Design a Cool and Cozy Photo Postcard to Send All Over

Want to make a postcard pen pal? Get your warm, personal correspondence off to a great start by sending a photo postcard designed with Canva.

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Transform your pictures into a fun-filled photo postcard

Remember the joy you felt the last time you got a postcard in the mail? Never forget: it is better to give than to receive. Share the love! Give your friends and family their own warm fuzzy feelings by transforming your photographs into a heartfelt photo postcard.

With Canva’s easy-to-use tools and customizable layouts, you don’t even need to be a computer whiz to remind someone special you’re thinking of them. Don’t wait another moment, show your loved ones you care by sharing a silly, serious, or splendid photo postcard today!

How to make a photo postcard

  1. Open Canva

    Open up Canva and search for the "Photo Postcard" design type to get started.

  2. Select a template

    Explore Canva’s library of professionally designed photo postcard templates. Find themes for travel, wedding, birthday, graduation, art show and more. Click the template you like to start designing.

  3. Experiment with features

    Browse millions of high-quality, professional stock photos, images, illustrations, icons and more. Use the photo effects and animate features to spruce up your design.

  4. Personalize your card

    Choose your own background, color scheme, font style and ingredients. Upload your own photos, images and artwork. Resize and rearrange text boxes and adjust the layout as you see fit.

  5. Share or print

    Happy with your design? Share directly on Facebook or Instagram using the handy “Share” option, email it to family and friends or download and print. You can order high-quality prints of your design with Canva Print.

Open a new Photo Postcard Design

Accessorize your photo postcard with our high quality images

Every warm, personal postcard should be chock full of well-loved photos and memories. Choose one of our beautiful layouts and start adding special moments by uploading your own custom photos, then dragging them into the design. You can even edit, crop, and filter your photos right inside Canva, to save you time and plenty of post-processing headaches.

Next you can accent your photo any way you like. Search our vast collection of over 1 million stock photos, images, and design elements to add stamps, sparkles, or groovy sunglasses balanced on your best friend’s nose. We have plenty of images you can use for free, and premium images cost only $1. There’s no reason not to invest in a well-placed rainbow!

Work together to make an amazing, sentimental postcard

Photo postcards can give your correspondence a personal touch, but there’s no reason the whole gang can’t get in on the fun! If you’d like to collaborate on your photo postcards with some friends, simply check the box in the “Share” button to allow others to edit your design. Show your friends how to access Canva online, or help them download our free iOS and Android apps from the App Store and Google Play. Soon they’ll be editing, tweaking, and, most importantly, adding their own photos, so your postcard can commemorate the good times you spent together.

Print your photo postcard or share it on social media

Once your postcard is picture-perfect, we make it easy to share it with all of your friends. Simply open your design and click “Share” to post your photo postcard to Twitter, Facebook, or straight into anyone’s email inbox.

If you’d like the tactile elegance of print, we got you covered! Send your new design to Canva Print and we’ll make sure that your postcards look as amazing in person as it is on the screen. We’ll even deliver them right to your doorstep. All that’s left it to cut, stamp, and send!


Photo postcards are typically rectangular, at least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inches thick and no more than 4-1/4 inches high x 6 inches long x 0.016 inches thick. This makes them close to 4 x 6, or qualified postcard size.

First, choose the photo or photos you want to use for the postcard. You might customize the back of your photo to look more like a postcard, with a vertical off-centered line to separate the address area from the message area.

To print a photo postcard, you simply need to print your photo, making sure it’s the correct dimensions to be sent in the mail. You don’t need to add a photo to a standard postcard; you can simply send the photo as a postcard in the mail.

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