A picture is worth a thousand words, so why not give your loved ones a photo greeting card this year?

Design a custom greeting card with personal pictures

Nothing says personalized like a greeting card full of pictures of you and your loved ones. Whether you are sending season’s greetings on behalf of your family or celebrating a milestone for your business, adding a picture from your private collection can add the much needed personal touch to the greeting card. With Canva, designing a photo greeting card is superbly easy, and it only takes a few minutes of your time.

With professionally designed photo greeting card templates and drag and drop tools, creating a card on Canva requires no prior designing experience. With a few drags, drops, and clicks, your greeting card will be ready in no time.

Designing a photo greeting card is this easy

  1. Create a new Canva account to get started with your own photo greeting card designs.
  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.

Transform any template into your very own photo greeting card design

  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.

Add pictures from your personal collection

Your photo greeting card needs the most perfect pictures to make it look amazing. Select the photos you want to add from your personal collection and insert them into your card by clicking on the green ‘Upload your own images’ button. Once uploaded, you can use these images for any of your Canva designs. Edit your images so that they fit well with the card design with crop, transparency, and filter tools.

You can also add visual elements to your card with Canva’s media library which has over a million images, illustrations, and graphics. Most of these are free, while only a few cost $1 for each one-time use. To find relevant elements from the media library, use the search bar on top and type in the correct keyword.

Get feedback from friends

With so many different photo variations, it can be confusing to pick the best photos for your greeting card. The best way to make sure your card is absolutely perfect is by taking feedback from your friends. Canva allows you to share your design with other users easily. Just click on the share button and enter the email addresses of the users you want to share your card design with.

Collaborate with your friends and allow them to edit your design by clicking on the ‘can edit’ box. In case you only want their feedback, click on the ‘can comment’ box. Once you share your design, your friends will be able to access it through their Canva account.

Print your card in vibrant colors or share it online

Your photo greeting card needs to look just as amazing on paper as it does on the screen. That is why Canva has the PDF-Print download option which gives you 300 DPI (Dots Per Inch) print quality every time. So that you never have to worry about your pictures getting pixelated.

Share your card online on social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter by clicking on the share button. Download the card in JPG or PNG format to directly email it to your friends or send it via messaging apps like WhatsApp and Viber.


Are there any charges to create a card on Canva?

Designing on Canva is absolutely free, no matter how many designs you create or how many times you edit them. You are only charged if you use paid visual elements from Canva’s media library, and even those are affordably charged at $1 for each one-time use

Can I add a personal message to the greeting card?

Absolutely! All the card templates on Canva come with a sample text which you can edit by clicking on the text box. You can also add a new text box with pre-designed font combinations and typography available on Canva.

Can I use the same card design for someone else?

Why not? The designs you create on Canva get automatically saved in your Canva account, and you can access and edit them anytime. Just click on your card design, make the changes you want, and download the card again.