30 photo collages to make your friends laugh and cry

James Johnson
James Johnson

Photos of your loved ones have a great way of making you feel strong emotions, don’t they?

Whether it’s falling over laughing at a stupid pose, shedding a tear over long lost memories, or being transported back to a different time and place—they can have a great effect on you.

So, it’s completely natural that you want to create a collage for you and your friends. Which is why we’re here to help!

We’ve created a list of 30 templates you can use (for free) to help create photo collages that will make your friend, laugh, cry and relive days gone by.

All of these templates are completely customisable, and you can change them however you want. Upload your photographs, change the text, adjust the colours, move boxes around, add your icons; the only limit is your imagination.

01. Lose yourself in music

Turn you and your friends into music legends with this 1980’s style photo collage. Perfect for summer photographs with big sunglasses and simple backgrounds. The text is fully editable so that you can share your favourite song lyrics or quote, too.

02. Orange and yellow road trip

Want to capture this summer’s adventure in one collage? Then look no further than this Roadtrip template.

Upload the four best pictures that sum up your trip, add your personalised text, and update the colours to fit your mood. Perfect as a postcard or hung on your bedroom wall!

03. Miss you

Is there a friend in your life you’ve not seen for a while? Then let them know you’re thinking of them with this green 'miss you' template.

This works perfectly for the front of a card to be sent long distance. Include pictures of your time together, or places you’ve been, to bring back some old memories. Don’t forget to call them once in a while, either!

04. International Friendship Day

There is never a bad time to let your friends know they mean a lot to you. And, with this friendship focused design, you can share some of the memories that matter.

This design was made for international friendship day on July 30th. But, it can be customised to fit any occasion.

05. Red green fun family

If you’re part of a quirky family that loves to have fun, this template is perfect for you.

You can upload some of the silliest pictures of your family and pop them into this collage with ease. Add your greeting, and send it as the perfect card for a friend or family member that just gets how you guys are.

06. One cool chick

Showcase your friend looking at her best with this one cool chick template. Works well as a birthday card, postcard or just a fun collage to stick on your wall. Sunglasses are optional, but pink is highly recommended.

07. Ultimate 90s

Do you have a flair for bright colours, quirky fonts and in-your-face styles? Then this template will be right up your street. Especially if you've got a taste for the 90s.

Upload your favourite images of your friends between the colour blocks and add your message over the top. For best results, use images with lots of visible colours and offbeat styles.

08. Neon power

This neon power template is perfect for making collages out of your #ThrowbackThursday images. If your images have bold colours, silly poses, or action shots, they’ll slot in here perfectly.

You can update the colour of the text, and even the boxes behind it, to make it match your images. But the more neon, the better.

09. Tile collage

This tile collage has the power to create strong emotions. Picture it as a storyboard that can tell the story of your entire friendship, or one of your favourite shared experiences, from left to right.

Imagine being able to tell the story of your friendship, or that incredible day out, through a collage of handpicked images. You can even add your text for an even more personal touch.

10. Mardi Gras

Want to capture that crazy party, or your day at a festival, in a cool photo collage? Then look no further than this Mardi Gras themed template.

Whether you were under the lights of a dancefloor, jumping up and down in front of your favourite band, or two-stepping to your favourite DJ, darker photos of you having fun can be immortalised here.

11. Blast from the past

Capturing retro vibes has never been easier than with this blast from the past template. From old school pictures of you and your friends to a recent memory you don’t want to forget, you can pick your two favourites and add them here.

12. Holiday in Aruba

If you’re looking to create a collage of some nautical or water based memories, the colour scheme here is perfect for your needs. It could be a day at the beach, sailing on a boat, or chilling out by the pool.

You can customise by adding names, dates, locations and icons that fit the kind of day you had. Frame it, or add it to a pinboard, to make sure they’re memories you never forget.

13. Anniversary love

Templates like this aren’t just reserved for loved-up couples. If you’re reaching a milestone in friendship and you want to mark the occasion, this template is easily editable to fit your needs.

Upload and share pictures of key moments over the years, update the text to fit your needs and turn it into a collage that brings a smile to their face (or a tear to their eye).

14. I loved you then, I love you still

Show your lifelong friend you’re thinking of them with this I loved you then, I love you still template.

Take two simple black and white images—one from the past, one from now—and insert them into the template. Simple, elegant and heartfelt.

15. 80s flashback

There’s something about 1980s colour schemes that just screams fun, isn’t there? This template is no different!

If you want to create a collage around selfies, poses, or just some cool memories, you can’t go wrong here. Add your images (in colour or black and white) and change the text to your personal message.

16. Wacky shapes

This wacky shapes collage allows you and your friend to take centre stage, with just a little on the outside to make the images pop. Everything is in softer tones to remind you of happier, better times. It’s a great place to share pictures of a chilled day to remember.

17. Fun beach day

The bright colours here go great with sunshine and happy memories. You don’t need a boat to make it look good, either. Just sunshine, sand and some sunglasses. Add the correct date into the corner, and you’ve got the perfect social media update.

18. Family crafts collage

This family crafts collage template lends itself well to events. Especially with a date, hashtag, or fun icon that’s been used to mark the day and can be put in the coloured box.

Using images with contrasting background or poses helps give this image a real pop. So don’t be afraid to get creative and mix things up.

19. Bright pink and yellow

Let your friends take centre stage with this bold and beautiful template. Use the large portrait areas as a chance to show off those photographs which really display your friend’s personality and uniqueness. It’s bold, striking and sure to turn heads.

20. Travel landscape

This travel landscape photo collage is for the adventurers, the travellers and people who love an epic landscape. If you’ve been able to capture the perfect sunset, a panoramic cityscape, or the view from a unique lookout point, you can present them beautifully here.

You can add you favourite travel quote, or the motto from your trip, to add an extra layer of emotion to the image.

21. Travel scrapbook

This travel scrapbook template is ideal for the nighttime explorer.

If you’ve got darker landscape images, you can use the 80s style fonts and pairings to make them pop really. Great for the cover of a scrapbook or to use as a featured image on your blog.

22. Pastel fashion

Do you and your friends dress to impress? If so, this pastel fashion collage is ideal for sharing your inner fashionista!

Upload your coolest selfies, snaps of the accessories you wore, and the places you hung out. All you need to worry about now is how to fight off the paparazzi next time you’re out and about.

23. A day at the park

Isn’t this just the cutest? Put the spotlight on your favourite little one with this super sweet template. Our a day at the park template works great for innocent poses and playtime action shots.

24. Let’s go to the beach!

Sunshine has a way of creating days to remember, right? Create a throwback to your favourite day in the sun with this hot template. Bonus points for including sunbathing, sunsets and surfboards.

25. Winter destinations

This winter destinations template is perfect for showing off your snowy winter break. Use it to share some of the amazing landscapes you captured, or memories with your friends in front of a stunning backdrop.

Or you can treat it as a storyboard by using the four images that sum up the time you spent in this winter wonderland.

26. Hey, let’s have a cup!

Capture those chilled out vibes with this minimalist photo collage. It’s simple, but allows faces, places and spaces to remain the focus. No clutter, no crazy shapes, just beautifully displayed pictures with the message of your choice.

27. Climb every mountain

This photo collage is perfect for those active memories in front of beautiful backdrops. It’s for the hikers, climbers, sailors, skiers and weekend adventurers, who want to share their latest excursion.

Think action shots, landscapes, and sweaty achievements, and you’ve got the right pictures to upload here.

28. Adore

Another template for the fashion friendly photographer. If you’ve spent the day exploring a city in an on point outfit, you can display them as your epic photo shoot in this adore collage.

If you plan to use these pictures on a blog or social media, they’re bound to stop people scrolling and be captivated by the images you’ve created.

29. Cute dogs

We couldn’t create a list of collages without including some puppies, could we? If you want to share your memories with your favourite four legged friend, you can’t go wrong with this cute dogs template.

You can upload pictures of just your dog, or times you’ve spent together strolling in the park or curled up on the couch. Whatever you choose, it’s bound to make your friends go “Aww!”.

30. Pink pet collage

Want to give your images a professional photoshoot theme? Then look no further than this pink pet collage template. (Let’s face it, if it works for a chihuahua, it’ll work for you.) Give your images a bold headline, some darker colours, and a lot of eye catching poses for best results.

Share your collage and spread the love

All of these templates are super easy to share with your friends.

You can share them on Facebook and Twitter and tag the people who are in them. You can get a link to send people back to. Or, if you’ve got a blog, you can embed the design into one of your posts.

So, no matter where your friends are in the world, or where you choose to hang out, everyone can enjoy the photo collage you’ve created.