Software & Apps MS Office Microsoft Word Templates for Home and Personal Projects By Jacci Howard Bear Writer A graphic designer, writer, and artist who writes about and teaches print and web design. our editorial process Jacci Howard Bear Updated April 03, 2020 MS Office Word Excel Powerpoint Outlook Tweet Share Email 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 a 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. 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. Some digging will turn up others, including Hanukkah and Kwanzaa cards, as well. Want to go with something a little more Season's Greetings-ish? Try LayoutReady's free template. 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. Checklists Whether you need a template for a grocery list, business trip checklist or vacation packing list, you'll find them at Microsoft. FreeWorkTemplates.net 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 several 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 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. The Budget Savvy Bride has an attractive template for a place card, as does Microsoft Office. Calendars 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.