Excite Your Guests With a Stunning E-mail Invitation

Create a unique, home-hitting invitation design with Canva’s easy to use e-mail invitation maker!

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Create an e-mail invitation that sets the right tone for your event

Your event is put into motion the moment you send that invite. Decisions on whether to go or take a rainchek will be hinged on the contents of your invitation. That’s why you need to present your case in the most visually appealing way possible!

Say goodbye to generic, unimaginative e-mail invitations — at Canva, you have hundreds of high-quality images, graphics, and professionally designed templates at your command, all to help in the creation of your very own, custom made invite. With only a little imagination and a dash of creativity (plus a bunch of invitation ideas from us), you can create unique and personalized invites that speak to your recipients on a personal level…you’ll never have to settle for uninspiring e-mail invites ever again!

Design your DIY e-mail invite with this easy 5-step process

  1. Open Canva and select the "Invitation” design type
  2. Choose from our library of professional graphic design elements such as banners, icons, frames and more.
  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.

Create an e-mail invitation design that speaks to your recipients

An invitation should entice friends, loved ones, and other important people in your life to come and share a life milestone with you at your event, and there’s no better way to call their attention than with a lovely, personalized invite. You can use your own personal photographs for your invite to make it more personable, and it’s 100% free! You can also peruse of any of Canva’s 1 million high quality images, graphics, and illustrations, some of which are free, and the premium images at a mere $1 each.

Choose from professional quality, ready made e-mail invitation templates

You have your pick of hundreds of professionally crafted templates to start off your design. The templates are masterfully created by our team of awesome designers, leaving you with an equally awesome design that only you can finish off by dragging and dropping additional elements into the template.

You can also use the same template as many times as you desire, so you need not start from scratch every time. Every time you make a design on Canva, it will be saved to your homepage, which you can then access again anytime you want, and then drag and drop new images, texts, and effects for a brand new design. It’s that easy!

Share your invitation via e-mail or directly from Canva

As its name suggests, this invite is meant to be sent via email — which you can do by entering your recipient’s email address under Canva’s nifty “share” button. Our sharing options also lets you publish your invitation via social media and so you can just tag your friends!

Another way is to download your design in JPG, PNG, or PDF and attach the file to your email message. Simply select the download button on your screen and save your file as an image or high-quality PDF, and voila! You now have an e-mail invitation you can send out to your contact list.

FAQ

The standard email invitation size is around 600 pixels wide, but many design tools let you choose from predefined sizes and layouts depending on your theme and delivery method. You can customize your e-mail invitation dimensions to feature images or text, and to be more readable on desktop or mobile.

Your e-mail invitation should include the same basic details as a print invitation:

  • the occasion for the event
  • the date and time
  • duration
  • location
  • RSVP or contact details
  • company or personal social media information
  • an image that captures the flavor of the event
  • a catchy invitation phrase

Depending on which design tool you use, you can share your e-mail invitation directly once you’re ready to send it out by typing in recipients’ e-mail addresses, or you can save your design as a JPG, PNG or PDF and attach it to an e-mail message.

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