How to Create a Printable Greeting Card for Free

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How to Create a Printable Greeting Card for Free
Many websites offer free greeting card templates. (Greeting card image by LeonART from Fotolia.com)

Sending a greeting card can indicate to your friends that they are in your thoughts. Well-planned greeting cards can also help you keep in contact with friends and family that are you are far from. If you've got a large family or a lot of friends to keep contact with, the cost of greeting cards can add up quickly. You can save money by creating your own printable greeting cards for free from templates that you can find online.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Internet
  • Printer

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Instructions

    Greetings Island

  1. 1

    Go to the Greetings Island website and choose a suitable greeting card template underneath "Featured Cards." Click on the one you wish to use.

  2. 2

    Choose the side of the card you wish to personalise by clicking on the page number at the top if the screen.

  3. 3

    Personalise the text by clicking on the "Text" button on the left. This will open a text box on the screen where you can write text. Use the buttons on the left side to change the font and its alignment, colour and style. You can also change the font by clicking on the text box to move it, rotate it, stretch it or delete it.

  4. 4

    Click on the picture button on the left of the screen to upload a picture from your computer. Click on the picture to edit it. This will give you the option to rotate it, resize it or delete it.

  5. 5

    Click the "Print" button and choose if you would like to print the card on one full sheet of paper or on half a sheet of paper.

    DLTK Cards

  1. 1

    Go to the DLTK website and select the "Greeting Cards" category. Click the "Ready? Click here to begin" button to begin making your free greeting card.

  2. 2

    Choose the proper type of greeting card and click the "Next" button. Choose the theme of your greeting card; the categories include "Animals," "Holidays," "Cartoon characters" and "Seasons." Click the "Next Step-Choose Format" button at the bottom of the page.

  3. 3

    Choose whether you want to create a black-and-white or colour greeting card. Click on the "Next Step-Choose Image" button at the bottom of the page. Select an image for the front of the greeting card. The images available will correspond to the theme you choose. Press the "Next Step-Choose Image" button at the bottom of the page.

  4. 4

    Select the title for the cover of your card. The options available will correspond to the type of greeting card you selected in Step 2. You may also choose the colour of the title if you have chosen to print in colour. You may also choose to have no title. Click the "Next Step-Input Message" button at the bottom of the page.

  5. 5

    Personalise the message for the inside of your card and click the "Next Step-Format Message" button at the bottom of the page. Format your text by choosing the font, font size, font colour and font alignment. Click the "Create Card" button at the bottom of the screen. Print the greeting card by clicking the "Print" button at the top left corner of the screen.

    Got Free Cards

  1. 1

    Go to the Got Free Cards website and select the proper card category on the left of the webpage. Select the proper card.

  2. 2

    Select the tab at the top of the page to personalise the cover or the inside of the card. Click the "Add Photo" button on the right of the webpage to upload a photo from your computer. Click on the photo's edges to change the size or the corner to rotate it. Click on the photo to move it.

  3. 3

    Click the "Add Text" button on the right to add text to the card. Click on the text box to change the text's font, colour, style, size and alignment.

  4. 4

    Choose one of two printing options. Choose "Print Front and Back" if you would like your card to have one fold. Choose "Print One Sided" if you would like to be able to fold your greeting card a few times.

Tips and warnings

  • Consider adding glitter or hand-drawn decorations to your greeting card after you print it.

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