8 Best Places to Find Free Business Card Templates You Can Customize

Business card templates for every profession, in every style

Illustration of printing business cards from a computer screen

Tim Liedtke @Lifewire 

There are thousands of free, printable business card templates that you can use to make your own custom business cards. Most can be used in Microsoft Word and similar word processors, and others can be edited online.

Free business cards are fully customizable, meaning that you can truly make them your own. Add all the important business card details and then print them off at home, all for free.

These templates are pre-designed with all the elements of a business card, so you know exactly where to put your information to make it look awesome. You can make a business card in a matter of minutes if you follow the templates or you can take the time to change the template's elements to make the business card just right.

The finished business cards will look best if you print them on cardstock or blank business cards.

Check out our list of the best business card software for Windows if you're more interested in using a program designed for building business cards.

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Free Business Card Templates at Canva

Canva business card template

What We Like

  • Huge variety of business card templates.

  • Extremely customizable.

  • Edit the front and back.

  • Multiple download options.

What We Don't Like

  • Must create a user account (it's free).

  • Several features are free for only 30 days.

Canva has thousands of free business card templates that let you edit them all in their web application, with no download necessary until the end.

You can browse through all the business card templates to find one you like or choose by topic like photography, yoga, music, catering, etc.

You can change everything about the template you choose; the colors, text, fonts, and more. Once you're finished, you can download the cards and print them yourself for free or go through Canva's printing service to have them printed for a fee.

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Business Card Maker's Free Business Card Templates

Business Card Maker customization tool

What We Like

  • Edit the template online.

  • Serves as a really quick way to make business cards.

  • Download as high-quality JPG.

What We Don't Like

  • Few text options.

  • Rather basic templates.

  • Can't create a backside.

Business Card Maker is one of the fastest ways to make a free business card online. There are dozens of templates to pick from and all you have to do is change the details, upload your logo (if you want), and then download the card as a JPG or PDF file.

One of the nicest features about this free business card template site is that as you click through the different templates, all of the information you already entered will remain; only the template will change. This makes choosing an awesome template really easy.

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Customize a Business Card Template at Brother

Brother soccer business card template

What We Like

  • Optional editing of the back.

  • You can edit the template online.

  • Built-in image editing.

What We Don't Like

  • Relatively few templates.

  • Strange editing setup.

Brother's Creative Center has dozens of free business card templates in categories like finance and legal, education, event planning, automotive and transport, beauty salon and spa, healthcare, and real estate.

You can customize these business card templates with your own images, text, patterns, and frames. The back of the business card can be edited, too.

When you're done with your customized business card, you can print 8-10 cards per page. There's also an option to save the business card as a PDF.

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Avery’s Free Business Card Templates

Avery Design & Print Online tool for business cards

What We Like

  • Download the template or edit it online.

  • Dozens of sizes to pick from.

  • Works with several popular programs.

  • Unique editing features.

What We Don't Like

  • Not ideal for quick business card creations.

After creating a free account at Avery, you can choose from hundreds of business card templates. To get started, select the size of the business card you'd like and then either design it online with Avery Design & Print or download blank templates for your software.

Blank business card templates from Avery can be downloaded for Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, and several Adobe programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign). They're also available as PDF templates.

Avery's online business card template editor includes tons of useful tools. You can layer objects, adjust transparency, import shapes, add barcodes and QR codes, import data from spreadsheets, run spell check, and more.

If you need to add images to your business card template, you can do so from your computer or from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, or Google Photos. There are also hundreds of images you can import from Avery Gallery.

You can print your business cards yourself or have Avery do it for a fee.

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Vertex42's Free Business Card Templates

Vertex42 green and brown business card template PDF preview

What We Like

  • Most templates have multiple download options.

  • All templates come with at least eight cards per page.

What We Don't Like

  • No filtering/sorting options to find specific templates.

  • Small previews.

  • Not many options.

  • Must download the template to edit it with software.

There are several free business card templates at Vertext42. Some are multi-colored and others are black and white to save on ink.

All templates have a preview of what it looks like as well as a short description on the specs.

You can download the free business card templates at Vertext42 in either the Microsoft DOCX format or OpenOffice ODT format.

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Southworth's Free Business Card Templates

Southworth business card template open in Microsoft Word

What We Like

  • Large preview before you download a template.

What We Don't Like

  • Very few options.

  • Must extract the template from an archive before you can edit it.

  • All templates must be edited in Microsoft Word.

There are 10 free business card templates available from Southworth, each with a unique color set and design.

Entire sheets are included so you can edit up to 10 business cards before printing them off. Guidelines are available so it's easy to know where to cut to keep the most of each card.

These business card templates are downloaded in the DOC file format and are stored in ZIP files. After you extract the DOC file template and open it in Word (or another compatible program), editing the text is quick and easy.

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Microsoft's Free Business Card Templates

Microsoft business card templates

What We Like

  • Some templates can be edited for free online.

  • Good variety of card designs.

What We Don't Like

  • Relatively small selection of templates.

  • Not all business card templates can be used in Word.

Microsoft has a collection of around 45 business card templates that you can download for free and/or edit online with Microsoft Office Online. Some of these business card templates work in Word while others are for PowerPoint.

Most of these business card templates come with several cards on one page, but others have fewer. There's a screenshot on each download page that previews the business card before you decide on it.

If you see an Edit in Browser button on the business card download page, you can use it to edit the template online without needing a Microsoft Office program; the file gets stored in your OneDrive account. The Download button, however, is for saving the template as a file to your computer, and that requires you to have PowerPoint or Word installed (or an alternative editor that works with those formats).

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Free Printable Business Cards' Templates

Free Printable Business Cards website

What We Like

  • Over one thousand options.

  • Unique categories of business card templates.

What We Don't Like

  • Most templates come with a watermark (unless you pay).

  • Relatively few templates can be edited online (must download the others).

You can download over a thousand free business card templates for Microsoft Word at Free Printable Business Cards. Most if not all of them come with several on a page so that you can edit more than one before printing them.

These free business card templates are sectioned off into categories like animal, flag, kids, square, corporate, and feminine. See the 15 most popular business cards on the site's home page.

While most of these free business card templates are compatible with Word, some are in the PDF format. You can see which format the business cards are in when you reach their download page.

Unfortunately, you can't remove the website's URL from the bottom of these business card templates unless you pay to have it removed.

However, the watermark isn't included in the templates on the customizable business cards page. With those, you have to use their online editor to make changes (i.e., you can't use MS Word). Just make the changes with their online tool and then save the business cards as a PDF.