Create custom cards in minutes with Canva’s free card maker

Show your friends and loved ones you care. Create personalized greeting cards with Canva's free card maker.

Beautiful one-of-a-kind cards

Nothing beats a one-of-a-kind card, made by you. Forget about generic, shop-bought cards. With templates for every occasion—from birthdays to anniversaries to “just thinking about you”—you can create the perfect customized card for your loved one, and save time and money, too.

Our card template library includes layouts for thank you cards, holiday cards, Christmas cards, Valentine’s cards and more. Our templates are designed by professionals, so you can customize them as much—or as little—as you like.

How to make a card

  1. Open a page in Canva

    Open up Canva and log in or sign up for a new account using your email, Google or Facebook profile. Search for “Cards” to start designing.

  2. Choose a template

    Choose one of Canva’s professionally-designed card templates. Choose various occasions and themes as well as colors and styles. Then, simply customize with your personal touch.

  3. Personalize your card fully

    Send a card that’s truly personalized and from the heart. In just a few clicks, you can change the text with your own message, try out different colors and fonts, and even upload your own photos.

  4. Tweak your design with more elements

    Make your card stand out using our design tools. Browse and use various backgrounds and frames. Add more illustrations and images. Try out various photo filters as well as experiment with cropping and resizing images.

  5. Order your prints

    Order beautiful, high-quality prints of your cards through Canva Print and enjoy free shipping. Or, save your design as a PDF, JPG or PNG file. Remember you can always edit your design any time.

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Card templates for super-fast designing

Choose from our library of hundreds of professional card templates. Our drag-and-drop design tool makes it easy to customize your card to get the right look. You can change the color, fonts, messages and images.

We’ve got a library of over 2 million photos, icons and illustrations—or you can add a personal touch by uploading your own images.

Say it your way with personalized messages

Templates are your fast-cut to great design. From there, let your personality shine by adding your own messages. A handcrafted card is a great way to show you care, and a personal message makes it even more memorable. Simply click the holder text in the card template to add your message.

Celebrate milestones together

Once you’ve created your card, why not invite friends, family, and colleagues to leave a personal message, illustration, or photos in real-time. Simply add their email address and you can create a heartfelt card in minutes, together.

Professional printing, fast delivery

Some things are better in person. As brilliant as your designs are, they’d be even better if you got to touch them, hold them, and feel them.

Canva Print is our professional printing service. We’ll make sure your cards look as good in person as they do on screen. Connect with custom, printed cards that make awesome keepsakes. Choose from standard or premium print stock and a matte, glossy or eco-friendly finish. And we deliver to your door in 3-5 day—or choose our Express option for super-fast shipping.


Most printers can print on stock card paper if you adjust the settings. After designing your card, print a test page first. Then change your settings to print on the quality of paper you’re using and hit “print.” To print on both sides, set your printer to two-page printing.

What you include in a card will depend on the occasion. If you’re sending a card to a relative or friend, you might add personal photos or use more adventurous color schemes. If you’re marketing a service or event, keep it professional with your logo and contact information.

You can choose any photo in your collection to become a card. Once you upload your photo, you can add text and other elements before printing a high resolution copy to send off in the mail to your family and friends.

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Easiest tool on the market to design just about anything: greeting cards, web graphics, invitations, you name it. Oh, and it's free. The tool comes with customizable templates, beautiful ready-to-use fonts, and images. The possibilities are endless. I use this tool in my marketing job and in my personal life.Canva has made it easier for me to visualize and bring to life ideas I have for cards and banners. You can jump right in and start creating.CANVA IS THE BEST! Canva makes it easy peasy to create birthday/anniversary/any other kind of cards and graphics. It's easily one of my top recommendations to other marketers or just to people in general.

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