Surprise your best friend with a thoughtful personalized Valentine's Day card that conveys how much you appreciate your friendship.

Personalizing cards can be as easy as buying a card from a store

Whether you’re together or apart, your best friend holds a piece of your heart. Instead of sending her a store bought greeting, show her how special she is to you by presenting her a personalized Valentine’s Day Greeting card.

Take your cue from Canva’s expansive selection of ready-to-use card templates. These professionally designed cards take the guess work out of designing by keeping things simple and intuitive, while remaining flexible enough to accommodate your personal design choices. With Canva, you don’t need to be a design pro to create. You just need to find a template that gets you and take it from there.

5 steps to creating the best Valentine’s greeting for your best friends

  1. Create a new Canva account to get started with your own Valentine’s Day card designs.
  2. Choose from our library of professionally created templates.
  3. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images.
  4. Fix your images, add stunning filters and edit text.
  5. Save and share.

Add your own special touch to your design

  1. Change the images. Upload your own images or choose from our stock library of over 1 million photographs, graphics and illustrations.
  2. Change the fonts. Choose from over 130 fresh fonts.
  3. Change the background. Choose a background from our library or use an image.
  4. Change the colors. Change the color of your text boxes and text to add extra flair.

Play with the images from Canva’s extensive stock image library, or upload your own

Take your best friend on a trip down memory lane with your favorite photos, and scans of keepsakes like movie tickets and notes. Add it to your layout with a quick drag and drop using Canva’s uploader. Resize, crop, and position it as you wish.

Want to add more photos? Visit Canva’s design library for photo grids that accommodate as many images as you wish. You can also pick out design elements like illustrations and icons to go with your uploaded photos. With over a million stock images to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect match.

Let your personality shine with your favorite fonts and colors

It’s not unusual for best friends to share common traits. Make your quirks, memories, and shared experiences shine by using your favorite fonts and colors. Replace the default layout font with one that reminds you of her handwriting. Switch out the default colors with her favorite complementary shades. You can even switch out the background with a pattern that looks like her bedroom wallpaper when you were both twelve.

Canva’s powerful design toolbar lets you do all this with just a few clicks. You can adjust whole palettes, pick out readymade typographic elements, or drag and drop that perfect background from Canva’s library.

Create and send a unique design in minutes

With Canva, last-minute is never last on the list. Because designing a wonderful Valentine’s Day card for your best friend just takes minutes, it’s all right to take your time waiting for inspiration to strike.

Best of all, the amount of time you took designing doesn’t look it. Thanks to the professional design team behind Canva’s templates, the personalized cards you make come out looking well conceptualized and meticulously designed, ensuring that your best friend doesn’t know it only took you minutes. That leaves you with more time to reminisce, unpack memories, and distill the perfect message you want to share.


How do I upload my own photos and images?

Just drag and drop your chosen photo or image into the design editor to upload. The uploader saves it to your uploads tab for easy access from any of your project templates.

Where can I find images to use on Canva?

Using images from the internet for your designs is a tricky subject. Unless you own the image, you’ll need to make sure that the image is in public domain, or that the rights owner gives you explicit rights to use it.

Play it safe by sourcing your images from Canva’s extensive design library. With over a million images to use, you’re sure to find a perfect fit. Canva’s library has a large number of free-to-use images, as well as affordable premium images that only cost a dollar apiece.

Can I send my Valentine's Day Card digitally instead of printing it out?

Yes, you can! Just click Canva’s download button to download and save a JPG or PNG file for emailing, or use the share button to send your card directly via social media.

Can I collaborate with friends on my design?

You might want to get another friend to take a look at your design and add their finishing touches. To allow a friend to edit your card, tick the box next to “Share/email as an editable design”. This will give them access to edit your design in their personal Canva account. You can also design on the go by downloading our free iOS and Android apps from the App Store or Google Play.

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