Communicate Effectively With A Stunning Letterhead Design

Design and print letterheads that build your business identity and make a lasting impression.

How to make a letterhead - Canva

Send out stunning notes emblazoned with your distinct letterhead design

Postal mail is not dead. As a matter of fact, the age of email has lent snail mail an extra dose of impact. Still, even with nostalgia and urgency at your side, whether your letter will be read or not will still depend on how you present your message visually. When your letter is unfolded, what’s the first thing the reader sees?

First and foremost, you must remember that even actual mailboxes get spammed. Before deciding if they, your readers will look at how you the information is visually presented. In Canva, you wouldn’t have to worry about how you’ll do this. You may just choose from a wide variety of letterhead layouts and start sending out those letters!

How to make a letterhead

  1. Log in or Sign up with Canva

    Go to Canva or launch the app then log in or sign up for a new account using your email, Google or Facebook profile. Search for “Letterheads” to start designing.

  2. Select a template

    Browse professionally-designed letterhead templates for artists, businesses, law firms, churches, charities and more. Click on your preferred layout and start customizing.

  3. Create a personalized design

    Customize your letterheads to truly suit your business or brand. Swap out fonts and colors, add your own logo or image and edit the text. It takes just a few clicks to get the exact letterhead you need.

  4. Get creative with more design features

    Tweak your designs further using our drag and drop design tools. Plus, search through millions of images, icons, stickers and illustrations, and font combinations to add to your design.

  5. Order your prints

    Order high-quality prints of your letterheads through Canva Print and enjoy free shipping. Or, save your design as a PDF, JPG or PNG file. Remember you can always edit your design any time.

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Back up your persuasive message with a stunning letterhead

Creating letterheads in word processors used to be the norm at one point. Not anymore. Nobody wants word processor designs and letters that look trivial or lazy!

With Canva, you may choose from our range of professional ready-to-use layouts, over 1 million stock images, illustrations, and icons. Your letterhead will then be saved in your Canva account for future use or you may revisit your design any time for any changes.

Collaborate with your whole team for a stunning letterhead design

Get your marketing team in on it too with our interactive design platform! In Canva, everyone gets a chance to lend their awesome letterhead ideas. Just tap on the share button and send out an editable link to your team. Not only will they have access to Canva’s complete set of tools, they would also be able to upload their own photos or move around the design elements with ease.

Plus, we get that you and your team can get super busy, so we’ve given you the ability to design anywhere, anytime. Just add Canva to your mobile devices by downloading our free apps on your iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

Upload your own brand elements onto your letterheads

Let your letterheads showcase your brand’s already-awesome visual identity!

Upload your brand elements and colors and arrange your brand elements effortlessly with Canva’s easy drag-and-drop interface. After you’ve finished designing, you’ll be able to download your designs as image or high-quality PDF.

Share your letterheads card with the online world

Synchronize your identity on print and on digital by crafting emails with your letterhead designs! Send them online via email blast, social media, or by simply uploading it on your website. Just click on the Download button and save your design as an image or high quality PDF for any print or digital use you may have in mind!

Want to be sure that your letterhead will look as good in person as it does on screen? Go ahead and send your designs straight to Canva Print. We’ll produce your letterheads with the best quality papers, color, and finish options. And, we’ll even deliver them straight to your doorstep.


Your letterhead does not need to be used on every page. After the first page, you can use plain stationery. The point of a letterhead is to introduce your personal or business brand, so it’s not necessary to continue using it on every page.

A letterhead is a heading on the top of a document that includes your logo, business name and contact information. It is typically placed to the left or right side of the letter and matches the theme of the stationery.

Letterheads may include your name, logo, contact information and website. In some cases, if you are a sole trader, you may want to add your company registration number. If you are in a partnership, be sure all partners in the company are named in the letterhead, not just one.

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