Sometimes, it’s best to just keep it simple. Have a holly jolly Christmas! The Christmas Tree The Christmas tree is one of the classic hallmarks of the holiday season. Throw on a few ornaments and this background is perfect. Candy Canes for Days They’re not just for stocking stuffers anymore, and can make your background sweeter. A Snoopy Christmas So many feels for…

So, you resolved to get your holiday shopping done on time this year and found the perfect gift for your BFF/significant other/sibling but can’t find wrapping paper to do it justice? We say make your own! Designing your own wrapping paper with PicsArt is a fun way to get creative and make your gifts next-level personalized (And it’s easy — shh!). Here’s some inspiration to help you get started. Pattern perfect To kick off, we’ll start with one of the fastest ways to create cute and legit wrapping paper — clipart. The PicsArt Shop is stocked with festive stickers that you can use to form a fun pattern. Choose complementary colors for your clipart and choice of background color, and apply stickers in various sizes and positions. Draw on some dots between each sticker to tie it all together. No name tag necessary Maybe our favorite way to do wrapping paper:…