Greeting Card Templates

There are several places to find blank and pre-designed printable greeting card templates. Create holiday cards, invitations, announcements, birthday cards, and others using these free greeting card templates.

Greeting card templates come in a variety of formats. For example, where one might be available as a PDF, another might only work in Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, or some other program. Some cards can even be personalized online without the need of a desktop program and will print from your browser.

More templates are available when you use greeting card design software. There are lots of options when it comes creating greeting cards on Windows and macOS.

Greetings Island

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What We Like
  • You can print the templates, save them as PDFs, or send them online via Facebook or email

  • Suggests sentiments while you're customizing a greeting card

  • Lots of categories of cards

  • Images can be imported from Facebook

  • Lets you print in full or half size

What We Don't Like
  • Every card prints with a "Greetings Island" watermark on the back

  • Lots of sneaky "download" ads on the site

Greetings Island has free greeting card templates that you personalize online. Visit the homepage to see some of the featured cards and get started right away.

You can add images and text to the greeting card and pick from several layouts, fonts, and colors to really customize the card.

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Avery Card Templates
Avery Card Templates
What We Like
  • Every template is blank, free from pre-made customizations

  • Lots of download options (e.g., PDF, Word, Photoshop, Illustrator, Apple Pages, etc.)

What We Don't Like
  • There are only a handful of greeting card templates

The Card Templates category at Avery includes greeting cards, postcards, place cards, note cards, tickets, tags, and more.

These templates are blank with grid lines to help you set up the layout of your own card designs. You can sort all the results by the size of the template (large or small) as well as the popularity.

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Greeting Card Templates for Microsoft Office


What We Like
  • Some greeting cards can be edited online

  • Most templates work with Microsoft Word

What We Don't Like
  • Preview images are often small

Graduation, All Holidays, and Birthday are just a few of the many templates available for Microsoft Office programs. All of the templates on Microsoft's website are free to download and use as you wish.

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Hoover Web Design

Hoover Web Design Greeting Card Templates

Hoover Web Design Greeting Cards

What We Like
  • Unique greeting cards

  • Lots of options for every scenario

What We Don't Like
  • These greeting cards cannot be customized

  • Some include messages and others are just images

  • None of the images are of a high quality

The Hoover Web Design greeting card templates are available in the PDF format, and there are lots of categories of cards to choose from.

You can find "Happy Anniversary" cards, artistic cards, classic cards, business cards, and many others. Some of the other categories of greeting cards available here include ones for saying sorry and expressing love.

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What We Like
  • No desktop software is needed; all the editing and printing is done online

  • The website has instructions on how to fold the card

What We Don't Like
  • The card editor isn't very customizable

  • You can't save the greeting card to your computer (only print it)

  • Printed cards contain two URLs of the PrintFree website

Some of the categories of free greeting card templates here include Bridal and Wedding, All Purpose, Thank You, Graduation, New Baby, Love and Friendship, and Kids Coloring.

While there are lots of options here for printing a greeting card template, the images aren't great quality and the printed card includes text and URLs you probably don't want ​to be included.



What We Like
  • Templates are available in a wide variety of file formats

What We Don't Like
  • Only a few greeting card templates are free

  • You have to register to download the templates

  • Templates are not available as PDFs

  • Each greeting card template downloads in a ZIP file

StockLayouts offers just two free greeting card templates as a way of letting you try out what they have to offer. 

One is a night sky with fireworks, and the other is a Christmas greeting card template.

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