Create a Brilliant Postcard to Spread the Word

Craft a postcard for your next project with Canva! Whether you’re promoting your business, getting the word out about your event, or just creating a fun and personal way to share your artwork, start with an awesome postcard.

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Design a postcard with our treasury of striking layouts

Think of the last time you were in a gift shop: Remember the rack of generic, humdrum postcards? Skip the rack and create something special! Show your penpals and loved ones you care by designing your own postcard with Canva. Our easy-to-use tools help quickly transform your photos and ideas into a ready-to-mail postcard. Even if you’re a novice designer, with our collection of professionally designed layouts anyone can create a splendid, memorable postcard.

You can even design a postcard for more than just correspondence: create a postcard to promote your business, service, or event. Designing a postcard is a flashy, friendly way to get your message in the mail, passed around town, or shared across the internet.

How to make a postcard

  1. Open Canva

    Open Canva on your desktop or launch the app to get started. Log in or sign up using Google or Facebook then search for “Postcards” to start designing.

  2. Select a template

    Explore Canva’s wide range of postcard designs made in various styles and for various occasions. Choose the perfect design then start customizing.

  3. Personalize your design

    Change the text, colors, fonts and backgrounds with just a few clicks. Keep fine tuning until you find the right combination of elements and ingredients for your postcard.

  4. Add more design elements

    Get creative with millions of images, icons, stickers, shapes, font styles and color schemes. Use the drag-and-drop tool to move things around. Apply photo effects and animation features or add video and music.

  5. Order your prints

    Order beautiful, high-quality prints of your postcards 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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Send an imaginative postcard with our vast image library

The postcards you find at the store only offer a few options: photos of local landmarks or stale greeting card sentiments. Why stop there? Our incredible library of over 1 million stock photos, graphics, and illustrations opens up tons of possibilities, with breathtaking photos from all over the world and every conceivable activity. With plenty of images available for free and premium images priced at only $1 each, designing your own postcard is ten times as fun at a fraction of the cost of a store-bought card.

Want to truly make your postcard one-of-a-kind? You can upload your own photos and use them alongside any of our layouts to share photos of your vacation, your family, or your favorite shots from your Instagram feed.

Don’t design alone, create your postcard with a team!

Whether you’re a group of backpackers creating a postcard to commemorate your trip or an artist’s collective promoting a show together — we make it easy for people to design together. You can easily share your postcard design with anyone, and by checking one simple box, you and your friends can edit and work your postcard together.

We even store your postcard design in the cloud, which means you can access it from any computer with an internet connection or on the go with our free iOS and Android apps. So no matter where you go, you’ll be able to design your postcard to mail at journey’s end.

Send your postcard to Canva Print or share it digitally

Once you’re completely happy with your postcard design, just click on the ‘Send to Print’ button and we’ll take care of producing them for you. With brilliant colors and high-quality paper and finish options, your postcards will look absolutely amazing! Best of all, we’ll deliver them right to your doorstep.

Would you rather save a stamp? With one click you can share your postcard to Facebook, Twitter, or even send it directly to someone’s email inbox. No fuss, and no need to wait for the postman!

FAQ

On the back of the postcard, fill out the name of the recipient on the left hand side and the address of the recipient on the right hand side. Fill out your handwritten message on the lines provided. Then sign your postcard with your name.

Most postcards are somewhere in between 3-4 inches high and 5-6 inches long. This smaller size is best for marketing purposes and quick correspondence. If you prefer longer messaging and more flexible design, some larger sizes for postcards are 4 x 9, 5.5 x 8 and 6 x 11.

A return address is not required on a postcard; you can simply fill out the address of the recipient. Keep in mind, however, that a return address is a good idea if you think there’s a chance your postcard won’t reach the recipient.

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