How to Make Your Own Greeting Cards With Windows Software

Give a meaningful, homemade card that looks great

Greeting card software programs feature ready-made templates, design wizards, clip art, fonts, and other extras to make it easy to design and print your own cards, announcements or invitations. Some do other print projects as well, such as labels, fliers, or scrapbooks, while others are devoted solely to greeting cards.

These user-friendly programs are simple to use and the cards you develop with them are designed to run on home printers or be posted to social media.

The following products are compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.

Hallmark Card Studio

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What We Like
  • Large variety of projects.

  • Easy to use.

What We Don't Like
  • Inconsistent search feature.

  • Can be slow to load.

The software includes more than 18,000 cards and projects for every occasion, more than 20,000 clip art images, and a library of 15,000 Hallmark sentiments to help you say it right with every card. More than 1,200 new designs in this edition include cards, announcements, invitations, photo cards, and other projects.

New users will enjoy the video tutorial that shows how easy it is to create your first card.

The new user interface makes it easy to browse, design, and send or print cards.

Print Artist 25 Platinum

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What We Like
  • Large selection of graphic elements.

  • Easy uploading to social media outlets.

What We Don't Like
  • Can be buggy.

  • Limited phone support.

Print Artist 25 Platinum is more than greeting card software. It includes an advanced photo editor and special text effects gallery. With its 28,000 professionally designed templates—including photo card projects—and 377,000 graphics and photo clip art, you're bound to find designs that are perfect for your greeting card needs.

When you are done with your designs, use the software to upload your projects to Facebook or YouTube.

Greeting Card Factory Deluxe

Screenshot of Greeting Card Factory Deluxe website
What We Like
  • Large collection of card templates.

  • Easy to use.

What We Don't Like
  • Can’t include music or sounds in ecards.

  • Limited support.

Version 8 of Greeting Card Factory Deluxe from Nova Development has over 92,000 graphics and 25,000+ card and project designs. Create all kinds of projects from greeting cards and calendars to stationery and certificates. Some of the kinds of cards include Thank You notes, pop-up cards, note cards, and photo CD greeting cards. Helpful tools include a photo editor, card browser, and drag-and-drop text effects.

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