Make guest feel special with a beautifully-designed place card from Canva.

Use place cards to keep any event, dinner or reception organized

Want to make your guests feel more special and at the same time keep your event organized and running smoothly? Place cards are simple but useful especially for big or formal events like dinners, galas, and receptions. Beautifully designed place cards are also a way of adding a thoughtful touch to your event and make guests feel extra-special.

As an organizer or host you’ll want the best for your event but often you might not have the budget to hire a designer. Meanwhile, DIY-ing them can be an intimidating thought for design beginners. With Canva, you get the best option—beautiful designs at a fraction of the price. A library of ready-made, professionally-designed templates gives you a solid start while simple, drag-and-drop design features make customization a breeze.

Create beautiful place cards within minutes.

  1. Create a new Canva account to get started with your own place card design.
  2. Choose from our library of professionally created templates.
  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 a completely unique design with easy customization tools.

  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 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.

Use a Canva template or create your own

Our amazing team of Canva designers has come up with various place card designs and layouts to suit different themes, motifs, and occasions. To start your design, simply pick the best layout that suits your needs or tastes then use the various editing and customization tools to turn it into a design that’s uniquely yours. If you’d rather design from scratch, Canva also allows you to start from a blank template. You can also quickly replicate a page and change the previous name to another one by clicking the ‘Copy page’ button.

Add a texture or background to capture the right theme, look or feel

There are several ways to make sure that your place card design matches your event’s theme or look and feel. Adding a background to your place card design is one of the easiest and quickest way to do this. To add a background, head over to the Background tab in the Canva editor and choose from the selection of images ranging from abstract patterns, textures, and flat lay images available. Can’t find what you need? Use the search bar to find specific photos or graphics. Canva hosts a massive media library filled with more than a million professional quality images for only $1 for each one-time use. You can also upload your own images and use it on your design for free.

Create beautiful typography for your place card design

The way your guests’ names are written is the most important aspect of your place card design. First, the name has to be clear and legible; second, it has to match the theme of your affair. With Canva you get over 130 free fonts to choose from and use. From elegant, script fonts to more formal serif fonts, you can choose a typeface that best suits your place card design.

Print your place cards in stunning resolution

When you’re ready to get your place cards printed, make sure that you save it in the best possible resolution for printing. To download your design, click on the Download button, then choose PDF – Print to create a 300-dpi copy of your design which is professional print quality.


Can I edit my place card design after I’ve saved it?

You can edit and save your designs as many times as you like. Every time you create a new design, it will appear in the “My Designs” section of your Canva homepage. You can also access and edit all of your designs on your mobile device. Just add Canva to your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Our apps are free to download from the App Store and Google Play.

How can I add more pages to my design?

To add a new page to your current design, simply click on the +Add a new page button at the bottom of your design. To duplicate a page instead, click on the Copy this page button (symbolized by two overlapping rectangles) found at the right-hand side of your design.

How does collaboration work in Canva?

You might need the green light or contributions of other people before finalizing your place cards. To allow other people to edit your design, click the Share button and choose the “Can edit” option before sending your editable design via email or direct link.

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