Design beautiful and one-of-a-kind Diwali Cards with Canva

Diwali is a festival of lights & creativity! Replace generic Diwali greeting cards with original cards designed in Canva

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Greet your loved ones with Diwali cards they’ll admire & cherish forever

Each one of us has a unique Diwali memory that we always cherish. For some, it’s sweets, home-made snacks & new clothes, while for others it’s crackers, lights, and rangoli. This time around, put in a little extra effort to create unforgettable memories for your friends and family with a custom gift basket & a personalized Diwali card.

Creating a one-of-a-kind card is super easy thanks to an abundance of professionally designed layouts and simple design tools to help you edit as much or as little as you like. Give it a personal touch by adding your family name or a custom message with our drag-and-drop feature. So, are your ready to surprise your colleagues at work or impress friends on Diwali night?

How to make a Diwali card

  1. Open Canva

    Launch Canva and type "Diwali Card" in the search bar to kickstart your design.

  2. Choose a template

    Need some inspiration? Explore Canva’s library of ready-made Diwali card templates. You’ll find bright, colorful styles and elegant, classic styles. Filter by color, layout or theme.

  3. Add images and text

    Canva’s got millions of free, professional stock photos, images, icons, stickers, illustrations and other graphics to help your design stand out. Use the drag-and-drop tool to move elements onto your page and rearrange as you see fit.

  4. Personalize your card

    Choose your own background, color scheme and font style. Upload your own photos and apply filters. Add a personal message to share with friends and family. Use the animate tool to create movement.

  5. Save and share

    Share directly online, via email or social media, using the “Share” button. Download and save as a print-ready PDF. Receive high-quality prints of your designs when you order through Canva Print.

Start Designing a Diwali Card

Create a truly personal Diwali greeting

Canva is all about making design amazingly simple. Thanks to easy to use, drag-and-drop tools, you can take any template and customize the card according to your imagination. You can even create unique layouts and save it for future use. The card gets automatically saved and can be used multiple numbers of times.

Make it even more special by adding a personalized message from you. Canva’s text tools contains pre-made font combinations and typography so your loving greetings will always look good. Just pick a pre-made text combination and replace it with your own text. Otherwise, there are more than 130 free fonts to choose from and use.

Personalize your Diwali greeting card by uploading your own photos

Surprise your loved ones with tailor-made greeting cards by adding photographs from your exclusive Diwali collection. With Canva, you can easily upload images from your computer and use it in your designs. Once uploaded, simply drag the image on your Diwali card design, resize it and create an exceptional greeting card in no time. The good news is it’s 100% free.

Alternatively, you can access our built-in media library. Choose from our collection of professional Diwali images, illustrations, and graphics. Many of these images are free, while premium images are all priced at just $1 for each one-time use. With resources as large as Canva you can create original Diwali greeting cards online easily and quickly.

Personalize your Diwali greeting card by uploading your own photos

After creating a unique Diwali greeting card with Canva, you have many options to share it: print it out, tweet it, post it on Facebook, or share your card via WhatsApp. You can send your festive greetings to both local and overseas friends and family by just clicking the “Share” button present on the editor toolbar.

The card created can also be printed, all you have to do is save and download in the recommended PDF-Print format. This option downloads your design in high resolution so it’ll always look as good in person as it does on your screen. Your Diwali gift basket will surely look awesome with these beautiful cards.


Make your Diwali card message warm the heart of the person you’re sending it to with a simple but heartfelt phrase like “May millions of lamps illuminate your life with endless joy” or “May the divine light of Diwali spread into your life.”

Use festive background colors such as reds, purples and golds. Choose elegant or friendly fonts like Fling or Ballerino. Add icons and images of lights, diyas, candles, good food and sweets, fireworks, firecrackers, stars and jewels. Upload your own photos to add a personal touch.

To respond to a Diwali greeting, simply send back a card or a message expressing your gratitude and mutual warm wishes. You can design your own greeting from scratch or send a text, email or social media message saying “Thank you for your greetings. Hope your Diwali is a blessed and bright one.”

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