Design the perfect custom invitation card with Canva’s free invitation maker

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 online 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

Writing an invitation card is simple. Address your card to the person you’re inviting; name the event you’re inviting them to; spell out the date, time and location; and provide contact details so they can RSVP. Be sure to note if your guest should bring anything but themselves.

An invitation card should include text that describes the basic event details, an eye-catching color scheme and typography, images or illustrations to make the card stand out and white space to balance it all out. If your event has a theme, choose elements and graphics that reflect it.

The standard invitation size for formal events like weddings and achievement ceremonies is 5 x 7 inches, but invitations for less formal events like birthdays and graduation parties are 4 x 6 inches. A smaller size, 5.25 x 5.25, is often used for more modern designs.

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