Canva makes it simple to create personalized cards you share digitally with friends or clients. You can even print them directly from the Canva editor. Let’s take a look at how to revive the fading art of thank you cards.
Below we’ll share thank you card templates suitable for different stages of your personal and professional life, helping you pay it forward. And if you want to brush up on Canva basics, check out this free tutorial on getting started with Canva.
When was the last time you received a thank you card? It’s amazing how something so simple can make someone’s day and leave a lasting impression. Pretty obvious why it might be a good idea, right? Whether it’s a personal card or you want to turn up the gratitude for your customers or clients, Canva makes it quick and easy – even the printing.
Here are 5 occasions where sending a thank you card is just plain nice!
Writing personalized and heartfelt thank you notes to your wedding guests can show that you took the time to reflect on your guests' attendance and the significance of their contribution. Not only does this thoughtful gesture make guests feel valued, but it also makes an unforgettable impression.
After your baby shower, it is important to show your appreciation to the friends and family who attended and gave thoughtful gifts to help prepare for the baby's arrival. One way to do this is by sending them a heartfelt thank you card.
If you've recently walked across the stage and received your diploma, it's time to celebrate. And if your loved ones have showered you with graduation gifts, don't forget to show your appreciation.
Sending a thoughtful and personalized thank you note is the perfect way to express your gratitude. Not only is it proper etiquette, but it also shows that you are taking your first steps into the world of adulthood.
The loss of a loved one can be overwhelming, and having friends and family members present can provide comfort. Acknowledging those who were there to pay their respects and show their love and support can be a healing and therapeutic process.
Are you looking for an effective way to retain your customers? Writing thank you notes is a simple yet powerful way to show your appreciation and keep customers coming back for more. Sending a personalized message to your recent customers thanking them for their business goes a long way in making them feel valued and appreciated. By doing so, you increase the chances of repeat business and loyalty.
The easiest way to make a thank you card is to start inspired by others’ gratitude by using a template. In the Canva, search for ‘thank you cards’ or, if you want to narrow your search to something more specific, add some adjectives.
Did you know the Mantis Shrimp can see four times as many colors as humans? There’s more to color than meets the eye and there’s a handy tool to help you grab colors from images and use them in other elements.
To use the color picker tool, click on an image, then go to the color square in the top left of the screen just to the left of the ‘animate’ button. Click it and it opens up the color panel.
From there, you’ll see a color palette created from colors from the image. Click the blank square with the ‘plus’ in the middle to add a new color. Then click the dropper icon below and to the right of the large color rectangle.
This is your color picker tool. Then go to your image, click on whichever color you’d like to replicate and watch as it appears in your color palette. You can then apply that color to any element you wish – pretty great, right?
If you’re saving on paper and want to send a digital thank you card, why not animate it? You can animate any element with two clicks. Select the element you want to animate and to the top left of your design, you’ll see the ‘animate’ button and click it.
Scroll across to see different animation options and a fun tip is you can select your whole design and apply animations to the whole page, including combination animations. It’s an easy way to create an even more engaging thank you card.
And if you want to go right back to thank you cards’ pre-internet roots, you can even print them directly from Canva.
In the top right of the editor, next to the share button, click ‘Print card’ and follow the prompts. Mark the front and back, and choose your paper size, paper type, finish and quantity. You’ll then be prompted to proof your design and text. Then checkout and that’s it – you’ve sent your thank you cards to print!
For a more in-depth look at how to make thank you cards with Canva, check out our video tutorial.