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Make a birthday card for anyone in minutes! No matter who’s celebrating their big day, Canva’s free card maker lets you create stunning designs that can be shared online and order high-quality prints on one platform. Birthday celebrations have never been this fun and stress-free.

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Custom birthday cards for your loved ones

Easily create birthday cards with our birthday card maker. Whether you need a last-minute present for a friend or you need to make your own birthday card, Canva’s free templates make it quick for you to get started. Customize these pre-made designs and add your message, or start from scratch and craft a thoughtful birthday card. With Canva’s intuitive platform, you may add new icons, images, fonts, and illustrations and work your magic.

Save your design on your computer in different file formats, like JPEG, PNG, or PDF. Share your birthday greeting card(opens in a new tab or window) with loved ones online through social media or email. For professional prints, let Canva Print bring your birthday cards to life!

How to make a birthday card

Make a birthday card

Open Canva and search for “birthday cards” to start designing your card.

Browse the collection of pre-made birthday card templates and pick one that suits the style that you like. Choose among different card formats (folded or flat cards) and orientation (portrait or landscape). Narrow down your options by filtering the colors or themes through the search filter.

Begin personalizing your birthday card by moving objects, changing the colors, and adding new illustrations to the card and to match the celebrant’s taste and preference. Customize it further and use a beautiful font for your birthday message.

Don’t forget to check your design before finalizing. And with Magic Switch (Pro), you can resize your birthday card into another format or page orientation. Remember to add your birthday message and the celebrant’s name. Make the card unique.

Once your design is complete, share it with your loved one on social media. Or, make your design come alive by ordering high-quality prints through Canva Print.
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Make birthdays memorable

When your loved one is celebrating a big day, make it even more special with a unique birthday card. With Canva’s free birthday card maker, you don’t need to be a design professional to start creating. You can add and upload your photos by dragging them to your design. Our photo editor(opens in a new tab or window) will help you add effects and transform your image.

You can also be creative and add artsy elements to your design. We have a massive library filled with free and premium design elements, like icons, illustrations, photos, and backgrounds that you can add to your birthday card, making a truly one of a kind design. Personalize it further with heartfelt messages along in a thank you card(opens in a new tab or window) to express gratitude for the joy they bring into your life.

Create beautiful birthday cards easily

Whether you’re looking for a formal or a quirky birthday card, we have a template for you! Start inspired with our folded birthday cards templates(opens in a new tab or window) for a traditional greeting card look and feel. Or go for a simple flat birthday card template(opens in a new tab or window) for short messages and easier online sharing.

Make simple edits if you’re pressed for time or go all out in expressing your creativity. Move the objects on the templates around and adjust the layout. Don’t forget to add your flair to the design.

Add an extra oomph to birthday presents

Our drag-and-drop tools let you create a card to go with a birthday present. Add a special birthday message using our birthday card maker. You can personalize the design to somehow fit the present that you have or make it even more exciting. In a few minutes, you’ll get a high-quality birthday card that you can tape to your personalized gift(opens in a new tab or window).

You can also design and order your birthday cards straight from the Canva platform. With Canva Print, conveniently get your printed cards delivered to your home (or the card recipient’s) with our free standard shipping.


To make a birthday card, use our birthday card maker and follow these tips:
  • Determine the look and style of the birthday card you want to create.
  • Use fun elements and illustrations. Add images and cute backgrounds when the need be.
  • Make sure that you edited the placeholder text and added the celebrant's name and your message.

Include warm birthday wishes on your card. You can make it personal by adding your message to your loved one.
Generally, you can include the following lines:
  • Today is your day – celebrate!
  • Happy birthday!
  • Cheers to another year!
  • Wishing you a great day on your birthday!

You can use different materials for your birthday card. If you are printing your card, you can choose from card stock, vellum boards, to bond papers. For handmade cards, you can be creative and use markers, glue, craft paper, ribbons, sequins, glue, and other crafting materials.
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