Although supermarkets and other mass-market retailers often carry wide selections of greeting cards, inexpensive colour printers have made it possible to design and print cards from your own home. The common word processing program Microsoft Word offers templates for items such as greeting cards so that users may simply download a template, insert the desired text and print the final product. If you use Microsoft Word and have an upcoming anniversary or other holiday that you would like to print a greeting card for, consider using a free greeting card template and creating the card yourself.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Download a free anniversary card template for Microsoft Word. Alternatively, download a blank greeting card template. Three sources are listed in the "Resources" section of this article. If the template is contained in a ZIP file, right-click the file and select "Extract" to uncompress the archive. The archive contains a file with the extension DOT or DOC. This is the Word template.
Double-click the DOT or DOC file to open it in Microsoft Word.
Scroll down to the editable section of the greeting card. This section contains words such as "Insert your text here." Click this section with the mouse pointer and use the "Backspace" key to erase the existing text.
Type the desired text that you would like the greeting card to display.
Press the "Ctrl" and "P" keys simultaneously or click the printer icon at the top of the window to print the completed greeting card.
Tips and warnings
- Although it is possible to print a greeting card on plain paper, you may find that you can achieve a more professional appearance using card stock. Most office supply stores carry blank printable greeting cards that work in any printer and can be used with Microsoft Word greeting card templates.
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