Benefits of Printable Greeting Cards

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Sending store-bought greeting cards to friends and family every holiday has become a tradition for many people, but you may have wondered if there’s a better way to personalize your greetings. Did you know that you can use printable greeting cards to create greetings for your loved ones and save money in the long run? Online, you’ll find printable greeting cards in a variety of styles and designs, as well as in cost-effective bulk quantities.

If you’ve never used printable greeting cards before, you’ll first want to narrow down what size you want; some common greeting card sizes include 5.5”x8.5” and 4.25”x6.5”.  To save time, you can look for a printable card package that already comes with envelopes, but if you prefer to buy your cards and envelopes separately just make sure you match your sizes.

Next, you can choose between blank printable cards or greeting cards with a pre-printed design.  Buying blank cards in bulk is an excellent way to save money because you’ll be able to use them for any holiday or occasion; the only catch is that you’ll have to create your design from scratch.  

Cards with pre-printed designs look very professional and require less work because all you need to print is your text, but as a result they will cost more.

Once you’ve decided on the details, you can start creating your printable greeting cards.  There is no single method you must use in terms of designing and printing your cards, but using a greeting card template will help you get the job done easily.  Templates come in many forms (depending on where you get them from) but generally a template should have guidelines and text boxes showing you where to add the content for your card to ensure that it prints out correctly.  Templates are a great resource because you can find them for free online and they may have special features like free clip art or wording.  All it takes is a bit of searching to find a template that meets your needs; just make sure to download from a template source that you trust.

Perhaps you’d like more customization for your printable greeting cards than a template offers.  iClickn’Print is an example of a free online design program that makes greeting card creation and printing easy.  With the program, you can create your own template from scratch or use one of iClickn’Print’s pre-made templates.  You make your template by adding text boxes and other content such as clip art, images, or shapes and lines.  From there, you can edit your font and text color, quickly rearrange your layout by dragging and dropping, resize your content and much more.

Stocking up on printable greeting cards ensures that when the time comes you’ll be able to express your holiday greetings to your loved ones in your own unique way.  Do-it-yourself and save some money!

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