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Design Amazing Announcements for Special Occasions with Canva

Canva’s wide collection of fully-customizable templates makes designing DIY announcements fun, quick and easy.

How to make an announcement - Canva

Spread the word and mark special milestones with a personalized announcement

Whether big or small, we like to measure or mark our lives with milestones. Events like births, weddings, new jobs or even moving to a new address are worth celebrating and sharing with our families and friends. Mark these occasions and spread the word with an extra-special announcement card you designed personally via Canva.

Even with little to no design skills, you can easily create the perfect announcement design with Canva. Begin by browsing and picking one of the amazing, professionally-designed announcement templates. Once you’ve got one that caught your eye and matches your theme or need, it’s a simple matter of editing the elements within such as images, illustrations, fonts, colors and more to fully-customize and personalize the design, turning it to your very own.

How to make an announcement

  1. Open Canva

    Sign up, log in, and look for “announcement templates” using the search tool to get started on your announcements design.

  2. Choose a template

    Be inspired and peruse Canva’s library of beautiful and professionally designed announcement templates. Narrow down your search by adding keywords that fit your style, theme, mood, and color scheme.

  3. Explore features

    Make your announcement stand out with Canva’s millions of stock photos, illustrations, icons, images, stickers, shapes, and other graphics. Animate digital designs, using pan, rise, tumble, and other animation features.

  4. Personalize your design

    Customize your announcement by uploading your photos, images, branding elements or art work. Experiment with each template by changing the layout, rearranging and resizing icons, and applying photo filters.

  5. Share or print

    You can download and save your finished announcement as a PDF, PNG or JPG. Or, you can use Canva Print to produce high-quality prints of your design. Share on social media or via email with a single click.

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Quickly edit design details like fonts and colors

Canva’s intuitive interface and easy to use design tools give you full control over the design templates. With a few clicks, you can change fonts (there are over a hundred fresh fonts in Canva), or pick a new color from the full spectrum of the color wheel. Move things around by dragging them to where you want them to go and resize images or icons by clicking and dragging on their edges.

You can even edit on the go by adding Canva to your iOS and Android mobile devices. Just download our free apps from the App Store or Google Play.

Find a photo from Canva’s amazing media library or upload your own

Canva hosts a vast media library of over a million high quality stock photos and illustrations you can simply drag and drop into your design. Each one is carefully reviewed and curated so your designs are sure to look great whether printed or on the screen. There are plenty of free images in the Canva library and you’ll never have to pay more than $1 for each one-time use of premium elements.

Want to use your own photos? It’s a simple matter of dragging and dropping files from your computer and into Canva. Or, click on the upload button, search for the right file, then confirm upload. Once stored in your personal folder, the images will remain there, ready to be used for your next design.

Share your announcement with friends and family right from Canva

Once you’re all done with designing, it’s time to send out your announcement to everyone. You can post it on your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn account, send out as an email, or download it for printing. Your design can be saved as print-ready PDF, high-res PNG or JPEG file.

FAQ

Keep announcements clear, concise and with your audience in mind. Include only the most important information, like the date, time and location of an event or the details of the achievement you’re celebrating. You may want to add a photo or illustration to go with the announcement.

First, choose a template and theme for your announcement. Choose colors, font styles and images. Upload a photo and include details like your baby’s full name, birth date, height and weight and birth location. You might want to add a quote or line of text as well.

Traditional, formal engagement announcements may be presented from the bride-to-be’s parents or from both sets of parents. Semi-formal announcements are presented from the couples themselves. Be sure to carefully word your announcement so that it’s not take as an invitation, and don’t mention gifts or registries.

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