Microsoft Word Templates for Home and Personal Projects

Whether running a household, enjoying a hobby or creating cool gifts, you can find free Microsoft Word templates to jump-start the process. When you need a family calendar, personalized greeting cards, bookmarks, and invitations, look for a free Microsoft Word template you can download to get you started.​

Wedding Invitations

When it is "here comes the bride" time, you can save some money by customizing and printing wedding invitations.

The Budget Savvy Bride has two cute wedding templates: one for an chevron pattern invitation and band and another for a floral invitation.

Microsoft has a template for wedding invitations. You can edit it in the browser using Word Online and then print it two up on card stock. You'll need a free Microsoft account though.

Martha Stewart's Print It Yourself website has invitations and other wedding templates available for download and use with Word.

Birth Announcements

Microsoft offers baby girl and baby boy birth announcement templates for Word online. You can edit them in your browser and then print them two-up on a letter-size sheet.

Avery also offers birth announcement templates for Word—in pink and blue designs, of course.

Christmas and Hanukkah Cards

Microsoft has several Microsoft Word templates for Christmas greeting cards in this collection, including a photo card and a foldover card.

Want to go with something a little more Season's Greetings-ish? Try LayoutReady's free template. This site also has a selection of Hanukkah templates, but they aren't free.

Greeting Cards

Greeting cards aren't confined to Christmas. Check out the Halloween, Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day card templates in Microsoft's Card template collection.

Find cute Valentine's Day card templates at Homemade Gifts Made Easy. Surprise your valentine with a personalized card.


Whether you need a template for a grocery list, business trip checklist or vacation packing list, you'll find them at Microsoft. has a ton of free downloadable checklist templates for Word—including a birthday party checklist and a toilet cleaning checklist.

Resumes and Cover Letters

Thinking about changing jobs? HLoom has hundreds of free resume templates for Microsoft Word, including samples to give you ideas and hints for writing a better resume.

The Resumes and Cover Letters section at Microsoft website also has templates for Word for resumes and accompanying cover letters. 



Bookmarks are a cute last-minute surprise for kids and adults alike. Microsoft Word ships with a few bookmark templates, but if you are looking for something different, check out the cute bookmark templates at TemplateLab.

Place Cards

When it's time to party, you need place cards. Dress up your holiday table these (mostly Word) templates in a variety of styles and colors. Swell Grand has an attractive template for a place card, as does The Budget Savvy Bride.


It's not easy keeping up with a busy family's activities. Find weekly, monthly and yearly calendar templates at Microsoft's Calendar templates page. They're in a mix of applications, but several are Word templates.

Vertex42 offers a simple monthly calendar template that can be customized in Word with all your family's activities.