With hundreds of free templates to choose from and easy-to-use tools, you’ll love creating invitation cards in Canva.

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Create the perfect invitation for any occasion

Make an invitation that’s impossible to decline. With Canva’s extensive range of invitation templates—designed by professionals—you’ll be starting your event off on the right note.

Canva’s invitation creator has a template for every occasion, from birthdays to charity events, from weddings to retirement parties and so much more.

Say goodbye to generic invitation cards that will be easily forgotten. Simply choose a template, add your details, customize the images, colors and fonts. Got something specific in mind? Then simply design from scratch.

And there you have it: A one-of-a-kind invitation card that’ll impress your guests well before the event itself.

Customize your invitation card in 4 simple steps

  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 of 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.

Beautiful images that bring your invitation to life

Canva’s image library has images that will entice guests to every kind of event. We’ve got over 2 million photos, icons and illustrations, with an extensive range of free options and premium images priced at just $1.

Want to add a personal touch—or highlight your brand? Simply drag and drop your photos from your desktop, and they’ll be uploaded into Canva in a jiffy.

Invitation card printing: Mail to get excited about

Build hype by getting your invitation card professionally printed. Canva Print will take care of your invitation cards from start to finish. With a range of paper stocks and finishes, you’re sure to get the look you want, at a price that suits you.

You can also publish your design as JPEG or PNG images, ready for uploading or emailing. Or, you can post your new poster straight to your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn followers.

Our team of awesome designers work hard to create layouts that are original, diverse and most of all – inspiring! Check out the amazing collection in our library by clicking on the “Card” design type on the Canva homepage. If you’re stuck for inspiration, layouts are a great place to start.

FAQ

I want a more personal touch on my invitations; can I use my own images?

Yes! Part of the fun of designing your own invitation card is being able to use any JPG, SVG or PNG image file straight from your computer. Just head to the “Uploads” tab, click the green “Upload an image” button, and drag and drop your image into your design. Best of all, uploading and using your own images is completely free!

Can I still add changes after I have saved my invitation design?

Yes. You can add edits to your Canva designs any time by accessing them from your Canva homepage. Click on your design, or make a copy of it, add your changes and hit the download button again.

How do I write an invitation card?

However you like! There are some crucial pieces of information you’ll need to add, such as the time, date and location, and where to send your RSVPs. But from there, it’s up to you. Keep it simple but sticking to the aforementioned details, or add your own personal flair by adding a message to your attendees.

I want to collaborate with others on my invitation card; how do I do it?

Collaborating is easy in Canva. Click on the Share button and choose either the People tab to enter an email or the Link tab to copy and share a link. Ensure that the Can Edit option is selected. You can also choose to give viewing access to your design. Just pick the Can View option before sending.

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What they say about Canva

  • Canva is way easier to use than other design programs for projects like invitations, event programs, flyers, and signs. We also love printing our designs because Canva is scary fast and reasonably priced!
  • Great for small businesses. I use Canva all the time for business emails, social media postings and invites. Lots of options and easy to use. Whenever I’ve had an issue, the customer service has been very responsive and helpful.
  • Canva is our primary design platform. The templates are very helpful. It's integral to creating event invites, social media graphics and more!

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