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

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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.

How to make a place card

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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. For naming ideas, you can use our name generator(opens in a new tab or window).

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 a small cost 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.


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