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Design perfect Diwali invitations for festive celebrations

Diwali is a festival of lights, great food, and enjoyment. If you are planning to host a Diwali party at your home, office, or community center and want it to be a total sell-out then the first thing you need to do is design a customized party invitation with Canva. Don’t worry, working on Canva is incredibly simple, requires zero designing knowledge, and is completely free.

Canva’s team of professional designers have created ready-to-use Diwali centric designs. You can choose from hundreds of Diwali invitation designs, portraying various themes. It doesn’t matter whether you are hosting a rangoli competition at your organization or a dinner party at your home, Canva has invitations for every celebration. You are free to use these invitations as it as or personalize them using our intuitive set of design tools.

How to make a Diwali invitation card

  1. Open Canva

    Open Canva and search for "Diwali Invitation Card" to make your own invitation. Start from scratch or browse templates.

  2. Find the right template

    In Canva’s library you’ll find Diwali invitation templates for every theme. Use the search tool to filter by style, color or layout. Click on the template you like to make it yours.

  3. Discover features

    You’ve got millions of free photos, images, illustrations, icons and other graphics at your disposal. Simply drag and drop them onto your design. Use the photo effects and animate feature to make your images pop off the page.

  4. Customize your card

    Want to add a personal touch? Upload your own photos, images and artwork. Choose a background, color scheme and font style. Resize, rotate or rearrange elements. Fill in the text box with a personal message.

  5. Print or save

    Happy with your design? Share via email or social media in a few easy clicks. Download as print-ready PDFs and make prints at home or order copies through Canva Print.

Start Designing a Diwali Invitation

Personalize your invite by adding images of the venue

Make a personal invitation for your Diwali celebration through Canva by replacing the stock images in the layout with original pictures of the venue, activities, or mouth-watering delicacies guests will get to relish.

To add images, all you have to do is click on the ‘Upload your own image’ tab and select the desired images from your computer. Once uploaded the images get saved in your Canva account and can be used in all your future designs. To make your invitation design look seamless, you can resize, crop, and apply various filters to the uploaded image.

Freedom to design a unique invitation

At Canva you are not bound to choose only from a given set of pre-designed layouts. Instead you have the freedom to create your very own design since with the help of the many designing tools. All you have to do is open your Canva account, click on ‘Create a Design’ tab and get started. On the blank layout, you can add images, text, and other visual elements making your Diwali invite unique and one-of-a-kind.

Don’t forget to take help from Canva’s amazing set of designing tools like elements, text, background and search bar. You can also take advantage of Canva’s media library which has over a million images. Most of them are free, while only a few are priced at a low cost of $1 each for one-time-use.

Invite your guests in style by sending them online invitations

With Diwali just around the corner, and you hosting an amazing event, there is hardly any time to give away invitations personally. Luckily with Canva, you can send out designed Diwali invitations via email or through social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. Another great way of sending invites is through messaging apps like Whatsapp and Viber. For that, you can download the Diwali invitation in JPG format and forward the invitation as an image to friends and family.


Throwing a Diwali party? Invite friends and family members with a warm invitation that says, “We are planning a Diwali celebration and it wouldn’t be complete without you. Please join us” or “Your presence is warmly requested at our family’s Diwali celebration.”

You can create your own customized dimensions, but Diwali invitations are normally 5” x 7,” 3.5” x 5,” 4.5” x 6.25” or 5.25” x 5.25” in size. The size might depend on the shape you choose for your card, whether it’s square, rounded, scalloped or bracketed.

In your Diwali invitation, be sure to share details about your event, including the date and time, location, theme, RSVP instructions and any additional information that might be important, such as whether you’d like guests to bring food and drink.

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